There are many benefits to owning property, especially in western North Carolina. We have been experiencing an influx of new residents and benefits for decades, which has caused property values to climb steadily. Property is an investment in which you could see tremendous returns or pass along to the next generation.

If you have rental property, you know how time-consuming it can be. Even when everything is going well, you are dealing with finding and screening new tenants, communicating with and meeting the expectations of existing tenants, and tending to maintenance needs. Managing your rental property can be a full-time job, which is especially taxing when it’s not your occupation.

It's time to consider hiring a property management company, but how do you choose the right one? This guide will help you determine what you need and should expect from your property management company. First, we will help you determine whether you need a property management company. Then we will discuss the benefits of hiring a property management company. Lastly, we will provide questions to ask before you settle on a firm.

Heading out to see the family for the holidays? Going to escape the dreary weather and depart for a warm, sunny locale? Sounds good to us! But before you go, make sure you prepare your home for your absence. You should be able to kick back, relax, and enjoy your vacation - without worrying if your property is secure. Take a few easy steps now, and you’ll rest easy during your adventures.

As you well know, owning and/or managing rental property is time and labor-intensive. When tenants move out, is this your chance to take a well-deserved break? Ahh.. well, that’s what vacation is for! Now is the perfect opportunity to take care of the nuts and bolts of move-out processes, tenancy agreements, and getting the unit in top shape for the next renter. Here’s what you need to know when you have a property that is between renters. 

Successfully managing the transition between renters is critical in helping you minimize vacancies and maximize income. Some steps to follow:

Owning property can be a great way to build your portfolio - or increase your stress level. It can be a wonderful way to earn an income - or spend more on headache pain relief than normal. It can be a terrific way to achieve goals and prepare for the next phase of your life - or make you wish for a regular 9-5. Ah, the property owner’s life! But investing in property in Asheville, North Carolina is a solid, strategic move. Ready to avoid the stress, headaches, and second-guessing?

When you’re a landlord, you have to wear a number of hats. In addition to handling late-night plumbing calls and tenant disputes, you also have to know and adhere to the laws regarding renting and leasing. Among these are issues related to security deposits. What, exactly, can you charge to your tenants’ security deposit?