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Welcome to the Logical Property Management Blog. Below you'll find blog posts specific to Property Owners or Tenants to learn more about how we work and what you should be looking for.

2021-04-07

COVID-19 Tenant Payment Performance Update through March 2021

  We truly hope you appreciate our extra efforts to keep you informed about the COVID impact on tenant payment performance. There are a lot of issues outside of our control, but we want to communicate to keep you informed. Please send us any suggestions for what additional information you’d like to see. Please be […]

2021-03-15

Commercial Renting in Metro Detroit During COVID

COVID-19 has changed everybody’s work habits and business structure—temporarily, in some ways, but also quite permanently in others, especially for the commercial real estate industry. Though the pandemic is slowly easing up, businesses might continue to incorporate work-from-home arrangements, relocate to the suburbs where rent is cheaper or cut down on headcount. Moody’s Analytics even […]

2021-02-22

The Ultimate Real Estate Glossary: Letter A

The real estate industry has so many terms, it truly is its own language! Most people will tell you to just learn the real estate glossary. as you go along—eventually, you’ll get the hang of it and pick up industry vocabulary. In reality, that takes a really long time. You don’t want to spend years […]

2020-11-16

Virtual & 3D Tours are Here to Stay: Should You Invest in Them?

  With the pandemic still at large, it seems like virtual and 3D tours are truly here to stay. But should landlords invest in them? What if it’s just a temporary fix due to COVID? What are the benefits of having virtual tours, anyway? Before the pandemic changed our general behavior, most people didn’t trust […]

2020-08-17

Pros and Cons of MF vs SFR

Many property investors start out with single-family rentals because they’re easier to acquire and more familiar. As your unit count grows though, you may want to consider buying multi-family properties. A multi-family property may consist of units in a building with a common entrance or units with separate entrances. Several of either building type may […]

2020-07-20

A Changing America: “Tenants For Life” Numbers Rising in the US

How Will It Impact Metro Detroit?   Gone are the days when owning a home was synonymous with fulfilling the great American dream. Is “Tenants for life” really the trend now.? Homeownership in America is now in decline amongst the younger generations. Although Census data for the 2020 Housing Vacancy Survey shows that about 65% […]

2020-06-22

Beginner’s Guide to Working with a Property Management Company, Part 2

“Interviewing a Property Management Company”   Self-managing your rental properties can be challenging and time-consuming, especially for landlords who are scaling up their portfolios. This is where having a good property management company can be a huge asset There are many property management companies (PMC’s) to choose from, both good and bad, so gathering as […]

2020-05-04

What Impact Will Coronavirus Have on Metro Detroit Property Prices

  At the start of 2020, Metro Detroit’s real estate industry was performing well. Many investors were looking forward to the onset of the spring homebuying season, until coronavirus hit pause on everything. According to Retail Wealth Network’s 2020 market research report, the Motor City has shown a year-on-year real estate market growth across a […]

2020-04-20

Handling Squatters in Michigan

When you hear the word “squatters”, it probably conjures up images of a homeless community or an abandoned house used as a drug den in the inner city. Though in many cases that may be true, modern-day squatters may be someone you diligently screened and leased to. Whether one of your holdover tenants refuses to […]

2020-04-13

Exit Survey: Why Is Your Tenant Leaving?

Tenant exit survey can be an effective tool to improve tenant retention by addressing any issues that may be causing your renters to look for a new home.   Most tenants regularly move for a variety of reasons; it’s merely the nature of the business. The more doors you manage, the more times you have […]