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Oct
25
Oct
16
R-22 Phase Out


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Effective January 1, 2020, Freon will be illegal to import or manufacture in the US.







In 2010, the EPA banned the production of any new systems that used R-22 units due to harmful effects on the ozone layer, and a complete ban on manufacturing and importing starting January 1, 2020.







So what does this mean for you? First, you need to know if your current system is using R-22 Freon. If it does, any repairs related to Freon after January 1st will not be permitted and a replacement would be required. If you’ve purchased a new HVAC system since 2010, you should be fine. However, an older unit you can check on the sticker on the side. If it says “R-22 or HCFC-22” that wou...


Oct
10
Protecting your investment property against damage


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Here are five easy steps you can take to help protect your investment property against potential damage.

















  1. Use glossy or semi-gloss paint




This makes it easier to clean walls and remove things like smudges and scuff marks





  1. Install Door stoppers behind every door




Prevents damage if doors are slammed and bang into a wall





  1. Forget about Carpet, go with tile, faux wood or bamboo flooring




These flooring options are much more durable and last much longer than carpet.





  1. Simple landscaping




Renters may appreciate a few plants here and there, but less is more and it’s best to keep it as low maintenance as possible





  1. Require tenants to replace AC filters




Be sure to include a clause in your lease tha...


Sep
30
Raising Rent Without Losing A Tenant


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As an investor of a rental property, it’s important to make a profit, and raising the rent is one way to keep your profits up. Here are some tips on how to raise rent without losing your tenant(s).















  1. Consistency




Every year, you should raise the rent even if it’s only a small amount. This sets the expectation that rent will go up at least a little bit every year. And most renters aren’t bothered by a small increase and won’t go through the hassle of moving over $15 a month.





  1. Give enough notice




Legally, a notice of rent changes must be given 30 days in advance, however, more notice is always better. Give renters enough time to know there will be an increase so the...


Sep
20
Sep
13
Normal vs. Excessive Damage:

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Normal wear and tear is damage that naturally occurs in an investment property due to aging. It typically results from a tenant living in the property and is considered normal depreciation. Here are some examples of normal wear and tear vs. excessive damage.














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Sep
03
Aug
16
LIFESPAN OF HOUSEHOLD ITEMS


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As an owner of an investment property, it’s important to know the lifespan of certain things in your home. This helps plan for the future when these large monetary repairs are needed.







HVAC System: Many homeowners decide to replace with a newer system after about 10-15 years, but the average life expectancy of an HVAC system is about 15-20 years. Arizona HVAC can be on the lower end of the lifespan due to the constant use.











Exterior Paint: Stucco surfaces typically last ten years, though wood surfaces typically only last five to seven before it begins to fade/deteriorate. Using neutral tones will help the paint last longer and less noticeable fading.











Water Heater:...


Aug
02
Jul
24
Warm Weather Electrical Maintenance


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Change AC Filters:


Change out your AC filters every 30 days; ensure they are installed correctly and are the correct size; cheap isn’t always best (take into consideration pets, amount of people, allergens, etc)







Clean out your dryer vent:


Unplug your dryer (if it’s gas, shut off the gas); pull unit out from the wall and disconnect the clamp from the hose; with a vacuum hose and dryer vent brush, clean out the opening of the dryer as high up as you can go; clean the hose in the same manner; clean out the lint trap with a toothbrush under hot, soapy water; be sure to rinse and dry thoroughly before putting back into dryer slot.







Clean Refrigerator Coils:


Pull fridge away fr...


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TCT Property Management Services, LLC

2500 S Power Road #121

Mesa, AZ 85209

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Office Hours: Monday - Thursday 8:30AM-5:00PM, Friday 8:30AM-4:00PM

2500 S Power Road #121

Mesa, AZ 85209

T: (480) 632-4222

F: (480) 632-4226

E: info@tctproperties.com


Office Hours: Monday - Thursday 8:30AM-5:00PM, Friday 8:30AM-4:00PM

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Jennice Doty, Designated Broker


For AFTER BUSINESS HOURS maintenance EMERGENCY, please call 480-632-4225 and the on-call property manager will assist you

Jennice Doty, Designated Broker


For AFTER BUSINESS HOURS maintenance EMERGENCY, please call 480-632-4225 and the on-call property manager will assist you

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