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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.

2021-08-30

Rent or Own a Home? 4 Questions to Help You Decide

Ah, the American dream. Start a family, generate wealth, and own a home. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably have the notion of homeownership being the ultimate goal to lifelong happiness. Real estate agents, mortgage lenders, and even home improvement stores bombard us with the glamor of homeownership. They say you shouldn’t have […]

2021-08-16

5 Tips to Collecting Rent on Time

Collecting rent, in full and on time, is the number one thing a landlord needs to do to be successful and have consistent cash flow.  But, especially in Class C or D rental markets (where lots of new investors start out because the houses are affordable), this isn’t always easy. You’ll almost certainly have to […]

2021-07-26

6 Steps to Find The Best Place to Rent

We all have a dream home. Mine is a two-story single-family home with an open floor plan and a big backyard—perfect for hosting summertime barbecues with the family. And I’m sure you’ve imagined what your ideal home is, too. However, we need to consider realistic factors when deciding where and what kind of house to […]

2021-04-26

Top 10 neighborhoods in Metro Detroit to live in

Finding the right neighborhood is just as important as finding your dream house. The neighborhood you choose will determine the community you’ll surround yourself with. Thus, it’s important to pay attention to the safety and crime rates, school districts, employment rates, and amenities in the area, among other things, when choosing the right neighborhood to […]

2021-03-29

6 Tips to Move Safely During COVID

Are you moving rental homes amidst the COVID outbreak? With the pandemic still ongoing, it’s best that you carry out additional preventive measures for a safer move – even if ⅓ of the country has now been vaccinated.  Below, you’ll find six important steps to help you prepare for your move, stay safe during the […]

2020-12-28

A Complete MoveOut Checklist for Tenants

You’re moving out of your rental home and would like 100% of your security deposit returned as quickly as possible. So, let’s look at how you can logically make that happen! First, let’s look at what you’re up against with some statistics. According to a Rent.com survey, 1 out of 4 renters (26%) don’t get […]

2020-11-30

How to Negotiate a Payment Plan with Your Landlord

Requiring rent payment during a pandemic may seem cruel, but many landlords are not rich and depend on rental income to pay their bills, including mortgage payments on their rental properties.  In Michigan, an executive order was signed by Governor Whitmer at the start of the shutdown that stopped evictions due to the pandemic, but […]

2020-10-26

Renting from a Property Manager vs a DIY Landlord

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between renting from a property manager versus an individual, or ‘DIY’, landlord? It mostly depends on how you want to communicate or engage with them and what type of relationship you’d like to establish, but here are some key factors to consider when comparing the two: Relationship […]

2020-09-28

How Will An Eviction Impact Your Future Ability to Rent?

Did you know that getting almost-evicted might stop you from being able to get a new car? That’s right–not only do eviction proceedings impact your future rentals, but also your credit history! It will haunt you when you’re getting a loan, mortgage, or credit card for at least the next 7 years. It doesn’t even […]