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Understanding Evictions: Part 2 – Going to Court

This blog is the second half in our two-part series, “Understanding Evictions.” In our previous post, we discussed steps Raleigh property managers should take early on in the eviction process. We observed that most tenants opt to change their ways (or more commonly, pay owed rent) before the matter goes to court, since a bad […]

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Understanding Evictions: Guidelines for Raleigh Property Managers

No matter how thorough your tenant screening process, the fact of the matter is that screening only filters out tenants who have already built up a bad history. It’s rare, but possible, that a tenant with a clean background check, strong credit history, and good references will start to go South, for the same reasons […]

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Halloween Safety Tips for Landlords and Raleigh Investment Property Owners!

Before the sugar high hits and the creepers come a-crawlin’, there are few steps Raleigh property managers should take in order to give their residents the safest, happiest Halloween possible. Below are a few Halloween safety tips for landlords and rental property owners! Invest in Good Lighting We have mentioned a few times before how […]

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The Top 4 Qualities of a Quality Raleigh Investment Property

Choosing a new investment property in Raleigh NC can be an exciting, yet frightening, challenge. If you choose wisely, your investment will be likely to pay off in the long-term; if you choose poorly, you might find yourself with something that’s more trouble than it’s worth. Not to worry, though: our experienced Raleigh NC property […]

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4 Key Questions Property Managers Should Ask in a Tenant Screening Interview

Almost all investment properties include a criminal background check, credit card check, landlord reference check, proof of employment, and eviction report in their tenant screening process—and these are all musts for you, as well. By asking just a few simple questions, you can separate the wheat from the chaff and only allow qualified renters to […]

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4 Small Upgrades That Can Attract Quality Tenants to Your Raleigh 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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The Top 10 Industries in Raleigh NC, Part 2

By anyone’s estimate, Raleigh is thriving. Our real estate and housing markets are experiencing a huge boon; our universities are growing and expanding; and increasing job opportunities are drawing young professionals from all over the country. We were curious to know what those jobs are, exactly—so we studied at the Bureau of Labor Statistic’s 2018 […]

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The Top 10 Industries in Raleigh from Barker Property Management

Raleigh’s thriving real estate boom and abundant career opportunities are drawing young professionals here from all over the country. But what are those jobs, exactly? To find out exactly what Raleigh employees are up to, we took a look at the Bureau of Labor Statistic’s 2018 report, which analyzed 629,570 Raleigh occupations. Below are some […]

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How to Mitigate Risk in Your Raleigh Investment Property – Part 2

In our previous blog post, we discussed some potential risks that come with investing in Raleigh property, and how aspiring landlords can mitigate them. Below are even more tips on how to have a successful and profitable property investment experience. Risk: You purchase investment property, but your tenants are constantly leaving. Solution: Build strong relationships […]

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

but also to the interests of others..."

Phil. 2:4