Author: Alex Delaney Section 8 has a bad reputation. While not all Section 8 tenants are problematic, there are enough horror stories to keep landlords from considering this program, especially those with personal experience. Landlords, who have pulled out of the system long ago, cite problems getting the tenant’s portion of rent, overzealous inspectors with…

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Author: Alex Delaney State by State laws for the Southeast The South is on the move for the summer. To help you avoid any unnecessary fines, we’ve put together a list of highway traffic laws for the Southeastern part of the country. Georgia: Hands-Free Driving: No individual shall physically hold or support, with any part…

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The Changing American Dream

Homeownership, once a measurement of success, has become an albatross, trapping people in homes when the economy requires more mobility. Jobs no longer last for decades and the next best career move might be across the city or the country. “Locking into a mortgage can feel like a trap for this mobile generation.” Millennials have…

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Avoiding the High Cost of Vacancies

When a property is vacant it loses money. It is that simple. In addition to losing rental income, a vacancy means high turnover costs to get the property ready to rent. So how do you avoid vacancies? Tenant retention. Keeping good tenants avoids the money pit of vacancies. The best way to keep a tenant…

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Protecting Your Home During Colder Weather

When the weather is dropping down to freezing temperatures, there are things you can do to prepare your home beforehand. Freezing can cause damage to your home. Frozen pipes and dying shrubs are no fun to deal with in the winter. Here are a few ways to get your home ready for colder weather approaches:…

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Q/A with a Property Manager

Things get done and handled constantly in the world of property management! Here at Compass Property Management Group, we pride ourselves in building trusting relationships with our clients. We put care and attention into our work. We think being personable is important, so we have a fun question and answer for you with one of…

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With the onset of internet access, our society is being inundated with services to fix any problem.  Take a poor work history, if you are trying to land a job and need to beef up your resume due to a firing or a gap in work history, you can contact one of several companies that…

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Low priced housing investments can be a great deal.  The upfront costs are lower, maintenance costs are lower and houses in this price range move quickly as most low-income families are forced to rent. The downside of low priced housing is that you generally deal with tenants who live from paycheck to paycheck and any…

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Discrimination in and of itself is not illegal. Where landlords face penalties is when discrimination is not practiced across the board. For example, if your company consistently runs background checks on every applicant and denies housing to all applicants with criminal convictions you are practicing a form of discrimination that currently has no consequences. However,…

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