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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

The Investors’ Game Plan, Part 3: Optimize Your Rental Business

In this Investors’ Game Plan series, we’ve talked about everything you need to know before diving into the industry in Part 1, and Part 2 looked at how you can create a foolproof marketing strategy for your rental business. Assuming you’ve done well on those two fronts, by now, you’re probably beginning to gain pretty […]

2020-10-05

The Investors’ Game Plan, Part 1: Develop a Rental Business Strategy.

  Looking to escape the 9-5 and attain financial freedom? Most people who dream of launching their own business want to gain full autonomy and the ability to live their lives more flexibly, rather than simply being stuck behind a computer desk. Yet nearly half of all new businesses fail within their first 5 years […]

2020-09-21

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 […]

2020-09-14

Out-of-State Rental Investors: Clauses In Your Management Contract

  We manage lots of properties for landlords who don’t live in the local area (Metro Detroit), or even in the country. For out-of-state rental investors like these, having a dependable property manager to be their eyes and ears is probably the most critical part of their strategy. Because of this, out-of-town landlords need to […]

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? […]

2020-08-24

How Can Landlords Prepare for Another Pandemic Shutdown?

  These past coronavirus-filled months have been extraordinarily difficult for most landlords. Though way back in March, President Trump expressed positivity that we’d get over this pandemic “quickly,” in reality, nobody knows how long this will last. Many landlords weren’t prepared for the pandemic shut down and didn’t have reserves or financial planning in place […]

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 […]

2020-08-10

What’s the Best Strategy for Growing a Rental Portfolio?

The end goal for most rental investors is to generate enough rental income to be able to quit their job. What strategy should you use to grow your rental portfolio to this point?  Let’s explore two different strategies: quickly paying off your mortgage versus consistently refinancing to remove equity for additional purchases. Each has its […]

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 […]