Submitting a Great Rental Application

Property Management ApplicationYou’ve been searching for ages for the perfect rental property to move into. You’ve spent dozens of hours online scrolling through listings. You’ve spent nights and weekends traipsing through property after property. All of a sudden, a beacon of light!  You’ve just found a great property you’d love to have. After every other property you’ve looked at, virtually or in person, this is the one that checks all of the boxes for you. (more…)

Your Home Maintenance Guide for Fall

Man Cleaning Gutters

Fall is here which means it’s time to tackle your chore list for the season. The mild temperatures offer ideal conditions for much of the work that is needed on the exterior of your home.  You’ll be glad you took the time to do it now so when that harsh winter weather sets in, you will have peace of mind that your home is ready for whatever mother nature has up her sleeve.  As a property management company, we thought it prudent to provide notes about which of these chores is typically a tenant responsibility vs. a landlord responsibility.  Always check your lease if you are unsure.

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Six Ways to Appeal to Millennial Renters

Millennial RentersThe millennial generation’s comfort with home ownership is precarious. It’s a generation raised during times of great economic recession and the collapse of the housing market. Having seen how their parents and our nation were affected, they hesitate to jump into home ownership. This means the pool of prospective tenants is highly weighted with millennials. They appreciate the affordability, flexibility, and proximity that renting can offer, but they have high expectations, and it makes sense to appeal to their needs. Here’s how to take advantage…
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"Big Kid" Room Inspiration

Big Kid Room DesignReady to “grow” your little one’s room? Whether you are looking to move from nursery to big kid room or big kid room to bigger kid room, we’ve got your Tuesday inspo!
Take what you like from each and maybe you’ll find something you can really work with in your own update!
Now, if only we could find a way to work some GIANT picture windows into our children’s rooms…

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Should You Call the Peake Emergency Line or Can That Call Wait Until Morning?

Emergency Line CallsAt Peake Management, our knowledgeable property managers are ready and willing to help with your maintenance concerns (urgent or otherwise) Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm.  But what about issues that pop up at 5:02 pm on a Friday?  Luckily, Peake is equipped with an after-hours emergency service line for just that situation!  But…not so fast…the emergency line is for select service calls.
Not sure how to tell if your issue would fall into the “select” service calls category?
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Six Things You Should Be Doing as a Tenant to Avoid Security Deposit "Dings" When You Vacate a Rental.

Buying PropertyRenting a home has lots of benefits.  Among them are geographic flexibility, limited liability when appliances break and no property taxes.  But things tend to get contentious when disbursement of the security deposit is on the table.   We’ve created a list of tasks that tenants should consider in order to avoid those unexpected charges from their security deposit.
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