Property Management Blog

Friday, March 22, 2019

Protecting Your Screening Process With the Freedom of Information Act
When it comes to tenant screening, all properties must follow the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Without it, Phoenix property management companies and landlords would be renting without the accurate information they need. This act ensures that you can always obtain objective, factual data about your applicants.  On March 16, 2019...

Friday, March 8, 2019

Phoenix Professional Property Management vs. Self-Management
 When you have an investment property, are you going to hire a professional property manager or do it yourself? We talk to over 100 self-managing owners every year, and they usually reach out when they’ve run into a problem. We do our best to point them in the right direction, but the problem is usually one that’s cr...

Friday, February 22, 2019

Buying Property for Self-directed Retirement Account – Cut Your Tax Bill
By Richard Hart, EA, CAAImagine you could invest $200,000 in a piece of real estate today and sell it 20 years from now for nearly $500,000 without paying a dime in taxes. If you buy that real estate with funds held in a Roth IRA, that could happen, and you could even get low tax results with funds held in a regular IRA. Can you really do...

Friday, February 8, 2019

How Can Landlords Evict a Tenant in Arizona?
{{ post.title }} In Arizona, the eviction process may take only 26 days. In other states, it can take over three months. In order to meet that 26-day timeframe, there are certain criteria that must be met. Before you begin an eviction, it’s very important that you know the court processes and you prepare for what is going to happen.Five Day Notice t...

Monday, December 10, 2018

The Best Tips for Making Money in Real Estate
Obviously, your first goal with any investment property is to earn money. You want your investment to cover the cost of repairs and insurance, and hopefully, your investment brings in a steady income stream as well. There are a few simple ways that you can prepare yourself to make sure that your investment earns the income you need. You n...

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Developing Passive Rental Income for When You Retire
 Looks can be deceiving. One of my neighbors always has the nicest gadgets, latest cars and best vacations. He earns an above-average income, so his family lives a comfortable life. Until the topic of retirement came up the other day, I never realized that his comfortable lifestyle was due to a lack of savings.    The crazy...

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

There Is a Shift in the Rental Market
Part of the slow down at the moment is the holidays. Fewer renters want to move right before the holidays, so homes tend to be harder to rent during this time. Once January begins, the same properties suddenly receive a lot of applicants.    While the holidays are a factor, there is also a small tapering off the rental prices co...

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Which is Better for Phoenix Property Owners – Getting the Highest Rent or the Most Income?
All owners want to earn the highest rent possible. However, the highest rent doesn’t necessarily equate to the most income per year. Many owners will come to us with a certain figure in mind that reflects what they think their house is worth. Maybe someone down the street rented their home for a certain amount, and the owner we&rsq...

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Fair Housing
Why Is It So Important for a Property Manager to Understand and Tell Clients About Fair Housing Regulations?    As Phoenix property management company, understanding Fair Housing laws is important. All licensed real estate professionals must understand these legal requirements and inform clients about them. This is especially im...

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Top 4 Things Renters Dislike
The Top 4 Things That Renters DislikeWhether you are renting a simple studio or a small villa, there are common frustrations that will keep a renter from picking your property. Broken appliances, old fixtures and hideous walls are just a few of the common issues. Renters hate finding a rental unit with dirty exteriors and old flooring bec...

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