What Landlords Should Know About Section 8 – Myths vs. Facts – by Kristin Maithonis

The Housing Choice Voucher Program (commonly known as Section 8) is a federally funded program providing monthly rental assistance to very low income tenants renting units in the private market. The rental assistance is provided through a local housing authority. Myths about the Section 8 program continue to prevent Section 8 participants from finding landlords…


How You Can Make Your Commercial and Residential Heaters Last Beyond Warranty with the Anode Rod and Maganode – by Bill Provin and Jim Bidegum

Commercial gas fired water heaters fail in much shorter periods of time then residential water heaters. The manufacturers are all aware of this fact; consequently commercial water heaters are provided with shorter warranty then the water heaters we all use in our homes. Approximately 75% of commercial water heaters will ultimately fail due to depletion…


Using a Checklist Will Help You Make the Right Insurance Purchase Decision for Your Real Estate Investment – by Cliff Hockley, President of Bluestone and Hockley

In today’s competitive world, we ask insurance vendors for bids to insure our investment properties – get the bids back, choose the lowest one and go on with our life. Unfortunately, buying insurance is more complicated than that. It takes some analysis to make a great choice, and not only do you need to compare…


Legal Q & A by Dennis Block

Question One: Can a landlord serve 60 days to vacate in the middle of a one-year lease? My tenants have blocked the common driveway on countless occasions. I have given them several verbal warnings, which they just ignored.