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Plumbing Basics for Landlords: Piping Materials

Whether you’re evaluating a potential investment property, estimating a maintenance budget for the year, or quite literally investigating a potential plumbing repair, understanding the types of pipes and materials in your building can be a critical ingredient for a property manager and investor. Below, we discuss common piping materials, their positives, negatives, and their usage.  Common …

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Plumbing Basics for Landlords: Landscaping and Repairs

Before making any decisions regarding the replacement or repair of your plumbing, or, before undertaking any major project that might disturb or affect the plumbing on your property, make sure you have a fundamental understanding of plumbing ownership as well as the different types of materials used in piping. Once you’ve got the basics, it’s time to start considering other aspects that impact your …

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Plumbing Basics for Landlords: Tenant Problems and Prevention

The best-laid plumbing of mice and men can still encounter catastrophic failure… or something like that. Proper piping maintenance is not simply about keeping the heat above fifty-five degrees in the winter (although you should). In fact, there are a number of ways you can treat your pipes and drains and you can train your tenants to treat your pipes and drains that will go a long way in …

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7 Benefits of Property Management Software for Realtors

In 2018, homeowners purchased approximately 5.34 million existing homes in the U.S. In the same year, they purchased an additional 667,000 newly constructed units. The Association of Real Estate License Law Officials estimates that there are more than 2 million active, licensed realtors in the U.S. facilitating these sales. For those disinclined towards math, this …

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7 Important Fees for Landlords to Know

When it comes to property management, rent is King. But there are a whole lot of other charges that make up the Cash Flow Court. Managing properties is all about generating revenue and mitigating expense, and a great way to do both is to find legal and reasonable fees to pass onto your tenants. This …

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How to Calculate Prorated Rent

Most landlords prefer to set a rental due date on the first of the month. Sometimes, however, this does not align with the tenant’s move-in date. If tenants were to move in or out 10 days after the start of the month, charging a full month’s rent for those 20 or so remaining days wouldn’t …

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