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I Was Only Gone For 30 Minutes! - 07/31/12 12:54 PM
"I was only gone for 30 minutes...." and "my house was broken into...they took everything..", cried a tenant this morning. 30 minutes. That's a long time for a thief - usually they are in an out in less time than that! After making sure she was alright, I asked, "Did you happen to get the renters insurance I recommended when you signed the lease?" With a sigh of relief, she said yes. But not many tenants opt to get renters insurance. And really, though should get it considering it's not that expensive - and compared to replacing items out of pocket (8 comments)
Old And Working Doesn't Mean It Will Hold Up And Keep Working. - 07/26/12 06:20 AM
When a tenant moves out, security deposits and what you can deduct become a sensitive issue. The main thing to remember is tenants are responsible for damage - but they cannot be held accountable for normal wear and tear. And this is where things get a little confusing and "iffy". Often I hear DIY landlords say, "It's old, but it works." Or, "Flooring is old and used, but it's holding up." Which leads to a major source of conflict and judgment debate. Most damage to property is obvious, but other things that fall into the "old but working" is subjective. (42 comments)
New Tanque Verde Valley Home Listed At $199,900! - 07/20/12 04:05 PM
What a great price for a home in Tucson Tanque Verde Valley! Listed at $199,900 - this horse property has a very cute 3 bedroom, 2 bath, updated home with the latest of upgrades that include:
Central Cooling and Heating
Travertine Tile throughout
New Kitchen with Viking Stove
Mountain views all around theproperty
Outdoor Flagstone Fire Pit
French doors throughout the home Custom archway tile work
Nice outdoor patio and sitting area with fountain
Built In Desk Area
Tanque Verde School District
Tucson Cycling - A Paradise For Cyclists! - 07/19/12 06:28 AM
Many avid bicyclists will tell you that Tucson area is a paradise for cyclists! We have flat roads, hills, mountain bike trails, river/wash paths, lots of communter bike lanes - and best of all - you can ride just about year-round! Recently, a major national magazine has emphasized these points and named Tucson Number One on a list of the nation's "Top 10 Bike Towns". (Note - this is different from being named one of the Top Ten Bike Friendly Cities - which Tucson has been on over the years!) The Outside Magazine website says, "This college town is surrounded by mountains but (6 comments)
Northeast Tanque Verde Valley Tucson Market – Almost Half And Half! - 07/16/12 05:13 AM
Half and Half – what’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear that? Some think of coffee – I think “wonder what kind of yummy dessert I could turn it in to!” But this morning I was thinking about the Tucson real estate market – in particular – the Tucson real estate market on the northeast Tanque Verde Valley area of Tucson. We are just a little over halfway through the year 2012, and living in northeast Tucson, I’ve noticed many more “for sale” signs going up in the past few months. With that comes to mind, “Is it (3 comments)
Sunday Cell Phone Photo ~ Monsoon Skies ~ Today Is Grey! - 07/15/12 06:23 AM
Almost everyday in Tucson you can see so many different colors in our Tucson skies - sometimes it's the color pink - and I call it cotton candy monsoons, other times , we'll see "bruised skies" - when the sun is out and the sky is blue with black clouds mixed in! And other times, it's grey - but even grey skies look pretty - it all means much needed rain in the desert and instant temperature drops!
HomeFinder.com Makeover – A Change For Patience. - 07/14/12 07:02 AM
Recently, I’ve lost some patience. Most likely a due to a combination of opening a new business that is growing, ever changing processes in that business that I need to keep up with, and of course, life mixed in the middle. For the Active Rain Agent Makeover Contest, HomeFinder.com Makeover, I believe the best changes start from within, and renewed patience improves business! Here’s the plan: Start small. Look at past mistakes, hurdles, conflicts and analyze what I could have done differently – not someone else. Reduce “urgency”. Very few things really are urgent – things take time, success comes (5 comments)
Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Property Manager? - 07/06/12 04:54 AM
Screening an applicant yesterday, the current DIY landlord of this potential tenant was very honest and provided lots of details. My final question to him was, “Given the opportunity, would you rent to this individual again?” Answer? No. Why I curiously ask!? “Once, he was a couple days late with rent – and once I went by the house and there were a few weeds in the yard. I’m very strict and this was unacceptable so I will not renew his lease.” Anyone can manage property, but not everyone has the right set of skills to effectively manage property. Before doing (12 comments)
Denial Is Comforting But You Gotta Get Uncomfortable To Make Progress. - 07/05/12 06:03 AM
Denial. It happens to all of us – we’ve all been denied something – and unfortunately, many people find themselves in denial, using it as a coping mechanism. In real estate, denial happens all the time – no matter if you are selling or buying a home – not everything will go your way and when it doesn’t, people tend to do one of two things: go into denial – blaming others or finding excuses; or find acceptance and move on. The top real estate denials that I’ve come across are: Property value. Many people just will not accept that the (4 comments)
Monsoon Monday In Tucson! - 07/02/12 08:16 AM
What is a Monsoon? These days in Tucson – all the weather talk is about monsoons – when will they happen, what day will they most likely occur, what time of day, etc. So what is a monsoon? According to the Discovery Channel: “Monsoons are wind systems that reverse directions with the change of seasons. Monsoons are often associated with heavy rains. During summer, moist air from nearby oceans flows into areas of low pressure and brings heavy rainfall. In winter, air is drawn away from areas of high pressure toward the sea and this results in dry, clear cold weather. (2 comments)
When Should You Start Looking For A New Rental Home? - 07/01/12 01:18 PM
Hopefully not for a while if you are renting from KGC Properties LLC! All of my tenants are happy and unless they have extenuating circumstances, like a job transfer, our tenants tend to stay. If you are unhappy with your current landlord or property manager, you’ve probably been looking for a while and as your lease nears its end, you are looking even harder! In Arizona, the rental market is competitive – rental homes get scooped up rather quickly and it can be frustrating for tenants. So when should you start looking for a new place to live? Soon as you (1 comments)
5 Places To See Tucson Fireworks! - 07/01/12 04:51 AM
There is certainly no shortage of things to do on July 4th in Tucson - and plenty of fireworks shows all across the city! Tucson Padres Star Spangled Spectacular – one day early on July 3rd, 5:30pm at Kino Stadium Starr Pass Resort on Starr Pass Blvd – show starts between 8:30 and 9pm. City of Tucson ‘a Mountain” show – 9:15pm on the hill! Marana Star Spangled Spectacular, event starts at 6pm – fireworks at 9pm off I-10 and Cortaro Roads Desert Diamond Casino All-American BBQ and Fireworks Show! The event starts today, Sunday, July 2st, and each night through (4 comments)
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