Property Management Blog

What exactly is “Normal Wear and Tear”?

SGI Staff - Thursday, March 24, 2022
Property Management Blog

The phrase “normal wear and tear” is commonly used in real estate to describe the damage that occurs in the everyday use of a property or appliance. 

This form of depreciation normally occurs when a tenant moves into the premises and it may be described as expected property damage. 

But normal wear and...

Replacing Windows in a Rental Property Tips and Tricks

System - Tuesday, March 8, 2022
Property Management Blog

As a landlord, you want your rental property to look appealing. You want your tenants to stick around and not look for another place to rent because of your windows. Broken, rotten, or leaky windows are a health hazard and a red flag for anyone looking to rent a unit.

Top Tenant Complaints and How to Solve Them

System - Thursday, February 24, 2022
Property Management Blog

Dealing with complaints from your tenants is something everyone who manages a property will have to do at some point – landlords included. So, it’s best to prepare yourself for the inevitable.

To solidify your tenant retention strategy, you need to have a sound and efficient plan to resolve tenant ...

Glass Standards in Rental Properties

System - Friday, February 4, 2022
Property Management Blog

There is glass almost everywhere in your rental property: the windows, doors, bathroom, and maybe stairs. Accidents happen in rental properties; people slip and fall, and sometimes objects get thrown around. 

When accidents happen and glass breaks, shards of glass can scatter inside the home and pose a risk of injury to the ...

Squatting Laws in Arizona - An Overview

System - Monday, January 31, 2022
Property Management Blog

Do Squatters in Arizona Have Rights?

Yes, like in all other US states, Arizona squatters do have certain rights by law. Basically, a squatter may be able to legally acquire the property they are squatting on if they meet a certain set of conditions. 

Upon meeting those conditions, the sq...

Reasons to Invest in Phoenix Real Estate

System - Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Property Management Blog

Are you looking to invest in Phoenix, Arizona real estate?

Deciding to invest in real estate can help you gain a steady and reliable stream of income. Over time, you can e...

Best Areas to Invest in Phoenix

System - Wednesday, December 29, 2021
Property Management Blog

Phoenix, Arizona real estate is hot right now! The metro area is experiencing double-digit growth and a high price-to-rent ratio. So, if you are considering investing in Phoenix real estate...

Top Tips When Buying Investment Property in Phoenix

Tim Melton - Tuesday, November 23, 2021
Property Management Blog

Are you looking to buy investment property in Phoenix, Arizona?

Phoenix has grown to become one of the top real estate markets in the country. Also referred to as the Valley of the Sun, the city holds the status of being the most populated in Arizona and holds a strong demand for housing.

Phoenix is so popular thanks to the...

Breaking a Lease in Phoenix, Arizona- know the laws

SGI Staff - Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Property Management Blog

The majority of tenants who sign a lease intend to stay during the entire length of their lease.

However, a tenant could have many reasons to break a lease in Arizona

A Guide to the Eviction Process in Phoenix, Arizona

Tim Melton - Thursday, September 23, 2021
Property Management Blog

Wondering about the eviction process in Arizona?

Both the landlord and the tenant in Arizona, just like any renter in other states, have a responsibility to uphold the terms of the lease or rental agreement per the state's Landlord-Tenant Act. 

This means paying rent on time, caring for the rental unit, and abiding...

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