Property Management Blog


Best Practices for Screening Tenants – Explained by a Washington, DC Manager

jennytu - Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Here in Washington, D.C., we can only take a few factors into consideration when screening applicants for rental properties. Today, we’re talking about tenant screening and what you need to know in order to remain legally compliant when you’re selecting and placing tenants.Tenant Screening: Factors to ConsiderYou can use a ren...

Basic Landlord Tenant Laws You Need to Know in Washington, D.C.

jennytu - Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Washington, D.C. is a unique place. In fact, we have more protected classes than almost any other jurisdiction in the U.S. As a landlord, it’s important that you know those protected classes. Today, we’re talking about some of the basic landlord tenant laws that you need to be aware of in Washington, D.C.Property Management Wa...

Property Management Washington DC – How Much Can a Property Manager Save You?

jennytu - Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Property management costs in Washington, DC depend on the services you’re receiving from a property management company. There are two main components to property management: leasing and management.How Much Does a Property Manager Cost?Leasing covers everything a manager does to find and place a tenant. This includes preparing the pr...

Why Washington, DC Rental Properties Require a Business License

jennytu - Sunday, February 21, 2016
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When you have a rental property in Washington, D.C., you need to make sure you have a business license. The D.C. government requires a business licenses for rental properties for two main reasons: to make sure the property qualifies as a rental property and to make sure they know how much to charge you in taxes.To get a business lice...

A New Lease On Millenials: What Gen Y Renters Want (Infographic)

Meghan - Saturday, November 9, 2013
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Nearly 80 Million Gen Y Renters are estimated to hit the rental market in the near future. As developers scramble to accommodate this highly informed and technologically advanced bunch, property managers should also make the changes necessary to attract these renters. Investing in the right upgrades and amenities now can translate into Ge...

Love Thy Neighbor (Infographic)

Meghan - Tuesday, October 15, 2013
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Haven’t invited your neighbors over for coffee and pie?  You’re not alone.  According to the State of the American Neighborhood survey by Nextdoor, a third of Americans don’t know their neighbors by name.  Has the security of our communities fallen by the wayside because of our manners?  We take a loo...

Apartment Living In 2080 (Infographic)

Meghan - Wednesday, September 25, 2013
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Today, only 12% of renters are leaving to buy homes, and that number is expected to continue to decline. Renting has become an economic and lifestyle choice for more than half (57%) of those under the age of 34 and 46% of those under the age of 45. It seems the United States population favors apartment living, and according to the Nationa...

Is It Time To Hire A Property Manager (Infographic)?

Meghan - Wednesday, September 18, 2013
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Deciding whether you should hire a professional to manage your rental property doesn’t have to be an agonizing decision.  It really just depends on your own needs and expectations.  Some folks manage their own properties without any stress, while others find it to be quite a headache.  One thing is for sure: to succes...

Mortgage Meltdown's Impact On The Rental Market (Infographic)

Meghan - Thursday, September 5, 2013
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Buying your first house used to be the crowning milestone of adulthood.  Real Estate was considered the wisest investment one can make – the obvious choice for a growing family.  In short, homeownership was a big part of the American dream.  But today the American dream is changing and economic trends have changed att...

What To Do If A Hoarder Rents From You (Infographic)

Meghan - Monday, August 26, 2013
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Despite the troublesome behavior of hoarders, hoarding is a disability. Therefore, those affected are protected under the Fair Housing Act. This can be problematic for property managers. What exactly is hoarding and what causes a person to engage in such behavior? This infographic explores the ins and outs of this condition and what to do...

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