Getting the opportunity to own a home is something I have never taken for granted. Many years ago it was more of the norm to own a home as opposed to renting one. These days renting a home or apartment has become just as normal as leasing a car. There are thriving markets that rely on people renting or leasing the items they use daily and most often in their lives and never owning them. Helpful Homes is not a stranger to this as we buy, and hold rental properties.
It’s not all BAD
There are many good things that come from these markets. For many, it’s the first step before owning a home. For some, it’s part of a rebuilding process and getting back on their feet. For others, it simply fits someone’s lifestyle and they prefer the lack of responsibility to things like maintenance and taxes. For whatever reason renters are here to stay. For many reasons and not limited to those above, rental values in cities we buy houses in like Greensboro, Charlotte, Winston Salem, Kernersville to name a few, have risen considerably in the last twelve months.
The Parts We Don’t Love
Renting and leasing houses can be tricky and tenants can’t always pay the rent. We do our best to screen tenants and give everyone a fair opportunity to rent our homes. We also look to add quality people to neighborhoods that we own property in. We not only care about the home we own in a neighborhood but the neighborhood as a whole. People sometimes suffer sudden job losses and fall behind on bills like rent. We are currently working with multiple tenants of helpful homes properties, that are behind and we are working with them.
Some tenants will not care for the property as you do! Sometimes one’s best efforts to create a lovely home, find good people who appreciate it and create a positive tenant-landlord relationship, go astray. Sometimes you will take back over a property to find major damage and or neglect. We like to leave out tenants be and feel like it’s their home but at the same time, semi-annual inspections are recommended. There is no crystal ball when it comes to choosing a great tenant. We have had people that look great on paper turn out to be disasters and people that did not look so great on paper turn out to be some of the best tenants we have to date. You have to use your gut, instincts and do your best to notice red flags when choosing your tenant or tenants. When Helpful Homes buys a house in North Carolina to add to our rental portfolio, we always take time to make sure we add value to not only the house but the neighborhood.
When the time comes to sell your house in Florida or North Carolina we can be your first and last call. In Florida, some of the cities we purchase houses in are Miami-Dade County, Homestead, Miami Gardens, South Miami, Perrine, Kendall, North Miami, El Portal, Pembroke Pines, West Palm Beach, Port Saint Lucie, and more. In North Carolina some of the main cities we buy houses in are Winston Salem, Greensboro, Kernersville, High Point, Asheboro, Asheville, Charlotte, and other surrounding cities in North Carolina, we would be honored to hear from you. Let us provide you with a competitive and fair offer using our own cash. We can close when it’s convenient for you and on your timeline.
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