Monday, 19 June 2017

Phoenix Property Management - Union Hills Manor, Phoenix





In our latest podcast we provide an indepth anaylsis of the Phoenix rental ranges for Union Hills Manor Phoenix and why such sites as Zillow & Trulia list rental ranges that are so far from the actual rental amount.


For all of your Phoenix Real Estate& Phoenix Property Management needs be sure to contact RPMWV Phx www.rpmwvphx.com 623-748-7800

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Renter's vs Homeowner's Insurance - Phoenix Property Management




Both types of insurance are extremely important so here we will break down the similarities and differences between the two:

Similarities:

1.Both offer coverage of personal belongings in cases of fire, theft & natural disaster 

2.Both offer liability coverage meaning that you have protection against lawsuits from damage caused to a third-party such as a visitor.

3.Both offer supplementary living arrangements so should your home become uninhabitable the insurance pays for living expenses such as food, accommodation and travel.

Differences:

The only significant difference between renter’s insurance and homeowner’s insurance is that structural features such as walls, fixtures and plumbing are the responsibility of the homeowner. Renter’s insurance only covers the rental liability and their personal belongings.  

It is important that both tenants and landlords read policies in full to be sure they have the best coverage for their needs.

And for all of your Phoenix Real Estate& Phoenix Property Management needs be sure to contact RPMWV Phx www.rpmwvphx.com 623-748-7800

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

How to avoid melting in the Phoenix Summer Heat!




Phoenix has officially hit triple digits so summer is here!  Here are some tips on beating the heat:

1. Invest in a Yeti mug (or something similar) - they have ones as big as 64 oz and it will keep your water cool all day long!

2. Buy black out curtains for windows in your home that receive direct sunlight - you'll be amazed at your AC savings!

3. Make sure to take pets out only early in the am or early evening once the sun has gone down - be sure to bring water with you for both you and your pet!

4. Plan a quick COOL weekend getaway over the summer - just a few days of relief can really help you get through the summer heat!

5. Check your tires and wipersCheck your wipers as well as your tires this month. It is typical for Phoenix to have summer monsoons and rubber dry rots in desert climates. Tires are more prone to crack and leak long before you wear out the tread. Plus, you don’t want to get caught in a sudden downpour and find that your wipers are crumbled strips flailing and scraping on your windshield. *Make sure your engine coolant and water levels are correct for the season too! *

Be sure to use plenty of sunscreen and visit the link below to find the best swimming pools in the valley!





And for all of your Phoenix Real Estate& Phoenix Property Management needs be sure to contact RPMWV Phx www.rpmwvphx.com 623-748-7800

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Phoenix Property Management - Phoenix Rental Ad Scams




Unfortunately “Rental Scams” are very popular in the Phoenix rental market. There are several scams such as non-existent properties advertised online as well as vacant properties that have been broken into and the scammer has changed the locks. The most common that we see in the Phoenix rental market is where someone takes a rental property advertisement and changes the contact and other information in the ad so that you contact that person rather than the property manager who is really advertising and renting the home out.  This scam happens all of the time on craigslist making craigslist one of the worse places to looking for a rental home.

If you are the person looking for the rental, here are the red flags you should look for:

1. Price - if the rental price is well below all other properties in the area and/or well below market than you know right away that the ad is probably fake.  
2. The Lister only accepts cash - almost no property management companies except cash.
3. The Lister can't meet to show you the property and/or doesn't have a local office location
4. The Lister asks for money up front before meeting to show you the property and/or before signing a lease
5. There is no application process in place

To protect yourself against these scams be sure to visit the website of the property management company to find the listing there as you can be sure the information will be accurate there.  

If you do unfortunately get scammed be sure to contact law enforcement and file a report. You should also contact the owner of the source where the fraudulent advertisement was posted. Additionally, file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). More information can be found by clicking on the link below:




And for all of your Phoenix Real Estate& Phoenix Property Management needs be sure to contact RPMWV Phx www.rpmwvphx.com 623-748-7800


Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Phoenix Property Management - Evictions



Evictions are never pleasant. The reasons for eviction vary dependent on the individual or situation. With “no-cause” evictions being targeted by cities and states as being unlawful and unfair, and ultimately being removed as options to landlords this leaves only for cause eviction proceedings. So, which of the following are cause for an eviction?

1.Noise Complaints

2.E-Cigarette Use

3.Medical Marijuana Use

4.Landscape Damage

5.Unpaid Rent

6.Unauthorized Pet

7.Any of the Above

The answer which may be surprising is #7 Any of the Above!

Although any of the instances above could end in eviction proceedings, most are considered “curable” under the law.  For example, noise complaints can be rectified by turning down the TV or stereo volume;  an unauthorized pet can be approved to stay with fees paid or removal from the premises; landscape damage can be corrected; etc. Unpaid rent can even be paid with late fees. The only exception  would be lease language that specifically states drug or e-cigarette use on the premises is grounds for immediate termination.  However, this too is open to interpretation by the judge that would hear the case.

When considering an eviction, it is imperative to seek counsel to ensure you have covered your bases and have the proper documentation and back-up to win your case.  Although evictions are never pleasant, we at Real Property Management WV Phoenix strive to guide you through the process with as few head and heartaches as possible.

And for all of your Phoenix Real Estate needs be sure to contact RPMWV Phx www.rpmwvphx.com 623-748-7800

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Appreciation of Phoenix Real Estate During 2016 & Predictions for 2017

May Podcast Available Now!!!



And for all of your Phoenix Real Estate & Phoenix Property Management needs be sure to contact RPMWV Phx www.rpmwvphx.com 623-748-7800

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Top 5 Things to do in Phoenix in the Summer!


Summer is right around the corner which in Phoenix that means temps as high as 120 degrees so we have compiled the list of the top 5 things to do to beat the heat!

1. Go to a D'Backs game!  What a great way to spend 3-4 hours in lots of cool AC while being entertained AND eating some great junk food.

2. Visit a spa! Phoenix is known for having some of the best spa's in the country.  What's great about the spa is you can spend the day enjoying all of the amenities such as pool, amazing food, locker room with great smelling lotions & soaps AND in between enjoying a relaxing massage or facial.

3. Visiting a city outside of Phoenix such as Sedona, Flagstaff or Prescott where temps can be down as low as the '70's in the summer so its a great way to escape the heat.

4. Hang out at a water park!  Phoenix is a mecca of water parks so you can find them in almost every city and it's a great place to spend the day with your family.

5. Spend the day floating on the salt river....just be sure to go early before it gets really crowded but it's a great way to float your worries away.


And for all of your Phoenix Real Estate needs be sure to contact RPMWV Phx www.rpmwvphx.com 623-748-7800