4 Small Property Upgrades That Help Attract Quality Tenants to Your Raleigh Investment Property

If you own an investment property in Raleigh NC (or anywhere else, for that matter), you’ve doubtlessly thought of countless luxury amenities you’d like to add—big-ticket items like swimming pools, new kitchen appliances, or new paint. However, what with all the other costs involved in Raleigh property management, these big additions might be out of […]

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How to Mitigate Risk in Your Raleigh Investment Property – Part 1

Investing in property can be personally rewarding as well as profitable. Ideally, prospective landlords can purchase a condo, duplex, or single family home; charge a monthly rent which covers the mortgage payment; and collect a little extra to make a profit. Eventually, if all goes well, you will be able to sell the property for […]

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Are Property Management Companies Worth the Cost?

Buying an investment property is a great way to generate a healthy income stream. However, it’s not as easy as buying a unit, renting it out, and letting the payments come in. Property management takes a lot of patience and hard work, and if you don’t want it to become your full-time job, your best […]

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Burglary Prevention Tips for Landlords

As a landlord, one of your top priorities should be keeping your investment property secure. Firstly, so that your tenants feel safe and protected; and secondly, because a property that is constantly being robbed or vandalized might scare away potential tenants in the future. While many safety measures are up to the tenants themselves (locking […]

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How to Hire a Great Raleigh Property Manager

If you own a condo, duplex, or other type of investment property, a property manager is a necessity. A good property manager can take all the nitty-gritty details of managing a property off your hands, so you can reap in the rewards with minimal stress and hassle. Since this person will be your right-hand-man (or […]

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Even More Reasons to Invest in Raleigh Property – Barker Realty

In our previous post, we discussed the four biggest reasons people move to Raleigh: its abundant job opportunities; access to world-class healthcare; its nationally-ranked higher education options; and its unique central location. But there’s another big reason why people come to Raleigh—it’s fun! Raleigh’s thriving arts, sports, and foodie culture make it chock full of […]

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Buying an Investment Property? Look out for these Red Flags – Raleigh NC Property Management

After more than 35 years in the Raleigh NC property management business, we’ve seen almost every trick in the book when it comes to disguising a property’s flaws. If you’re browsing investment properties for sale this week, here are some red flags that might indicate it isn’t as new, clean, or safe as it appears. […]

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Qualities to Look for in a Raleigh NC Property Management Company

When you are searching for a Raleigh NC property management company to take care of your investment property, here are a few essential qualities to look for. Responsiveness If a major issue arises in your investment property, such as a water main break or serious storm damage, you will want a company that is available 24/7 and able to […]

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Raleigh Named One of the Best State Capitals to Live In

Raleigh is a booming city with a lot to offer. Its abundant attractions, high-quality school systems, and convenient central location earned it a #3 spot on WalletHub’s list of 2019’s Best State Capitals to Live In this year–the latest in a long list of accolades. WalletHub compared 54 key indicators of affordability, economic well-being, quality of […]

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Landlord’s Guide to Service and Companion Animals

Even if your rental property doesn’t allow pets, service animals are not considered pets, and therefore do not fall under any lease’s jurisdictions. But since service animals aren’t legally required to wear identification vests, upholding and enforcing accommodation laws can be a bit tricky. Here’s what you need to know when it comes to having […]

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"Let each of you look not only to his own interests,

but also to the interests of others..."

Phil. 2:4