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Should You Include Utilities at Your Rental Property?

Utility Bill

*+-Every home, whether your own or a rental property, invariably has utility service needs. For the typical home, there will be water and sewer, electricity and gas, with some locations also having additional services that may need to be accounted for. The question each rental property owner must ask is whether or not to include […]

Foreign Investors Buying Big in US

Foreign Investments

*+-  Investing in rental property and commercial real estate has been a sound strategy for decades, and the market continues to stay hot with many buyers and investors. Most noticeably, though, foreign property owners and potential buyers have streamed into the U.S. market in recent years, with Chinese buyers leading the way according to a […]

Repair or Renovate with Garner Properties

Bathroom Renovation

*+-One of the biggest aspects of appealing to prospective tenants is keeping your property updated and in good condition. As renters come and go from your home, it continues to be subjected to the wear and tear of regular use, which can lead to cracked flooring, scuffed counters or myriad other potential problems. Whether it’s […]

Find the Right Tenants with HELP-U-RENT


*+-One of the most trying and difficult parts of managing your own property can be finding and securing tenants. The last thing you want is to get tenants into your home only to struggle with late or missing payments or damaged property. While this is always a potential risk with any tenancy, screening and getting […]

What to Do with What’s Left Behind

Abandoned Couch

*+-At the end of the lease – or sometimes, in the unfortunate case of an eviction – tenants may leave behind belongings. Whether intentionally done or unintentionally forgotten, there are a number of specific protocols that must be followed to ensure compliance with the requirements of the law. Here’s a review of the legal requirements […]

Property Management Benefits for Renters

Tenancy Agreement

*+-Property management services, despite what the name may imply, aren’t designed solely for property owners. At Garner Properties & Management, we can help those looking for a new location for their business or the perfect home find exactly what they need, but the benefits of working with us don’t stop on moving day. Last month […]

Resources for Your Housing Search

Rental Property Search

*+-Finding a new home or apartment is often a major hassle. You have to try and identify the ideal places for you based on the needs of your commute to work, social obligations, children, affordability and more. Fortunately, this searching process has become much more manageable and adaptable in recent years with more and more property […]

Tax Benefits of Using a Property Manager

Tax Benefits

*+-Every year, we all pay our taxes. With rental properties, this can sometimes lead to a hairy mess, tracking payments, expenditures and depreciation of your assets. However, using a property manager to help with your rental investments can make filing your taxes a less stressful affair. First and foremost among those benefits is the organization […]

Marketing Your Property: Ensuring Your Property Stays Occupied

Rental Sign

*+-Unoccupied buildings aren’t good for anyone when it comes to property management. A vacant property accrues no income in the form of rent, and can be vulnerable to vandalism and pest intrusions. That’s why it’s important to keep the vacancy period between tenants to a minimum. At Garner Properties & Management, we employ a multifaceted […]

How Property Managers Can Help in Legal Situations

Legal Housing Services

*+-At Garner Properties & Management, we understand that issues sometimes arise with your property or with tenants that may require additional legal action. This can range from unruly or disrespectful tenants who have caused disturbances to appealing a municipal tax assessment or violation. As part of our integrated property management services, we have retained a […]