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Is Air Conditioning an Emergency in the Greater Boise Area?

Mike Rampelberg - Tuesday, July 14, 2015

It is summer in the greater Boise area and this past weekend was especially hot. It was about 112 degrees yesterday and it should be about 107 degrees tomorrow. This is a good time to talk about air conditioning.  Air Conditioning Problems  If it’s Saturday night at around 9:00 pm and your tenant calls to report ...

New Landlord Guide: The Comprehensive Eviction Process in Boise

Mike Rampelberg - Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Today, we are talking about evictions. The biggest and most important part of the process is the decision to evict. That might sound simple but it’s also a tricky part in the process because it gets everything started. By the time you get to the point where you want to evict, you have probably made several attempts to negotiate ...

Can Your Tenant Really Pay for Tenant-Caused Catastrophic Damage to Your Boise Area Rental Home?

Mike Rampelberg - Wednesday, April 29, 2015

It’s true that tenants are responsible for any catastrophic damage that they cause. Let’s say there’s been a stove fire and there is $10,000 worth of damage. How do you know that your tenant can afford that? In today’s blog, we’re talking about how to enforce this responsibility.  Lease Provision &...

Maintenance: Should You Delay Until Your Boise-Area Home is Vacant?

Mike Rampelberg - Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Many landlords don’t want to paint, put down new carpet or make major repairs until their properties are vacant. Today, we are looking at some pros and cons so you can decide what’s right for you and your situation.  There seem to be two types of landlords. One type wants to delay costs for as long as possible. The ...

Advertising Boise Area Rental Listings

Mike Rampelberg - Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Where you advertise and what you put into your listing can make days or even weeks worth of difference in your turnover time. That’s the time you go without rent. The content of your listing could waste a lot of your time answering questions for unqualified people, or it can drive away the people you want to attract.   De...

How Proper Tenant Selection Helps Prevent Eviction - Boise Landlord Advice

Mike Rampelberg - Monday, March 30, 2015

Today we are talking about evictions in the Boise market. Evictions get a lot of attention because they’re very expensive. Sometimes it can cost you more to prevent an eviction than to pay for an eviction yourself. The key to avoiding evictions altogether is your selection criteria.   Terminal Applications  A...

Do I Need a Carbon Monoxide Detector in My Boise Home?

Mike Rampelberg - Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Property owners often ask us if they really need a carbon monoxide in their Boise area single family home. The answer is: yes and no. I’ve spoken to a friend who takes care of maintenance for about 250 apartments. His company has switched from traditional smoke detectors to combination smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. In t...

Tenant Screening Red Flags: Tips on How to Avoid a Boise Rental Home Eviction

Mike Rampelberg - Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Today we are discussing how Greater Boise Property Management measures what makes a tenant “right” for you and your property. As one of the most respected property management companies in the Boise area, we have screened hundreds and hundreds of applicants without any complaints to Yelp, the Better Business Bureau or the Fa...

How to Reduce Vacancy in my Boise Rental Property

Mike Rampelberg - Thursday, March 12, 2015

Vacancies can really eat the heart out of your profits. Two of the most important factors in minimizing vacancies are having a long residency for your current tenant and keeping a short turnover time between tenants.  Long Residency  Residency is a function of selection. With a good tenant, you’ll have a chance ...

Signs I Should Fire My Boise Property Management Company

Mike Rampelberg - Thursday, February 5, 2015

Today we are helping you decide when it’s time to think about firing your Boise area property manager. There are five specific things that tell you it’s time to move on and find another professional to work with so your property is protected and properly maintained.  Response Time  First, your property manag...

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