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Tax Facts For Rental Property

Author: Alex Delaney So you’ve taken the plunge into developing a passive income stream. Pat yourself on the back. Not only are you creating future monthly income, but you also own an appreciating asset. In addition, you have just given yourself some great tax benefits. There are, of course, two major issues when dealing with…

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Preventative Maintenance’s Impact On Your Investment

Author: Alex Delaney It’s a boring topic, for sure. But preventative maintenance is an important factor in your investment strategy. Ignore it and you set your property up for failure.   We all know happy tenants are long term tenants. Anything we can do to avoid a yearly vacancy and turnover expense is another year in…

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What’s Happening Atlanta? 2019 Fall Festivals & Events

September: Atlanta Greek Festival When: September 27-29 It’s time for the beloved annual Atlanta Greek Festival. Artisans, traditional dancing, Greek beer and food, food food! Sample wines and cheeses, and baklava, spanakopita, patstichio and so much more!!! Held at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Annunciaton at 2500 Clairmont Ave. Georgia State Fair When: September 27…

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Wipes, Pipes and Other No No’s

Author: Alex Delaney Some of the most expensive home repairs are because of clogged plumbing. Blocked pipes are almost always a tenant’s fault and most landlords, including Compass, will charge a tenant for the repair. To avoid extra charges, follow these basic rules: 1) Never flush baby wipes or so-called “flushable wipes” and biodegradable wipes.…

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Bringing Fall Into Your Home

Author: Sylvia Leong There’s something about the fall that brings us back into a nostalgic, cozy sentiment. It’s almost like being a child again because it’s that pure joy of looking forward to this time of the year. Leaves change colors. The weather drops in degrees. Yummy tea or hot chocolate is in our mugs.…

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Baby Boomers’ Impact on the Housing Market

Author: Alex Delaney The baby boomer generation started at the close of World War II and ended in 1964. The economy thrived through most of their years, allowing them a measure of wealth unheard of in their parents’ generation, which had suffered through the Great Depression. That wealth allowed 45% of them to purchase homes…

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Market Forecasts and Investment Property

Author: Alex Delaney The Prediction: Many economists, from JP Morgan, to Forbes and Moody’s Analytics, are predicting a 2020 global recession. According to a panel of over 100 housing and real estate economists, we are likely heading for a recession in mid to late 2020 or early 2021. But experts agree that a housing bust…

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HOAs and Rental Properties

Author: Alex Delaney Many people appreciate neighborhoods with HOAs as they maintain a certain level of aesthetics. HOAs have rules to maintain property values and community interests. This can be a good thing. Association officers often check for compliance and send notices when rules are not being followed, giving you, the landlord, another eye on…

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Advice From A College Grad

Author: Sylvia Leong Hello friends! This week’s blog post is a little more direct and personal. It’s mainly for the students who are either starting college or are in their last year of high school. This could even be useful for the college students feeling the sophomore slump.  College is a huge (I mean..hugeeeeee) milestone…

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Traffic Laws for Summer Travel

Author: Alex Delaney State by State laws for the Southeast The South is on the move for the summer. To help you avoid any unnecessary fines, we’ve put together a list of highway traffic laws for the Southeastern part of the country. Georgia: Hands-Free Driving: No individual shall physically hold or support, with any part…

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