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Shop Locally, Think Sustainably, and Manage Environmentally

Shop Locally, Think Sustainably, and Manage Environmentally

Posted on 08. Feb, 2012 by .

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These are mainly good times for property managers. The number of new residents needing rental housing is increasing, rents are rising, and vacancies are filling up. On top of that we learned today (11/10/11) that the average rate on 30-year fixed mortgages fell below 4 percent for just the second time in history. Freddie Mac said the rate on the 30-year fixed loan fell to 3.99 percent, down from 4 percent last week. Five weeks ago, it dropped to a record low of 3.94 percent, according to the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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Increase Your Energy-Saving Awareness and Green Profits Will Follow

Increase Your Energy-Saving Awareness and Green Profits Will Follow

Posted on 14. Dec, 2011 by .

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As Property Managers, we are often measured by how we get along with our clients and residents. More and more we are also judged by the example we set as the “stewards” of the buildings and grounds that compose the properties we manage.

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Be Green and Save 80% on Your Energy Bills

Be Green and Save 80% on Your Energy Bills

Posted on 27. Apr, 2011 by .

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Imagine harnessing the underground temperature of Mother Earth to provide heating, cooling and hot water at amazingly high efficiencies. Today that dream has become a reality. The geothermal heat pump system is now available and introduces a new paradigm for heating and cooling.

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“Cool It” and Help Make Your Rental Properties “Green”

“Cool It” and Help Make Your Rental Properties “Green”

Posted on 02. Feb, 2011 by .

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Most of us don’t know how much money we and our residents can save by transforming our cooling systems to be truly energy-savings. The good news is many steps you can take to cut our cooling costs whether you’re sticking with your current cooling systems or planning to buy a new, high efficiency one.

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Green Property Managers Use iPads and Other Tablets

Green Property Managers Use iPads and Other Tablets

Posted on 04. Nov, 2010 by .

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What is “greener” than using recycled paper or writing notes on both sides of the paper? How about not using paper. If you’re a property manager, greening your business may involve using an iPad or a similar “tablet” device. By accessing the internet from your mobile device, you can use web-based property management software to run your business from wherever you are.

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Does Green Property Management Pay Off?

Does Green Property Management Pay Off?

Posted on 03. Sep, 2010 by .

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Even though we haven’t seen lots of mainstream media stories about the benefits of a “Green” approach to property management, the subject is “hot”. Well, maybe not as “hot” as a story about Geothermal Energy or how to install solar panels on your roof to create your own hot water. But the “Green and Clean” consciousness is actually growing more than ever.

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Green Pest Control in Property Management

Green Pest Control in Property Management

Posted on 04. Aug, 2010 by .

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One of the most toxic aspects of home and property maintenance involves pest control. This isn’t just about roaches, silverfish and ants either. In many areas of the country property managers and homeowners have to deal with rodents like rats and mice.

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High-Performance, Affordable LED Light Bulbs Have Arrived

High-Performance, Affordable LED Light Bulbs Have Arrived

Posted on 11. Jun, 2010 by .

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As I’ve written in past articles, the LED light bulb is a super efficient source of light. It is the future of lighting, but so far, for most consumers the available LED bulbs have been too expensive and dimmer than the incandescent bulbs many still utilize. But that seems to be changing.

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Creating Your Reputation as a “Green” Property Manager

Creating Your Reputation as a “Green” Property Manager

Posted on 27. Apr, 2010 by .

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The smartest tip I can give to a green property manager is to let all your clients and everyone else know that you’re serious about being a green property manager. This sends the message that you care about the properties you manage and the residents that live there. It also tells the community that you run a first-rate property management business, and that’s an important message.

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“Green” Property Managers Prepare to See the LED Light

“Green” Property Managers Prepare to See the LED Light

Posted on 29. Mar, 2010 by .

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The $100 billion global lighting industry is going through a radical change. New residential, office and retail buildings are abandoning fluorescent lighting in favor of LEDs, or light-emitting diodes. These tiny, energy-efficient, long-lasting and amazingly bright points of light are being inspiring companies like GE and Philips to shift production from incandescent bulbs to LED.

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Two Big Ways to be a “Greener” Property Manager

Two Big Ways to be a “Greener” Property Manager

Posted on 16. Mar, 2010 by .

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It’s never been more socially popular and rewarding to be an environmentally-sensitive professional that cares about conserving our natural resources. Owners and residents, young and old, want to do their “green bit”. They want to own or live in rental units that are energy-efficient, save money, and contribute to the solution to our global climate challenge.

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