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Was Philadelphia’s Broad Street Ever Named 14th Street?

Short Answer is: Not ReallyPhiladelphia never really had a street labeled: “14th street”, though Broad Street serves as 14th Street, as its sits wonderfully between 13th and 15th Streets.Owning a property management company that specializes in Center City Philadelphia, I encounter the city’s best known arterial multiple times daily. And I’m also the property manager […]

Collecting Late Rent Fees in Philadelphia

Start Collecting Late Rent Fees Most experienced rental property owners will tell you that it’s not uncommon for tenants to pay their rental payments late. And it can cause financial problems for landlords who have their own expense to pay. Even the rental property itself has its own financial obligations that must be met – […]

Property Management Technology

How Technology Runs a Property Management Company Technology. In some fields it’s taking jobs, in but in fields like property management tech is merely adding important tools that help property managers untangle, and organize a sometimes complicated business. Owning a tech first property management company has allowed us a level of service we would never […]

Setting Up Simple Tenant Rent Reminders

Your tenants keep paying their rent late and it’s causing you problems with your rental property investment? Here’s a tip from a Philadelphia Property Manager that might help. Create a rent reminder that will be sent automatically to the tenant each month. You like automatic – you want your rental property to pay you passively […]

Message from the Pennsylvania Board of Realtors to Philadelphia

Message from the Pennsylvania Board of Realtors to Philadelphia Real Estate Agents Regarding the Recent Purposed Property Tax Hike to Property Owners: Dear GPAR Member, I hope this message finds you and your business doing well. I write to you about the City of Philadelphia’s FY2019 budget proposal and our positions on it. Where does […]

Change Rent Due Date on Philadelphia Rental Property

Property Manager Tip for Landlords You Can Change the Rent Due Date. As a property manager, we often accommodate our property owners in case of a late rent payment to make sure they receive their rent checks on time. And we view late rent payments as free money – a ten percent return (the maximum […]

Philadelphia Rental Properties Will Never Be Passive Income

If you own a rental property in Philadelphia, you already know that our market place requires landlords to maintain their properties to keep competitive with the other rental properties on the market. And unless you have one a good property management company, you know this requires a commitment of both time and money. (Click Best […]

Anti-Landlord Just Cause Legislation

There has been recent discourse from my property management forum about Councilman Jones’ Just Cause legislation. This anti-landlord / rental property legislation would allow a renting tenant to contest the legal termination of a lease, by going to the Fair Housing Commission to dispute it. I wanted to make landlords aware that under the leadership […]

Solve Frozen Water Line Pipes in Philadelphia

Plan for the 100 year storm! It took me a few years and 7 properties with frozen pipes to learn an important lesson as a Property Manager here in Philadelphia.  I learned that weather changes from year to year. Seems obvious; but yet it still escaped me! One winter was particularly cold; but what caught my […]