Property Owner

Top Hidden Costs of Owning Rental Properties

When everything goes well in the rental property market, landlords have a constant source of income. A positive monthly cash flow used to maintain the property. However, there are often “hidden” costs associated with owning rental property. This article discusses some of the hidden costs of owning a rental property.

Making Your Small Rental Feel Bigger

Figuring out how to decorate and style a small rental space can be challenging. However, there are ways to make a unit feel larger and more open by how you arrange the room and items found within. In this article, we talk about ways to make your small rental feel bigger with everyday items.

Staying Organized as a Landlord and Real Estate Investor

With maintenance and tenant concerns at the forefront of every landlord’s mind, reporting and accounting only seem to come into play around tax time when it comes to property management. As an experienced property management company, we understand that tracking your profits and expenses is crucial each year. This article touches on ways to stay organized as a landlord or real estate investor.

National -VS- Local Property Management Services

When searching for the right property management service, you will likely have a list of desirable attributes that the company needs to possess. This article discusses the differences between national and local property management services so you can make an informed decision.

Housing Market Predicted To Stay Strong

The strong US real estate market shows NO signs of stopping and Raleigh has a long-term growth model that ensures a constant housing and rental demand. From homeowners to landlords, Raleigh continues to be a great place to live and work. Take a look at the following article to learn more about the predicted housing and rental trends for 2022.

Happy Tenants Mean Long-Term Tenants

Tenants that respect your property and the neighborhood are what every landlord wants when it comes to renting their property. Add in the idea of paying on time; being clean; and considerate; and contacting you when issues arise; and you have yourself the illustrious “unicorn” of tenants. In this article, we talk about tips to keep your tenant happy.

Landlord -vs- HOA

The landlord — HOA relationship can have many benefits and be a great way to build a harmonious partnership within a community. However, there are times when an HOA embraces an “us -vs- them” mentality that benefits no one. To help, Oak City Properties took some time to look deeper into the issue and provide advice to help keep the peace on the Landlord -vs- HOA front.

A Splash of Holiday Party With Moving Tips

Holidays can be stressful, especially if you’re planning to move during that time. This article offers tips for throwing a successful holiday party and moving into your next home at the same time.

How to Challenge a Low Home Appraisal

If you’re selling your home, you want to get the highest price possible, but what happens when the home appraisal values it too low? You can challenge a low home appraisal, and this article tells you how.

Everything You Need to Know About Home Appraisals

Getting a home appraisal is a critical step in the home buying process. Most mortgage companies and banks require a home appraisal before issuing a mortgage. Learn more about what a home appraisal is and what you need to know going forward.