RH Blanchard Contract & Design Blog

How to Find (and Keep) Great Tenants

Posted by R.H. Blanchard Contract Design on Oct 9, 2018 2:16:55 PM

Finding and keeping top-quality tenants is not an easy task for any landlord. These are the landlord's "dream" tenants. The ones that pay their rent on time, follow the rules and are not a "noise complaint" for neighbors. They are the ones that make the landlord's life and job much easier.

However, it's no secret that not every tenant is a "dream" tenant. When a landlord finds these tenants that are among the cream-of-the-crop, keeping them is the next important step.

Read More

Top 10 Interior Trends for Fall 2018

Posted by R.H. Blanchard Contract Design on Sep 25, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Fall redecoration season is slowly falling upon us like autumn leaves themselves. The 2018 fall interior design seasons will be dominated by color optimization, vintage accessories, and furniture that looks like it wouldn't be out of place at an 80's business meeting. However, though seemingly focused on the designs of old, the current fall decor trends offer a unique opportunity for self-expression through utilization of classic effects, accessories, and furniture. Below we'll take a look at the top ten interior trends to expect this fall:

Read More

5 Up-And-Coming Boston Area Neighborhoods

Posted by R.H. Blanchard Contract Design on Sep 13, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Boston is known as one of the oldest cities in the United States, but that doesn't mean that there aren't up-and-coming neighborhoods that have people clamoring to find their perfect home and move on in. While virtually all of the locals know about living in Fenway or Back Bay, many are looking for a new living experience that fits their unique lifestyle. Whether you are in the market for a retirement community, a great place to raise a family, or just buy your first home, Boston offers something for everyone.

Read More

5 Benefits of Houseplants - And Why Every City Apartment Should Have at Least a Few

Posted by R.H. Blanchard Contract Design on Aug 28, 2018 12:00:00 PM

Houseplants are a great way to add warmth and texture to any apartment, but there's a lot more to be said for the wisdom of adding indoor plants than just the fact that they make good design sense. Houseplants actually offer health benefits that are particularly beneficial to those living in a city environment where, thanks to traffic and industry, pollution levels tend to be on the high side of the spectrum.

Read More

Remodeling Your Rental? 3 Valuable Projects for Increased ROI

Posted by R.H. Blanchard Contract Design on Aug 16, 2018 2:30:00 PM
Individuals in the real estate business enjoy high returns when they open the doors to their new rental units, but after some time, their ROI dips below their property maintenance costs. Remodeling your rental houses after a particular period to increase ROI is necessary. The critical thing to note is that some renovation projects are not valuable, which you should avoid as a landlord who is looking to increase ROI after remodeling your rental units.

Here are 3 of the best remodeling projects to consider to help increase the returns from your rental property. Read More

3 Essential Factors That Make An Awesome Tenant

Posted by R.H. Blanchard Contract Design on Jul 26, 2018 1:00:00 PM

It's no secret that landlords will end up hosting all kinds of tenants in their days as a property owner. One thing landlords definitely appreciate are awesome tenants who don't cause them any grief.

Simply put, these tenants are the ones who do exactly as they are supposed to do and live their lives without making the landlord's job more difficult than it has to be.

The question is: What makes an great tenant? The following are 3 essential factors to look for in your future renters that makes leasing to them a pleasure rather than a pain:

Read More

The 10 Most Sought-After Features of Boston Apartments

Posted by R.H. Blanchard Contract Design on Jul 12, 2018 2:30:00 PM
Tenants who are moving to the Boston area are those who are looking to live life near quite a large city. Along with that comes a list of things that these tenants are looking for when they rent an apartment in the Boston area. Rentals that offer what people are looking for in the Boston area will be able to get premium prices for their rental properties and attract quality clients.

The following are 10 things that renters look for in an apartment in the Boston. Read More

5 Most Expensive Homes in Boston

Posted by R.H. Blanchard Contract Design on Jun 25, 2018 1:15:00 PM

Every large city has its massive homes, with costs running well into the millions, and to that end Boston is no exception! The following are the 5 most expensive (and stunning) homes in Boston.

Read More

The Basic Checklist for Renting Out Your House

Posted by R.H. Blanchard Contract Design on Jun 12, 2018 1:00:00 PM

Renting out a house can sound like a quick and easy way to make money, but getting everything ready can be a long and complicated process. Here is a basic checklist of things you need to do in order to get to the end of the road.

Read More

Most Bang for Your Buck: Top 5 Affordable Rental Property Upgrades

Posted by R.H. Blanchard Contract Design on May 24, 2018 1:00:00 PM

Whether you have a property that you're renting for the first time, or you're spiffing up a property between tenants, some low-cost upgrades can not only allow you to increase the rent, but also to gain a better quality of tenants. 

Read More

Welcome to the RH Blanchard Blog

Years of contracting experience at your fingertips!

With over 15 years of experience in the Boston property market, RH Blanchard is here to help you with:

We hope you find our blog useful and thanks for stopping by!

Stay Up to Date with Tips & Tricks from RH Blanchard!

Recent Posts