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UPDATER | A Service for our Residents

UPDATER, A TOOL TO MAKE MOVING EASIER When it comes to moving, the struggle, unfortunately, isn’t over once you’ve found your new home. Whether it’s changing your address, finding home service providers, or simply packing up your life into boxes, every step of the moving process is tedious, time-consuming, and downright stressful. To help simplify […]

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Why Investing in Rental Property Can Change Your Life

There are many people who are interested in investing in rental property as it can be a great financial move for a variety of reasons. Not only can investors make money off of monthly cash flow from the collected rent, but there is also financial benefit in the equity appreciation build-up over time. You are […]

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How to Reduce the Stress of Buying your First House for Rent

Real estate can be a powerful investment. Buy the right home, and you can rent it out to other families and individuals throughout the years, earning a hefty monthly income as you do. Of course, buying your first home for rent might not be as simple as it seems on the surface. There are a […]

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3 Quick Tips for Ensuring a Healthy Relationship Between Landlords and Tenants

Educating Tenants at Move-In to Avoid Unnecessary Work Orders Real estate is a significant investment that can potentially yield high profits. As a property owner, you need to educate yourself with the necessary information about your rental property, the housing market and the region in which you have your rental(s) in order to build a […]

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Property Managers Help You Determine When You Should Raise The Rent

It is not cheap to operate a rental property. The cost of operating a property goes up every year. Insurance rates, taxes and maintenance are some of the things that a rental property investor can expect to increase every year. Durham property managers often wonder whether they should raise the rent in order to cover […]

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Real Estate Investors Take Advantage of Tax Free 1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges Known As “Rollover Purchases”

Let’s run through an all too common scenario with real estate investors in the past… You have a rental property worth $200,000, but you would like to sell it and buy a different one worth slightly more. The property will be used in the same manner as its predecessor. Usually, you would incur a tax […]

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3 Simple Ways to Avoid Subletting Headaches

It is easy for people to get a short-term lease in the digital age. However, there are a number of risks that are associated with subletting an apartment or house. Property damage, liability issues and stealing furniture are some of the many risks associated with subletting, which our team at Barker Realty works hard to […]

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10 Useful Safety Tips for Property Managers

Managers are some of the most critical team members in any company offering property management services. Just like any other company, safety and security of your team should always be top priority. The roles assigned to managers, including showing properties and homes to strangers, is somewhat unsafe when you think about it, and property managers […]

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Property Manager Benefits: Single & Multiple Property Owner Portfolios

Benefits of Using a Property Manager for your Rentals Investors in the real estate market typically don’t start out very big. Everyone has to start somewhere and most people end up living in the home before turning it into a rental after accumulating more financial resources. You have the opportunity to expand beyond owning a […]

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Top 4 Reasons You’re Smart To Hire a Property Manager

Some real estate investors, particularly new ones, see hiring property managers or a property management company as an unnecessary expense. But, they can actually be a huge benefit to your income. Here are four important reasons to hire a property management company to oversee your rental property: 1. Set the Best Rent for Your Property […]

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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