Tag Archives: maintenance

How to Be an Absentee Landlord (Don’t!)

THERE’S A NEW QUESTION on my Q&A page. I’m putting it up today as a post; it will remain in perpetuity on the Q&A page along with others I’ve answered in the past: looking for property under 150K where to … Continue reading

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Ode to the Philadelphia Rowhouse

Fitzwater Street, Queen Village THERE’S A HUGE, TELLING DIFFERENCE between New York City and Philadelphia in terms of how each values and regards its vernacular architecture. It’s hard to imagine NYC’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development putting out something … Continue reading

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So Ya Wanna Be a Landlady?

SOMETIMES IT’S GOOD. When all the rent checks roll in promptly on the first of the month, and there’s a long spell without broken appliances or electrical issues or, God forbid, rats. Sometimes it sucks. I must make it look … Continue reading

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