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!
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!
The Charleston are's population has been burgeoning. Everyone knows it. It's partly due to the fact that our little city is so livable, but it is also due to the heavy influx of industry that we're currently seeing. I think new industry should be welcomed with open arms to strengthen our local communities. However, when you experience an influx of new residents, you will certainly see an affordable housing shortage. That has been the case here in Charleston recently. Unfortunately, house prices have skyrocketed and that has made many millennials unable to buy. They have to resort to renting and the rental rates in the area have been increasing just as aggressively as home prices. Today's post is about why it is impractical to continue renting in today's market. I know it isn't easy to buy a home, so we will follow the previous statements up with some information on how you CAN buy a home more easily than you think you can.
Mortgage rates have been near historic lows lately, which is causing a major increase in home buying. That is great news and it most certainly helps our economy as a whole. Now that the Federal Reserve is starting to see a healthy real estate market, they plan to increase our rates a small amount to try to recoup some surplus funds for Federal spending. The Federal Reserve adjusts this interest rate depending on the performance of our economy, as well as international events that may harm of benefit our National economy. This post just states the current rates and what we should expect to see in the coming days. Remember me if you're interested in buying or selling residential, commercial or investment real estate in Charleston, SC!