In her latest Real Estate News for Investors, Kathy Fettke reminds us that winter season is fast approaching which means property owners and managers should make sure their rentals are ready for bad weather. Freezing temperatures along with cold rain and snow can create a lot of trouble if you’re not prepared. It’s also a great time to check in with your tenants. Now is a great time to do some seasonal maintenance before the worst of the weather hits us. If you live in states with freezing temperatures and snow, it’s especially important to prevent the freezing of pipes, faucets, and drains, and the creation of ice dams along the edge of the roof. But there are several things both outside and inside that you should be checking, including how well tenants are maintaining their units.