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Should Owners/Investors Allow Pets?

Blog Post Should Owners/Investors Allow Pets?
It seems that many owners/investors associate pets with damaging units and leaving animal waste in the yard. As a result, many owners/investors decline to allow pets in their units. This decision totally makes sense if owners are simply wanting peace of mind. However, does this a...
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Social Media Tips

Blog Post Social Media Tips
Are you new to Social Media? Having trouble engaging your audience? Here are some tips to use for your social media platforms, these can be for everyone but these are tips we recommend as property managers with a rapid growing following. Be intentional- Consider what you wan...
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Preventative and Proactive Maintenance

Blog Post Preventative and Proactive Maintenance
Preventive/Preventative Maintenance (PM) is "a routine for periodically inspecting" with the goal of "noticing small problems and fixing them before major ones develop." Ideally, "nothing breaks down."  A few examples of this include:I...
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What Factors are Influencing the Rental Market in 2023?

Blog Post What Factors are Influencing the Rental Market in 2023?
What Factors are Influencing the Rental Market in 2023? As a property owner or investor, it is important to understand the trends and expectations in your local rental market. Here are some key points to keep in mind as you navigate this exciting and ever-changing industry in 202...
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Why Hire A Property Manager?

Blog Post Why Hire A Property Manager?
If you're a property owner, you know that managing your property can be a lot of work. From finding tenants, to collecting rent, to handling repairs and maintenance, it can be overwhelming to keep up with it all.  That's why hiring a professional property manager is ...
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Deferred Maintenance

Blog Post Deferred Maintenance
What is deferred Maintenance? Deferred maintenance is the practice of postponing maintenance activities such as repairs on both real property (i.e. infrastructure) and personal property (i.e. machinery) in order to save costs, meet budget funding levels, or realign available...
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The Importance of High Quality Photos

Blog Post The Importance of High Quality Photos
There is a lot that goes into advertising and every factor is important in making your business stand out. High quality photos are not something that you want to skip out on. The phrase ‘pictures are worth a thousand words' definitely applies to this industry. For examp...
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Predictions for the Treasure Valley Rental Market in 2023

Blog Post Predictions for the Treasure Valley Rental Market in 2023
While there is no crystal ball that tells us exactly how the rental market will perform, referring to the trends and data collected from previous years can provide insight on what to expect in the new year. Over the last two years, the Treasure Valley has seen record highs for ma...
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2022 Zillow Consumer Housing Trends Report

Blog Post 2022 Zillow Consumer Housing Trends Report
Zillow is the nations leading real estate marketplace for searching rental listings, homes for sale, and connecting with local real estate professionals. Check out the 2022 Consumer Housing Trends Report (CHTR) for an inside look at your typical U.S. housing consumer this year! T...
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SW Idaho NARPM Vacancy Report for Q3 of 2022

Blog Post SW Idaho NARPM Vacancy Report for Q3 of 2022
The Nation Association of Residential Property Managers has released the latest vacancy reports from Q3 of 2022. The data indicates that vacancy rates in both Ada and Canyon County have increased from 2022 Q2 to Q3, as well as Q3 of 2021 to Q3 of 2022, for a an average of 3.48% f...
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