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Blog Post Rental Analysis Tool

Rental Analysis Tool

One of the new features on our website is a Rental Analysis Tool, which can be used by potential FRPM clients as well as our current owners! After putting in some basic property information, you are emailed a packet of information about your property that includes rent ranges for...
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Blog Post Side Effects of Rising Property Values in Boise

Side Effects of Rising Property Values in Boise

Though the high demand for housing in Boise seems from the outside like a huge positive for property owners, there are some side effects that need to be kept in mind, some of which owners may not have even considered yet! In this post we will talk about maintenance limits, proper...
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Blog Post How Rising Boise Rents Affect Renewal Rates for Tenants

How Rising Boise Rents Affect Renewal Rates for Tenants

Now that the busy rental season of summer is ending, I thought we’d take a look at how First Rate has navigated this unprecedented market, as well as explain the Who, What and Why of FRPM’s renewal strategy. Idaho has seen an average increase in rent of 25% over the l...
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Blog Post Emotional Support Animal or Pet?

Emotional Support Animal or Pet?

What is an emotional support animal? Are they trained? Who gets one, and who decides that? If you have been in property management in the last few years, you have probably asked yourself at least one of those questions while witnessing the surge in rental applicants stating that ...
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Blog Post Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite!

Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite!

As Boise’s population has boomed in the last decade, so have our area’s pest issues. One type of pest that we have encountered more frequently as a property management company is bed bugs. Bed bugs can be an embarrassing and uncomfortable topic, but it is important to...
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