Owner Insights and Strategies

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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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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Why Sink Your Investment Dollars Into Atlanta?

Author: Alex Delaney The City in the Forest, with 5.5 million residents,  is one of the largest metro areas in the country and it continues to grow. By 2020 Atlanta metro area population is expected to climb to 7.3 and more than 8 million are expected to live here by 2040 with the largest influx…

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Time is Running Short to Appeal Your DeKalb County Property Taxes

It’s property assessment season again for DeKalb County.  If you have property in this county, you have recently received your tax assessment and have until July 15th to file an appeal.  Other area assessments will go out later in the year. Property values have seen a steady increase in the last several years.  Metro Atlanta…

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How To Increase Your Rental Income

Author: Alex Delaney The time to increase your rent potential is during a vacancy. How? Make sure your property compares favorably with your competitors’ properties. Be aware of what is going on in the area and what the local rental levels are. And most importantly, consider renovations and upgrades to keep your property competitive. Many…

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The Pros and Cons of Home Warranties

Author: Alex Delaney Home warranties have their place in the property owner’s toolbox. They cover the costs of unexpected systems repairs such as heating, cooling, plumbing and electrical. They cover most major appliances. They can even cover pools and hot tubs, although extras such as these are generally charged a higher premium. Home warranties cost…

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Fun Summer Activities For The Family

Author: Sylvia Leong We know the drill every summer! School is out, and the kids are around constantly. This is a great time to spend as much time with them and get them going. Get their energy out, and make memories with them. Here’s a list of summer activities you can try to keep them…

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Rookie Mistakes New Owners Make

Author: Alex Delaney Rental property is an investment. Not only can it generate monthly income, but it can also, with care, become a valuable asset. Make sure that investment works for you. By ignoring the below information, you can put that investment at risk. Pre-marketing properties: Pre-marketing is a bad idea. It disrupts the already…

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Code Enforcement and How It Impacts Owners

Author: Alex Delaney Code Enforcement is an arm of the county government that enforces the housing code, graffiti ordinances, and/or Commercial Maintenance and Industrial Code. Every county and/or city in Georgia maintains a code enforcement division which has the authority to enter residences and examine for violations of the Georgia code.   If your property…

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