Property Management Blog

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

What are the Costs Associated with Owning a Rental Property in Flagstaff, Arizona?
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Historically and even up to this day, real estate has proven to be a money-making machine. Common benefits to rightfully owning a rental property are steady cash flow, tax benefits, wealth building and a hedge against economic inflation. That is why more and more people are investing in real estate markets because it fail-proofs their inv...

Monday, June 10, 2019

TENANT LIABILITY INSURANCE AND WHY IS IT A MUST?
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When managing or owning a rental property, two things should come to the top of your priority list. One, maximizing the long-term potential of the investment and two, minimizing the overall liability/risk associated with it. Today this article is intended to help you minimize the risk associated with rental property.What is TLI?TLI or ten...

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Tax Time - Make the Very MOST of Your Investment
Real estate can be an amazing vehicle to create long-term wealth. Not only for you but it can even become generational. Buying an investment property is to build equity and value over and above the initial investment of the property. One of the many important drivers of how real estate can provide the value and to build equity is the tax ...

Friday, January 25, 2019

3 main factors, that if done correct will result in higher rent, a faster occupancy and better tenants.
There are three main factors to consider. First and foremost is the marketing of the home. Number 2 is promotion and last but not least is the asking price of the home. Let's start with marketing. Marketing is one of the three factors because it so important these days, especially when, as a society, we want everything right now and t...

Friday, July 20, 2018

Self Managing vs. PM Company
As the owner of a rental property, I'm sure you have questioned whether you would rather self-manage versus hiring a property management company. This video is going to show you the outcome of someone that decided to self-manage and why you may want to reconsider and hire that property management company to do it for you.The tenants t...

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Mold Remediation Guide
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Guide courtesy of American Apartment Owners Association, a landlord tenant screening company.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

3 very common marketing mistakes that we see on social media almost on a daily basis.
Marketing photos. This is a huge one. If you're taking bathroom shots, make sure that the toilet lid is down, your shower curtain is open, and make sure that your reflection is not in the mirror. Lighting in the house. Make sure all your lights are on before you take a picture, then you want to adjust the shutters on the blinds to eit...

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

How much should I charge for rent?
This is one of the first questions I get from potential new owners.My name is Lauren Brooks, I'm with Independence Capital Property Management in Flagstaff, AZ.I'm frequently told, "My mortgage is $1,200, my taxes are this additional amount and my HOA management fees are this additional amount. Does any of that truly matter w...

Monday, February 19, 2018

Preparing Your Home to Rent
One of the most common questions I'm asked is how to prepare a home to be rent ready. I'm Lauren Brooks. I am with Independence Capital Property Management. A lot of times tenants are going to drive past the property before they even give us a call. It is super important to have your yard cleaned up, mow your lawn to remove the we...


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