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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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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How to Keep Your Raleigh Rental Property Pest-Free

Most states legally require property owners to maintain a pest-free rental, but it’s also good business sense. No one will want to rent from you if word spreads that there are pests, and owners who won’t do anything about it! Then there’s the fact that pests like termites and carpenter bees will actively damage your […]

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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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How to Invest in Raleigh Real Estate

Owning property is a great investment, as it requires little daily effort once you’ve made the initial commitments. If you’re ready to break into the Raleigh real estate market, here are some real estate investment tips that will help you launch your investing career. Remember that real estate property appreciates Unlike some purchases, like cars, […]

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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