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Visit our property management blog when you’re looking for landlord advice and investment help. We talk about the daily details of property management; from tenant screening to preventative maintenance. We also share some insight about how to successfully invest in the Washington, DC market.

Using Your Own Contractors at Rental Properties

Using Your Own Contractors at Rental Properties

Did you know that using your own contractor to make repairs, upgrades or otherwise improve your rental can seem cost-effective in the short term, but in the long term it can introduce unnecessary risk and expenses? Why should you be concerned about this matter?...

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Lowering the Threat Level With Difficult Residents

Lowering the Threat Level With Difficult Residents

One of the most disconcerting experiences in property management is coming into conflict with a disgruntled resident. For many renters, paying the rent is one of the greatest monthly expenses they have. The slightest difficulty with their rental home can cause...

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5 Ways We Reduce Your Tenant Turnover

5 Ways We Reduce Your Tenant Turnover

This is part 2 of a 2-part series about prospective renter preferences and how CPM can help you keep up with the changing marketplace. Read Part 1 here: “Key Findings of the Post-COVID Rental Market.”  Contracting with a property management company to manage your...

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Housing Codes and Fire Safety

Housing Codes and Fire Safety

This winter we’ve seen very visible reminders what can happen if rental housing is not well maintained with fire safety equipment or if residents are not informed as to their duties in maintaining the safety in their rental in cases of fire. It certainly has been top...

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A Day of Service: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

A Day of Service: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is today and has a lot of meaning for us at Columbia Property Management (CPM).Running a property management company is all about commitment to serving people: our clients who own the rentals, the residents who live in rentals managed by...

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Key Findings of the Post-COVID Rental Market

Key Findings of the Post-COVID Rental Market

By Scott Bloom Did you know that Zillow Rentals recently published a study that cited the top reasons tenants move out of their rental? What do renters care about most now after COVID? How has the growing affordability crisis affected their housing decisions?...

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Sure the DC Eviction Ban is Over…

Sure the DC Eviction Ban is Over…

…and now landlords like you have a more complex legal landscape to navigate. By Scott Bloom The information shared in this article is accurate as of Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. With the end of the public health emergency in Washington, D.C. the last thing you might be...

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Using Your Own Contractors at Rental Properties

Did you know that using your own contractor to make repairs, upgrades or otherwise improve your rental can seem cost-effective in the short term, but in the long term it can introduce unnecessary risk and expenses? Why should you be concerned about this matter?...

6 “Upsides” When Renting to Section 8 Voucher Holders

Those you may know as “Section 8” renters can be great tenant(s) for your property. I often share the pros and cons of renting to "Voucher Holders" with prospective clients. There's great opportunity to be enjoyed by renting to these residents. In some cases, renting...

10th Anniversary of Columbia Property Management:
Ten Years Already?!

Columbia Property Management reaches an important milestone this month, ten years in business.  This is no small feat when a majority of new small businesses in the U.S. fail.  Survival rates improve for a given business as it ages. ~66.67% of businesses with...

Scott was incredibly helpful. He worked with us through all our questions about property management, rental rates, contracts, and tenants. We would recommend him without reservation if you're looking for someone to find renters or to manage your property. And we checked around and his rates are very good compared to the competition. Don't hesitate!

Gina R.

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