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    What do property managers charge for?

    By Bryan Neal | July 28, 2019

    Flexibility and passive income are two hallmarks of owning rental properties. Many owners choose to hire property managers to ensure their passive income truly stays passive. But what will it cost? There are several expenses you may not have considered when it comes to hiring a property manager. Though it’s nice to have someone else... Read More

    Landscaping for Allure and Privacy

    By Bryan Neal | July 14, 2019

    When done right, landscaping provides a natural, effortless beauty to your home. But you might find yourself caught between the dueling needs for both privacy and aesthetics when it comes to landscaping. How do you achieve that sense of seclusion while also maintaining an alluring yard? These smart landscaping tips will help make your home... Read More

    Survive the Chaos of Your Next Remodel

    By Bryan Neal | June 29, 2019

      A home renovation project can disrupt the flow of your everyday life. Instead of peace and quiet, there are builders and machinery coming in and out of your home and causing a massive amount of dust. So how do you handle it? Two words: patience and communication. While you look forward to the beauty... Read More

    How to Make Renters Feel at Home

    By Bryan Neal | June 15, 2019

      Have you ever experienced the frustration of being unable to find a trash can in an unfamiliar place? Or had a hard time finding more towels in the guest bathroom? As a short-term rental owner, anticipating the needs of guests can make or break your reviews — and determine the type of renters you’ll... Read More

    The Return of the Butler’s Pantry

    By Bryan Neal | May 30, 2019

    A growing number of families are beginning to request a butler’s pantry as they design or renovate their homes. But what exactly is a butler’s pantry? Well, it’s a nook-style secondary kitchen that was popularized in Victorian England, brought to Colonial America and is now having a resurgence in modern floor plans. If you’re thinking... Read More