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A Guide to Renters Insurance

System - Thursday, August 8, 2019
Property Management Blog
You take many risks as a landlord, from choosing the right tenants to selecting properties that will be profitable and simple to maintain. You even risk ending up in lawsuits over personal property or other incidents your tenants may believe you should be responsible for. One way you can reduce the level of risk that comes along with rent...

Guide to Landlord and Tenant Rights

System - Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Property Management Blog
Some states have extensive rules and regulations when it comes to the landlord and tenant relationship and landlord and tenant rights. Pennsylvania isn't one of them. The state's landlord-tenant rules are outlined in The Landlord and Tenant Act of 1951. In addition to the state act, landlord and tenant rights in PA are defined by ...

Spring Maintenance Checklist

System - Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Property Management Blog
Birds singing, tulips sprouting, lawns greening — springtime is fast approaching here in Pennsylvania. Is your rental property ready?Warming weather and longer days mean several impending spring home maintenance needs. For Pennsylvania property managers, spring housework takes a little foresight and coordination to implement in apar...

Self Management vs. Property Management: What's the Difference?

System - Friday, October 19, 2018
Property Management Blog
Rental properties can be an excellent investment opportunity. If you already invested in rental property or you plan to purchase a property and begin your journey as a landlord, you may wonder what comes next. Once your property is ready to go, it's time to figure out all the nuts and bolts of how to manage your property.There are two...

How to Manage Rental Properties From Anywhere

System - Friday, October 19, 2018
Property Management Blog
If you're considering investing in rental properties, your first thought may be to keep an eye out for properties for sale nearby. Investing in rental properties close to home can be a great move, but in some cases, you may find that looking for properties in other markets opens up more opportunities for you. Whether you're just c...

Guide to Avoiding Bad Tenants | Harrisburg Property Group

System - Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Property Management Blog
You take pride in the quality of your properties and the residents who live in them — you just wish that sometimes certain tenants did, too.Understanding how to avoid terrible tenants can feel a bit like playing property Russian roulette. As a manager or owner yourself, it falls on your shoulders to thoroughly find, vet, sort, and v...

Questions to Ask a Property Management Company Before Signing a Contract

System - Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Property Management Blog
Plenty of landlords get into real estate investing because they believe renting out properties will be an easy way to bring in some passive income. Quite often, however, people discover that there's more to being a landlord than meets the eye and that they are spending more time than they anticipated tending to the needs of tenants or...

Lesser-Known Things You Should Make Sure to Include in Your Lease

System - Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Property Management Blog
A lease agreement is an essential document when you own real estate and rent it out. It should be comprehensive, outlining all aspects of the landlord-tenant relationship and anticipating any situations that may occur or arise during the life of the agreement.But being comprehensive with a lease agreement is hard. So many things can happe...

How to Transition a Rental Property Between Tenants

System - Sunday, January 21, 2018
Property Management Blog
Efficiency is the hallmark of successful businesses, and if you manage your rental properties like a business, you will be successful. Much of the time, owning rental property provides passive income. With luck and good tenant screening, the rent money comes in every month. Crunch-time, as well as the potential for lost income, comes whe...

What You Need to Know About Section 8 Housing Rentals

System - Thursday, December 28, 2017
Property Management Blog
“Section 8 housing” is a government program that helps the poor and impoverished better afford apartments and homes. In simple terms, a landlord can rent properties at market rates, and the government provides a subsidy to qualified tenants that helps them bridge the gap between that market price and what they can afford. Sect...

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