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Get Your Grill On: Award Winning BBQ Chicken

By on July 23, 2014 in Enjoy Life with 0 Comments
Get Your Grill On: Award Winning BBQ Chicken

Tired of grilling the same-old fare each week? Hotdogs and hamburgers may be a staple of summer, but if you’re looking for something new try this award-winning BBQ chicken recipe. This tasty recipe by Extraordinary BBQ, won 2nd place in the World Championship Barbeque Cooking Contest in Memphis. Award Winning Chicken Thighs Ingredients for Brine: [...]

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Keeping it Clean when Property Management Gets Messy

Keeping it Clean when Property Management Gets Messy

When investors are hunting for a new real estate opportunity, the end goal is to get the greatest return on their initial purchase, which is why so many investors turn to the rental market and hire a professional property management experts. But sometimes things don’t always turn out as expected with their investments and disaster [...]

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Foreign Investors Buying U.S. Real Estate

By on July 21, 2014 in Industry Trends with 0 Comments
Foreign Investors Buying U.S. Real Estate

According to a survey by the National Association of Realtors, overseas purchases of U.S. real estate jumped 35 percent in 2013, the majority of which was bought by Chinese investors. These investors see buying real estate in the U.S. as a bargain, as many properties in the U.S. are less expensive than properties in Hong [...]

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Customer Profile: A Likable, Workable Relationship with Real Property Management

By on July 18, 2014 in Customer Profile, Profiles with 0 Comments
Customer Profile:  A Likable, Workable Relationship with Real Property Management

After buying 20 townhomes in December from a troubled builder in Vancouver, Washington, Steve Zimmerman, a former building contractor and current property investor, was looking for a company to manage his new investments. Steve had no interest in managing the properties primarily because he didn’t want to deal with the people part of managing rental [...]

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Survey Shows Lack of Tenant Screenings Puts Neighbors in Danger

By on July 15, 2014 in Real Life Issues with 0 Comments
Survey Shows Lack of Tenant Screenings Puts Neighbors in Danger

Have you ever wondered why some property owners/managers require personal information such as credit reports and a personal background check on ALL people over the age of 18 and some don’t require much at all? Why do some landlords require references, personal and past landlord information and even request income verification while others are more [...]

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5 Reasons to Hire a Professional Property Manager

By on July 3, 2014 in Tips with 0 Comments
5 Reasons to Hire a Professional Property Manager

As seen in the July 2014 issue of “Apartment Owner Association” magazine, by: Chanda Gunter w/ Real Property Management Whether you intentionally purchased an investment property or you became an “accidental landlord”, be prepared to wear many different hats. Being a landlord isn’t for everyone, but the vast majority of home owners are “do-it-yourself” landlords, meaning they [...]

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Real Property Management Customer Profile: Planning for Tomorrow, Living for Today

Real Property Management Customer Profile: Planning for Tomorrow, Living for Today

For many, retirement is a hot button topic. For on-the-go couple Steve and Cheryl Irwin, Real Property Management has allowed them an early start on a semi-retirement plan. The Irwins have been married 30 years and have no plans of slowing down. From hunting for bargains in thrift stores to enjoying outdoor jazz concerts, the [...]

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Real Property Management Industry Trends: Renters Are Moving—To New Rentals

By on May 30, 2014 in Industry Trends with 0 Comments
Real Property Management Industry Trends: Renters Are Moving—To New Rentals

As current leases end and renters again face the decision of rent versus buy, many are choosing to remain in the rental market. The demand for rentals has been on a steady rise.  According to Zillow, between 2007 and 2013 the U.S. added about 6.2 million tenants, compared to only 208,000 homeowners. As mortgages become [...]

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Real Property Management Real Life Issues: What You Should Know About Rental Property Insurance

Real Property Management Real Life Issues: What You Should Know About Rental Property Insurance

How good is the insurance on your rental property? Unfortunately, many owners don’t find out until they go to use it.  The best time to prepare for the unexpected and review your policy is before you need to make a claim. Steve Cisney, a Real Property Management franchisee with locations in multiple states, shared three [...]

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Real Property Management Enjoy Life: 5 Summer Staycation Ideas

By on May 23, 2014 in Enjoy Life with 0 Comments
Real Property Management Enjoy Life: 5 Summer Staycation Ideas

You don’t need a getaway to enjoy all the relaxing and exciting benefits of a vacation—instead, consider taking a summer “staycation!” Added bonus: Peace of mind knowing Real Property Management is taking care of all your property management needs, meaning no interruptions during your staycation. Throw a Block Party—Get to know your neighbors by throwing [...]

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