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author Keepe, Nov 27, 2017

Flooring is the first thing that rental applicants see during a showing of a rental property, so flooring choice for rental properties is the equivalent of curbside appeal (for homeowners). Renters are motivated by different attributes than homeowners, so luxury or cost are not the only attributes to consider when making a choice of flooring.

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author Keepe, Nov 19, 2017

Leaves will fall off at the end of Fall and many of them will end up in your gutters. A maintenance professional with a tall ladder can use a leaf blower to remove all the leaves from the gutter and get it ready for winter weather.

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author Keepe, Nov 11, 2017

Many property managers and landlords deal with maintenance in a reactive manner, waiting for tenants to report maintenance issues and/or waiting for the property to turn over before addressing maintenance issues. Keeping up with property maintenance helps reduce tenant turnover, preserves the value of the property and prevents more costly issues.

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author Keepe, Oct 30, 2017

Outdoor hose bibs are particularly vulnerable to freezing and breaking, especially during a cold night. The easiest way to prevent outdoor faucets and hose bibs from freezing is by installing hose bib covers.

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author Keepe, Oct 23, 2017

A burglary is one of the scariest events that can happen at a rental property. It “freaks out” the tenants and puts the investment at risk. Even worse, absent proper precautions, it can expose the landlord to potential liability claims.

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author Keepe, Oct 16, 2017

Everyone has heard of the “big one” - the ultimate earthquake whose impending strike will decimate cities and regress civilizations. There is a local version of this legend in almost every state - both Washington and California states each reside on major fault lines.

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author Benjamin Ayers, This article appeared in the Rental Housing Journal on Oct 9, 2017

You wake up on a Saturday, make yourself some coffee and a bagel, open up the newspaper and start reading. Suddenly, you hear the dreaded beeping of your phone. It is the tenant at your rental property complaining about bird poop all around the front porch and backyard.

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