Organization Tips Marie Kondo Style

Japanese organizing consultant, Marie Kondo, has inspired us to get organized this year. The Marie Kondo method is now a universal technique that teaches people to get rid of clutter in their homes and motivate them to live better. Kondo has made a name for herself after her series on Netflix aired called, Tidying Up … Continued

Selling your house? Check out these staging tips.

Are you ready to start learning some tips to help you sell your home? You are in luck because we have six of the best tips to help you sell your home in no time. So what is home staging? According to, “It is a method of decorating meant to highlight your home’s most … Continued

Ready to Buy a Home? First Consider these 5 Things

Life is full of exciting firsts. Your first love, your first job, and buying your first place. Buying a home is very exciting, but you want to prepare for this commitment adequately. McDougal Companies is thrilled for your new journey and wants to share five things we believe you should consider when buying a home. … Continued

When Should Landlords Hire a Property Management Company?

The most significant decision to make as a landlord is knowing when you should hire a property management company. If hiring a property manager is something you are interested in, ask yourself these questions.    Do You Have a Large Number of Properties?   The more rental properties a landlord has the more responsibilities will … Continued

5 Benefits of Using A Favorable Property Management Company

The list goes on and on from hiring a reputable and experienced property management company. In this blog, we will address five benefits of using a favorable property management company.   High-Quality Tenants Are you tired of searching down the perfect tenants for your property? When you hire a property management company, the search is … Continued

What’s Ahead for the Apartment Market

The U.S. apartment market has shifted significantly in the past decade. Apartment prices are on the rise and getting hot for this spring and summer. Sales are mirroring the economy and increasing demand from millennials. Keep reading to find out what to expect for the apartment market in the months to come. Inventory is Rising … Continued

Home Maintenance Tips

If you are continually finding yourself making repairs around the house or worrying about your home, you came to the right place. McDougal is here to provide you with easy weekly and monthly home maintenance tips.   Weekly Tips:  Clean Window Sills Cleaning does not mean merely wiping down your windows with Windex. In addition … Continued

Pet-Ownership Responsibility

February is “Responsible Pet Owner” month, which led McDougal to think, how do we view responsible pet ownership? As some of us may already know, being a pet owner is a big responsibility. We want to share the duties of what your pet expects from you and what McDougal expects from you as a pet … Continued

Understanding Property Management Contracts

The “fine print” in a contract may seem like a chore to us, but with a lack of effort, this could lead to misunderstanding. Contracts are made to eliminate confusion and provide a mutual understanding of how the relationship will function. All property management contracts should address the following. Outline of Work   It is … Continued

Buyers will Pay More for Smart Homes

Network connected appliances, lighting, thermostats, TVs, security devices and more have increasingly become the evolution of smart home technology. Homeowners are provided with comfort, safety, accessibility, and energy efficiency in their smart homes.   The Rise of Smart Home Technology As time goes by, buyers are becoming more and more aware of the capabilities of … Continued