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Landlord 101: 5 Tips for First-Time Charleston Landlords

By Albert Fontenot April 28, 2015 For most first-time Charleston landlords, experience is the best – and most bitter – teacher. On the one hand, there is nothing like real experience to give you the knowledge you need to become successful in the landlord game. On the other hand, if you’re a small, independent property […]

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Tips for Choosing the Landscaping of Your Rental Home in Charleston

By Albert Fontenot April 23, 2015 Curbside appeal is the most important factors in determining whether your rental home in Charleston sits empty or is continuously occupied. Potential tenants are looking for a place that they can call home, and if your property is unattractive, they will drive right on by without ever stopping to […]

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The Wrong Way to Install Siding on Your Charleston Rental

by Albert Fontenot April 21, 2015 Last week, we discussed the pros and cons of painting versus installing siding on the exterior of your Charleston rental property. Independent landlords who have no immediate plans to resell the property and who instead have their eye on long-term cost-effectiveness typically choose siding because of the one-time investment. […]

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Should You Paint or Put Siding on Your Rental Property In Charleston? Part 2

Part 2: The Pros and Cons of Siding By Albert Fontenot April 16, 2015 In the last blog, we discussed the pros and cons of painting your rental property in Charleston. Now, we’re going to talk about the other option – installing siding. This is part of an ongoing series of entries discussing exterior maintenance […]

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Should You Paint or Put Siding on Your Rental Property in Charleston? Part 1

  Part 1: The Pros and Cons of Painting By Albert Fontenot April 13, 2015 Now that Spring is here, your thoughts should be turning to exterior maintenance and renovation tasks for your rental property in Charleston. Over the next few weeks, we will be discussing popular projects that can greatly increase the curbside appeal […]

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The Changing Landscape of the Charleston Rental Market

By Albert Fontenot April 7, 2015 Right now, there are more new apartment units under construction in the area than ever before, and rent prices and vacancy rates in the Charleston rental market are already beginning to be affected. According to a recent article in the Post and Courier, the region’s current vacancy rate is […]

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Repairing Damaged Walls in Your Charleston Rental Property

February 24, 2015 by Albert Fontenot One of the most common damage-repair chores that you might have to do when a tenant moves out of your Charleston rental property is to fix the holes that they negligently (or purposefully) put in the walls. It’s almost like it doesn’t really matter how good or bad of a […]

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Landlord 101: the Positives and Negatives of the Charleston Section 8 Program

February 19, 2015 by Albert Fontenot Now that you have a better idea about how the program works, it’s time to discuss the positives and negatives of The Charleston Section 8 Program, specifically as it applies to your life and career as an independent landlord. Every night, about 4000 households in Charleston – approximately 9.2% […]

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Landlord 101: Understanding the Section 8 Program in Charleston

February 17, 2015 by Albert Fontenot If you are new to the South Carolina real estate investment market or if you have just never seriously considered working with the federal government when it comes to your unit (s), you may wonder what the Section 8 program in Charleston is all about. Most likely, if you […]

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Should You Flip Your Rental Property in Charleston?

By Albert Fontenot February 12, 2015 If you own rental property in Charleston, at some point you will ask yourself if you want to continue the stressful life of an independent landlord or if it is time to try to sell the home for a (hopefully) tidy profit.  To answer this question, you have to […]

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