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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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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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When DIY Doesn’t Work–Projects that are Best Left to Professionals

Things Best Left to Professionals – When DIY Doesn’t Work by Albert Fontenot 12/11/2014 “Do-it-yourself projects are rarely as easy as they seem, and all too often it ends up costing you.” ~Angie Hicks, founder of Angie’s List   As a Charleston landlord, you have come to realize that you can save thousands of dollars […]

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Cost vs. Value Renovations 2014

Cost vs. Value Renovations 2014 By Albert Fontenot As a landlord in Charleston, you always have to straddle a very fine line when it comes to making improvements on your rental property. I’m not talking about routine maintenance or necessary repairs, because those tasks are part of your inherent duty as a responsible landlord, and […]

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DIY Landlord Tip of the Week: How Much Rent Should I Charge?

One of the questions our team at Charleston Property Company gets most often is “How much rent should I charge?” Or, “How do I get the highest rent for my home?” As in other areas, rent in Charleston is based on the property, local market supply and demand, and advertising.   Property: When considering how much […]

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What is the Cost to Hire a Property Manager in Charleston, SC?

    An easy-to-use flow chart to help you understand the real costs of managing your own rental property and how to decide if you need help from a professional property manager.    Have more questions? Give us a call at 843-737-6034 to talk with our team at Charleston Property Company. 

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DIY Landlord Tip of the Week: Security Deposits

Protect your real estate investment with one simple tool: a Security Deposit. Here are 3 easy tips to ensure you get the details right. Call our team at the Charleston Property Company at 843-737-6034 if need additional assistance with security deposits. Know the rules In South Carolina, landlords may require a security deposit to cover […]

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DIY Landlord Tip of the Week: Legal Compliance

You’ve got a rental property. You’re prepared to fix closet doors and know a good plumber to call in an emergency. Think you are ready to sit back and watch your rental investment grow? There is more to being a landlord than just collecting rent and handling minor repairs. Do-it-Yourself (DIY) landlords also have legal […]

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