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Carrollton Property Management Blog

Investing in Older Rentals vs Newer Rentals

Ben Ginther - Thursday, November 8, 2018
When purchasing an investment property, there are several factors that go in to the decision-making portion about which property to purchase. One of those factors is whether to purchase an older home, or a newer home. Both have their pros and cons – it depends on the investor, and what their preferences may be. Certain factors may b...

Self Management vs Professional Management; Things to Consider

Lindsay Cagle - Wednesday, September 5, 2018
When you own rental property, one of the first decisions to be made is whether you want to self-manage the property, or use a professional property management company; certainly both have their draws. For a lot of owners, choosing to self-manage a property is the less expensive route, and they believe that they will see a higher profit du...

Southwire Ranks on Forbes Best Employers List

Lindsay Cagle - Tuesday, July 24, 2018
In Forbes annual list of America’s Best Employers, Southwire ranked #297 among 500 top companies.  In a separate ranking, Southwire was #82 on America's Largest Private Companies to add to its many accolades. With headquarters in Carrollton, Georgia, Southwire is one of North America’s largest wire and cable prod...

The Basics of a 1031 Exchange

Lindsay Cagle - 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

Ben Ginther - 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 verifiable, i...

Move-in Inspections

Ben Ginther - 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/tenant ...

Landlord Protection: The Security Deposit

Ben Ginther - 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 Eberli...

Cleaning a Rental Home Between Tenants

Ben Ginther - 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

Ben Ginther - 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 west...

Tips for Improving Tenant Retention

Ben Ginther - 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...

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