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Are looking for a commercial property management company in the York, Lancaster, Harrisburg, Hanover...

Why choose First Capitol Property Management to manage your Commercial Property? Because:*  We find high quality tenants at the best rent rate. We offer an area rent range analysis that gives you maximum return monthly on your investment. Our application process gives us the ability to perform credit, background, and reference checks...

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Depreciation--Used as a deduction to lower your Taxable Income

**Disclaimer: This is a 50,000 ft. view about calculating depreciation to help you understand how to estimate your depreciation rate/amount each year. We highly recommend speaking with a tax professional to receive more accurate figures concerning your particular property.Perhaps you are considering a purchase of a new investment property...

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Repainting floors might be a budget friendly way to update your investment property, but consider th...

When painting wood floors might be a good option:There are no major underlying issues with the existing wood floor.When the room lacks natural light: painting the floors a light color to match the walls will make a space look larger.  Clare Paint offers an interactive experience on their website that lets you play with colors AND lig...

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5 Ways to Negotiate Closing Costs on a Refinance Loan

Have you been contemplating the idea of refinancing the mortgage loan on your investment property? Now may be the time since trends show an increase in rates by the end of 2021. Average refinancing rates for an investment property at a 15 year fixed rate are ranging between 2.38- 3.40% APR. (To look up rates specific to your property valu...

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Foundations of Prosperity

Americans have long esteemed private property and economic opportunity. Well before the formation of the United States the colonists enjoyed widespread ownership of land and were increasingly receptive to an emerging free market economy based on private contracts. The framers of the Constitution treated private property as the cornerstone...

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Exhausted? Overloaded? We can help!

Housing Laws? COVID-19? Need a new Tenant? Mid-night Maintenance Calls? Lease Violations? Rent collections? As a landlord, you have a lot of responsibility. Everyone is incredibly busy these days, we get distracted with work, family, home, and community demands that it can be easy to put some of these items on the backburner, especia...

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Winter Is Coming: Are You Ready?

A lot of work goes into preparing a property for the dangers presented by even mild winters. Adequately winterizing a property means taking precautions to protect the pipes and plumbing systems, reinforcing windows to save energy costs, inspecting roof integrity and drainage, and much more. Depending on where you live, additiona...

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Vacation Home Property Management

Vacation rentals are steadily rising in popularity as vacationers are drawn to a more relaxed home setting in a local atmosphere as a cost effective alternative to a single hotel room in a bustling tourist district. The market is swarmed with up and coming vacation rentals and it can be difficult to find a rental that is what it ...

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Increasing Curb Appeal

Increase the value of your rental property by making some aesthetic changes and following a few simple tips. Check for concrete damage and consider making repairs. There are emerging low cost options, such as concrete lifting, to fix cracks and sunken concrete slabs as opposed to total concrete replacement. These small re...

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Breaking the Lease

Most tenants sign a lease for a year at a time. This ensures that for that year, a steady income can be counted on and decisions for either finding new tenants or continuing a lease can be thought out and planned on. This helps landlords rest easy in tenant stability for the most part. However, there are some circumstances in wh...


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