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BreAnn Stephenson

BreAnn Stephenson
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BreAnn Stephenson is the Assistant Vice President of Affinity Loss Prevention Services (ALPS), a licensed Property/Casualty insurance agent, and has been working with remodelers and real estate investors for over 10 years. For more advice about Loss Prevention, you can contact her at breann@affinityLPS.com.
Myths about renters insurance.

Renters insurance is an often-forgotten coverage that is surprisingly valuable to both tenants and landlords alike. Did you know that, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, rented units make up approximately 36.5 percent of...

One of the most common challenges for landlords and rehabbers is the constant effort to keep vandals, thieves and other “uninvited guests” out of their vacant properties. At some point in a property’s life cycle,...

We've talked about knowing when to DIY and when to hire a contractor before, but once you decide to go the professional route what steps should you take to stay protected? Our guest blogger...

With recent tornadoes and severe storms cropping up in the Midwest, this year’s storm season has come in like a lion. And this is only the beginning. You can't stop Mother Nature, but is...
Spring Maintenance Checklist.

Spring maintenance can be daunting! Here's an easy list to help you accomplish the most important items at your properties. This article was originally published by Community Investor magazine. Reprinted with permission. ©2015

Part 2: The role of background checks in tenant screening. Is your tenant a wolf in sheep's clothing? As I discussed last time, uncovering potential tenants’ financial standing is a key component in the screening...
Is Your Tenant a Wolf in Sheep Clothing

Part 1: The role of credit checks in tenant screening. Last time, I wrote about developing a thorough rental application and how it can help you place great tenants in your properties. But having a...

Placing the right tenants is one of, if not the, most important ways you can protect yourself from losses at your property. Furthermore, developing a thorough application is a critical part of creating a...

Why should you care? Check out these figures from the U.S. Fire Administration and National Fire Protection Association: Property loss per year from winter home fires: $2.091 billion Number of people who die in winter home fires...

From a loss prevention perspective, there is really no greater risk to your property than the hasty placement of a tenant. While some types of unintentional tenant damage may be covered by insurance (the...
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