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When Should I Fire my Current Charlotte Property Management Company?

Today, we’re addressing a question we get a lot, which is: when is it appropriate to fire my property management company? We get calls all the time from people who are unhappy with their current management firm, and we always ask them why. We get the same three or four responses every time. Communication It […]

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North Carolina Property Manager Education: Why Charlotte Landlords Consistently Lose Evictions

Today, we’re talking about evictions and why landlords typically lose eviction cases, particularly in Mecklenburg County. Many of these things will pertain to other counties in North Carolina as well. We routinely receive calls from self-managing landlords who are having problems evicting tenants. Typically, this is because tenants know more about the process than the […]

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Why You Need to Choose a NARPM Property Manager to Manage Your Charlotte Rental Home

I am the current president of the Charlotte chapter of the National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM), and today we’re going to talk about why it is important that your property manager is a member of NARPM. Introduction to NARPM This organization is the professional, educational and ethical leader for the residential property management […]

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You Can Cashflow Your Investment Property in Charlotte

People ask all the time why they should invest in Charlotte. First of all, compared to many cities, especially cities further north, you can buy homes here inexpensively. It’s very easy to find a property for under $100,000. You can even find high quality homes for under $70,000. If you’re willing to expand your horizons […]

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How Long Does it Take to Evict a Tenant in Charlotte?

Our topic today is the process of evicting a tenant in North Carolina. Under North Carolina law, you have to give a 10 day written notice to the tenant demanding payment before you can evict. This is required, or the courts won’t recognize your eviction proceeding. If your lease waives this 10 day requirement, you […]

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Where to Buy Investment Property in Charlotte

Today we are talking about where to buy investment property, and this is going to expand on the blog we wrote on why to invest in Charlotte. First, decide on your investment objectives. Are you looking for cashflow, price appreciation or some mix? We always recommend that investors go for a mix. You want to […]

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Speak to a Property Manager Before Buying Charlotte Investment Property

Charlotte is a very hot market right now. Hedge funds have bought thousands of homes over the last couple of years because they believe homes here are undervalued 20 to 30 percent. Investors have caught on, and now there is a lot of interest in buying in the Charlotte area. Often, new investors will call […]

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Relocating? Talk to a Charlotte Property Manager About Your Options

In today’s blog, we are talking about what to do if you are relocating and leaving your property behind. When folks move out of the area or decide to upsize or downsize, it’s hard to decide what to do with your current house. We have another blog that helps you decide whether to rent or […]

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Should I Rent or Sell My Charlotte Home?

The question of whether to rent or sell your home is a relevant topic because many of our new clients are in this very position. We get a lot of phone calls from people who are not sure if they should sell. People also call us when they have their house on the market but […]

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Buy Charlotte Investment Property with a Self Directed IRA

Purchasing investment property with a self directed IRA is not terribly difficult, but it is a fairly new thing, so people have a lot of questions about how to do it. The most important thing you can do is find a good financial institution to help you manage the process. You can go online, get […]

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