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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.

2020-10-19

ProtectingYour Rental Properties from Winter Related Damages

  With the warm months behind us and the weather cooling, it’s only a matter of time before winter snow and ice are here. The last thing you want is tenants calling you on a freezing January night, saying their pipes have burst, flooding the entire basement and ruining their stuff (which they want you […]

2020-09-07

PMCs: You Get What You Pay For

One of the most valuable things a PMC does for a DIY landlord is make their rentals a business, not personal. So, if you met a potential partner who was going to help you run your business, would your first priority be making sure that they took as little payment as possible for their efforts? […]

2020-08-03

Are You Ready to Scale Up Your Rental Business?

  Most rental investors enter the industry thinking not just about owning a single rental property, but about how they can eventually acquire 2, 3, 4, or dozens of rental properties one day and retire from their day jobs. If you’ve put all your available capital into property #1 and are planning how to acquire […]

2020-07-13

The Limitations of Online Tenant Screening Tools

Online tenant screening tools are easy and relatively cheap to use, but are they giving you the best overview of tenants’ backgrounds and reliability in terms of maintaining the property and paying rents on time?  If you’re dealing with applicants with high credit scores, this probably won’t be an issue for you. On the other […]

2020-07-06

Preparing for Extreme Rental Property Damages and Maintenance Issues

It should be expected that something will always go wrong or need fixing with any rental property. These extreme rental property damages and maintenance Issues often depends on the age and amount of deferred maintenance of a property and the demographics of the tenants. There are, things that most landlords aren’t prepared for either financially […]

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 […]

2020-06-15

Beginner’s Guide to Working with a Property Management Company, Part 1

Hiring a good property manager can be the key to scaling up your rental investments. Working with a property management company frees up time for landlords to focus on growing their rental portfolio, rather than on the day-to-day business of tenant screening, property inspections, and maintenance issues. So if you self-manage and you’re looking to […]

2020-05-18

How Flexible Should You Be With Rent Payment Issues Due to COVID-19

Many tenants who are temporarily out of work are struggling to make rent payments due to COVID-19 Coronavirus has had a major impact on the global economy. As of April 20th, the U.S. has the highest number of cases in the world, and Michigan has been particularly affected. Not only are there a large number […]

2020-05-11

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 […]