Al County® Colorado Springs property management COVID 19 Announcement to Residents

COVID 19 Announcement to Residents

COVID 19 Announcement to Residents

COVID 19 Announcement to Residents: during these difficult times, All County® will continue to operate as we have in the past.  We are taking the COVID-19 issues one day at a time. We understand just like everyone the challenges of the situation, and are doing our best to keep up with all of the constant flow of information.

Until there is clear guidance and our government has made funds available, let’s keep working together and communicating, and take it day by day as new programs are established.

Maintenance Issues

If you have a maintenance issue, continue to submit them like you always have through Property Meld.

Paying your Rent

Rent payment options remain the same again until any definitive federal and state guidelines are published.

Pay Online

Call the office, and we will email you a link to set up your tenant portal to pay online.  Apx. $2.95 fee for each transaction.

Cash Pay

You can pay at a number of vendors throughout the community, including grocery stores, WalMart, and other locations with a PayLease account number for cash payments.  If you don’t have a cash pay account already, please call the office and we’ll create an account for you.  Apx. $4.00 fee for each transaction.

Check by Mail

Mail your rent check to All County 811 S. Tejon, Colorado Springs, CO  80903.

To learn more about ways to pay your rent, view this video.

Don’t hesitate to contact us

Please call us if you have any questions at: (719) 246-3294. Or email us at: contact@allcountycs.com.

For more Information

For information from the World Health Organization, click here.

Sincerely,

Your All County® property management team

All County® Colorado Springs
5030 Edison Ave, Suite 150
Colorado Springs, CO 80915
(719) 445-7172 – Main Line
(719) 445-6252 – Fax Line

December 2019 Colorado Springs Real Estate Statistics

December 2019 Colorado Springs Real Estate Statistics

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December 2019 Colorado Springs Real Estate Statistics

December 2019 for the Pikes Peak PPAR region broke records. There were record sales for December, with 1,247 homes sold, up 17.2% from last December.

We also hit record median and average home prices for a December month at $329,990 and $364,585 respectively.

We have record low inventory numbers with only a 1.04 month supply in the Pikes Peak region– less for homes with a Colorado Springs address. As of January 1st, there are only 1,295 homes for sale.

Full employment and low interest rates makes this a very strong real estate market. With pending sales up 24.1%, the next couple of months look good for closings.

What does the real estate market in December tell us about rental homes? Home prices are at record highs so, more people are having trouble affording new homes. Thus, the PPAR market needs more rental homes. If you have investment property you’d like to rent, call us today at (719) 445-7172 Here are some of the numbers in the PPAR region for December. You can read more by clicking here: https://ppar.com/MarketTrends.aspx

Total Residential Sales: 1,247

This number is up 17.2% from last year. A new December record!

Total Active Listings: 1,302

This is down a whopping 22.7% from December of 2018.

Median Price of Home: $329,990

Still rising, up 9.7% from last year at this time. A new December record as well!

Average Days on Market: 34

Down 15% from last year. One of the statistics you want to be down!

Summary

December 2019 for the Pikes Peak PPAR region broke records. There were record sales for December, with 1,247 homes sold, up 17.2% from last December.

We also hit record median and average home prices for a December month at $329,990 and $364,585 respectively.

We have record low inventory numbers with only a 1.04 month supply in the Pikes Peak region– less for homes with a Colorado Springs address. As of January 1st, there are only 1,295 homes for sale.

Full employment and low interest rates makes this a very strong real estate market. With pending sales up 24.1%, the next couple of months look good for closings.

What does the real estate market in December tell us about rental homes? It’s a great time to have a Colorado Springs investment home, and a great time to rent a home in Colorado Springs! Check out our available rentals at: http://allcountycs.com/available-rentals

Call us today at: (719) 445-7172 for more information about renting out your home in Colorado Springs.

All County® is here for you!

One Week for a Property Manager

One Week for a Property Manager

Every week, the folks at All County® work hard for our owners and residents. Emergency phone calls come in at all hours. We receive requests for maintenance, schedule the jobs, and check up on the repairs. We rent new properties and advertise the properties we have. Here are some of the things that happen in one week for a property manager.

