When tenants are looking for a place to rent, one of the things they may notice is how secure the property is. People will feel better about renting a residence that makes them feel safe. Making a few improvements on the security front can help... (Read More)
One way to improve occupancy rates is to allow your tenants to have roommates. However, if you go this route, you'll want to proceed with caution. The thing is, renting to roommates can come with a little more risk, which is why you want to take... (Read More)
Homeownership isn't for everyone. In fact, some people prefer renting over owning.
If you're trying to decide if renting is right for you, consider the following:
1. You're planning to move in the next few years.
If you desire flexibility... (Read More)
There are many flooring types that you can consider for your rental property. You've probably seen a variety of rentals that offer wall-to-wall carpeting. On one hand, carpeting can be more affordable than hardwood. Plus, carpeting is cozy and has a... (Read More)
At PMI, we believe there are four things that are extremely important when partnering with a property management company –– effective communication skills, integrity and honesty, accurate accounting, and availability of management. Each of these... (Read More)
Are you getting your rental space ready for a new tenant? You probably already know you need to make sure that it's thoroughly cleaned and that any maintenance issues are fixed prior to move-in. But beyond that, there are some other ways you can... (Read More)
Should you or shouldn't you include washers and dryers at your rental property? This is a question many landlords ask themselves.
On one hand, it can be an added value to tenants - another amenity that can be featured on a rental listing. It may... (Read More)
When you have multi-family units to manage, you can quickly become inundated with work. There are several things you need to navigate and expenses to be aware of. Here are a few things to consider:
Set ground rules
One of the first things you... (Read More)
At PMI, we believe it's very important it is to screen your tenants. This is to ensure that you end up with the right people who will care for your property and pay the rent on time.
Establishing a good tenant-landlord relationship goes beyond... (Read More)
You may have a second home that you use during a certain season or maybe you just use it for your annual vacations. But, what happens when you're not in your second home? Do you let it sit empty, continuing to pay the mortgage on a home that's left... (Read More)