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Repairs vs Improvements

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Can you write off all repairs? First you have to distinguish between a repair and an improvement. A repair is usually a small fix that keeps your rental in its current state and is relatively inexpensive. Patching holes in walls, replacing a broken doorway, changing toilet t...

To Buy Or Not To Buy

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Recent reporting indicates that 1 in 10 homes around the Atlanta metro area are now owned by real estate investment trusts. So why do you care? As a small investor, these large investment companies are forcing housing prices to dramatically increase – as you may have notice...

Grand Update

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Grand Update! We help our owners with major remodels. Here's a home in Hapeville that was totally trashed. Our crew cleaned up the interior and are currently working on: painting cabinets, replacing countertops, refinishing the bathtub, sanding the hardwood floors, replacing ...

How Much Will I Spend On Repairs?

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How much should you expect to pay for annual repairs, maintenance, upkeep, taxes, and insurance on your rental?This is a tough question but there are ways to estimate how much you should set aside. Here are four methods – any one of them would work as a good estimate.Square...

Atlanta Area Rental Prices

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Just for your information - Average Atlanta area rental prices: Atlanta: $1,645 ~~ Marietta: $1421 ~~ Decatur: $1300 ~~ Sandy Springs: $1602 ~~ Douglasville: $1308 ~~ Kennesaw: $1717 ~~ Smyrna: $1449 If you want to know what your how much your rental property will rent for, just...

Tip #17 Best Rental Homes To Own

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We are frequently asked, "What is the best rental home to own?" We always recommend that you stay away from condo's, townhomes, and homes in an HOA community. The best rentals are small single family homes in the suburbs with 3 to 4 bedrooms. These homes generally r...

Tip #13 It's A Business

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Treat your rental like a business - because it is. Even if you only have one property, act like you are managing many. Use purchased leases so you are appropriately protected, act professional in front of your tenants and prospective tenants, maintain accurate books, put processe...

Tip #2 Updates Bring Higher Rent

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Renters look for the same things as buyers: a nice, updated home. The more updated the home, the more rent you can expect. But! You have to weigh the cost of all the brand new updates against the cost to recover. In addition, there are certainly limits to how high you can go befo...

Want Another Investment Home

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What?! You're ready for another? Let us help you find that next rental property. Now that we're managing your rental and you're seeing your investment grow, you're ready to purchase another. Well, you've come to the right place. We'll get you back in touch...

Investor Pain

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The owners of Marietta Affordable Housing (MAH) came to us exasperated. They had gone through two management companies over the last 5 years and were not able to increase their profitability, couldn't get an accounting of funds, and were receiving code violations constantly. ...
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