Property Owners & Investors

  1. Do I need a property manager? Consider your workload, investment goals, and property type. If managing tenants and maintenance seems overwhelming, a property manager can offer support.
  2. What are the key financial considerations when owning rental property? Understand ongoing expenses like mortgage payments, insurance, taxes, repairs, and maintenance. Track rental income and calculate your net operating income to assess profitability.
  3. How can I attract and retain good tenants? Offer competitive rent, maintain the property well, respond promptly to maintenance requests, and communicate effectively with tenants.

Renters & Tenants

  1. What documents do I need to apply for a rental? Identification, proof of income, references, and credit reports are typically required. Check specific listings for details.
  2. What should I look for in a rental property? Consider location, amenities, condition, size, and rental agreement terms like lease duration and pet policies.
  3. What are my rights and responsibilities as a tenant? Familiarize yourself with local tenant laws and understand your obligations regarding rent payments, repairs, and property maintenance.

Buyers & Sellers

  1. How much can I afford to spend on a house? This depends on your income, expenses, credit score, and desired down payment. Research pre-approval options and use affordability calculators to get a starting point.
  2. What kind of property is right for me? Consider your needs, lifestyle, budget, and future plans. Factors like number of bedrooms, location, and yard size all play a role.
  3. What do I need to do to sell my house quickly and for a good price? Staging, professional photos, competitive pricing, and effective marketing are key. Consult a real estate agent for tailored advice.