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  • 05/23/2018

    So You’re Looking for a New Home: 6 Steps to Qualify for the Perfect Rental

    How to Qualify for the Perfect Rental

    It’s time to move into a new place. When you’ve found the perfect home, it’s important to make sure you have all your ducks in a row, so that your chances of getting into the property you want is that much easier!

    At Aloha, our tenant placement requirements are on par with those of other quality professional property managers. To ensure that your application will be readily approved, try to get as many of these important requisites in place:

    ·      Have a credit score of 600 or higher. Once you submit an application, a third-party company will run your credit.
    ·      Be a great renter and have a good history of being responsible with your home, paying rent on time, and leaving your previous property in excellent condition. We ask for 3 years of rental history when you apply.
    ·      Have a monthly income of 3 times the rent. Your income can be verified with pay stubs, direct deposit bank statements, a letter from your employer, or tax statements.
    ·     Have a clean criminal record. You must be 3 years free and clear of all felony convictions, probations and paroles. Applicants with sexual or violent felonies on their record will not be accepted, regardless of time since the conviction.
    ·     If you have a pet, make sure you’re allowed to have it at the unit for which you’re applying. Furthermore, keep in mind that we do not rent to owners of certain breeds that are deemed dangerous on the vicious breed list. You will also need to have your pet certified through PetScreening dot com.
    ·      Communicate honestly. By keeping lines of communication open and answering your property manager’s inquiries in a timely manner, you’re doing everyone a favor!

    To see our specific requirements, you can visit this section of our Facebook page.

    If your credit score or income doesn’t qualify you right away, you may have the option of bringing in a cosigner for your lease.

    Cosigners are only considered for special circumstances or on behalf of the property owner, must live in the Pacific Northwest, have a credit score of >745, and have a net income of 6x the monthly rent.

    To see our specific requirements, you can visit this section of our Facebook page.

    For more information about the services we offer in the Boise area and Idaho’s Treasure Valley at Aloha Property Management, please call us at 208-629-8814 or visit us online at www.alohapros.com.

  • 04/23/2018

    Choosing the Right Property Manager

    Choosing the Right Property Manager:
    What to look for when you entrust your investment property to a pro

    For most homeowners, a house is a place to be treated with pride and respect. Real estate, after all, is virtually guaranteed to appreciate in value over time, especially when the property is well cared for and maintained. 

    When an owner has a home that they do not live in, they still expect to uphold the value and integrity of their unit by having responsible tenants occupy it. Oftentimes, the homeowner chooses to procure a tenant and act as a landlord by collecting month rent and being involved in levels of maintenance as they see fit.

    Other investors choose to have a professional Property Manager handle the ins and outs of home tenancy and maintenance. There are several reasons a person may choose to hire a Property Manager instead of managing their own unit(s):

    1.    They live out of state or several miles from the property. Logistically, being unable to respond quickly to concerns with the home, being out of touch with local weather or occurrences, or being unable to perform drive-bys or routine maintenance checkups are all drawbacks to maintaining a quality property. It’s beneficial to have a local set of eyes and ears on hand.
    2.    Peace of mind. Handing over the responsibilities of the home – along with the keys – relieves pressure of the homeowner to get pulled away from other important aspects of day-to-day living, such as work or family.
    3.    Time. Let’s face it; time is a precious commodity, and it matters when investors don’t have to adjust their schedules for issues that may arise at their properties.
    4.    They want a quality tenant.Professional Property Managers have rigorous screening processes in place to ensure that the tenants who eventually move in are qualified to be respectful and responsible while living in the home. Property Management employees are able to view rental histories, criminal backgrounds, credit reports, and other qualifiers that help find the perfect renters.

    So, once an investor has decided to hire a Property Manager instead of doing their own management, what should they look for?

    ·      They know the territory. Your Property Manager should have an intimate knowledge of the area they serve.

    ·      They communicate well. You should feel as though you can get I touch with your manager at any time, and that your questions are being answered quickly and honestly.

    ·      They are thorough. Your Property Manager should have rigorous requirements and follow-ups for applicants and prospective tenants.

    ·      They care. Good Property Managers treat their clients’ homes as they would their own.

    ·      They are professional. Make sure your Property Manager is a member of NARPM – the National Association of Residential Property Managers. This nation-wide association has rigorous standards and trainings for its members to adhere to.

    ·      They are fair. You should feel as if you are getting the best deal from your Property Manager, that your home is rented for its top value, and that all expenses are transparent.

    For more information about the services we offer in the Boise area and Idaho’s Treasure Valley at Aloha Property Management, please call us at 208-629-8814 or visit us online at www.alohapros.com.

  • 04/17/2015

    How it started...

    People are always asking how Aloha started and how did we get our name. Matt Dietz from Farmers insurance put together a podcast. I think it sums up for me the what, why, and how. Let me know what you think.


  • 01/28/2014

    Welcome to Aloha Property Management

    After more than seven years on the beautiful island of Maui, Hawaii, we moved to Boise in order to raise our children in this remarkable town and be closer to family.

    While the island lifestyle was wonderful, we find that the natural beauty of Idaho can easily compete with that of the islands. And although we found it difficult to transport the palm trees and pineapple fields to our new home, the warm and welcoming “aloha spirit” is definitely alive and well here in the Gem State.

    We have collectively lived in a number of places around the U.S and the world, and we are now happy to call Boise our home. We understand that home is an important concept – it is a refuge, an investment, a reflection of who we are.

    At Aloha Property Management, we are selective in the homes we manage and maintain. Our service is second to none and one look at the houses, condos, duplexes, and apartments we manage throughout the Treasure Valley will surely prove our commitment to our clients and tenants.

    Let us share with you the values that are so highly esteemed in Hawaii: those of honesty, respect, and cooperation. Thank you for choosing Aloha Property Management, where we are proud to operate with the spirit of integrity… the “aloha spirit.”