Although it has been a mellow fall so far, It is time to start thinking about winterizing your property. Whether you live there, rent it out or are looking to sell, these are important steps to take to minimize damage caused by the cold weather that is coming. Landscaping and Roofs: Be sure to turn off sprinklers and blow out the lines with compressed air if at all possible. This will help to to decrease freezing and cracking in the lines. Clean out the gutters and ground spouts so they won’t get clogged and overflow. Clean off fallen leaves on the sidewalks/grass to reduce hazards and this..
Why should you conduct rental inspections? No matter how thoroughly you screen tenants, routine inspections are a must for a professional property management company. Inspections are done to protect the property and the rental owners investment, not necessarily because you don’t trust the tenant. Regular inspections benefit both the tenant and the owner/management. These inspections can help to identify any maintenance or issues that need fixing prior to becoming major expenses and/or damages. You can also follow up on your residents to make sure they are complying with the lease agreement and conducting their maintenance responsibilities. And of course, if any damage is being done..
When a tenant moves out, going through the inspection process can be stressful for everyone involved. To minimize disputes, document the condition of the unit just before the tenant takes occupancy using a move-in checklist, and use the same checklist at move-out to assess any repairs that need to be made. Supplement the checklist information by taking photos or videos of the unit prior to handing over the keys to your new tenant. Your renters are responsible for damages that are out of the ordinary, which you can deduct from their security deposit, but they’re not held accountable for the normal wear and tear on..
Trying to keep up with a dog or a cat in a home can be a handful. In an apartment or even a home, it can sometimes be challenging. Not every rental property or HOA allows pets, but if they do you want to be able to keep up with any damages that may be caused. Here are a few suggestions to help out. Grooming your animal regularly will help keep that unruly hair in check. If you are bathing them at home make sure to clean out the drain, and have a place for them to dry off. You don’t want them destroying the..
Our Sense of Smell… The sense of smell is closely linked with memories, probably more so than any of our other senses. It causes a recollection of memory, emotion and even attraction. Smells can shape our moods, our behavior and and our decisions. Yet it is something that goes mainly “un-noticed” in our daily lives. So why wouldn’t we want to cause a positive reaction to the “smell” of a home. With Fall at our door, why not make your home smell just a bit more like the weather. Whether you are selling a home, renting it out, or simply having friends over, here are some..
Should I rent or should I buy? How do you know when you are ready to buy? Should you keep renting and save more? What is the benefit of home ownership? These are all questions that we ask at sometime in our lives? Here are some common questions you should be asking if you want to know whether it is right for you to buy or rent. Is your rent on the rise? The majority of rents in Utah are not “rent controlled” which means that they can rise as much or as little as the market bares. Sometimes they increase slightly, but other..
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..