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2012 

I've been going GREEN without knowing it... I am only sending about 10% of my owner draws each month via snail mail with 2-page cash flow statement and check.  The remaining owners get their statements via e-mail and I send their checks directly to their bank.  I'll be going to ACH for owner depo...
09/30/2012
    Wallace S. Gibson CPM | Gibson Management Group, Ltd. http://VaHomes4Rent.com | request more info | (434) 979-9723 1514 Montessori Terrace, Charlottesville, VA   Send to Friend LARGE townhouse within walking distance of new MJH campus * State Farm and at the Pantops Exit on I-64   Share Listi...
09/29/2012
  Rental Home - Lake Monticello, VA Single family rental, > Click here for full details, additional photos, and an inquiry form < Single family20 Tanglewood Rd Lake Monticello VA 22963 3 beds/2 baths$1395 / month     Gibson Management Group, Ltd.Wallace S. Gibson CPM PO Box 106Keswick, VA 22947-0...
09/29/2012
About 5 years ago, through no fault of my own, I had a high-end rental with a February move-in.  The residents, after picking up the keys, called wanting to know who was going to come clear the path for their movers to their furniture into the basement area. This CURED me of having people move in...
09/27/2012
This goes out to the almost all Landlords around here: YOUR HOUSES AND APTS AREN'T GETTING RENTED BECAUSE THEY ARE TOTALLY OVERPRICED FOR WHAT YOU HAVE. THEY SIT ON CRAIGSLIST FOR MONTHS BECAUSE YOU'RE LIVING IN A FANTASY WORLD WHERE YOU THINK THAT EVERYONE AROUND HERE HAS THAT KIND OF MONEY; OR ...
09/27/2012
In some states disclosing a death by HIV-aids is UNlawful....If I know an answer, I'll give it if asked; however, the death of an owner or former resident is NOT a material fact effecting the property.With the media coverage recently about the apparently haunted rental that caused the tenants to ...
09/26/2012
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I'll have the gutters in my rental properties checked and cleaned in November and it is a GREAT time to check bath vent "boots" and fascias and soffets!For most homeowners, cleaning the gutters is near the bottom of the to-do list.  But keeping your gutters clean can really save you a lot of head...
09/26/2012
I've had a blended family in one of my rental homes for over a year.  H/W w/3 children and her brother.  This has been fine because the house is set up for multi-generations with a small kitchen, full bath and bedroom on the lower level. After the first year of the lease, I offered them a lease r...
09/25/2012
Emcee's list is great; however, I would stress EDUCATION....without EDUCATION there really is no experience in property management as you are doing the same thing over and over and it may well be WRONG.Purchasing investment properties in Silver Spring, MD have many unique challenges that require ...
09/24/2012
On a Sunday morning at the office, I get a phone call from a # I do not recognize and since I am hurrying to get to a 10A rental showing, I let it go to voicemail. I get a moment to listen to her message and the woman says she is calling for her son who can't call me during the day as he is in a ...
09/23/2012
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