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 …

The Ins and Outs of Insurance for Landlords and Renters

Renting or leasing a home has its fair share of difficulties, and the one thing you don’t want to forget about is insurance. The reality of the process, however, may mean call center wait times, talking to numerous people before getting to the right person and then being asked so many questions and you may not know all the answers. …

Jolene Johnson: Bringing Balance To The Real Estate Buying And Selling Process

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Fearlessness.  Flexibility.  Focus. These are but a few of the qualities Jolene Johnson brings to Gaskill Reality. And they’re not just words… This is how she lives her life.  Combining yoga with being a real estate agent is classic “quid pro quo”—Latin meaning something given, something gained… A win/win situation.  Jolene’s clients are guaranteed to receive her best effort and …

Beyond The Sale Price: Additional Costs To Expect When Buying Or Selling A Home

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For most people, purchasing (and selling) a house is the largest financial transaction they will make. The purchase/selling price is the lion’s share of the transaction. While the prospect of buying or selling a home for hundreds of thousands of dollars is daunting enough… there are additional costs that come with buying or selling a home. Below we discuss the …

Airbnb: Does The New Kid On The Block Present An Investment Opportunity?

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Historically, residential investment properties consisted of three types: long term rentals, vacation rentals, and flipping a house. But there’s a new kid on the block, and its name is Airbnb. A 2008 start-up company based out of California, Airbnb hosts a website and app that are user-friendly both for homeowners to advertise on and customers to search for short-term rentals. …

Investment Property: Flip… Or Buy And Hold?

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Most Americans would agree that buying property is a sound investment. Many of us dream about our very own weekend country house sitting on several acres, or perhaps a top floor downtown condo with stunning views of the city. In fact, home ownership in America is almost 65%. However, investing in property is a whole different ball game, and the …

Updated Apartments Available March 1

Gaskill Realty is pleased to announce that we will have 11 newly-available updated apartments for rent starting March 1, 2019. Located at 1610 Glenwood Avenue, the apartment homes are set back from the main road for less road noise and more tranquility. Less than one block from Five Points, this desirable location grants easy access to Glenwood South, Wade Avenue, …

Buying Investment Property: Some Tips

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Buying investment property seems like a pretty straightforward venture. Select a property, purchase it, clean it up… and tah-dah! You’re ready to rent it out to prospective clients as either a residential or vacation property. Or maybe you try to flip it. Now, just sit back, collect the rent and watch your profits skyrocket along with the value of your …

Featured Business: Adara Spa

About Adara Spa Gaskill Realty is pleased to feature Adara Spa in Downtown Raleigh… and its Emmy award winning owner Sundrae “Sunny” Miller. Yes, that’s right. Prior to founding Adara Spa, Sunny worked in broadcast news in and around Tampa Bay and the Research Triangle covering national and international news. In 2001 she won an Emmy with our very own …