Nick Stratton

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Miscellaneous items you may not have expected from investment properties

2019-03-05T23:44:15-07:00September 20th, 2012|Investing, Landlord, Landlord Tenant Law, Property Management, Property Manager, Rentals, Strategy|

Surprises in life appear in many forms. Traffic accidents, natural disasters or wedding anniversaries…. In many cases, one cannot anticipate or plan for things they are not expecting. The same holds true for property management. Based upon personal experience as well as the experience of others, here are a few surprises many of our investors/landlords [...]

Maintaining Rental Properties

2019-03-05T23:44:16-07:00August 4th, 2012|Investing, Landlord, Multi-family, Property Management, Property Manager, Rentals|

Maintenance can be difficult to plan for with residential homes. Vandalism, inclement weather, irresponsible tenants, poor installation/repair and time make it unclear when components of a home will need serviced. Although one cannot foresee everything that could go wrong with a home, it is important for landlords to understand their responsibilities to maintain their investment [...]

Rental Property Rates: How much should I charge?

2019-03-05T23:44:17-07:00June 4th, 2012|Investing, Landlord, Multi-family, Property Management, Property Manager, Rentals|

The number of rental properties in the Phoenix area continues to climb as investors show no signs of slowing down their acquisition appetites. A combination of strict lender requirements and ongoing trustee sales have decreased homeownership percentages. Investors are, in many cases paying cash for these real properties and then leasing them back to residents [...]

Purchasing homes with occupants: Potential benefits for landlords.

2012-05-20T10:37:48-07:00May 20th, 2012|Investing, Landlord, Property Management, Property Manager, Rentals, Strategy|

The year 2009 was when Arizona attracted many investors to purchase homes through trustee sales. Three years later, companies bidding for investors have fine tuned their processes and streamlined their efficiencies in order to make things extremely competitive when purchasing properties this way. One of the more challenging aspects in this approach is estimating the [...]

Marketing Rentals: A Must!

2019-03-05T23:44:18-07:00April 17th, 2012|Investing, Landlord, Property Management, Property Manager, Rentals|

It is no secret; investors are coming to Arizona to purchase rental properties. While each may be acquiring property for different reasons (future primary residence, vacation home, investment home) most share a common goal; find great tenants as quickly as possible. Here are some 3 lessons I have learned in the last couple of months [...]

An optimistic outlook to the future for landlords

2012-03-28T12:14:22-07:00March 28th, 2012|Investing, Landlord, Property Management, Property Manager, Rentals|

With the astounding volume of foreclosures in 2011, the population of tenants continues to increase. According to an article in propertymanager.com1, NAR claims that vacancy rates will drop from 5.0% in the 4th quarter of 2011 to 4.3% in the 4th quarter of 2012 in the multi family housing sector. The same article also states [...]