4 Steps to Making the Carpet Last in your Rental Homes


Carpet in a rental home or vacation unit usually gets damaged and requires replacement long before it just wears out. A year’s worth of coffee spills or discolored areas that won’t come clean can add up to a big expense to replace the flooring.  (more…)

Why Vinyl Flooring Works for the Housing Industry

Vinyl Plank Flooring

Vinyl plank is fast becoming the new, trendy alternative to expensive hardwood floors and carpet in the rental housing industry.  (more…)

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Guest blogger:

Melissa Prandi, RPM MPM, president & CEO, PRANDI Property Management, Inc., CRMC

The right management company will almost make property owners forget they own an investment property. That’s when the ship is being steered swiftly through the waters, keeping assets occupied, residents happy, expenses in line and rent payments fluid. (more…)

Prep your Property for Spring with this Action Plan

Prep your Property for Spring

As rental markets heat up during spring and summer cycles, a healthy, green landscape can do wonders for attracting new residents.

A lush front lawn or bed of bursting color doesn’t come overnight or only after a few good rains. Getting the landscape in shape takes time, planning and patience – creating a road map for an attractive landscape is necessary long before the grass starts to turn green. (more…)

The Fight Against Bed Bugs Continues

Bed Bugs

The housing industry has another reason to step up efforts on the war against bed bugs.

New information suggests that bed bugs are capable of transmitting Trypanosoma cruzi, the parasite that causes Chagas disease. Trypanosoma cruzi – or T. cruzi – parasites nest undetected in humans and cause organs to fail over time. Chagas disease has largely been reported in Latin America from transmission of the parasite, largely in poverty-stricken areas, through 130 species of blood-feeding insect vectors. (more…)

Smart Home Technology Offers Benefits for Landlords and Residents


The smart home technology front is something out of a sci-fi movie, but it’s getting closer and closer to reality.

Imagine a morning that starts by awakening to a television cued to turn on at 5:15 a.m. As you swing out of bed, the lights begin to gradually brighten so your eyes don’t squint while walking to the kitchen, where coffee is already percolating. In a few minutes, the shower will come on and warm up to a pre-set temperature. (more…)

Tips to Prepare your Properties for a Sudden Earthquake


The western United States has historically been home to many of the nation’s earthquakes, but a shift in venue seems to be taking place. Recent and frequent earthquakes in Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas have been reported, which should prompt homeowners and residents to start thinking about preparedness. (more…)

Six Steps to Prepare for Heavy Snowfall at your Property


Snow and other forms of precipitation in the Northeast are expected to rival that of a record-shattering year last year as winter gains momentum in January and February. Other parts of the country will be no doubt affected as winter begins to enter its stretch run. (more…)

How Renters Insurance Benefits Residents and Properties


Residents are slowly but surely coming around to the idea of having renter’s insurance. And that’s good news for homeowners. (more…)

10 Tips to Safely Deck the Halls this Holiday Season


For most people, the holidays are a time for family festivities, good cheer and decking the halls. Christmas trees, menorahs and wreaths welcome visitors at front doors, and strings of sparkly, blinking lights hang from eves and outline doors and windows. (more…)

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