Communication

  • Answered incoming phone calls
  • Handled emergency phone calls 24/7
  • Answered incoming text inquiries
  • Responded to incoming email inquiries
  • Captured inquiries from the web
  • Notified prospects about new listings on the market
  • Notified prospects about rent reductions

At Our Properties

  • Drove by properties to check condition
  • Photographed available properties
  • Posted late notices
  • Showed properties

Online

  • Collected new leads
  • Scheduled and confirmed new showings
  • Collected and evaluated feedback
  • Canceled showings at off-market listings and directed those prospect to your other on-the-market properties

Advertising

  • Advertised properties on Google, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, as well as print
  • Posted daily on social networks
  • Placed available properties on all major property websites

Education

  • Studied to keep NARPM® designations current
  • Attended local meeting for networking and education
  • Taught tenants about leases, move-in and move-out, adding and removing roommates and pets

Transactions

  • Signed new leases
  • Evaluated new tenants for rental opportunities
  • Collected rent from tenants
  • Prepared financial reports for owners

Now that you’ve seen what one week for a property manager is like, you know that we work hard for every client. If you would like to know more about what a property managers can do for you, contact All County® today at: (719) 445-7172.  You can read more about our services at: Property Management Services.

If you’re interested in what a property manager’s day is like, here is an fun article to read: A Day in the Life of a Property Manager

November 2019 Local Real Estate Stats Colorado Springs

November 2019 Local Real Estate Stats Colorado Springs

November 2019 Local Real Estate Stats Colorado Springs: The PPAR Colorado Springs real estate market has continued to be a seller’s market this November. That means that people who are selling a home have the advantage over those that are trying to buy.

What does that tell us about rental homes? People who are having a hard time trying to buy need a rental home, so it’s a great time to have a Colorado Springs investment home, and a great time to rent a home in Colorado Springs! If you have investment property you’d like to rent, call us today at (719) 445-7172

Here are some of the numbers in the PPAR region for November. You can read more by clicking here: https://ppar.com/MarketTrends.aspx

Total Residential Sales: 1,188

This number is up 8.4% from last year, quite a jump.

Total Active Listings: 1,667

This is down a whopping 22.6% from November of 2018.

Median Price of Home: $325,000

Still rising, up 7.3% from last year at this time.

Average Days on Market: 29

Down 17.1% from last year. One of the statistics you want to be down, as it means homes sell faster.

Summary

November 2019 Local Real Estate Stats Colorado Springs: The PPAR Colorado Springs real estate market has continues to be a seller’s market this November. That means that people who are selling a home have the advantage over those that are trying to buy.

What does that tell us about rental homes? People who are having a hard time trying to buy need a rental home, so it’s a great time to have a Colorado Springs investment home, and a great time to rent a home in Colorado Springs!

If you need to rent a home in Colorado Springs, check out our available rentals at: http://allcountycs.com/available-rentals.

Call us today at: (719) 445-7172 for more information about renting out your home in Colorado Springs.

All County® is here for you!

October 2019 Local Real Estate Stats Colorado Springs

October 2019 Local Real Estate Stats Colorado Springs

October 2019 Local Real Estate Stats Colorado Springs: The PPAR Colorado Springs real estate market has moved into a seller’s market this October. That means that people who are selling a home have the advantage over those that are trying to buy.

What does that tell us about rental homes? People who are having a hard time trying to buy need a rental home, so it’s a great time to have a Colorado Springs investment home, and a great time to rent a home in Colorado Springs! If you have investment property you’d like to rent, call us today at (719) 445-7172

Here are some of the numbers in the PPAR region for October. You can read more by clicking here: https://ppar.com/MarketTrends.aspx

Total Residential Sales: 1,448

This number is down 9.7% from last year, quite a jump.

Total Active Listings: 1,940

This is down a whopping 18.3% from October of 2018.

Median Price of Home: $335,500

Still rising, up 10% from last year at this time.

Average Days on Market: 29

Down 6.5% from last year. One of the statistics you want to be down!

Summary

October 2019 Local Real Estate Stats Colorado Springs: The PPAR Colorado Springs real estate market has moved into a seller’s market this October. That means that people who are selling a home have the advantage over those that are trying to buy.

