Electricity is a necessary convenience and can help make any house feel like home. Because a growing number of appliances are used in today’s homes, more electricity is being consumed, says the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI). About 34 percent of the power a house consumes each year is consumed by lights and appliances. And with that, the potential for fire-related hazards increases.
With societal and cultural changes, new emphasis is being placed on Fair Housing laws. And housing providers must stay on top of their games, says attorney Scott Moore, a veteran lawyer who specializes in the housing industry.
Some home landscape drainage systems have been put to the test by recent heavy rains and flooding throughout parts of Texas and Oklahoma. Many properties that traditionally haven’t had problems diverting water away from structures and off the grounds suddenly have had issues with erosion, standing water and even flooding. (more…)
Melissa Prandi, MPM, RMP, president & CEO, PRANDI Property Management, Inc., CRMC
Technology is a great asset in today’s rental housing industry, especially when it helps better manage our businesses. Applying tried-and-true methods can help develop relationships and partnerships for decades. (more…)
In some parts of the country, rain from thunderstorms and severe weather has been welcome, especially in drought-stricken areas. But storms that destroy property, damage trees and disrupt our day-to-day lives are never welcome. (more…)
Now that the economy is better, homeowners are treating their senses while pampering themselves without leaving home. (more…)
Maintenance is not only a dirty business but an area of the rental housing business that can quickly get out of control if a reliable vendor management system isn’t in place. (more…)
Effective maintenance management can begin where the buck stops. Negotiating standardized pricing with qualified vendors will take the guesswork out of maintenance costs on jobs big or small. (more…)
While it may be too cold to use the pool in many parts of the country, property managers and owners should warm up to the idea that it’s time to start thinking about getting pools ready for the summer season. The first thing to do is get the pool inspected. (more…)
Property owners and managers can add a little color and variety to their landscapes and at the same time help a growing effort to restore the nation’s bee population. (more…)