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Thursday, April 12, 2018

How much rent can you really afford?
Knowing what you want in a rental home is pretty easy: space, location, storage, comfort, etc. Finding all of those things within your budget can become a bit difficult. But before you even start contemplating your rental possibilities, you should probably know what your budget is.   There are multiple ways to figure out how much you...

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Finding a property management company with owner friendly management fees
Finding a property management company with owner friendly management fees can be difficult.  There are many companies out there that profit from turnover and vacancies. At BMG Rentals, this is not the case.  According to their website, they know that turnover and vacancy can be an owner’s biggest expense. BMG Rentals profit from goo...

Thursday, April 12, 2018

How long will my property be vacant?
When searching out a property management company, a good question to consider is, “How long will my property be vacant”?  The guys at BMG Rentals say they don’t wait for your property to rent itself, they make it happen! Vacant properties do not generate money. Most owners who have switched to BMG’s system have seen a decline in...

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Index shows rise in Idaho Falls home prices
Here is a line graph showing what the price of a $150,000 home in the Idaho Falls area would have done over the last 10 years. After peaking around $195,000 in the first half of 2008, the number slid to around $164,000 in mid-2011 and bobbed along between that number and $170,000 until third quarter of $2014. If you bought a $150,000 hom...

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Rent or Buy? Access The New York Times Interactive Calculator To Find Which One Works For You
The choice between buying a home or renting one is among the biggest financial decisions that many adults make. The costs of buying are more varied and complicated than for renting, making it hard to tell which is a better deal. To help you answer this question, The New York Times has developed a calculator to help you answer these questi...

Thursday, April 12, 2018

[Checklist] Preparing Your Property to Rent
Good, clean properties attract good, clean people. BMG Rentals (with offices in Salt Lake City and St. George, UT and Idaho Falls, ID) uses the following check list to ensure that the property is in top notch condition before the tenant moves in. By doing this the bar has been set high and the tenants can be held responsible to keep the p...

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Tips For Choosing A Property Management Company
For an investment to be profitable, it must be managed efficiently. However, choosing a property management company that will properly manage your rental property, can be challenging. The following tips compiled by Eric Carvaial of Top 7 Business, will help investors select a property management company that is the right fit. Choose a c...

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Is it Smart to Hire a Property Management Company?
A Great property management team does not cost money, they make you money!

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Numbers on growth in Idaho Falls and Ammon, Idaho
A lot has changed since the early ’90s, especially in Ammon. Take a look at the population numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau: Idaho Falls 1990 44,477 1995 48,651 2000 51,110 2005 51,787 2010 57,054 2013 58,292 Growth: 31 percent Bonneville County 1990 72,608 1995 79,527 2000 82,867 2005 90,666 2010 104,675 2013 107,517...

Thursday, April 12, 2018

The Big Changes Coming to Water Heater Standards
Replacing an apartment water heater that is already a tight fit may pose a big challenge for properties starting next year. With the addition of more insulation, residential water heaters are expected to grow to meet National Appliance Energy Conservation Act of 1987 efficiency mandates that go into effect April 16, 2015. Water heate...

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