Should Littleton Landlords Own Their Investment Properties in an LLC?
By Susan Melton - Friday, March 24, 2023
How can you best structure your Littleton investment property to minimize your risk and increase your earnings? A lot of landlords ask us about the value of setting their investments up as Limited Liability Companies, or LLCs. We want to talk with you about the options. At A...
Investment Property How-To: Long Term Rental or Short Term Rental in Lakewood?
By Susan Melton - Friday, February 24, 2023
An investment property in Lakewood is usually going to fall into one of two categories. Either it will be a long term rental, with a tenant signing a lease agreement of a year or more, or it will be short term rental, which is often the same as a vacation home. It might also be a...
Top Three Signs Your Current Littleton Property Manager is Not Good for Your Investment
By Susan Melton - Friday, January 27, 2023
Are you getting all the services and value you expect from your Littleton property manager? As a real estate investor or landlord, you work with a property management company so you’ll earn more, spend less, and access all the expertise, resources, and knowledge that m...
Fair Housing Advice for Your Rental Property in Lakewood, Colorado
By Susan Melton - Friday, December 23, 2022
When we talk about fair housing, we often think about the federal laws, specifically the Fair Housing Act. What you might not know is that the state of Colorado actually enacted fair housing protections even before the federal law went into effect. Colorado was the first sta...
How to Keep Great Tenants? Littleton Property Management Expert Answers
By Susan Melton - Friday, June 3, 2022
Tenant retention is good for investors because it increases earnings and decreases expenses. When you have a great tenant in place, you want to do everything you can to keep them. When your tenants stay with you and renew their lease agreements year after year, you can avoid the ...
Service Animals, Emotional Support Animals, and Pets | Lakewood Landlord Guide
By Susan Melton - Friday, May 6, 2022
Most Lakewood rental property owners understand the basics of fair housing laws. However, things can get more complicated when we talk about service animals and emotional support animals. How are they different from pets? This is an incredibly nuanced topic, and it’s a...
What Type of Insurance Will Cover Your Lakewood Rental Home?
By Susan Melton - Friday, April 1, 2022
Insurance can be invaluable, especially when we’re talking about an investment as large as a property. When you have an asset that’s worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, you obviously want to protect it. Insurance works differently with a rental property than it do...
Landlord Responsibilities in a Lakewood Rental | Property Management Education
By Susan Melton - Friday, March 4, 2022
Landlords are usually pretty clear about their responsibilities when it comes to renting out a home in Lakewood. You know you have to provide a safe and habitable home. You know you have to respond to maintenance requests. But, that’s not all. You need to follow a...
What Are Tenants Responsible for in a Lakewood Rental Home?
By Susan Melton - Friday, February 4, 2022
Tenants have a lot of rights when they rent a Lakewood home, but they also have a lot of responsibilities. This can be easy to forget when you’re a property owner working hard to provide a safe and well-maintained property. While you are generally responsible for the care a...
Benefits of Technology for Littleton Property Managers
By Susan Melton - Friday, January 7, 2022
Property management technology has really shifted over the last decade, and our investment in platforms, portals, and automated systems has allowed us to deliver services more efficiently and keep our costs down.Technology is important to the property owners and the tenants we wo...