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Aug
22
Landlord Insurance

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Rental properties are a big investment, so making sure you are protecting your investment is a must! Here is a breakdown of what your landlord insurance can cover:

Property damage: This covers damage to the home itself and personal property due to fire, storm damage, theft, vandalism and tenant damage. Ideally, your landlord insurance will cover the replacement costs for your entire rental property in the event of a total loss.

Liability insurance: This coverage protects you against liability claims and lawsuits. Whether a tenant, visitor or even a trespasser is injured on your rental property, you could find yourself in a legal headache. Your liability insurance will help you cover these costs. These costs can include medical payments, legal fees and judgment or settlement costs. You will also be covered if you, as the landlord, are found responsible for another person’s property damage. For example, if you neglect to fix a leaking water pipe and mold damage destroys a tenant’s expensive collection of vintage albums, a liability claim can be filed against you by the tenant.

Loss of income: This insurance will help compensate you for lost income in the event that your rental property becomes uninhabitable due to a covered loss, such as a storm or fire. Your loss of income coverage, or “rental reimbursement,” will prevent you from losing the income you would have had if you were collecting rent.

Optional coverage: As a landlord, you can buy additional coverage, such as rent guarantee insurance, natural disaster insurance, employer liability insurance and landlord contents insurance to cover your personal property items such as furnishings or carpet in the rental property.

Be sure to contact your insurance company to ensure you are getting the best coverage possible for your investment or to go over additional options you may benefit from.


Aug
02
Way To Save On Utilities

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Here are some helpful tips to reduce your utility bills!

1. Light Bulbs

Replace standard incandescent light bulbs with energy-saving CFLs, which provide high-quality light output, use 75% less energy, and last 6–10 times longer than standard incandescent light bulbs, saving money on energy bills and replacement costs, according to the US Department of Energy.

2. Thermostat

Get a programmable thermostat. Set the program around your schedule to save on your heating and cooling bills.

3. Laundry

Try to avoid doing partial loads of laundry, this saves on both power and water costs. Wash your laundry in cold water whenever possible as well.

4. Blinds and Window Coverings

Hang blinds, shades or coverings on windows that might receive direct sunlight throughout the day, particularly windows that face the south. Keep them closed during the day to keep your home cooler.

5. Switch out shower heads and faucets

You can get low flow shower heads and faucets that use a lot less water when using.

6. Lower the temperature on your water heater

Turning it down just 10-20 degrees will show definite savings

Any of these tips alone can save money on your utility bills. When you combine several, you’ll be surprised how much you can save every month!

Jun
28
Pool Safety

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When it comes to pools, it’s all about safety first! Here are some common safety recommendations.
  • Never leave a child unattended in the pool or pool area.

  • Because flotation devices and swimming lessons are not substitutes for supervision, a child should always be watched when in or around the pool area.

  • CPR/CCR instructions and the 911 emergency number (or local emergency number) should be posted in the pool area.

  • A phone should be located in the pool area or easily accessible in case of an emergency.

  • All residential pool owners should attend water rescue and CPR/CCR classes. Lifesaving equipment should be easily accessible and stored n the pool area.

  • All gate locks and latches should be checked regularly to insure they are working properly.

  • A gate should never be left propped open.

  • All items that could be used to climb a pool barrier should be removed from around the barrier.

  • In an emergency:

    • Shout for help;

    • Pull the child from the water;

    • Call 911 (or local emergency number) for help; and

    • After checking the child's airway and breathing, immediately begin CPR/CCR if necessary.


May
17
Ultimate East Valley Resource Guide

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Utility Companies:

Electric-

SRP (Salt River Project) - 602-236-8888 (services Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler, Phoenix, Tempe, Apache Junction & Queen Creek)

APS (Arizona Public Service) - 602-371-7171 (services certain areas of Chandler, Gilbert, Phoenix, Scottsdale)

Water/Sewer/Trash -

City of Mesa - 480-644-2221

Town of Gilbert - 480-503-6800

City of Chandler - 480-782-2280

City of Tempe - 480-350-8361

City of Phoenix - 602-262-6251

City of Phoenix - 480-312-5650

Town of Queen Creek - 480-358-3450

Johnson Utilities - 480-987-9870

Gas

Southwest Gas - 877-860-6020

City of Mesa – 480-644-2221

Internet/TV/Phone Providers (call for service areas):

Century Link - 877-720-3428

Cox Communications – 623-594-1000

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Apr
30
How much does it cost to move?

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Wondering how much it cost to move? There are a lot of factors to take into consideration. Local vs. out of state, full service, packing services, weight, distance, etc.

According to HomeAdvisor here are some average moving costs:

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TCT Property Management Services, LLC

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

Se habla EspaƱol

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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