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the Commercial, Single-Family Rental and Property Preservation industries.


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Doug Ellis

Doug Ellis is MCS's Market Operations Director for Arizona. He is responsible for all renovations, tenant turns and occupied maintenance for for residential rentals, along with commercial tenant improvements and general repairs and maintenance for commercial, retail, HOAs and hospitality. Doug is a licensed contractor that has spent the last 34 years in the residential and commercial building industries.

rental renovations

Smart Upgrades: Leverage Renovations to Maximize SFR Investment Value

Renovations can enhance a home’s value, but owners and operators of single-family rentals have special considerations including the costs and logistics around properties needing to be vacant, which cuts into your return. Here are key observations from MCS’s team of reno experts to consider as you decide if renovating a rental property makes sense for you.

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7 Tips for Managing SFR Properties in HOA Neighborhoods

For some investors, a homeowners association (HOA) can make single-family rental (SFR) properties seem less appealing because of regulations and potential violations. But by putting a few proactive strategies and processes into place, you can sidestep the challenges of an HOA neighborhood and maximize your investments in your SFR properties - and avoid those pesky fines.

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