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Is your building in need of rental property repairs? Some great reasons to embark on repairing your property include safety precautions, preventative maintenance and overall visual appeal.

Your property should be safe for everyone – especially children. If you are in an area of high crime, it’s important to install security cameras, working locks and alarm systems. Making certain that the grounds, parking lot and sidewalks are free of debris and cracks or holes is also important to prevent people from tripping and falling. Balconies and guardrails must be in proper working condition, and any pool areas must be properly enclosed with a fence or other barrier.

Sometimes rental property repairs involves doing regular check-ups on plumbing, electrical and HVAC to be sure that no larger problems are waiting in the wings. Fixing leaks and changing fuses early can prevent costly issues down the line.

If you need to repair or replace flooring in a rental unit, consider using vinyl flooring as an option to carpet or wood. It can be installed on top of existing flooring, and is comfortable and attractive!

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Managing a Child-Safe Property: Attract Families to Your Rentals

Attract renters by ensuring your properties are kid-friendly and child-safe!

Property owners know, every apartment must be safe for every age (and the Fair Housing Act protects all families who wish to rent). Rather than looking at child-safety as another task on your to-do list, savvy landlords know that appealing to families is important. Families with kids are often stable, responsible renters—here’s how to create a child-safe property to attract great tenants.

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Low Cost Ways to Improve Your Rental Property

Until the time is right to put some big money back into your rental property, you can improve the look and feel of the building by making small, inexpensive enhancements.

Rental property improvements are never a bad idea. An updated look often lures in new tenants, while current tenants appreciate seeing maintenance staff around fixing pieces in public areas. The challenge of property improvements is mostly cost. The time spent fixing something up plus the cost of the materials can really cut into a budget if not properly considered. On the other hand, it’s possible to recoup some serious revenue if those improvements lead to great tenants who stick around for the long-term. Let’s take a look at more than 10 great ways to spruce up a rental property for prospective tenants.

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Benefits of Vinyl Plank Flooring In Rentals

It’s time we talk about a flooring alternative that looks great and will save money. What’s not to love?

Landlords often use time between renters to spruce up the space. Apartment walls get painted, bathrooms get new fixtures and nearly everything else gets cleaned up. Flooring is often overlooked in these refreshes because of the idea that it’s a project that will take far too much time and money. Many landlords also only consider two options when thinking flooring. Hardwood floors are memorable and popular if you have them in the unit, otherwise carpeting is considered the only cheap alternative. Well, there are more options available to property owners that are cheaper, easier to maintain and can revitalize a unit better than a new roll of carpet.

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