Property Management Blog

Amazon Is Putting a Homeless Shelter Inside Its New Seattle Office Building

Web Admin - Thursday, May 25, 2017

Business Insider (05/10/17) Garfield, Leanna

Last year, Amazon purchased an old motel in downtown Seattle and turned it into a temporary shelter for the homeless. The lease only extends through this October when the building will be demolished to make way for a couple of new Amazon office towers. Now, the Internet retail giant will give the shelter a permanent home. On May 10, Amazon announced it will devote half of one of the six-story office buildings to the shelter, known as Mary's Place. Construction on the two towers is on track to start this fall, with a 2020 grand opening targeted. Read More...


AirBnB room tax may be coming

Web Admin - Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Depending on what comes out during development of the legislation, government officials may finally be able to know exactly how many Airbnb rooms are being rented, how the trend is impacting the conventional lodging and whether there are legitimate safety concerns. Read More...


Interviewed by CBS Sacramento News for a Rental Market Update

Web Admin - Monday, May 15, 2017

Alexandra Goldthwaite, CPM, MPM with HomePointe Property Management was interviewed by CBS News for a Rental Market Update.  Read More...


What Are Apartment Building Amenities Worth?

Web Admin - Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Apartment complexes and communities are looking to distinguish themselves in a relatively static residential market with amenities, but what ones do renters want? Read More...


Passing of the Gavel

Web Admin - Tuesday, April 18, 2017

(photo left to right: Jeff Lapin, Past President and Alexandra Goldthwaite current 2017 President)

Alexandra Goldthwaite,CPM Broker Associate with HomePointe Property Management, is the current President of the IREM Sacramento Chapter. Read More...


Bad Neighbor Fences

Web Admin - Friday, March 31, 2017

When you own a property with a fence that borders another parcel, the house that you live in or a rental with tenants, you have a potential problem with the owner on the other side. It may be a storm that causes the fence to fall, a pet that damages it, or just the ravages of time. Whatever the cause of the damage, once the fence is in need of repair or replacement you can either fix it at your own expense, or you will have to engage with your neighbor to work out an agreement. If your neighbor is reasonable and financially stable, stop reading. If not, better find out how to deal with a bad neighbor.  Read More...


How to defrost box/chest freezer

Web Admin - Thursday, March 30, 2017

Here is the easiest way to defrost your box/chest freezer  Read More...


Managing the Onsite Manager

Web Admin - Tuesday, March 14, 2017

If you own a small apartment building that has 16 or more units you must have a person on your payroll that resides at and represents the building. This is required by law in California.  Read More...


Inviting Family Room filled with Property Management Information

Web Admin - Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Organizing the magazine with LandLord Magazine on top! Read More...


What house projects will give the greatest Return on Investment?

Web Admin - Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Here are 5 projects that will give the greatest ROI AND 5 projects that will give the lowest ROI. Read More...