Utah is one of the most beautiful area’s of this country. With it’s majestic mountains, gorgeous rivers and waterfalls. We have everything from red rocks and sand to granite and beautiful pine trees. But lets face it, from South to North, East to West, during the Summer it is HOT! Here are some great, low cost ways to keep you and your home a little cooler for little to no cost. Delay turning on that oven: There is a really good reason that the BBQ is very popular during the Summer months, because it DOESN’T heat up the house. If you don’t have a BBQ you..
Are you considering moving to Utah? Utah is a wonderful place to work and live, and it is only getting better! In January, the Utah Economic Council turned in their annual report stating that Utah would continue to see growth (HERE). CNN stated that Utah County’s job market is on fire (HERE). And Forbes stated that Salt Lake City was one of the top 5 places in the United States for the highest number of Job opportunities, and one of the lowest unemployment rates (HERE) For those of you who are interested in purchasing a home, investing, or up/down sizing. We can help! If..
Everyone needs something fun to do in the Spring & Summer, but not everyone has a never ending budget. Here are 20 things to do in Utah that are FREE!!! Utah County Scenic Alpine Loop HERE BYU B.F. Larsen Gallery HERE Central Utah Gardens HERE Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museums HERE Hobble Creek Canyon HERE Provo City Library (Academy Square) HERE Rock Canyon HERE Nunns Park HERE Squaw Peak Lookout Point HERE BYU Botany Pond HERE & HERE Stewart Falls HERE Salt Lake County The Beehive House HERE City Creek Canyon HERE Ensign Peak HERE International Peace Gardens HERE Liberty Park HERE Little Cottonwood Canyon..
While the general clean up the property usually falls under the tenants responsibility, there are a few items that only the property manager can take care of. The Roof – Unfortunately by the time a resident reports that there is water falling from the ceiling the damage has been done. Grab a pair of binoculars, or a ladder and hop on up there. Are there any missing and broken shingles? Did the ice from last winter cause any lifting or damage? What do those rain gutters look like? All these things are MUCH less expensive to repair/replace now than when the tenant reports the “indoor rain”. ..
Many times potential renters will come into our office to inquire about a listing, only to find that someone else has taken the spot, or there are so many applicants already that it would be pointless to pursue the property any longer. At this point, customers explain that they are brand new to the area, or to renting in general, and have no idea where to go next. For anyone stuck in the same position, try the following tips: -Search websites that any member of the public can post classifieds to, as property managers and owners, and people selling contracts will often post their..
Everyone knows how important insurance is, especially if you don’t have the right kind of insurance. Here are some types of insurance that every landlord should consider. (Vision Real Estate is not an insurance company and these are only recommendations. Please speak with a licensed insurance agent for what is right for you and your properties) Flood Insurance: Some people assume that water damage is covered under your home owners policy. Unfortunately, most home owner policies cover water damage caused by “internal” plumbing. Meaning, if the flood is caused by outside the foundation walls it is not covered. If the flooding was caused..
By Paul Smith: Digested from the Utah Apartment Association Recently a member called us about doing income and employment verifications. He was wondering if it was appropriate to ask for checks stubs. He was concerned about violating fair housing or getting into legal jeopardy. His questions about best practice and liability prompted us to write this article to answer the question for all 6,000 readers of the Landlord Times. Poor or unemployed people are not a protected class So it is perfectly legal to discriminate against them! When you say it like that it sounds mean. But it isn’t. It would be a poor..
Which Home would you choose? Imagine driving up to a property and finding broken windows, and dead grass. The flowerbeds have been taken over by weeds and the bush in the yard looks like something out of a horror movie. What do you think? Would you want to live there, or have your children, friends or family there? Would you want to visit someone at night there? The outside of any property can make or break a deal. What kind of tenant are you trying to attract? Do you want a tenant that will care for your property, and will hold it..