As a landlord, you are probably in search of the best way to collect rent from your tenants. Of course, you do not want to be left “up in the air” and so, it is important that you come up with policies and strategies that will help you get the rent in a timely manner. 

May 10, 2017

Substitution fees are a standard part of our  lease agreements, but tenants are often confused about these fees. When our tenants find their own replacements, we are often asked why we charge a fee to add the new tenant to a lease. We are happy to explain!

Properly comp...

July 12, 2016

Security is always on the minds of property managers. They don’t want their tenants to be burglarized, and they also want to protect their investment. One of the best ways to achieve

both of those goals is with a good set of locks. But what is the best way to secure a l...

June 13, 2016

This neighborhoodhas all the buzz – and none of that pesky, over-whelming foot traffic. Errands are a breeze, and you’re left with space to run with the dog, attend the Petworth Farmer’s market, bike the hilly terrain, and meet your neighbors at Wednesday Socials or th...

May 5, 2016

Please don’t tell me it’s another one of those airborne illnesses...


 Actually, your heating/ventilation/air conditioning unit, does in fact have to do with the air in your living space. The ventilation part of it all is major in keeping crazy undesirable elements from...

May 1, 2016

Spring is upon us – very exciting! Celebrate by starting your day grabbing a bike from Gearin’ Up Bicycles. Ride your new-to-you bicycle on the Metropolitan Branch trail, and take in the new construction against the back drop of the existing industrial lay-out. Hit R S...

September 18, 2014

With the nights already getting chilly, it's time to get out those sweaters, buy a pumpkin spice latte, and take part in some of the fun activities autumn brings. Any Washingtonian knows that fall is a great time to be in DC. The tourist crowds and humidity dissipate j...

July 16, 2014

As DC residents, it is all of our responsibility, whether we rent or own our homes, to help protect our rivers and mitigate damage from storm water. There are several ways to plan your garden so as to both beautify your property and lessen runoff. In many cases, the DC...

July 2, 2014

As much as I love the city, sometimes I need a change of scenery. I'll often take a couple day trips a month out to nearby towns just to see what they have to offer - here are some of my favorite places to go when I get out of town for a day.


Annapolis and Baltimore



June 30, 2014

With the Fourth of July around the corner, and all the barbecues and gatherings surrounding it beginning already, my thoughts have been on how to create a great seasonal decorating scheme with a small home and an even smaller budget. Nobody likes waste, but this may be...

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