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

Todd Breen - Tuesday, March 23, 2021


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


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


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 ...

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

Todd Breen - Friday, January 29, 2021
Property Management Blog


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
Property Management Blog


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
Property Management Blog


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 ...

Build a Good Rental Payment History With Us

Todd Breen - Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Property Management Blog


If you are looking to purchase a home in a few years, a good history of paying your rent on time may help. Boost Your Credit By Renting With Us If you are trying to build your credit or reestablish credit, you will be happy to learn that Home Property Management reports rental payment history. Credit reporting companies are begin...

How Far Are You Willing To Go For Your Dream Home?

Todd Breen - Wednesday, March 20, 2013


Will the rental market in Palm Beach county get this tight and crazy? Are you willing to sing for the home of your dreams? A young man in Melbourne who really had his heart set on a house was. He found himself competing with 25 others for the home he wanted. After being told he should send the leasing agent an email, he instead se...

West Palm Beach Real Estate Market Update October 2012

Todd Breen - Monday, December 3, 2012


West Palm Beach Real Estate Market Update Tammy Chantall, Licensed Real Estate Agent/Property Manager, explains the changes we have been experiencing in the area over the last twelve months in her West Palm Beach Real Estate Market Update. Median Sales Price For current sales market data on any city in Palm Beach County,...

Hurricane Isaac has caused minor damage to roofs and landscaping

Todd Breen - Sunday, August 26, 2012
Property Management Blog


Hurricane Isaac has caused minor damage to roofs and landscaping. Our offices remain open. Your property manager will contact you if there's any damage to your property.

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