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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.

2020-05-25

5 Ways to Save on Electricity Bill in Times of COVID-19

  The Coronavirus outbreak has suddenly and completely altered the way we live. Over 90% of Americans are currently under some form of lockdown, which means spending the majority of our time at home. As more and more people switch to working from home (or just binge watch Netflix shows) and use their electronic devices, […]

2020-04-27

Understanding Your Michigan Security Deposit

Your security deposit is an amount you escrow with your landlord, to cover any potential damages that may occur to the property during your tenancy. As the name implies, it’s a deposit that you own through your lease term, even though your landlord has possession of it. Legally it must be returned to you within […]

2020-03-30

Landlords Assume the Worst When Tenant’s Don’t Communicate

  Landlords can only assume the worst when your payments aren’t made on time and they don’t hear from you or you avoid them. We just took over the management of quite a few single-family homes with existing tenants. As communication is critical to fostering a good landlord-tenant relationship, we invested the resources into sending […]

2020-03-23

What’s More Important to Renters – Cheap Rent or a Nice Home?

We’d like some feedback from any readers on the dilemma of what’s more important to the majority of people looking to rent a home – cheap rent or a nice home. We consistently have prospects looking at the rentals we have, telling us that they’re the nicest they’ve seen so far, but few of these […]

2020-02-24

Getting Repairs Done to the Home You’re Renting

Chasing a landlord to get repairs done at a rental home is probably the biggest, most frustrating issue most tenants experience when renting. You complain, the landlord assures you it’ll be fixed, no one shows up so you complain again, someone shows up but doesn’t fix the problem and the cycle seems to go on […]

2020-01-27

How Much Rental Payment Can I Afford?

Chances are your rental payment is your single largest monthly expense. As rental rates are only getting more expensive, it’s important to calculate how much rent you can afford to spend each and every time you move. With such a big chunk of your monthly earnings being spent on renting your home, how can you […]

2019-12-30

It May Be Foolish to Forego Renters Insurance

You probably feel that your monthly rental payments are too high already, so the idea of an added expense for Renters Insurance seems unnecessary. Remind yourself of all that stuff you lugged into your new home and may still be unpacking. Those heavy boxes contain items of value, how would you replace them if they […]

2019-10-28

How To Find A Home To Rent With Low Credit Score

Having a low credit score doesn’t mean you’re doomed for life, but it can make some aspects of your life more trying and certainly more expensive. Rates for car loans and insurance, bank loans, and home rental can be challenging at best. You’re going to have to convince your potential landlord of why they should […]

2019-09-30

Why Your Landlord is NOT Getting Rich Off Of You

You send your rent check every month, but have you ever really stopped to think where all that money is going? If you believe your landlord just puts it in his pocket, you’re sadly mistaken.  Most reasonable tenants understand that landlords have bills to pay like mortgage and taxes. There are many other expenses to […]

2019-08-23

Are You A Landlord’s Nightmare Tenant?

We’ve all heard horror stories of bad landlords, or Slumlords. Hopefully, you’ve never rented from one!  There are also Slum-tenants out there destroying homes and avoiding paying rent. Hopefully, you’re not a Slum-tenant, but you may be majorly annoying your landlord without even meaning to. Do you grind a landlord’s gears? Let’s take a look. […]