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A Landlord’s Spring Cleaning To-Do List

  Spring Cleaning your Rental Property Some things to remember for your Spring inspection of your Rental. The sun is shining a little longer after you get home these days, and you’re starting to notice those cobwebs you didn’t see all winter, and that the closet has really gotten away from you. It’s time to […]
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Timing the Rental Market

When you are ready to put your rental on the market, knowing when to start marketing it is crucial to finding great long-term tenants. Poor timing could put you at risk for an extended vacancy and having your listing become ‘stale’, so read on to find best practices to time your rental right for your […]
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Adding an Accessory Dwelling Unit to your Home

For those homeowners who may not have the capital to buy another property at the moment, but are looking for an opportunity for extra income, an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) might be a good option. But what is that, and how do you add one to your property? We’re here to help answer your questions! […]
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A Landlord’s Spring Cleaning To-Do List

By JWM Group | April 9, 2021

  Spring Cleaning your Rental Property Some things to remember for your Spring inspection of your Rental. The sun is shining a little longer after you get home these days, and you’re starting to notice those cobwebs you didn’t see all winter, and that the closet has really gotten away from you. It’s time to […]

Close up of a woman's hands with a watch on one of her wrists, like she's watching the clock.

Timing the Rental Market

By JWM Group | March 26, 2021

When you are ready to put your rental on the market, knowing when to start marketing it is crucial to finding great long-term tenants. Poor timing could put you at risk for an extended vacancy and having your listing become ‘stale’, so read on to find best practices to time your rental right for your […]

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Adding an Accessory Dwelling Unit to your Home

By JWM Group | March 12, 2021

For those homeowners who may not have the capital to buy another property at the moment, but are looking for an opportunity for extra income, an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) might be a good option. But what is that, and how do you add one to your property? We’re here to help answer your questions! […]

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Service Animals in Rentals

By JWM Group | February 26, 2021

  Is it a pet or service animal? There’s a difference!   If your recent tenant applicant told you they have a service animal, you’d likely looked into what that means, especially if they didn’t have an obvious need. According to HUD, Service animals and Emotional Support Animals (E.S.A.’s) are not pets, they are working […]

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Three Questions to Ask in an Interview with a Property Manager

By JWM Group | February 12, 2021

Your investment property is likely the largest investment in your portfolio. It’s one that requires diligence and time, as well as great communication when dealing with the tenants. You may have noticed that your rental is taking up more time than what you have, or would like to spend on it, but it’s a valuable […]

Rookie Mistakes to Avoid When Investing in Real Estate

By JWM Group | January 29, 2021

Investors looking to manage a rental property with long term tenants must make the condition of the property their priority. Below is a simple to-do list. It’s easy to let these tasks slide, but that would be a mistake. Too many investors learn the hard way. You don’t have to. Mistake #1: Not having a […]

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Painting Your Rental

By JWM Group | January 15, 2021

How Often Should You Re-Paint? The short answer is: every three to five years. The long answer is: it depends on the wear and tear on your walls. This is where regular inspections of your home will help you plan for your future. Consider checking in on the condition of your rental at least once […]

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Avoiding Fraudulent Rental Listings

By JWM Group | December 4, 2020

With every great new tool available to the public, there’s always someone out there who takes advantage of it and these days, it seems scammers area all over the place. While looking for a new place to live, or for someone to manage your property, using internet search engines and email can be difficult to […]

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Hosting at Your Rental Amid COVID-19 this Holiday Season

By JWM Group | November 20, 2020

    We by no means encourage hosting anyone for the holidays this year. This blog is meant to offer suggest ways to stay safe and healthy this holiday season amid what appears to be a third wave of COVID-19. Maybe you have family coming into town or maybe you’re the family going to visit […]

Your Fall Rental To-Do List

By JWM Group | November 6, 2020

Fall Proactive Cleaning for your Rental Here are some proactive things you can do to your rental property to prepare it for the fall & winter seasons. Your rental lease with the tenants probably lays out maintenance responsibilities along the lines of ‘tenants are responsible for the furnace filter and light bulbs, and the owner […]

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