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2012 

I learned a long time ago to count on Mondays being unique in the property management business. I don't post my rental listings on Craigslist on Mondays because I am usually too busy handling repair and maintenance requests that my residents ONLY thought about on the WEEKEND and being the end of ...
07/30/2012
Rental Home - Charlottesville, VA Single family rental, > Click here for full details, additional photos, and an inquiry form < Single family1883 Steeplechase Run Charlottesville VA 22911 3 beds/2.5 baths$1695 / month     Gibson Management Group, Ltd.Wallace S. Gibson CPM PO Box 106Keswick, VA 22...
07/28/2012
Rental Home - Charlottesville, VA Single family rental, > Click here for full details, additional photos, and an inquiry form < Single family1225 Hatcher Court Charlottesville VA 22903 5 beds/5.5 baths$3295 / month     Gibson Management Group, Ltd.Wallace S. Gibson CPM PO Box 106Keswick, VA 22947...
07/28/2012
Rental Home - Charlottesville, VA Townhouse rental, > Click here for full details, additional photos, and an inquiry form < Townhouse2309 Ravenswood Ct Charlottesville VA 22911 3 beds/2.5 baths$1585 / month     Gibson Management Group, Ltd.Wallace S. Gibson CPM PO Box 106Keswick, VA 22947-0106   ...
07/28/2012
I'm tasking my "make-ready" crew to install programable thermostats in my rental properties - they are really helpful in keeping homes at a stable temperature AND they save money by adjusting the temps when the residents are asleep or not at home. If tenants are unfamiliar with their operation, i...
07/28/2012
DEFINING pests is the first major issue for property managers as legislation is often vague on the subject....tasking residents in single family homes with the removal of their own pests is one of the JOYS of my lease. Meanwhile - bedbugs are becoming the landlords' responsibility as more states ...
07/27/2012
All tenants must be screen equally in order to comply with the Fair Housing Act. The SECRET is to have a screen process that ACKNOWLEDGES the lack of a credit report for foreign residents - proof of employment, copy of passport or VISA, copy of letter from sponsoring organization or employer....w...
07/26/2012
According to the Chicago Tribune, HBO is developing a half-hour TV show about a LANDLORD. The premise will be that a CA college professor with "Utopian delusions" drags his family into the unforgiving netherworld of small-town America when he inherts a shabby apartment building. They are really g...
07/25/2012
With a change in the FEDERAL ADA rules in 2010 and several state legislatures changing their own ADA rules, miniature horses who have been trained to service persons with diabilities are now covered as service animals and may be required to be allowed in apartments, schools and YES, airplanes. Mi...
07/25/2012
I have a tenant who wants to renew his lease/tenancy for 2 months past his current lease end date of Friday, August 17th. I have offered him the renewal term he wanted at a $50 per month increase.  I've made this offer twice and he has rejected it. I sent him his move-out check-out instructions t...
07/25/2012
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