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2012 

$1,595.00 per month - 1883 Steeplechase Run * Forest Lakes North * Walk to Pool & Tennis * Baker-Butler/Sutherland Location: Forest Lakes North Just rennovated home within walking distance of Club House, Pool, Tennis, Lake and easy walk to Sutherland Middle School...Living room w/fireplace, dini...
10/31/2012
  $1,145.00 per month - 15 Tallwood Trail * Lake Monticello * One Level w/1-Car Garage * $1,145.00 Location: Lake Monticello Well-maintained one-level home between Slice and Riverside gates. Living room w/FP, eat-in kitchen, 2 bedrooms, laundry and master suite with walk-in closet. Very low maint...
10/31/2012
I have a GMAIL account and will slowly segeway to it if AOL continues to slow down....I'm sorry that iGoogle is going away; however, I love having Google and GMAIL on my EVO smartyphone!Are you a Gmail power-user? If yourself searching through your emails or looking up attachments often?  I recen...
10/31/2012
We are not without power in Central VA so this has not been an issue; however, I'm interested in using my phone MORE for this type of marketing...this is a great blog and getting these applications are EASY!HOW TO USE FACEBOOK & TWITTER WITHOUT INTERNET! With Hurrican Sandy brewing, much of the E...
10/29/2012
This is a GREAT list for NO-NOs for any property presentation photos INCLUDING those on Craigslist for rent....day/date stamps should be at the TOP of this list!The Top 10 Things MLS Photos Should NEVER Include: Trash cans - Inside and outside. Let's face it, trash cans are not appealing.  Cars i...
10/29/2012
There is a fine line between HIGH MAINTENANCE and PITA * Pain In The Ass * if they don't read their lease, don't read their resident handbook and don't follow my instructions, they become PITAs very quickly!When a new tenant is renting your property, you have no idea what you may be getting yours...
10/29/2012
This is such great information.  At the VAR Property Management Coalition Conference last week, a speaker talked about SEO and many attendees did not know what it meant.....There's nothing more frustrating than to think you are doing everything right on the SEO side only to have your competition ...
10/29/2012
I have an owner working with their lender and I have their tenant who continues to pay their rent while this is going on....it will be a win-win if the load modification works out for everybody concernedCan a foreclosure of a rental unit be an excuse for the tenant to stop paying the rent to the ...
10/28/2012
These are GREAT suggestions....I have a whole house generator that has just been serviced and our tank is full.  I have food AND I filled up the tank of my SUV in case I need to go somewhere and the power is out to local pumps. Why Frankenstorm Could be the Storm of the Century! Unfortunately, it...
10/28/2012
In 2000 and 2001, I was one of the first to chair the VAR (Virginia Association of Realtors) Property Management Council - I served for 2 years and one of the  events we started during my term was the Property Management Coalition *   a joint conference on property management issues by VAR, NARPM...
10/27/2012
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