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What To Expect During Your Biannual Walkthrough

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! That’s right, biannual walkthrough time! But don’t let this event disrupt your happy holiday season. By being prepared for your walkthrough, you’ll know exactly what to expect and you won’t get caught off guard.

Before Your Walkthrough

Your property manager may call or email you to set up the best time to do your biannual walkthrough. The property manager should prefer to conduct the walkthrough while you are home. This is especially beneficial because you can tell the property manager about any problems that might not be immediately apparent. The manger can also ask you questions if they are unsure about something.

How Long Does It Take?

Chances are, your property manager is going to be inspecting several properties during that day. Because of this, they will probably want to be as thorough as possible as quickly as possible. You should expect …

Emotional Support Animals and Housing in Idaho

We all love our furry friends and want to take them everywhere we go. If you’re like me and you love animals, you know that they are part of the family and our best friends. What’s worse than a landlord saying that your family member can’t be in your new home? One of the huge benefits of owning a home is that you never have to worry about “no pet” policies. By owning your house, you have the right to keep your pets there with the understanding that you bear full responsibility for any damage they may cause. However, many landlords do not want to take the risk of having pets living at their property. This is all up to the landlord, and every owner is different. For your protection, you should understand your rights as a tenant and the laws that surround emotional support and service animals.

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Benefits of Hiring a Property Manager

Investing in property seems simple. Purchase a property, rent it out, and collect passive income. However, any investor who has also taken on the role of landlord knows how time-consuming at frustrating it can be to manage a property well without help. While obtaining a property initially may be complex, managing it once its purchased is a new level of difficult. Investors may shy away from hiring a property manager due to the cost associated. After all, real estate investments are all about making money. Most property managers charge a rate of 10-15%, which means less income in your pocket at the end of the year. However, it is important to consider the benefits of hiring a property manager.

YOUR TENANTS FEEL TAKEN CARE OF

A great property management company doesn’t just collect rent. They also build relationship with your tenants. They communicate effectively, listen carefully to complaints and requests …

How To Build a Good Relationship With Your Landlord

The tenant/landlord relationship can be tricky to navigate, especially if you are new to renting. Every situation is different and every landlord is different as well. It’s extremely important to maintain a good relationship with your landlord for many reasons. Your landlord dictates any repairs or renovations that your home or apartment needs. They also determine whether or not to extend your lease. Needless to say, you should consider your relationship with your landlord an important one. But where do you draw the line? Can you be friends with your landlord? Is it appropriate to give them gifts? How much should you disclose to them? As a property management company, we are here to help you with those questions and more.

Consider Your Distance

Some property owners live in the same city, or even right next door to the space that they manage. Some even live in the same building …

Renting Vs. Buying: A Real Estate Guide

renting vs. buyingRenting vs. buying is often a question we get asked as one of Coeur d’Alene’s leading property managers. Millennial  have shown a big move towards renting instead of owning homes, putting a lot more stress on our rental market. On the other hand, home prices continue to rise in our area because of low inventory. It almost seems like your trapped between a rock and a hard place! This week we wanted break down some of the differences between renting vs. owning.

We have tons of renters. Renting a home comes with a big slew of benefits. You never have to worry about home maintenance! Just call us, and whatever problem you are faced with is taken care of at someone else’s expense. You can also control the amount you spend on your home within a yearly basis since your not tied to a mortgage. If you are not in …