Renting A Home vs Renting An Apartment In Birmingham

By Rudy Rudulph, October 3, 2017

Category: Articles

Most people think of two main options when it comes to choosing housing arrangements- buying a home or renting an apartment. However, there is a third, less pursued but just as viable, option to be considered -- finding homes for rent. When deciding between renting a home or renting an apartment in Birmingham there are a few things to keep in ... Read more »

Benefits Of Choosing To Rent In Birmingham Alabama In Today’s Market.

By Rudy Rudulph, January 6, 2017

Category: Rental Properties

Renting is becoming more and more of a trend in recent years and this is especially true when looking at the housing and rental markets in Birmingham, Alabama. The Census Bureau reported a few years ago, that the home ownership rate in the United States has dropped more than 64% over the last 20 years.  "According to Zillow… the U.S. gained ... Read more »

Millennial Home Ownership – Why They Are Choosing Home Rental Over Purchasing

By Rudy Rudulph, December 28, 2016

Category: Rental Properties

Millennials are among the most unique and influential of all the age demographics today. They were born and grew up in a time of great technological inventions and were influential in many of the trends that shaped society and cultural norms then and now. One of these trends that are being impacted by millennials is the swing in the housing market ... Read more »

4 Suggestions To Help You Generate Income From Property Rentals

By Rudy Rudulph, November 29, 2016

Category: Rental Properties

Traditionally, investors have looked for quick returns by flipping homes, but with the current home market still struggling in most markets, home flipping might not be the route you want to go. While flipping can be lucrative, it can also tie up your money if the home doesn't sell immediately.  Plus, it's a one-time benefit once the house sells. Renting out a property ... Read more »

4 Signs a Property Is Worth Buying and Renting Out

By Rudy Rudulph, November 28, 2016

Category: Rental Properties

Have you ever had thoughts of becoming a landlord? If you have residual income and energy to follow through, there are plenty of townhomes, condos, and single family residences available in your real estate market. Below are a few indicators, that a rental property is primed for better returns. 1) The property rental makes money for you immediately Your rental income, or (rent checks) ... Read more »

The Cost To Rent A Home Is Rising Fast

By Rudy Rudulph, November 26, 2016

Category: Rental Properties

Single-family home rentals are consistently increasing across the country, according to RentRange, a housing industry data provider, which has identified the 25 metro areas where the average rent rose the most in the 12 months ending June 30. Of the top 25, two are in Alabama, led by Huntsville, AL., where single-family rents rose 14.4% over the 12-month span. In these two ... Read more »

How To Avoid The Professional Tenant

By Rudy Rudulph, November 3, 2016

Category: Property Management Company

If you own a rental property or have worked with a property management company you may have had the pleasure of meeting a professional tenant. These are people who know federal, state and local landlord-tenant law inside and out and will drag a landlord through litigation while remaining in a property rental for sometimes up to two years without paying a cent. It ... Read more »

Becoming a landlord, is it worth the trouble?

By Rudy Rudulph, October 25, 2016

Category: Property Management Company

Many people look to real estate investing as a way to fund their retirement with passive income or pay for big life events such as money for college tuition for children, weddings, or to no longer be an employee and invest in rental property full time. Before you make the leap, make sure you know the potential pitfalls with becoming a ... Read more »

Owning A Rental Property Versus An REIT

By Rudy Rudulph, September 23, 2016

Category: Rental Properties

Real estate investment trust is gaining in popularity especially since the S&P 500 announced a new separate category for the real estate sector within the index. So is investing in a REIT better than owning rental property? It may depend on your personal aversion to risk. Advantages of Real estate investment trust Low cost of entry can be anywhere from $500-$1000. ... Read more »

The Property Manager Guide To Patio Dos and Do Nots

By Rudy Rudulph, September 16, 2016

Category: Property Management Company

Most people love being outdoors in the summer whether they want to have friends over for a barbecue or their kids and their friends go outside to play. Property managers want their tenants to enjoy their rental property but you need to be clear in the lease agreement for items that are allowed or not allowed in order to keep the ... Read more »