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Importance of a Sound Management Process

Feb 19, 2016
We at Stone & Browning Property Management have been very busy lately. Currently my company manages just under 100 units in the Central Vermont area. I wanted to use this blog to update you on our most…

Fire Safety Tips In Vermont

Jul 02, 2015
When you own rental property in Vermont, or own property in general, safety should be your number one concern. Having reliable and effective fire safety equipment and procedures in place can help keep…

Operating Expenses

Jun 23, 2015
Over the past couple of weeks I have been writing about operating expenses in relation to the Net Operating Income (NOI) of an income producing property. The general premise is the higher your properties'…

Major Operating Expense Categories

Jun 12, 2015
In previous blog posts we have discussed how the Net Operating Income (NOI) is calculated and how the NOI is derived by subtracting the properties' operating expenses from the rental income. Today I would…

5 Ideas For Eye Popping Curb Appeal

Jun 10, 2015
Curb appeal can make a property shine, and can truly make a strong first impression on potential home buyers or tenants. Simple curb appeal and landscaping improvements will be the first thing that potential…

5 Skills a Landlord Must Possess

May 20, 2015
In case you didn't already know, being a landlord is NOT a 9-to-5 job. You never know what issues are going to arise, but when they do, they always seem to happen at the most inconvenient times. If you…

Avoid The Rental Nightmares

May 13, 2015
Owning rental property can be a great source of secondary income but it can also be an extreme headache if not approached correctly. Many people jump right into the investing game with little background…

6 things landlords need to know about fair housing

May 11, 2015
Understanding fair housing laws is a crucial element to owning rental property in Vermont. While there is much to discuss on this topic, I will keep it short and tell you about 6 things you need to be…

Natural Appreciation Vs. Forced Appreciation

May 06, 2015
Ever wonder about Natural Appreciation Vs. Forced Appreciation? Appreciation is beautiful thing, and one of the best ways to increase your property value as a real estate investor. What is appreciation?…

How much is your vacancy costing you??

May 01, 2015
One of the keys to successfully owning an investment property is the ability to keep your vacancies filled with paying tenants. If a unit stays empty for too long it can seriously affect your bottom line. After…