This week, behavior of certain members of the Indianapolis City Council reminded me of a song that until just now, I couldn’t put my finger on it….their efforts to pass such a noble law nailed it. The band, Rush, penned this banner musical demonstration into the history books. As we battle the evil collectivism that is rooting itself in our culture instead of actually solving problems with logic, data, and common sense, it is imperative to understand the forces at play here. Please listen to the music. Read the words. And tell me if this tune doesn’t ring true in your soul with what you read in the papers, overhear at lunch, and read online. Watch and listen to the music here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=du9QWaBTg10 There is unrest in the forest, There is trouble with the trees, For the maples want more sunlight And the oaks ignore their pleas. The trouble with the maples, (And […]
Tomorrow evening, citizens of Indianapolis will stand up and exercise their Right of Freedom of Speech. Will you stand and be counted? The Rules and Public Policy Committee of the Indianapolis City-County Council will hold a hearing Tuesday August 5th at 5:30 p.m. in Room 260 of the City-County Building on two proposals that will significantly impact rental property in Marion County. Proposal 215 would amend the Human Relations ordinance to say an applicant cannot be screened on source of income. Among other issues, this would mandate landlord participation in the Section 8 federal program. Proposal 195 would require all landlords to register their contact information along with a list of all properties, pay a $5 annual fee, and verify they do not have unpaid taxes or un-remediated code violations. Failure to register would result in a $500 fine. MIBOR Government Affairs staff will be at the meeting on […]
If you’ve ever had to do verbal battle with a past tenant on damage, you’ll appreciate this story…. Polaris Property Management often gets assigned to take over properties from other management companies and the lack of information provided to us by the prior company or even the owner themselves leaves much to be desired, especially when it comes to the property condition. It’s no wonder Landlords have a negative attitude when dealing with tenants as it’s tough for even the best-intentioned person to clearly remember if a carpet stain was in this room, or that room…. At BEST, we get iphone pictures of vacant rooms with the photo taken standing in the doorway. At WORST, we get nothing. The BEST solution we have found is to combine both extensive color photography with a written report. Here’s an example of a report on a property we have managed for years. It has […]
If you thought the ignorance couldn’t get any, well, more stupid, drop your eyes down to the next lines: The Indianapolis City-County Council has a new proposal to tie into the other proposed Landlord Registration. Here’s the information as published by the REALTORS Political Action Committee posting…read the entire article here: http://editor.des09.com/vo/?FileID=cd1e86be-a74a-47b5-bf10-55e9052900df&m=9a45f859-879e-47b2-bf49-43a071cb1432&MailID=28660553&listid=70279 Now the City Council wants to strip away your private contractual right to select tenants based on source of income. “Proposal 215 amends the existing Human Relations ordinance to say an applicant cannot be screened on the source of income. Specifically, the proposed definition of source of income includes “income derived from Social Security, supplemental security income, housing assistance, child support, alimony, or public or state-administered general assistance.” This would mean that landlords would not be able to deny an applicant strictly because they are a participant in the Section 8 program. Section 8 is a federal program […]
In support of Religious Liberty in our country, Polaris Property Management sponsors a Private Screening of the film “For Greater Glory.” Movie Buff Theatre – 3535 W 86th St. Indianapolis IN 46268 Sunday September 23, 2012 2:00 PM Showtime
Few single words contain the punch to crumple a barrel-chested man to his knees. This one does. It has a sharpened edge to cut deep. Too deep and too often. Cancer. It sucks. And for kids, it’s always worse… but there’s a group of folks who are punching back and having fun doing it. Tatum’s Bags of Fun. If you haven’t heard their radio commercials, you will soon. If you haven’t seen one of their wickedly fun backpacks, click here to see the website. Polaris Property Management, LLC is humbled and proud to be invited as a sponsor of Tatum’s Bags of Fun. Since one of our Owners is a cancer survivor himself, this touches close to home.
In the last few years, the foreclosure market has become an increasingly important segment of the Indianapolis real estate market. In 2012, more than one million homes nationwide are expected to enter some stage of foreclosure, which means a huge number of bank-owned properties will be available for savvy buyers and investors. But is buying a foreclosed home really a good idea? Read more
Another busy week at Polaris Property Management! We’ve got a boatload of new houses and condos available for rent. Is one of them your next home? Sunday mornings are a joy in this spacious kitchen with walk-in pantry and built-in breakfast table. This Zionsville home for rent has four bedrooms, 3 baths, with a huge deck for entertaining, home office and finished basement. 4273 Greenthread Dr, Zionsville $2,600/month Enjoy the charm and ease of life in Zionsville with this beautiful 3 bedroom, 4 bathroom condo. Open floor plan great room/dining room with tile and gas fireplace are a dream for entertaining! 11723 Chant Ln Unit 4, Zionsville $1,450/month You can’t beat the location on this 3 bedroom townhome in the Pike section of Indianapolis. Minutes from I-65 and blocks from dining and shopping! This home is fully loaded with appliances, freshly painted and with a master bedroom you’ll never want […]