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Blog Post Owners! Get Your Property Rented!

Owners! Get Your Property Rented!

One of the scariest times an owner goes through while renting out their property is the vacancy.  First Rate Property Management understands this and is ready to help!You will be receiving Marketing Updates from our leasing team every Wednesday your property is on the market...
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Blog Post Pros and Cons of Airbnb

Pros and Cons of Airbnb

Recently the Idaho Statesman published an article, How Airbnb hurts Boise's affordable housing:  'It has driven up rental prices', which spiked some interest from our rental property owners.  The gist is that much of the affordable housing is being conv...
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Blog Post Virtual Tours with 360 Cameras

Virtual Tours with 360 Cameras

We recently made an investment to improve our marketing for upcoming rental units. While this will supplement our current marketing plan, we feel that this new technology will add a great deal of value to our prospective tenants and property owners, while injecting a little fun!P...
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Blog Post What Do Rising Mortgage Rates Mean?

What Do Rising Mortgage Rates Mean?

Originally posted 2018Mortgage rates are on the rise and experts are expecting them to continue to rise! So what does that mean for our investors? Buying and Selling:Single Family and Multi-family sale prices should continue to rise. When mortgage rates increase, the housing...
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Blog Post To rent, or not to rent

To rent, or not to rent

The current Boise rental market is strong which makes units much easier to get rented. However, that is not the only factor that goes into getting a unit filled! There is not a silver bullet when it comes to getting a unit rented. While some things are more important than others,...
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Blog Post Odd Gift Receives Tenant Appreciation and Saves Landlords Money

Odd Gift Receives Tenant Appreciation and Saves Landlords Money

First Rate Property Management is blessed to have great Landlords as our clients (we don’t just take anyone).  Each of our clients provide their tenants with a welcoming gift that is delivered personally by a FRPM team member during the tenants move-in inspection. &nbs...
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Blog Post What Potential Rent Control in California Means for Idaho

What Potential Rent Control in California Means for Idaho

Tenant advocates in California have received enough signatures for a ballot initiative to repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act. This would allow extreme Rent Control in California cities and counties where many saw rents increase by 40% over the past 3 years.    ...
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