Semi-attached homes, also known as duplexes, have taken over a larger chunk of the U.S. real estate market in recent years as a way to expand suburban housing options. And, while they’ve done just that, not everyone is enthusiastic about these new structures, with landlords, in particular, facing a new variety of complaints. That’s why managing a semi-attached property requires a special skillset.
Archives for October 2016
When the time comes to sell your rental properties, you have an important choice to make as owner and manager: do you wait until the end of the current tenants’ contract term to put the house on the market, or do you start marketing your property while tenants are still in residence? While there’s no “right” answer, in most cases – due to the unpredictable time frame from listing to sale – owners choose to list their property for sale while tenants are occupying it…. [Read More]
Whether or not you believe in climate change, global warming, and other temperature implications that come from the daily acts of mankind, sustainable construction is a big trend that should be considered when you build a brand new home. According to scientists, these issues are accelerating rapidly, and the construction industry has a huge part in the yearly volume of emissions.
Maintaining your rental property is about a lot more than just mowing the lawn and fixing leaky pipes. It’s also about keeping the interior up to date. You’ll have a much easier time attracting tenants and getting return renters if they know the property will reflect contemporary design trends. This is an important lesson to remember whether you’re starting a rental property or you’re struggling to get tenants to an existing one…. [Read More]
The title of “real estate investor” sounds so official. And while real estate investors are often some of the most successful, wealthy people in the world, you may be surprised to learn that you don’t need a seven-figure portfolio to start investing. In fact, you don’t even need a six-figure savings account. With just a few thousand dollars, some savvy deal making, and the motivation to succeed, you can start investing and enjoying healthy returns…. [Read More]
Open houses aren’t just for individuals looking to sell their homes. As a landlord, you can also host open houses to attract potential renters. But if you’re going to host an open house, you need to do more than make things look pretty. Buying flowers and baking cookies will only get you so far. You need to engage attendees in order to earn a return on your time…. [Read More]
From the time we’re children, everyone has an idea of what their dream life looks like. Dreams like these typically involve much more than physical possessions – but if there’s one staple in everyone’s dream world, it’s the perfect neighborhood and home. The definition of “perfect” will be different for everyone, but we all want an ideal place to call home…. [Read More]
Anyone with the right amount of money, a healthy credit score, and access to resources can purchase investment properties and become a landlord. However, there’s a huge difference between being a landlord and being a successful landlord.
The latter requires patience, foresight, intelligence, and strategic action. Just because the barriers to entry are relatively low when it comes to real estate investing, doesn’t mean anyone can do it and be profitable. Do you have what it takes?… [Read More]