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Renters Insurance

Simple Home Management gets a lot of questions on renters insurance. We receive the questions from tenants and owners. Tenants Simple Home Management, a Grand Rapids Property Management Company, requires tenants to have renters insurance. This is because is protects...

Property Management Technology

Property Management Technology   At Simple Home Management we a lot of questions about what types of technology we use everyday. Managers that specialize in Property Management in Grand Rapids have a wealth of technology and we are going to go over them today. We...

How To Budget For Capital Expenditures

Capital Expenditures- Property Management Services We get tons of questions on capital expenditures. When we get a call for property management services in Grand Rapids, we also get questions on capital expenditures. Want to learn about capital expenditures? Read...

Screening Tenants

We have many owners that approach us and ask what our process is for properly screening tenants. The process is very simple. We suggest developing your process and sticking to it! Screening Tenants For Success Tenant Application The first step to screening tenants is...

How Well Do You Know Your Rental Property?

Rental Property Tenants- Important Items to Know It is important to take the time to know where important items are in your rental property in case of emergency. Since it is easy to forget where these items are, it's a good idea to refresh your memory. Water Shut Off...

Things To Consider When Looking For A Rental Home

Rental Home Search! As a premiere property manager in Grand Rapids, Simple Home Management gets tons of questions from tenants about their rental search.  When your are searching for a rental home, the first place you should start is to define where you want to live....

Top 10 Reasons to Use a Property Manager

Advertising Your Rentals A property manager in Grand Rapids at any time has many tenants looking to lease properties at a time. This means that a manager can follow fair housing guidelines and find the VERY best tenant for your property. If there are tenants that...

Lawn Care Rental Properties!

 Lawn Care Rental Properties Many owners ask the question, “Should I pay for lawn care and landscaping or should the tenant pay?  Should I pay for snow removal?”.  Read below to learn about lawn care rental properties! When someone is looking for property management...

Evictions! Part 2

Evictions Grand Rapids If you haven't checked out evictions part 1, check it out here!  Evictions Grand Rapids isn't all that tough!  Once you win at court, the tenant has a certain amount of days to pay.  If the tenant does not pay, then you file again with the court...

Evictions! Part 1

Evicting tenant Grand Rapids can be tough (but not if you have a property manager in Grand Rapids!).  You have a relationship with the person- sometimes it can be a personal friendship.  The tenant then doesn’t pay and you feel terrible about evicting your friend. OR...

Rental Property Water Bills

Rental Property Water Bills! Rental property water bills can be a challenge! As a property manager in Grand Rapids we know that the water stays with the property, not the tenant. That means if the tenant moves and doesn’t pay their water bill, then you (the owner)...

Lowering Maintenance Costs

Lower Maintenance Costs With Rental Property Management Many of our owners ask us what they can do to lower their maintenance costs. Since we deal with property management in Grand Rapids everyday, Simple Home Management knows how to lower maintenance costs.  There...