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2009 

I've had occasion twice in the last two weeks to turn away property owners/property accounts because the property owners wanted me to treat tenants as SECOND CLASS CITIZENS. The first property owner, after being rude and having discussions with her husband on her cel phone rather than having a 3-...
07/16/2009
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I'm posting this from long-time landlord and friend Nancy Neville in Michigan...it is timely and appropriate as these times are often more difficult for tenants.... THE TENANT PHASE THE FIRST MONTH (THE HAPPY PHASE)  During the first month of a rental period, the tenant is happy. They wanted the...
07/14/2009
One of the HARDEST parts of being a landlord is being able to "pull" applicant credit reports for tenant screening.  10 years ago it was much easier; however, now it is more difficult if one is not a large firm running lots of reports and charging application fees to cover the costs. Finally, the...
07/01/2009
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