Sunbelt Migration

Sunbelt Migration

A Pandemic Trend That Benefits the Southern States It may not be hard to understand why people are moving to the Sunbelt. The name pretty much sums up the appeal of moving to the South — lovely weather, plenty of suns, limited snow accumulation. Now, factor in a...
Should I Sell or Rent My Home?

Should I Sell or Rent My Home?

Making the Right Choice for Your Lifestyle Deciding what to do with a potential second property is never an easy task. Whether you are combining two households, inheriting a property from a relative, or purchasing a new home and leaving the old one behind, holding on...
Who Pays the Realtor’s Commission?

Who Pays the Realtor’s Commission?

Understanding Real Estate Agent Fees and Who Pays Them It’s always prudent to hire a real estate agent to assist you with the sale or purchase of a home. Realtors know their local markets well, and the experienced ones are savvy negotiators. In exchange for their...
5 Steps to Setting Your Rental Rate

5 Steps to Setting Your Rental Rate

A Play-by-Play on Deciding Your Monthly Rental Price Nailing the pricing equation to maximize profit is key when setting your rental property rate. While there is no simple mathematical formula to determine your rental price, there are a few components that can help...
Is the College Rental Scene Right for You?

Is the College Rental Scene Right for You?

Answering the College Rental Market Question We all know that fall is the best season in Raleigh. From hoodies and flip-flops to the crisp mornings followed by sunny afternoons, it really is a great time to be a southerner. Fall is also the season that brings all the...
4 Tips for Collecting Rent

4 Tips for Collecting Rent

Getting Paid on Time As a landlord, the most significant factor in managing your cash flow is to collect the rent on time! While being a landlord isn’t just about getting paid, consistently collecting the rent payments each month is one of the most important things...
Increasing Rental Rates: Is it a good idea?

Increasing Rental Rates: Is it a good idea?

Things to consider when adjusting rent prices To increase rental rates or not to increase rental rates…that is the question! A long-standing question that should warrant a good amount of consideration before answering. If you find yourself questioning whether to...
3 Ways to Attract Long-Term Tenants

3 Ways to Attract Long-Term Tenants

Building Rental Relationships Long-term tenants are a great way to keep your cash flow positive, and your rental property vacancies down. When dealing with rental properties, a low turnover rate significantly eliminates the work needed to be done as a landlord. Take a...