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2012 

As a property manager for over 40+ years, I'll put my annual income up against the top 10% of brokerage/sales agents....especially for the last 10 years. If an agent is going to assist a client with finding a rental home - do not expect the owner to jump and organize a showing without some basic ...
01/19/2012
A new DC ordinance requires that exterminators to RElocate rats, racoons, squirrels, skunks and other animals that carry diseases outside of the DC area.  They MAY NOT be KILLED - they need to be CAPTURED and RElocated. Since their RElocation would have to be 25+ miles away least they return to D...
01/19/2012
Great reminder....I have a resident handbook for my tenants and I am adding more and more  How-To's to it because many people do not KNOW how to properly use appliances. My husband - for many years - did not think we could have a disposal because we are on a septic system * NOT! Garbage disposals...
01/18/2012
My response is much like Roger's.... I'll ALWAYS negotiate UP and when they ASK first and when they ASK first, can't afford the rent....she showed her hand when called you back and indicated your's was the BETTER unit....NEXT!  "Neither rain, nor snow, nor sleet, nor hailshall keep the postmen fr...
01/18/2012
As I understand it, the administrative hearing decision in the Ohio case has been appealed by the landlord; however, I am glad you pointed out that CA and other states and localities have different protected classes than just the federally protected ones. Unfortunately, in this day and age, discr...
01/17/2012
One of the BEST times of the year is when I schedule my current tenants' rental increases. With fixed term leases, I specify in the lease when the residents have to indicate to me IF they want to remain for an additional lease period. This is an excellent way to REalign lease end dates for the PR...
01/16/2012
Faye Dunaway has given up her NYC rent-controlled apartment which she did not inhabit and which was cheaper than over-nighting at a pricey area hotel only AFTER the building owner proved to the court that LA Dunaway lived in CA where she paid taxes, titled her car and was registered to vote. Now...
01/16/2012
Rental Home - Charlottesville, VA Townhouse rental, > Click here for full details, additional photos, and an inquiry form < Townhouse1512 Montessori Terrace Charlottesville VA 22911 4 beds/2 baths$1995 / month     Gibson Management Group, Ltd.Wallace S. Gibson CPM PO Box 106Keswick, VA 22947-0106...
01/15/2012
The TIMING of putting a tenant-occupied home on the market is key....if the tenant is on a month-to-month, then give them notice and THEN list and market the home.  If the tenant has a fixed term lease; then notify them that their lease is NOT being renewed and offering to let them out of their c...
01/15/2012
Explaining preventative maintenance to homeowners as an ONgoing process with rental properties is often difficult.  HVAC, roofing, guttering as well as appliances all require REGULAR maintenance! John Riha reminds us - “It’s the little things that tend to trip up people,” says Frank Lesh, former...
01/14/2012
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