Web Admin - Tuesday, October 17, 2017
15 Tips to Prepare Your Southern Rental Home For Winter & Save On Energy Costs
Even though our weather here in the south is milder than in the rest of the country, our temperatures still fall below zero. Rental homes in Decatur, Stone Mountain, Lithonia, East Point and College Park still need to be winterized and prepared for the c...
Web Admin - Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Should You Sneak a Pet Into Your Rental Home?
Whether you’re seeking rental homes in Decatur or any other city, the rules are always the same - if you have pets, you’ll have to find housing that permits them and pay any necessary pet deposit or pet fees up front. Because of hefty deposit costs or pet restrictions, many...
Web Admin - Tuesday, October 03, 2017
Add More Lighting to Your Rental Home
Having adequate lighting in your rental home can go a long way toward increasing your comfort and satisfaction. Some rental properties in Decatur and Stone Mountain only come with the bare minimum of light fixtures. Even if you are fortunate enough to find a rental home with large bay windows that ...
Marina Shlomov - Tuesday, September 26, 2017
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Marina Shlomov - Tuesday, September 19, 2017
The Illegal Tenant – How to Handle a Difficult Situation Like a Pro
An application is processed; the tenants sign the lease, and they move in. Sometime during the tenancy, another resident appears to be living in the property. This is a clear violation if the rental agreement that states the tenant does not have the authority...
Marina Shlomov - Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Mold – a Critical Problem in Rental Properties & Property Management
Mold in any property is a problem. Mold – is a more critical problem in rental properties and property management and must be handled quickly, properly and with a lot of documentation.
Mold has been around a long time – literally, as lo...
Marina Shlomov - Tuesday, September 05, 2017
Holding Out For the Highest Rents - Do the Math
It is natural to want to obtain the highest rent possible when your property is vacant. A long vacancy can cause frustration, anxiety, and anger. However, holding out for more money can be more costly than you think.
When this situation occurs, it is better to use a mathematical ...
Marina Shlomov - Monday, September 04, 2017
Happy Labor Day America! May your hard work bring you the fruits of your labor!
Marina Shlomov - Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Should Family or Friends Be Tenants
Family and friends - you can love and/or admire them BUT should they become your tenants?
This is a form of “nepotism, the practice of hiring family and/or friends.” It has both pros and cons and it is an area where a very large “proceed with caution” sign should be poste...
Marina Shlomov - Tuesday, August 22, 2017
What is a Rental Emergency?
It is important to understand what a rental emergency is. Depending on whose perspective it is - owner, tenant, vendor, or property manager - it can mean different things when it happens.
The definition of "Rental Emergency" found on Wikipedia is:
An emergency is a situation that poses an immediate...