property management Archive

Cracking the Burglary Code: Are You a Target?

Criminals look at a neighborhood using a totally different calculus than residents and real estate pros do. Learn how their lenses make targets out of certain geographic, social and architectural features. ...
June 24, 2016

What Do Millennial Renters Want?

As a card-carrying member of the Millennial Generation (those of us born sometime after the early 1980s), I can attest that my peers and I are something of a different animal when it comes to real estate. We prefer...
July 31, 2014

Are You Ready for the Next Sandy?

The recent hurricane on the East Coast may be over, but the cleanup process is just now beginning. Beyond debris pickup, property managers and owners across the area are learning what preparations worked well, and what they can do...
November 1, 2012

Book Excerpt: What Renters Want

The new book “House Investors’ Manual” (2009), released this month, by real estate broker Lambert Munz offers a look at the buying rules ignored, unknown or untold regarding house rental investments. Munz bases his book on years of experience—27...
June 13, 2009

Landlording: Investor Beware

By Christopher M. Leporini, REALTOR® Magazine As stocks tumble, good investments are hard to find. But if you that investing in real estate is the easy solution, don’t be fooled. In many areas, market conditions, combined with a flood...
March 2, 2003

Smarten Up on Property Management

By Christopher M. Leporini, REALTOR® Magazine Property management can provide a valuable sideline or post-retirement income source for real estate professionals. However, getting started isn’t easy. New owners must quickly learn how to screen tenants, maintain properties, and deal...

How to Landlord Legally

Reviewed by Alan A. Alexander, CPM®, senior vice president of Woodmont Real Estate Service, Belmont, Calif. Every Landlord’s Legal Guide. Marcia Stewart, Janet Portman, and Ralph Warner. 496 pp. Nolo Press, 1996. $29.95. Before I read this book–the three...
December 1, 1996