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 …

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Things to do in Coeur d’Alene in the Winter

Winter inspires cozy daydreams of spending the days indoors under blankets by a warm fireplace. Here in North Idaho, our winters can range from lots of snow to tons of snow. Just the thought of trudging outside can feel like way too much effort. However, this doesn’t mean you have to lock yourself inside all winter long. Coeur d’Alene offers year-round experiences that don’t stop when the snow starts falling. With cold weather making up nearly half the year, our local businesses ensure that you always have something to do no matter the weather. Check out some of our recommendations for winter activities here in Coeur d’Alene.

Silver Mountain Resort

Ride the world’s longest gondola into a world of world-class skiing and boarding. With short lines and long runs, Silver Mountain is one of the most prized gems here in North Idaho. Take a lift up one side of the …

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Tips to Improve Your Rental Property Value

2In a previous post, we discussed three good ways to spruce up your rental home or apartment.  Here we go again!  This time, our experts have three different great ideas to make your rental property stand out from the competition!

Number one, tile that entryway!

After you have replaced your entry door and perhaps its hardware,  what about tiling the entryway floor?  It is the next thing the hopeful renters will see when they enter the space, and especially now, with Spring on its way and with rain and mud on everyones feet, consider tiling at least a small area in the entry.  It  helps the rental flooring by giving visitors a “staging area” for leaving wet or muddy shoes or boots.  In addition, adding some decorative tile will add tons of character to your rental, character that other rentals lack.  This, in turn, will make your property stand apart …

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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.


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 …

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