Month: December 2017

Why Use a Professional Property Manager?

There are plenty of reasons to hire a professional property manager.  The services offered by an expert add value and prevent costly learning mistakes.  A professional manager knows first hand about the challenges and unique problems managing single family and small residential properties.  Simply put, an experienced property manager will save investors time and money.…
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Location and Higher Rents Closer to Campus

Location is obviously important for real estate. Rentals are no exception.  It goes without saying that the more desirable the location, the higher the price will be.  As a student, being close to campus is highly desirable. But how much more rent exactly will it cost to be in close proximity to campus? A real…
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The Potential Link Between Social Media and Credit

More than just your friends, family and potential employers may be screening your social media accounts like Facebook and Twitter.  Others are screening social media accounts for verifying identities and possibly predicting behavior.   According to the National Association of Realtors, more lending companies are admitting to checking sources of social media. Why? They use it…
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Property Management Code of Ethics

Adhering to a professional Code of Ethics helps companies and individuals build relationships of trust with their customers, employees, suppliers, owners and the communities in which they work. Public Trust in Fair Business Has Diminished It has become a common occurrence to hear the details of corporate scandals in the media. Now more than ever, it is…
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Choosing the Right Paint

Choosing the right paint for your rental properties can be a challenge.  There are several things to consider.  Do I really need to paint? What color should I paint? What sheen should I use? What paint color will appeal to tenants? Touch up vs. full paint job?   Finishes or sheens: A flat or matte…
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Beware of Rental Housing Scams

We’ve posted before on tips to avoid and things to look out for in potential rental housing scams.  Unfortunately, all kinds of rental scams still do exist in many different places. The scams evolve and can grow in complexity.  Some general guidelines to avoid being a victim in a rental scam follow:  Deal Locally Avoid any rental…
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Tips for Clogged Shower Head

Many people can attest that when living in an area with hard water, like areas of Denver metro, having a shower head clogged is a downer.  A quick tid bit from Tri Home Life Property Management: If your shower head is clogged with hard water deposits, soak it in undiluted white vinegar overnight.  To make…
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