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Security is a priority for Successful Apartments

UPDATED: 01-DEC-2000 It was raining as Melissa drove up the road to her apartment. It had been a long day at work and she was ready to be home. She pulled in her parking space at Murray Place Apartments and walked into her apartment. As she pulled on the door the handle felt loose, as if the door was not fully engaged. As the door swung open Melissa looked in. Everything looked okay[...]

Litigation Lurks

UPDATED: 01-JAN-2001 Believe it or not, as a real estate investor, litigation lurks just around the corner. Imagine that your tenants stole your light bulbs from the carports then used them for their lighting needs. Now mother in law comes to visit, she trips and falls on the front step, and low and behold she sues you for the broken back, pain and suffering and lack of consortium. You of course carry insurance, but bear in mind that you can't have this happen all too often, otherwise the insurance[...]

Appreciate Your Tenants

UPDATED: 01-FEB-2001 Do you appreciate your tenants? I mean really appreciate them. Most tenants don't expect much. A clean and safe place to live, without too much interference from the neighbors. Most landlords can do this, but can you do more? Do you have to do more?[...]

Pet Policies – Can They Work?

UPDATED: 01-MAR-2001 Dear David, We are reminding you that your dog, Basenji, may visit you at the Autumn West Apartments. With this letter we would like to define your visitation rights. [...]

The Magic of Setting Rental Rates

UPDATED: 01-MAY-2001 Have you ever wondered if the rents you are charging for your rental units are in line with the marketplace? Does it take a long time to rent up your property or does it rent in a day? If you have more phone calls than you can handle, you may have priced the property too low. If you have no phone calls, maybe you are priced too high. [...]

A Moldy Day at the White Lily Apartments

UPDATED: 01-AUG-2001 It is a moderate day of 55 degrees. Your name is Pablo Smith, and you are the owner of the White Lily Apartments. Today is the day you have chosen to tour your twenty-unit apartment complex. You are relaxed and happy. The rent has been coming in on time. The tenants have been quiet. [...]

Exit Strategy: Planning When to Sell is as Important as Planning When to Buy

UPDATED: 01-SEP-2001 If you believe what it says, late night TV is full of great ways to invest in real estate. Most investors are looking at the big payback with no money down. That is like going to the store to buy a watermelon and offering to pay for it with a paperclip (a highly unlikely feat which my daughter successfully managed to do this summer at camp). [...]

Understanding the lender's perspective

UPDATED: 01-OCT-2003 There are many kinds of real estate investors, both large and small, all with different investment goals. One thing they almost all have in common is that they need to borrow money from a lender. [...]

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It’s necessary to rely on the judgement and integrity of our property manager. Without hesitation, I can endorse the actions, decisions and advice given to us by B&H. We don’t have to second guess their decisions, because the actions taken were based on years of experience.

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First of all B&H is dependable, which is very important to us. Second, everyone is nice and friendly, I always feel OK about calling when I have a question.

 

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Efficient, accurate, professional and personable service.

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Your maintenance department fixed issues in my bathroom left by the last maintenance company. The tech was kind, explained the work he had done, and even asked to cover his shoes before entering. Overall it was a very professional job. Thank you!

Meg, Residential Tenant

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Dan was very respectful and explained everything he was going to do before he did it. He also finished faster than he said he would and left the area cleaner than before.

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