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Phone Lines and Your Fire Alarm System

By  Brian Arenofsky Traditionally a fire alarm system in a commercial building that required monitoring at a central station required 2 telephone lines, one of which had to be dedicated to the fire alarm system only.  The second line which was for redundancy could be a shared house line...

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The Keys to Successful Tenant Screening

By Jamie Borodin Property management rentals can be a lucrative investment, but return on investment is put at risk when you rent to the wrong applicant – one that won’t pay the rent or who may pose a safety risk to you or the neighbors living around your property.  Effective applicant...

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Don’t Let Bed Bugs Bite Your Property

By Shannon Sked, Western Pest Services Property managers of multifamily communities across the country are always threatened by a variety of pest problems. One of the most significant (in terms of cost and difficulty to remediate) pest threats is bed bugs. Bed bugs rapidly resurged in the last...

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A Sound Estate Plan

By: Michael Pine, Pine Innovative Planning We all have goals we want to meet during our lifetime.  The education of our children, a comfortable and financially secure retirement, and perhaps a new home or a second home. The first step of estate planning is to help you plan for -and...

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Is Your Tenant’s Dryer A Fire Hazard?

By: Bob Bellis , Dryer Vent Wizard of Central Jersey  Without proper maintenance, the dryer vent is a potential home fire hazard—yet the majority of homeowners are unaware that the problem even exists. The result is venting systems that clog over time and become a growing fire hazard with...

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Code Upgrades-Are You Covered?

By: Larry Rosen, Rifkin & Rosen Ultimate Property Loss Consultants At almost every meeting, I get questions about code upgrades. Does my insurance policy include code upgrades? What are they? How are they determined? When is there coverage for them? How do I get paid for them? Do I still get...

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