Property Management Blog

Investing in Older Rentals vs Newer Rentals

Investing in Older Rentals vs Newer Rentals
When purchasing an investment property, there are several factors that go in to the decision-making portion about which property to purchase. One of those factors is whether to purchase an older home, or a newer home. Both have th... read more

Southwire Ranks on Forbes Best Employers List

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In Forbes annual list of America’s Best Employers, Southwire ranked #297 among 500 top companies.  In a separate ranking, Southwire was #82 on America's Largest Private Companies to add to its many accolades. W... read more

The Basics of a 1031 Exchange

The Basics of a 1031 Exchange
 Lindsay Cagle As an investor, does the term “1031 exchange” mean anything to you? In a most basic definition, a 1031 exchange allows a property owner to defer paying a capital gains tax from the sale of their inv... read more

Tenant Screening – How to Verify Income

Tenant Screening – How to Verify Income
In a previous post, we talked about tenant screening practices, and how to best set yourself up for success when processing a prospective tenant’s application. Part of that process is income verification. Every landlord want... read more

Move-in Inspections

Move-in Inspections
Benjamin Franklin once said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” While I don’t know if he owned rental property, this axiom rings true for just about every part of being a landlord. It is certainly... read more

Landlord Protection: The Security Deposit

Landlord Protection: The Security Deposit
Managing rental property comes with risk. As landlords and property managers, it is our job to minimize that risk. One easy way to do this is to require that tenants provide a security deposit. Seasoned landlords know the importan... read more

Cleaning a Rental Home Between Tenants

Cleaning a Rental Home Between Tenants
When a tenant has vacated a property, there are many things to consider before filling that vacancy with a new tenant. One of the final tasks to complete, is also one of the most important: cleaning. It sounds simple, but cleaning... read more

Tips for Improving Tenant Retention

Tips for Improving Tenant Retention
As discussed in the previous blog, “Should I Stay or Should I Go?” The Reasons Tenants Leave, tenants will choose to vacate their rental home at some point. The question to ask yourself as the property owner and landlo... read more
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