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Should You Hire a Property Manager? (Probably Yes)

Should You Hire a Property Manager? (Probably Yes)

Today's blog post regards outsourcing managing your rental properties to a professional property manager. Many landlords avoid hiring out the management of their properties for a variety of reasons. Primarily, the are concerned with the price and the loss of control that they will have over their properties. This post discusses a handful of pros and a couple of cons to hiring a property manager. I, myself, and guilty of hesitating to hire a property manager because I want to save the costs in order to pay off these properties quicker. However, I am quickly realizing it to me much more prudent to hire that job out!

What's Going On with Mortgage Rates?

What's Going On with Mortgage Rates?

Mortgage rates have been increasing lately. It can be very frustrating as a prospective home buyer, but there is good reason for it. This blog post explains why interest rates are increasing, who is responsible for causing these rates to increase and why it isn't the worst thing ever (albeit frustrating). While rates were bumped a couple of times at the end of 2016, we're expecting them to be raised more than once in 2017. If you're worried that these rising interest rates are going to keep you from buying, don't fret- the increase is pretty nominal on an average house, but I would certainly recommend talking to mortgage lender about your borrower power before you file your taxes next month. A good lender can suggest some things that can have a big affect on your borrowing power later down the line. As always, remember me if you're interested in buying or selling residential, investment or commercial real estate in Charleston!

4 Ways to Follow Through on 2017 Goals!

4 Ways to Follow Through on 2017 Goals!

New Year's Resolutions are hard! They're surprisingly similar to the determination needed to follow through on personal goals. The nice thing about new year's resolutions is that you give yourself the opportunity to really focus on one or two major things that you'd like to change. One of the hardest parts of completing personal goals is that there can just be so many that it's hard to stay focused and tactful. This post will discuss 4 helpful tactics to aide you in achieving your goals not just for 2017 but for the rest of your life!

8 Rookie Landlord Mistakes

8 Rookie Landlord Mistakes

This post is aimed at new and aspiring real estate investors that want to purchase rental properties. Like most things, newbies will undoubtedly make a lot of mistakes. But, even small mistakes when you own a rental property can be quite costly. This blog post discusses 8 easy to make mistakes and how to avoid them. 

Americans Think It's a Good Time to Sell

Americans Think It's a Good Time to Sell

It's no secret that we're experiencing a seller's market. Sellers have much more leverage than buyers do in our current real estate market. Realtor Magazine recently published a very insightful article including data provided by Redfin.com that was gathered by surveying sellers. This post discusses some of the interests and concerns that those ready to sell their homes are facing and to what percentage they would agree. Remember me if you're interested in buying or selling residential, commercial or investment real estate in the Charleston, SC area!