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The Benefits and Challenges of Allowing Pets in a Boise Rental Property

Blog Post The Benefits and Challenges of Allowing Pets in a Boise Rental Property
Are you a landlord wanting to profit more from your investment properties? This blog will tell you how to achieve this by allowing pets in a rental property.Owning investment real estate can be a lucrative way to make an extra income. After all, as a landlord, you always want the...
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The Top 3 Red Flags That Indicate You Need Landlord Rescue

Blog Post The Top 3 Red Flags That Indicate You Need Landlord Rescue
Are your landlord responsibilities becoming heavier by the day?Being a DIY landlord has a wide range of benefits, but most importantly, you keep most of your rental income. Property managers charge a 5-10% commission, which needn't leave your pocket.However, managing your ren...
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Tenant Screening: What Every Boise Landlord Needs to Know

Blog Post Tenant Screening: What Every Boise Landlord Needs to Know
If you're trying to find a tenant for your investment property in Boise, you might be feeling tempted to lower your standards.After all, Boise rents recently saw one of the largest price declines on record, as the state and the nation reel from a housing market contraction. I...
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Benefits of Pre-Leasing Rentals

Blog Post Benefits of Pre-Leasing Rentals
Does your Property Manager Pre-Lease your properties?! Pre-leasing in property management refers to the practice of leasing or renting out a property before it is vacant and officially available for occupancy. This strategy offers several benefits for property owners and managers...
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Finding Tenants in Boise: Tips for Effective Property Marketing Campaigns

Blog Post Finding Tenants in Boise: Tips for Effective Property Marketing Campaigns
Currently, the state of Idaho only has 38 affordable rental homes for every 100 households with extremely low incomes. However, if you have affordable properties, don't automatically assume they'll be snapped up like hotcakes.Without fantastic property advertising, findin...
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Looking Back at Q3 and Preparing for Q4 and Beyond

Blog Post Looking Back at Q3 and Preparing for Q4 and Beyond
As we step into the fourth quarter of 2023, it's time to take a look of what's happening in the world of leasing. We'll dig into some intriguing data that reveals a leasing market grappling with challenges and heading in unexpected directions.  In real estate, th...
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Embracing Housing Vouchers as a Source of Income for Rental Applicants

Blog Post Embracing Housing Vouchers as a Source of Income for Rental Applicants
The housing market is an essential aspect of our lives, influencing where we live, work, and raise our families. Unfortunately, for many individuals and families, finding affordable and suitable housing can be a daunting task. Housing vouchers, also known as Section 8 vouchers, h...
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Navigating the Rental Market in Boise, Idaho: A Comprehensive Guide

Blog Post Navigating the Rental Market in Boise, Idaho: A Comprehensive Guide
Boise, Idaho, often referred to as the "City of Trees," has been garnering attention in recent years as a hidden gem for those seeking a balanced lifestyle in a thriving urban environment. With its stunning natural landscapes, vibrant cultural scene, and a growing job m...
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Benefits of a Programmable Thermostat

Blog Post Benefits of a Programmable Thermostat
A programmable thermostat offers several advantages and some disadvantages as well. Here are the pros and cons of a programmable thermostat:Pros:Energy Savings: One of the main benefits of a programmable thermostat is its ability to help you save energy and reduce utility bills. ...
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SW Idaho NARPM Vacancy Report for Q2 of 2023

Blog Post SW Idaho NARPM Vacancy Report for Q2 of 2023
The SW Idaho National Association of Residential Property Managers has released the latest vacancy reports for Q2 of 2023, for Ada and Canyon County. This data, collected from a total of 5,616 rental units, indicates that vacancy rates in both counties increased from Q1, to Q2 of...
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