Meridian Property Management Blog

The Importance of Property Management to Landlords and Tenants

Friday, April 8, 2022

The most important element for the success of a real estate investment is management. How a rental property is managed will influence:The quality of the property and the caliber of tenants it attractsThe cost of operating the property and its overall profitabilityIf the asset is a source of passive income for the owner or a jobThere are two ways landlords can manage their assets. They can operate the rental property by themselves, in which case they would have to dedicate considerable time to overseeing repairs and maintenance, supervising their staff, managing tenant relationships, and doing all the work of marketing the property.The second option is to hire a property manager (PM) to see the day-to-day operations of the property... [Continue Reading]

Modernizing Your Property

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Picture this: you’re showing off one of your nicest units to some prospects—college students looking to finally live off campus. Before they leave, they share that they won’t be moving into your property. When you ask why, they say, “It just looks like the ‘90s.” But the ‘90s were only two decades ago!? This building was a hit in the ‘90s because of how in vogue it was... but now, it’s simply outdated. Maybe this is you, or maybe your units are starting to look too much like 2005. Updating and modernizing your property is essential to gaining new tenants, across all generations. So, if you’re looking for something to enhance your properties, look no further! Fro... [Continue Reading]

HUD issues new guidelines for Assistance animal!

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Some of you may know that Frontline is a member of NARPM and Kent has been actively involved in the organization.  Serving on the local board and a member of the National Government affairs committee; as you will see by the article we (NARPM) are slowly but surely making progress in this realm.  The support animal issue has been a major problem in our industry the last couple years and continues to get worse; by actively lobbying we are hoping to curb some of the abuse of this issue in the property management industry.  A Letter From NARPM® Government AffairsDear NARPM® Members,Yesterday, the Department of Housing and Urban Development released updated guidance on assistance animals under the Fair Housing Ac... [Continue Reading]

Application Fee Cap in Boise City

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

The city of Boise has passed a new city ordinance applying a cap on application fees. This ordinance was passed just a few days ago and property managers across the Treasure Valley are processing how to proceed on this front.You can read more about the ordinance in its entirety below. Here at Frontline, we know that properly screening potential tenants is one of the largest concerns for all investors, so we want to assure you that we plan to continue screening applicants with the same standards as we always have regardless of the cost or fee changes. If you have any questions, we are always here to help answer them.  City of Boise OrdinanceCity of Boise Ordinance City Code Amendment Council Office 150 N Capitol Blvd Boise, ID... [Continue Reading]