Author: Alex Delaney Your first order of business in rental property is making your property desirable to renters without breaking your budget. The best way to determine what to spend on improvements starts with a critical assessment of your property and the surrounding properties.  Generally, there are three classes of properties:  “A” properties are high…

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Author: Alex Delaney Winter is a time of slow down in the housing market. People don’t want to move during the holidays or cold months and the extra holiday expenses impact budgets, making deposits and first month’s rent harder to pull together. But that doesn’t mean you can’t rent your property during the winter months.…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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