What will my property rent for? The most asked question of any property manager I would venture to guess. (It's either this or how much do you charge? That is an entirely different blog) Every investment transaction hinges on this factor so you can imagine how important it is to have the most accurate information as possible. We know there are a plethora of resources on the internet to assist any … [Continue reading] about What will my property rent for?
Self-showing lock boxes became very popular after several agents where attacked and even killed in our industry as well as the real estate industry. Unfortunately this has become something that happens more often than people probably know (or want to know) so we initially started using self-showing boxes for the safety of our staff. Most property managers do not have the staff available to have … [Continue reading] about Self Showing Lockboxes
This quarters NARPM survey was published a little later than expected but the numbers are in and they are interesting. This year has been curious to say the least and housing is just one area that has been affected by this years pandemic. 19 property managers participated in this quarters survey of almost 7,700 single family and multi-family properties throughout our Treasure Valley. Take a look … [Continue reading] about NARPM Q2 2020 Vacancy Survey
Are you concerned about a potential or current tenant giving you false assistance animal documentation? Yes, we were to for a while. The number of letters and notes we have received over the years from both legitimate and not so legitimate sources has skyrocketed in the last few years. How can you know when an assistance animal letter is truly legitimate? Well, thanks to a recent investigation … [Continue reading] about Assistance Animal Documentation
What is a reasonable accommodation request? By definition, under the Fair Housing Act, the housing provider is responsible for the costs associated with a reasonable accommodation unless it is an undue financial and administrative burden, while the tenant or someone acting on the tenant's behalf, is responsible for costs associated with a reasonable modification. What does this mean for you as … [Continue reading] about What is a Reasonable Accommodation Request
The city of Boise has passed a new city ordinance applying a cap on application fees. This ordinance was passed just a few days ago and property managers across the Treasure Valley are processing how to proceed on this front. You can read more about the ordinance in its entirety below. Here at RentWise, we know that properly screening potential tenants is one of the largest concerns for all … [Continue reading] about Application Fee Cap in Boise City