What does that tell us about rental homes? People who are having a hard time trying to buy need a rental home, so it’s a great time to have a Colorado Springs investment home, and a great time to rent a home in Colorado Springs!

If you need to rent a home in Colorado Springs, check out our available rentals at: http://allcountycs.com/available-rentals.

Call us today at: (719) 445-7172 for more information about renting out your home in Colorado Springs.

All County® is here for you!

Can you trust your property manager?

Can you Trust your Property Manager?

If you trust your property manager, you’re set. You know that he will take care of your property, so it retains it’s value. You know you’ll have tenants paying you, and those tenants are good people. You know you can access your account at any time to check on your investment. But how do you know if you can trust your property manager?

Choose a member of NARPM®

The answer is easy. Choose someone who is a member of NARPM® (the National Association of Residential Property Managers). 

A NARPM® member stands apart from other property managers and landlords, because to earn a NARPM® designation, a property manager has to pass rigorous requirements. They have all the things you want: training, experience, recommendations, community responsibility, and continuing education. They must continue to accrue requirements in order to move up the NARPM® ladder to become fully certified.

Some of the things NARPM® property managers have are:

  • Access to numerous educational opportunities.
  • Knowledge of pending legislation that could affect your investment.
  • Knowledge of rent values and vacancy factors for your area.
  • Expertise in creating rental applications, with consistent tenant screening policies to meet legal obligations.
  • Expertise in performing thorough move-in and move-out property evaluations.
  • Relationships with reputable painters, electricians, roofers, chimney cleaners, carpenters, landscapers, furnace and appliance repairmen, and other maintenance professionals. (We call them vendors.)
  • Effective negotiation techniques with tenants, so they can handle difficult issues and enforce rental agreements.
  • The ability to recover NSF checks, evict tenants, and collect bad debts.

All County® Colorado Springs is a member of NARPM®

All County® Colorado Springs has 20 years serving the Pikes Peak region. Our president has the highest designation a property manager can reach, the MPM®. (Master Property Manager), which takes years and experience to earn. Here is a list of our employees with NARPM® designations.

All County® Colorado Springs NARPM® Designations
All County® Colorado Springs NARPM® Designations

Links to find out more about NARPM®

Why use a property manager who is a member of NARPM®
The Colorado Springs chapter of NARPM®
Search for a property manager who is a member of NARPM®

 

10 Steps to Prepare your Rental Property for Cold Weather

10 Steps to Prepare your Rental Property for Cold Weather

It’s fall, and we can look forward to turning leaves, trick-or-treating, and football weather. But a long with the good comes the work, especially if you own a rental property.  If you don’t have a good property manager working for you, it’s important to inspect your rental property before cold weather comes. If things are not prepared, damage and safety issues can cause you and your tenant problems. Safety issues can endanger your tenant’s health, as well. Make sure you take at least the following 10 Steps to prepare your rental property for cold weather before the 1st freeze hits your neighborhood.

1. Gutters

Clean out rain gutters before fall leaves are frozen in place. Consider adding a gutter guard to make future cleanings easier. While up there cleaning, check for leaks and cracks, and repair them.

2. Roof

Ice can form in branches and leaves, so make sure to clear them all from your roof. Check for missing shingles or any damage that could cause leaks. You might want to schedule a professional inspection.

Eyeball any trees overhanging your roof, and cut them back. One good ice storm can bring a tree down on your roof.

3. Landscaping

Clear walkways, driveways, and porches of leaves and debris. Trim trees and branches. Cover or store outside furniture. Clean up after pets to eliminate under-snow surprises!

4. Windows and Doors

Remove all window air conditioning units and make sure all windows are closed and locked with a tight seal. Visually inspect all windows and door frames – if there are any air leaks, caulking, weather-stripping or replacement may be required.

5. Heater

Have the heater properly inspected and cleaned. Change the filter.

6. Perimeter

Ensure siding is stable and secure. Animal-proof your rental property by checking for cracks or holes and covering entry points.

Take some time to inspect any concrete on your property like driveways and walkways. Fill cracks before water seeps in, freezes, and widens them.

7. Exterior Piping

Turn off outdoor faucets and drain pipes. Detach garden hoses. Insulate any faucets that may freeze.

