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Monday, August 19, 2019

5 Surprising Benefits of Paying Your Rent Online
Your monthly rent payment is most likely the largest payment that you make each month. If you're spending time writing a check, putting it in an envelope, putting a stamp on it and then going to the post office every month, stop doing that and start taking advantage of online payment options. There are a lot of benefits these days in ...

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

5 Things to do in Westbrook, Maine this Spring & Summer
The snow has melted, the rain seems like it has finally come to somewhat of an end and all you want to do is get your buns outside, right? Of course you do! Maine winters can be very long and brutal at times. Our little of Westbrook has come a long way in recent years and it seems that things will only continue to get better. Al ot is hap...

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

15 Questions to Ask Your Landlord Before Signing a Lease
When you’re finally ready to sign the lease on an apartment, chances are you’ve already gotten the answers to most of your major rent-related questions. Cost per month, and included utilities are all things you’d want to know before you get down to the paperwork, but what about the less obvious questions? While renting a...

Monday, April 22, 2019

What to Look For When Hiring a Property Management Company
Finding a reliable property management company isn’t a matter of luck; it’s about knowing what to look for. You should look at finding a property management company as a hiring process. You want to vet them know and ask the right questions so that you don’t run into problems later on down the road. Below is a list of que...

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Damage Free Decorating for Rental Properties
As we approach the inevitable spring cleaning months, and thanks to the new Netflix hit by Marie Kondo, everyone has been bingeing, it’s like we have all been hit with the declutter and re-decorating bug. Thrift shops all over the country are becoming filled with all sorts of new “old” stuff. What you may have grown out ...

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Pros of Using a Property Management Company
The advantages of hiring a property management company far outweigh the disadvantages. The only disadvantage to retaining a property management company is the effect it will have on your profit margin. If your goal is to have the tenant pay your mortgage with the rent, you need to factor in the costs of the management company to determine...

Thursday, March 2, 2017

How to be a good landlord/property manager:
1. Run Your Property Like a Business. Some landlords do a terrible job at running their business. It might be because they see it as a “side-gig” or a hobby” more than a business. However, when you treat your business with the respect, systems, and organization that you would treat any other business venture, amazing thi...

Thursday, March 2, 2017

How to be a good tenant
1. Read your lease. No, seriously read it. It won’t be the most exciting night table material but you’ll thank yourself when you do read it. A lease is a binding legal contract. It creates a binding relationship between you and your landlord. What are you agreeing to? If you don’t understand, ask questions before yo...