December: Articles of Interest

Happy Holidays! As 2023 comes to a close we wanted to share one last blog of industry news this December. Mortgage rates plummet, AI is everywhere you look… even in house listings, and the 2023 housing report from Rocket Houses. We’ve got you covered with these highlights below. REDFIN Launches AI-Powered Tool to Redesign Listing Photos “Buyers often want to …

October: Articles of Interest

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Check out some of the news we want to share with you this October. Zillow has added a new helpful search feature! Mortgage rates continue to climb, making people on the hunt to buy a home press pause. Want to know more about the new park opening in downtown Cary? We got you covered with these highlights below. Search by …

April Articles of Interest

Check out some of the news we want to share with you this April. From vacation home demand to mortgage trends to what color people like to paint the exterior of their homes, we cover it all. Also learn 15 key things to do regularly to keep your home at it’s peak quality. Vacation Home Demand Sinks in Post-Pandemic Market …

Residential Rentals — Why You Need a Lease Agreement and How To Understand It

It’s easy to understand being excited when you’ve finally found the apartment or house you’ve been looking for. Whether it’s the shorter commute to work, the lake views and mature trees in the landscape, or the energy efficient design that draws you, when you’ve found what seems like the perfect fit, you want to jump on it right away. You’re …

5 Questions To Help You Decide When To Hire a Manager for Your Rental Property

“If you’ve ever spoken to a financial planner about investing, then you are very aware of the importance of diversification. When you diversify your portfolio, you spread out the risk. Real estate will always serve as a safe tangible asset to mitigate the risk in your portfolio. Many have amassed wealth by solely investing in real estate.”– James Harris, Entrepreneur …

9 Rental Property Scams to Look Out For and How To Avoid Them

In the news again in 2022 is an old trick that keeps tripping people up: rental property scams. “On the tenant side, police say the scam usually involves having to pay the deposit without seeing the property while the supposed owner says they’ll mail you the keys. Spoiler alert—the keys never come, and the tenant is out the money for …

Airbnb Is Here To Stay – How To Decide If It’s a Worthwhile Investment Risk

This is an update to our “Airbnb: Does The New Kid On The Block Present An Investment Opportunity?” posted in March, 2019. The year was 2007. Three air mattresses and the promise of breakfast turned an apartment into a weekend rental, and Airbnb was born. Nearly 15 years later, in more than 190 countries and 81,000 cities, the short-term rental …

How Do You Know If It’s Time To Remodel Your Rental Property?

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Outdated fixtures. Monthly phone calls from tenants about broken-down appliances and other repairs. Carpet that’s getting close to the seven-year mark with pet-owning tenants most of that time. How do you know if these things are signs that it’s time to remodel your rental property? Whether you’re a new or experienced landlord, it may be easy to tell when the …

Need Pet-Friendly Rental Housing? Here Are 5 Simple Tips for Finding the Best Fit

“Pet ownership has increased 20% since 1988.” By 2021, two thirds of all American homes have come to include pets, and nearly all of those pet owners consider their animals part of the family. In 2019, Zillow Group Consumer Housing Trends Report found that nearly half of the families who are renting homes own pets, and confirming the wider trend, …