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Category Archives: Property Management

What is the Current State of the Washington DC Housing Market?

A Landlord's Guide to the Washington DC Housing Market

Real estate markets across the country, including Washington DC, have seen drastic changes throughout the COVID pandemic. As housing prices soared out of reach, individuals turned to the rental market to fill the gap. As a result, some areas saw significant vacancy spikes after financially impacted renters fled the cities. However, Washington DC continues to […]

Understanding Rental Occupancy Standards and Limits

Is Now the Time to Buy in Washington DC?

Landlords must create various policies and guidelines to maintain a safe and habitable property for all tenants. This can include everything from inspections and maintenance to applicant screening and beyond. One crucial factor for landlords to establish in their properties is rental occupancy standards. For landlords, most processes rely heavily on black and white laws […]

No Smoking! – A Landlord’s Guide to Rental Smoking Policies

No Smoking! - A Landlord's Guide to Rental Smoking Policies

Tobacco, e-cigarettes, and now, recreational and medical marijuana are all things landlords need to address when adopting rental smoking policies in their investment properties. While keeping tenants happy is a priority, so is the health and well-being of other tenants as well as the property itself. That said, smokers are not protected under the Fair […]

Why is Renters Insurance Important to Tenants and Landlords?

Why is Renters Insurance Important to Tenants and Landlords?

Nowadays, most tenants and landlords have heard of renters insurance, but how many understand why it is vital to the industry? Renters insurance is easy to get, cost-effective, and integral to protecting a tenant’s personal property as well as against certain types of liability. More and more, landlords realize the benefits to both sides and […]

Staying Up to Date on Pennsylvania and Federal Fair Housing Laws

Staying Up to Date on Pennsylvania and Federal Fair Housing Laws

While it should go without saying that no individual or family should become a victim of housing discrimination – it can and does happen. As a landlord, housing discrimination claims can have devastating legal and financial consequences. Therefore, understanding the origins and rules of the Fair Housing Act is necessary. These federal fair housing laws […]

Property Management Tips to Become a Better Vacation Rental Manager

Property Management Tips to Become a Better Vacation Rental Manager

The vacation rental industry has grown over the past few years, with an increasing number of homeowners and investors getting into property management. It’s proved to be a popular way to generate an income. The lure of earning extra cash is certainly appealing, but as a vacation rental manager, you’re not going to have it […]

Growth, Expansion, and Investing in Employees at BMG

Growth, Expansion, and Investing in Employees at BMG

For over a decade, Bay Property Management Group has helped owners achieve their rental investment goals through comprehensive third-party representation. What began as a small firm specializing in single-family rentals has quickly expanded. Today, BMG serves clients across Maryland, Southern Pennsylvania, Washington DC, and Northern Virginia. With over 5,300 units under management, BMG could not […]

Managing Rental Maintenance – A Guide for Property Managers

Managing Rental Maintenance - A Guide for Property Managers

Property managers wear many hats throughout completing daily tasks. Property owners may not realize just how much property management and property maintenance go hand in hand. However, arguably a property manager’s most important role is to coordinate and complete necessary maintenance to the home. In addition, rental maintenance is directly linked to tenant satisfaction and […]

HVAC Maintenance to Get Your Rental Ready for Fall

HVAC Maintenance to Get Your Rental Ready for Fall

A chill is in the air, the leaves are falling, and your HVAC system is probably the last thing on your mind. As a rental property owner, Fall brings with it many maintenance tasks like cleaning gutters and checking for leaks. However, to keep tenants comfortable all year long, it is essential to service the […]

How to Determine Tenant Damages Vs. Wear and Tear

  Normal wear and tear are something every landlord must deal with at one point or another. On the other hand, handling tenant damage is a different process entirely. In many cases, determining the difference between normal wear and tear versus tenant damage is a fine line. In addition, this can be a significant source […]