Entries by Bonnie Michele Louis

April is Fair Housing Month

This April marks the 47th anniversary of the Federal Fair Housing Act. Officially known as Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, the Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status and disability.  This includes renting, selling or financing a property. It all started when Andrew […]

Making the choice to rent vs buy

What was once the American dream is not so anymore. More Americans are choosing to rent instead of purchase a home more than ever. In fact, rental vacancies are at historically low levels. The lowest they’ve been in 15 years. So what are the main contributors in this rental trend? Several factors make renting considerably […]

Oktoberfest Zinzinnati

What do you get when you take 80,000 brats, 64,000 sauerkraut balls, 400 pickled pigs feet and combine them with great music and best of all, lots of beer? You get Oktoberfest Zinzinnati! It all started in 1976 as an intimate neighborhood party where residents met near Fountain Square. It has since grown to be […]

Driving a Moving Truck for Dummies

I remember moving from Ohio into Kentucky in my rented U-Haul, driving down Fort Washington Way in sheer terror, realizing that my mirrors weren’t adjusted for my 5’3″ self and basically everything was a blind spot.  I live to tell this story by the grace of God.  To that end, let’s talk about driving a […]

Safety Tips for Realtors

September is REALTOR safety month.  Agents across the nation have been robbed, assaulted and even murdered.  We at Real Property Management take the safety of our agents very seriously and would like to share our top 10 safety tips for Realtors to avoid putting yourself at risk. 1)  Prior to your showing appointment or open […]

Super Easy to Grow Flowers

You probably know that landscaping is a great way to add value to your property. However, not all of us have a green thumb. These three varieties are not only super easy to grow. They’re also beautiful! Catchflies are are true to their name, producing a very sticky substance that can do just that.  It […]

Summertime Tips for Your Deck

Summer is here! Time for swimming, grilling and fun in the sun. Did you take some time during spring to prep your deck for summer? If not, it’s not too late. Here are a few pro tips for your deck. 1) Check for cracks-over the course of winter, the change in climate along with heavy […]

How to Avoid a Rental Scam

If you’ve ever searched for a rental on Craigslist, you’ve probably come across some interesting offers.  Who would think there were so many Nigerian Prince’s needing your help, right?  What’s even more baffling than all of these royals needing your money is the number of people who actually fall for it and send the money!  […]

How to Kill Weeds Naturally

It’s that time again, grass cutting season.  In Cincinnati, you never know if you’ll be cutting the grass every 3 days or every 10.  One thing is certain though:  regardless of the rain, weeds have a way of surviving the most temperamental precipitation.  If you are curious about how to kill weeds naturally, here are […]