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Why Conduct Regular Inspections of Your Rental Properties

If we didn't trust our tenants, we probably wouldn't rent to them, but when it comes to your properties and the protection of their value, here are 3 reasons as to why it is a good idea to conduct regular inspections of your rental properties. First, to confirm that no illegal activity is taking place. Second, check and see if any repairs or maintenance need to be taken care of and third, doing this can preserve the value of your property to insure that all things are in good shape.  Read More...


Why Use a Property Manager

Purchasing rental property in NM is a smart investment and can be a significant source of residual income for property owners. However, property management can be an enormous undertaking that requires a great deal of time and effort.

Property management involves the process of finding and vetting quality renters, keeping properties occupied, setting and collecting rent, maintaining property and (sometimes the most challenging) keeping renters happy. If you don't have the time to devote each month to property maintenance or the skill set and recourses to find and retain high quality tenants but still have the desire to invest in income property, consider hiring a qualified property manager with PMI. Read More...


Vacation Home Property Management

Vacation rentals are steadily rising in popularity as vacationers are drawn to a more relaxed home setting in a local atmosphere as a cost effective alternative to a single hotel room in a bustling tourist district. The market is swarmed with up and coming vacation rentals and it can be difficult to find a rental that is what it claims to be online, there are many horror stories of nightmare stays and unreasonable homeowners. Luckily there have been enough positive experiences for both homeowners and tenants to keep the bad apples from deterring this booming market. Read More...


Winter Is Coming: Are You Ready?

A lot of work goes into preparing a property for the dangers presented by even mild winters. Adequately winterizing a property means taking precautions to protect the pipes and plumbing systems, reinforcing windows to save energy costs, inspecting roof integrity and drainage, and much more. Depending on where you live, additional or greater precautions must be taken. Keeping track of it all can be difficult, and all too often properties suffer burst pipes, leaky roofs, and other damages because these tasks are overlooked.  Read More...


Tough Renting Decisions Made Easy

Owning a rental property can be an excellent source of passive income for the property owner. However, if you try to manage your own rental property, you might find yourself struggling to make all the important decisions that go into marketing and managing a rental property. How much rent should you charge? What repairs and maintenance tasks could help you rent your property out for more? Should you allow pets?  Read More...


Screen Applicants Finding Tenants

Having the right tenants in your commercial or residential rental property can make all the difference in the world. Even a single uncooperative tenants can create situations that can cost you dozens of hours and thousands of dollars to handle. The most important thing you can do to avoid these situations is to find tenants who are qualified and cooperative from the beginning. That's why it's important to screen your tenants across more criteria than simply their ability to pay.  Read More...


Landlords: Should you allow pets?

Almost every landlord has had a tenant that owned a pet. From chihuahuas, to kittens, to enormous Great Danes, pets are part of the family to those who raise them.  Read More...


Getting Your Property Rent Ready

When renting out property, it's important to make sure that you draw in as many good tenants as possible. There are many ways to do this, but one of the most effective ways is to make sure your property is absolutely ready to be sold. Spice things up, fix imperfections, repaint the walls, anything to make your property more appealing. Here is a list of steps you can take to bring out the best in your property's appearance:  Read More...


Want to sell your property? Use a 1031 Exchange

Did you know that if you own a property that is not your primary residence, you are actually classified by the IRS as somewhat of an investor? This makes selling your property just a bit tricky, especially when it comes to the taxes which come along with it. In such cases, a large portion of your profit from the sale of the property is owned to the IRS, and is called a capital gains tax. Because of this capital gains tax, property owners are left with less profit when it comes time to sale their property.  Read More...


Spring Yard Maintenance and Cleaning

Spring time is here and spring cleaning is in full swing. Not only do the insides of our homes need inspection and cleaning, our yards also need yearly maintenance done. Often times we forget about the simple things that should be done to our home each year, so here is a list of things that should be taken care of as the weather warms up.  Read More...