8. Chimney

Inspect fireplaces, chimneys, flues and vents. Have a professional come clean and inspect the chimney for signs of obstruction or hazard prior to the season’s first use.

9. Safety Inspection

Test smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.

10. Property Manager

If you find fall preparation a bit overwhelming, consider hiring a property manager. A good property manager will make sure your rental is ready for fall. Call All County® today to see how we can help you with the 10 Steps to Prepare your Rental Property for Cold Weather.

July 2019 Local Market Real Estate Statistics

July 2019 Local Market Statistics

July 2019 Colorado Springs Real Estate Statistics

July 2019 Local Market Statistics: What does the real estate market in July tell us about rental homes? With home prices skyrocketing in the Colorado Springs metro area, more people are having trouble affording to buy a new home. The PPAR market needs an influx of homes to rent. If you have investment property you’d like to rent, call us today at (719) 445-7172 Here are some of the numbers in the PPAR region for July. You can read more by clicking here: https://ppar.com/MarketTrends.aspx

Total Residential Sales: 1,661

This number is up 4.4% from last year, and is actually a new record for homes sold in July!

Total Active Listings: 2,199

This is down 7.1% from July of 2018.

Median Price of Home: $332,000

Still rising, up 7.8% from last year at this time, when it was $310,000. As home prices rise, the market needs more rental homes.

Average Days on Market: 23

Essentially the same as last year when it was 22 days, showing a stable market.

Summary

What do the July 2019 Local Market Statistics tell us about rental homes? Home prices are rising fast. There are just not enough homes in the price range most people want in the PPAR region.

It’s a great time to have a Colorado Springs investment home, and a great time to rent a home in Colorado Springs! Check out our available rentals at: http://allcountycs.com/available-rentals

Call us today at: (719) 445-7172 for more information about renting out your home in Colorado Springs.

All County® is here for you!

2 Organic Ways to Control Ants

2 Organic Ways to Control Ants

Ants.  No matter where we live, we all combat these unwanted invaders.  Here at All County® Colorado Springs Property Management, we keep our properties safe from ants organically whenever we can, using home remedies. This not only keeps the environment safe, but protects our tenants’ children and pets. Here are 2 organic ways to control ants.

Vinegar Repellant

The strong smell of vinegar blocks ant pheromones, an ant’s main form of communication. This confuses the ants, keeping them out of your house. Mix 1 cup vinegar with 1 cup water in a spray bottle. If you see a trail of ants, follow it to the opening or crack they’re climbing through, and spray well.  This will mask the scent trail.

Borax Ant Killer

When ants eat borax, it interferes with their digestive system and eventually kills them. But the ants last long enough to take it back to their nest and share it with other ants. It works for any type of ant. The important thing to keep in mind is that you need a variety of liquid and solid baits for it to work best.

Although it seems like ants will eat anything in sight, adult ants only consume liquids. But larvae can eat solid foods, and turn them into a liquid that the queen eats. By using a combination of solid and liquid bait, you’ll make sure to eliminate the entire colony.

Solid Borax Bait

Use solid bait to kill the colony. To create the bait, mix 1 part borax with 3 parts sugar. The borax will kill the ants, and the sugar will attract them to the borax.  Shake the mixture well and spread it where you’ve spotted ants.  It takes a week or so to kill the colony.

Liquid Borax Bait

Use the liquid bait to kill the adult ants. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 ½ tablespoons borax
  • 1 ½ cups warm water
  • A jar
  • Cotton balls
  • Shallow dishes

Shake borax and sugar in the jar until well mixed. Pour in water and stir until dissolved. Place cotton balls in the shallow dish and soak with borax solution, then place them anywhere you’ve seen ants. Use as many cotton balls as you need to address your ant infestation. Store extra solution in a cool, dry place.

That’s it!

Using a combination of vinegar and borax treatments, you should have your ant problem under control in no time. All this with the added benefit of little or no danger to the environment, your kids, or your pets. Make sure to repeat these steps at the first sign of ants returning.

We hope this All County® information about 2 Organic Ways to Control Ants was helpful. Call us at: (719) 445-7172 with any questions you may have about this article, or to talk to us about your property management needs.  Let’s Rent Your Home Today!