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2014 Home Building Trends Could Impact Single-Family Rental Market

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The face of the home rental landscape could change in 2014 if trends identified by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) for home ownership take root in the single-family rental market. New homes are getting bigger and the scope of amenities is changing. (more…)

How Property Managers Can Tackle Crazy Ants—w/o Losing Their Sanity

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Property owners and managers may want to enlist the help of a qualified pest control specialist and let tenants know about the new wave of ants that some say is coming in biblical plague-like proportions. (more…)

Property Owners: Recommendations for Winter-Proofing Homes from Pests

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Just like we do, pests seek warmth and shelter when the temperatures turn cold. The winter months are some of the most active for household pests like rats and mice to invade homes. (more…)

7 Landscaping Tips to Prep Your Rental Housing for Spring

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With blizzards, cold fronts, and polar vortexes headlining the news, the last thing on the minds of property owners may be getting out that green thumb. But now is the time for the prudent landscaper to get some much needed spring preparation done for the landscape. Just bundle up. (more…)

5 Tips for Better Password Security

Tips for Better Password Security

Last month it was Target. This month, Neiman Marcus takes a turn in the media spotlight. The common thread tying these retailers together surrounds high-profile security breaches. (more…)

5 Signs That You’ve Got Bed Bugs!

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Property owners who think bed bug problems are confined to apartments and hotels – high-density inhabitations – may want to think twice. Bed bugs don’t discriminate on where they set up shop; they are just as much at home in a one-story rental home as they are in a high-rise. (more…)

How to Generate 1099-MISC Forms in Propertyware

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It’s the end of year and we all know what that means: generating and sending 1099-MISC forms. Propertyware can automatically fill in the blanks of form 1099-MISC, producing either a print-out or e-Filing. To help ease the process a bit, we’ve compiled answers to the most frequently asked questions about this process. (more…)

The High Cost of Tenant Smokers

The High Cost of Tenant Smokers

The list of tasks to clean a house that has been heavily smoked in can leave a property manager shaking his or her head. Clean or replace if needed, floors, baseboards and trim, walls, ceiling, door chime, shelving, light fixtures, outlets and switches, closet organizers and rods. And that’s just the short list. (more…)

6 Tips for Long-Term Landscaping

Long-Term Landscape Planning for Rental Properties

Just as important to a rental property as a long-term budget is a vision of the future landscape. A new landscape has plenty of appeal at installation, yet years later can look very different as a result of changing environment, age, and maintenance. (more…)

Event Recap: 2013 NARPM Annual Conference

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Sunny San Diego was the setting for the 25th anniversary of the NARPM Annual Convention and Trade Show, held October 15 – 18 at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla for residential property managers and owners. Propertyware once again was a proud sponsor and participant at the event where we had a great time catching up with clients, meeting up with old friends, and forging new relationships. Here is a recap of our time at the conference: (more…)

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