Getting Your Home Rent-Ready
One of the most frequent questions prospective new landlords ask us is, "What do I need to do to get my home ready to rent?"
While we are happy to provide a free consultation to discuss your particular situation and make specific recommendations, you may just be in the information gathering stages at this point.
If so, then our handy Rent-Ready Checklist is perfect for you.
It lists all the important things you need to do to ensure your home rents quickly to the highest quality tenant p
Real Property Management – Leave the Hard Work up to Us | Video Transcript
Narrator: Many of us have first-hand experience renting a home or apartment at some point in our lives. While to some, the ultimate goal may be eventual home ownership, the mortgage crisis caused by the Great Recession continues to have a lingering effect on the market, even today.
Lukas Krause: The industry changed dramatically because of the housing crisis. Millions of households who were typically owners are now renters. Millennials prefer renting because of the flexibility that it provide
Rent Your Northern Virginia Home (& Do It Safely).
It’s as important for you, the landlord, as it is for the tenant to keep your rental home safe, and in tip-top condition. Taking the necessary steps to ensure everyone’s security and well being can help protect you from legal issues, and may even help ensure the value of your investment.
Consider the following tips when renting out your northern VA home.
- Ensure that the house/building number can be seen clearly from the street. In the event of an
Private Equity Firms & Property Management: A Match Made in Heaven, or Doomed to Failure?
Hey northern Virginia landlords —
There's new competition on the rental market block, and it may not be who you think.
Over the last couple of years, private equity firms and hedge funds have been building what can be called nothing less than a real estate empire. They're buying houses in Phoenix, and in Los Angeles; in Atlanta, and in Chicago; and in Arlington and Alexandria and Fairfax, too! All in all, Wall St
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Don’t Sell; Rent Your Fairfax VA Home
It’s time to move.
Your house in Fairfax is great and all, but certain circumstances have necessitated that you make a move to southern Virginia, or Georgia, or California — i.e., somewhere not here.
To sell the Fairfax house is the logical thing to do.
So you think. Sure, selling is the popular option, but have you considered renting out your home in northern Virginia? It’s a big decision, to sell or to r
Millennials Are Renting Their Northern Virginia Homes, Not Buying Them — At Least Not Yet
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And they’re renting houses and apartments instead of buying them.
That’s not to say they don’t want to purchase a single-family home eventually:
A survey report issued by the National Association of Home Builders in January of this year showed that as many as 75 percent of those young Americans born into Generation Y
Northern VA Rental Market – How 2015 is Shaping Up
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Washington DC First Quarter 2015 Apartment Research Report Reveals Vigorous Rental Demand in the Region
According to the recently conducted Washington DC Apartment Research Report for First Quarter 2015, high demand for rental property in the Washington DC metropolitan area has led to the highest number of apartments in more than a decade.
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Small Kitchen Improvements Make a Big Splash in Your Fairfax Rental Home
The kitchen is the heart of the home.
Everyone knows this, and so it only makes sense that kitchen renovations are the best, and easiest way to boost rental property value. An upgraded, modern kitchen can attract the tenants you want, to pay the rental fees you want, but major kitchen renovations cost a lot of money and a lot of time you may not have — so kitchen renovations aren’t something you’ve seriously thought about. Until now.
Even if you can’t invest significantly in kitchen re