PROPERTY MANAGEMENT BLOG

When Tragedy Strikes

Have you ever been in a house fire, hopefully not.  Tragedy can strike at any moment in our lives.  A forgotten lit candle, maybe you walked away from the stove for just a moment.  A split second can sometimes be the difference in a life and death situation.  Make sure your smoke alarms have good batteries, and that yo...

The 4:1 Income to Rent Ratio

Get third-party verification of the applicant’s income to make sure they can afford the monthly payments. Our company uses a 4:1 ratio, meaning the tenant needs to bring home at least four times what the monthly rent costs. Often, the price point of a property is a kind of screening tool itself. An $1,800 rental is going to attract ...

Why Invest in Real Estate?

Real Estate can be a great investment. The Columbia South Carolina area has a shortage of homes, rental homes and apartments for our growing population. This means houses will likely appreciate over time and rent will go up as well. Here are four ways that you will benefit as a rental home owner:Your rental income will increaseYour equity...

10 Reasons to Hire a Professional Property Manager

10 Reasons to Hire a Professional Property Manager 1.            Setting the right rental rates: While looking online to see what other landlords are charging for similar properties is a fine way to ballpark your rent price, a good property management company will conduct a thorough ...

No Washer Dryer

Proper Use of Washer Dryer Hookups One of our tenants rents an apartment with washer and dryer connections but have NO washer. The community is 29 units and they come up with the idea that they can connect a water hose to the washer connection and wash their cars outside in the parking lot. They said they reviewed their lease and it did ...

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