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Tenant or Property Owner? Who Takes Care of What Property Responsibilities

When it comes to property maintenance, property owners and tenants each have responsibilities. In order to sensibly communicate who takes care of what, a variety of items should be outlined in writing when the lease is signed. No one likes to assume the other party is responsible for something, and then find out they should have taken care of the situation themselves. (more…)

Landlord’s Ultimate Guide to Winterizing

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Winter is coming, so as landlords, it’s time to winterize each rental property to ensure the potential for property damage is minimized. When proper precautions are taken, money is saved and hassles diverted. Proactive preparations for winter ensure the longevity of your property, increase tenant comfort, and minimize the potential for unsafe property conditions.

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11 Mistakes Every Tenant Should Avoid Before Signing a Lease

11 Mistakes Every Tenant Should Avoid Before Signing a Lease

Moving to a new location always brings excitement and a welcome fresh start. It’s refreshing to change the scenery. And when it comes to your lifestyle and your dwelling, it’s worth it to invest time and attention in order to choose the best rental property for your unique needs.

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Free Summer Music Festivals You Won’t Want to Miss!

Free Summer Music Festivals You Won’t Want to Miss!

Tulsa and its surrounding areas are just brimming with outdoor concerts and summer activities! No matter what type of music you prefer, you will find it FREE all summer long! Take in the scenery, bring a picnic, or enjoy a host of food and beverage options offered. Here are just a few from which to choose:

Hawaiian Dreams on the Green, an Urban Luau  

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Renting Instead of Buying May be Right for YOU

Renting Instead of Buying May be Right for YOU

The American Dream of homeownership seemed to crash along with the housing bubble, and the recession of 2007 through 2009 that followed. Even though the financial fallout has receded, the trend to rent instead of own has continued to soar. Single-family rentals, including detached homes, duplexes and townhomes, are developing faster than any other portion of the housing market. Urban Institute states that single-family rentals outpace both home purchases and apartment-style living, increasing 30% in the last three years.

Who Is Leading The Trend To Rent Instead Of Own?

RENTCafe census data show that from 2010 to 2016, single-family rental households in the U.S. increased by nearly 2 million. Out of those renters, Millennials are leading the trend, followed by the retiring Baby Boomer population.

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How to Set Your Tenants Up For Success

How to set your tenant up for success

A landlord’s job is not only to manage properties but to ensure that tenants are set up to succeed and take care of your properties. Here are a few simple ways to ensure your tenants know your expectations. (more…)

5 Landlord Mistakes That You Can Avoid

5 Landlord Mistakes that You Can Avoid

Hey landlords, we’ve got a blog full of tips for you! Here at McGraw, we know how hard your job can be. Managing tenants is often the bulk of stress and frustration in this career. So here are a few tips that we have found to be helpful that you can implement into your practice to better prevent things from sliding into total disarray. (more…)

5 Free or Cheap Things to Do This Summer

5 Free or Cheap Things to Do This Summer

Hey parents, we know that summer vacation is in full swing for your family. We also know that this fun time of year can be coated with a dreaded phrase: “I’m bored.” Luckily for you, Tulsa has plenty to offer in the summer for you and your family. Before the sun drains you of all your motivation to make it a memorable summer, try these free or cheap things to do in Tulsa to beat the heat. (more…)

5 Questions To Ask Before Signing A Lease

5 Questions to Ask Before Signing A Lease

 

So you’re ready to rent? Perfect! Renting is a great option for all ages and family dynamics, and if you’re renting in Tulsa, you have many properties to choose from. Whether you’re looking for a one-room loft downtown or a multi-bedroom family home in the suburbs, there is surely the perfect place for you. But before you sign your name on that dotted line, be sure to think about a few questions regarding your rental. (more…)

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