Covid 101 with Ron Oliveira and Kevin Welch. Ron suggests we build rapport with good tenants. Problem with court for another year, refile old motions before new cases. Allow tenants to work off debt, find jobs, raise rent on new tenants, not old ones. Look at all of your expenses, see what you can trim.…

Read More

Another great meeting, guest speakers Judge Joe Michaud and Clerk Magistrate Mark Jeffries. Judge Michaud had moment of silence for Linda Silveira, deeply missed. According to Judge Michaud, people with a written record, best organized, tend to win. Reasonable notice to enter apartment 24-48 hours. Real backlog at Housing Court, a lot of overtime. Judge…

Read More

We were back in business September 10 at Cotali-Mar. We had Cara Gray, Chris Kennedy and Stephanie Terach talk about MassSave. You need to call 800-527-7283 before September 30 for free insulation and air ceilings, along with a free energy audit. The brilliant Attorney Jordana Greenman (via Zoom) was fresh from her and Rich Vetstein…

Read More

No surprise, another great meeting. We had a role reversal, I hosted and Bill Schofield spoke about the Public Safety Committee of the City Council and the Problem Property Ordinance. Attorney Jenessa Pateakos spoke about evictions, Erin Cronin had some great ideas and Assistant Chief Housing Specialist of Southeastern Housing Court Catherine Golderick spoke about…

Read More

It was Finance February at the Landlord Association. Carl Superior and Chris Gallo talking about Hard Money Lending. Stephen Lucitt of Abington Bank spoke about construction and investment lending. John Ray spoke about Real Estate Market Update. Currently just 1 1/2 months inventory of multi-family property, so prices are going up. Next meeting on March…

Read More

Another great meeting, no surprise there. The big surprise was a visit by Chief Joe Cordeiri being greeted by Bill Schofield. The Chief told us about massive gang arrests, great news for the City. Electrician Garth Rowe mentioned that all 3 families need a house meter to sell, Chris Siznall from Lowe’s recommended Valspar paint,…

Read More

Another informative meeting. Hosted by Andy Barroll. We started off with John Dillon of Petrocelli Public Adjuster. John has a background in construction and should be your first call in case of fire or damage. His number is 508-317-9418 and it should be in your cell phone. Our friend Rep Tony Cabral stopped by and…

Read More

No surprise, another great meeting.hosted by Bill Schofield, New Bedford Ward 3 City Councilor High Dunn stopped by after his impressive victory to talk about updated zoning, impact of dredging operations and off shore energy. Susana Neves Coito spoke of low down payment loans for 1st time investment property buyers. Susan Whitehead spoke of shadow…

Read More

Another great meeting. Hosted by our President, Bill Schofield. We were visited by New Bedford City Councilor candidates Lisa White, & Leo Choquette and Mayoral candidate Tyson Moultrie. Lieutenant Nate Rodriguez spoke about the role of Police and how they can help inevictions.and he stayed around for the following presentation and to ably answer questions.…

Read More

This was our end of summer meeting. Andy Barroll served as host. Our 1st speaker was City Council candidate Leo Choquette. Matt Andrew spoke about checking out tenants, made many excellent suggestions. Mike Silvia of New Bedford Guide is setting up a new program to identify drug dealers and criminals. Attorney John Fancoeur spoke about…

Read More