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Ask an Expert: What’s the Risk of Hiring Unlicensed Roofers?

Q&A: I’m a brand-new board member of a condo unit in Hawaii. We need some patchwork done on a pitch and tar roof. A unit owner has offered to do the work for a much-reduced rate, plus the cost of materials, which would save us a bundle… but he’s not a licensed contractor. The board […]

7 Reasons Military Veterans Make All-Star Property Managers

Most landlords and HOA boards understand the importance of rigorously screening prospective residents. But step back and think: How much time did you put into screening your property manager? Did you use a similarly rigorous process? In reality, most don’t–but finding a high-quality property manager is just as important as finding great residents. So, that […]

7 Ways to Keep Your Property Safe This Halloween

Ghost, ghouls, and goblins–beware! Your property is ready for any of the scares they might try to bring your way this Halloween night–or at least, it will be, assuming you take a few steps before trick-or-treaters hit the streets. Here are 7 Halloween safety tips for rental properties and homeowners associations. — Halloween Safety Tips […]

When Should Landlords Start Thinking About Taxes? (Hint: It’s Never Too Early)

It’s time to schedule a sit-down with your tax advisor. Why now? Well, your tax advisor won’t have much time for strategic planning when you turn in an overflowing box of receipts on April 12. Mid-year tax planning for landlords–well before the April 15 general filing deadline–can pay some big dividends, as your tax advisor […]