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Residential Water Heater Safety: Best Practices for Avoiding a Fire

Thursday, July 20, 2017
In this article, we’re talking about water heater safety. You know, that big ol’ cylinder in your garage, or in some cases outside your house in its own little enclosure. It performs its job day in and day out, without complaint, heating your water so that you may enjoy that hot morning shower and those sparkling clean dishes....

Homes For Rent By Owner Versus Property Management Company

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Should you rent from a private owner or a property management company?The answer really boils down to your preference. There are pros and cons to both sides of the coin. In this article, I will share with you the good, the bad, and the ugly that I have witnessed in the last three years as a leasing agent. So, let’s dive in!Definitio...

Security Deposit: Security Deposit: How to Maximize Your Security Deposit Refund

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
A quick guide to get your security deposit back after moving out of a rentalIf you have ever rented a place, a car, or tables for a party, you may have asked yourself, “how do I get my security deposit back?”It is such a simple question with such a complex answer.Why is the answer complex? Because there are a lot of variables;...

Security Deposit Dispute: What to Do When You Receive One

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Owners and residents often have questions regarding security deposit refunds. The questions often center around the actual deductions noted on the security deposit breakdowns. Thus, the dreaded security deposit dispute.Here at Management One, we must walk a fine line between both the homeowners and the residents. Both sides feel entitled ...

DIY Home Repairs vs Using Property Management Vendors

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Can I, as the homeowner, do my own repairs during a vacancy?Over the last 10 years, I have been asked this question almost daily. Most investment owners feel they can save money if they DIY repairs during a vacancy. There tends to be a stigma that property management vendors are more expensive. Most homeowners feel that they can get bette...

Wood Rot: What Does Deferred Maintenance Really Cost?

Thursday, May 18, 2017
Over the last 15 years as an inspector, I have seen firsthand the effects of deferred maintenance on a home. Here at Management One, we believe wholeheartedly in maintaining properties to avoid the pitfalls of deferred maintenance.Every house has costs: Cost to buy, property tax cost, and cost to maintain, these are the big three on the l...

Security Deposit Refunds 101: Understanding the Basics

Thursday, April 27, 2017
Before we can address the concern about giving up such a substantial amount, and whether or not we will see it again, we need to ask ourselves, “What is the security deposit really for?” and “Why is it such a big amount?” Even though both questions impact each other, they really have their own specific answer.What ...

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