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The Basics of a 1031 Exchange

Adam Himan - Saturday, May 12, 2018
 Lindsay Cagle As an investor, does the term “1031 exchange” mean anything to you? In a most basic definition, a 1031 exchange allows a property owner to defer paying a capital gains tax from the sale of their investment property, by exchanging it for a similar, qualifying, property.  Of course, there are rules and regu...

Tenant Screening – How to Verify Income

Adam Himan - Tuesday, March 27, 2018
In a previous post, we talked about tenant screening practices, and how to best set yourself up for success when processing a prospective tenant’s application. Part of that process is income verification. Every landlord wants to get the rent check in the mail each month, so verifying that the tenant has sufficient, and verifiabl...

Move-in Inspections

Adam Himan - Monday, February 26, 2018
Benjamin Franklin once said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” While I don’t know if he owned rental property, this axiom rings true for just about every part of being a landlord. It is certainly no exception when talking about a move-in inspection. One of the more common disputes between landlord/tenan...

Landlord Protection: The Security Deposit

Adam Himan - Monday, January 29, 2018
Managing rental property comes with risk. As landlords and property managers, it is our job to minimize that risk. One easy way to do this is to require that tenants provide a security deposit. Seasoned landlords know the importance of a security deposit, and have possibly even been burned in the past by failing to require one. Erin Eberl...

Cleaning a Rental Home Between Tenants

Adam Himan - Monday, January 1, 2018
When a tenant has vacated a property, there are many things to consider before filling that vacancy with a new tenant. One of the final tasks to complete, is also one of the most important: cleaning. It sounds simple, but cleaning is a “must.” In addition to doing the right thing, and giving the new tenant a fresh start in the...

Temple, GA Ranks Among Best Zip Codes for Buying Single Family Rentals

Adam Himan - Tuesday, November 28, 2017
In a recently published study, ATTOM Data Solutions compiled the “25 Best Zips for Buying Single Family Rentals.” And, there is one West Georgia city making that list – a list that spans the entire United States. That zip code is 30179, better known as Temple, Georgia. The quaint city, located off I-20 about 40 miles wes...

Tips for Improving Tenant Retention

Adam Himan - Thursday, October 12, 2017
As discussed in the previous blog, “Should I Stay or Should I Go?” The Reasons Tenants Leave, tenants will choose to vacate their rental home at some point. The question to ask yourself as the property owner and landlord is: Is there anything I can do to prevent a good tenant from leaving? The answer in some cases, is yes. Whi...

"Should I Stay or Should I Go?" The Reasons Tenants Leave

Adam Himan - Thursday, August 24, 2017
When you own rental property, turnover is inevitable. As the blog title (made famous by The Clash) suggests, most tenants are faced with this decision on a yearly basis. With bad tenants, turnover can be a good thing; it allows for the opportunity to fill a vacancy with a better tenant. However, even good tenants will likely choose to lea...

Carrollton, GA Receives More Accolades: Small Towns You Need to Visit

Adam Himan - Tuesday, May 23, 2017
The city of Carrollton has been in the spotlight recently through various media outlets, highlighting several draws to the town located about 45 minutes west of Atlanta. Most recently, Curbed Atlanta author Josh Green listed Carrollton as one of the top “10 Small Towns Near Atlanta You Need to Visit Soon.” Once again focusing ...

City of Carrollton “Buzzing With Lots of Superlatives.”

Adam Himan - Monday, May 22, 2017
In a previous blog, we gave statistics showing that Carroll County is a sweet spot for investors, with rental properties in high demand, and the yield those properties are bringing (see blog post “Carroll and Paulding Among Top National Markets for Rental Demands and Yields”)  . Last week, Atlanta’s CBS 46 News feat...

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