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Your Guide to Allowing E-Cigarettes in Your Non-Smoking Florida Rental

Todd Breen - Friday, April 30, 2021
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Though the use of cigarettes is down, another new trend has taken over: e-cigarettes. 1 out of every 3 Americans claims to vape daily. That’s why it is important to think about how this will affect your tenant pool and lease agreements. After all, a no smoking policy is normal to see in a lease.But should you be flexible and allow e...

Can Home Property Management Take Care of My Property Even if I Live Out of the Area?

Todd Breen - Tuesday, April 13, 2021
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If you have been trying to self-manage a property from another state, you know how challenging it can be to take care of the day to day operations required. Hiring a local property manager can save you time, headaches, and money.Remote real estate investingWhen remotely investing in real estate, consider hiring a local management company ...

Why Landlords Should Require Their Tenants to Give More Than a 30-Day Notice to Vacate

Todd Breen - Tuesday, March 23, 2021
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A standard lease requires a tenant to give a 30-day notice once they know they are not going to renew. At Home Property Management we require a 60-day notice.  Sixty days gives us the necessary time to advertise, screen the tenant, get HOA approval, clean the property, and move them in with minimal vacancy time.Every day your rental ...

How to Limit Your Vacancy Time and Reduce Lost Rent for Your Martin and Palm Beach County Properties

Todd Breen - Monday, March 15, 2021
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How do you limit your vacancy time to maximize the return on your investment property? Can you overcome the additional hurdle of tenants being uneasy about having the property shown during a pandemic?Video tours can reduce vacancy time and ease tenants’ concernsAt Home Property Management, we create a virtual tour and a video walkth...

Self-Managing VS Hiring a Professional Property Management Company

Todd Breen - Friday, February 26, 2021
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6 Benefits of hiring a property management company:1. No emotional ties with the tenantsHiring a property manager adds a buffer between you and your tenant and removes the ability for your tenant to ask for special favors. Your property manager acts as an objective middleman who can enforce the lease without emotional ties getting in the ...

Top 7 Reasons Why Landlords Shouldn't Self-Manage Their Properties

Todd Breen - Friday, January 29, 2021
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If you’ve recently become a Palm Beach property owner, chances are you’ve discovered how hard it is to self-manage your rental property. After all, there’s a lot of work that goes into becoming a successful landlord. And if you do things right, it’s a great way to earn extra cash each month.Whether you are new to o...

What Every Landlord Should Know Before Raising Rent in Palm Springs

Todd Breen - Friday, January 29, 2021
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Raising the rent on your property in Palm Springs may seem like a simple decision to make, but there is a lot more to it than you may realize. There are many factors to consider before simply tacking a higher rent to your rental property.If you’re experiencing negative cash flow or are not making as much as you would like, raising t...

Should you offer an annual furnished rental property in West Palm Beach?

Todd Breen - Friday, January 29, 2021
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From time to time, we have an owner approach us about putting their property up for rent as a long-term (annual), furnished rental. This represents one of the smallest market segments in property management. Find out why we generally advise against annual unfurnished rentals or if you might be an exception.What is included in a furnished ...

2017 Palm Beach County Market Update

Todd Breen - Wednesday, September 6, 2017
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National home prices rose a whopping 5.8% in the last 12 months It has been a decade since the housing market crash. The article Housing: America’s Piggy Bank takes a look at what happened then and where we are today. Has the recent run up in home values been too fast? Will there be a correction? What effect does the continued recover...

New West Palm Beach Bill Seeks to Penalize Fake Service Dogs

Todd Breen - Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Have you ever considered purchasing a fake service dog vest?Stop, and don’t even bother. Not only does this affect people with actual disabilities, it’s also against the law. Under a new bill, pretending to have disabilities in order to pass off Fido as a trained service dog is a second degree misdemeanor, punishable by up to ...

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