Property Management Education

How Often Should I Inspect My Rental Property?

Marc Cunningham - Monday, April 23, 2018


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What Can I Charge to My Tenants Security Deposit?

Marc Cunningham - Friday, March 30, 2018



If you own Colorado rental property, it’s imperative that you make yourself aware of the rules and regulations surrounding security deposits. When a tenant vacates your property, properly processing the return of a security deposit can be a complicated process. What are the timelines you must abide by? How much can you deduct for a particular damage item? What are you not legally allowed to deduct? In this blog post, we will answer these questions and more to help ensure a smooth move out for both you and your tenant.  Read More

3 Questions to Ask Before You Let a Repairman Into Your Rental Home

Marc Cunningham - Friday, March 02, 2018



If you are a self-managing rental property owner, it’s only a matter of time before you receive the dreaded phone call from your tenant alerting you to a maintenance issue. This could be a faulty appliance, HVAC, or any number of other common home repairs. Often the solution is to hire a competent third-party service provider to handle the repair. However, it’s important to remember that whoever you choose to complete the job is a direct representation of you as the property owner, meaning any unlawful behavior on their end could leave you on the hook with your tenant.  Read More

Should You Own Your Rental Property in an LLC?

Marc Cunningham - Monday, February 12, 2018

Real estate investors are faced with a host of important decisions on how they will own and operate their rental properties. Perhaps the most critical decision being how they should actually own the property. Should they hold it individually or set up some type of ownership entity such as a corporation or LLC? In this post, we will provide a few helpful considerations to choose the best form of ownership for your rental portfolio.   Read More

Why You Should Never Charge a Pet Deposit

Marc Cunningham - Thursday, January 11, 2018



Rental property investors often come to us with questions regarding renting to tenants with pets. Landlords and even property managers sometimes fall into the trap of charging a separate pet deposit, when the reality is an additional pet-specific deposit is not in the best interest of the property owner.  Read More

Pros & Cons of Investing in Subsidized Housing

Marc Cunningham - Friday, December 01, 2017



What is subsidized housing and should you as a real estate investor incorporate it into your investment strategy?   Read More

Don’t Hire a Property Manager Until You Check These 6 Things

Marc Cunningham - Friday, October 27, 2017



If you’re a residential property investor preparing to hire a property manager, you should absolutely ask these six un-frequently asked questions. Even if you have a manager you’ve already hired, call them and ask these six things to ensure you’ve effectively vetted the company handling your rental assets. After all, your property manager is the liaison between you and your tenants and can often directly affect your bottom line. The six questions to ask when conducting your due diligence on property managers are below  Read More

6 Questions to Consider Before Turning Your Home into a Rental Property

Marc Cunningham - Friday, October 27, 2017



Our team at Grace Property Management talks to a lot of homeowners weighing their options between converting their primary residence into a rental property or selling. It’s not an easy yes or no. Here are six questions to ask yourself when trying to decide:   Read More

5 Advertising Essentials for Rentals

Marc Cunningham - Monday, October 02, 2017



Whether you as a rental property investor choose to hire a property manager or self-manage your rental investment portfolio, it’s essential that your vacant property is being marketed effectively. In this blog, we will identify the five key strategies to help you market your property for maximum exposure to find the quality tenants you desire, or to check that your property manager is doing these marketing actions on your behalf.  Read More

10 Words You Never Want to Hear from Your Tenant

Marc Cunningham - Wednesday, August 30, 2017



"I am getting a service animal and it’s a turkey."

While this may seem silly or unrealistic, but the truth is this is a real story. As a landlord, what do you say? Do you know the laws around service animals? If you don’t, you should brush up because HUD doesn’t take service animals lightly. Let’s test your knowledge a bit.  Read More


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