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I just wanted to share a few ideas about the value of maintaining and even improving a home that you have on the rental market. Most obvious is curb appeal. A nicer looking home gets more attention and more interest equals more applicants. More demand for a limited supply means higher rental rates for you, the owner. Right now we are seeing rents for nicely-kept 3 bedroom homes running between $1,100 and $1,300 per month. Interestingly, couples who are lucky enough to be able to move here from the big metro areas are used to much more rent. Many in fact are leaving tiny condos or apartments that can run upwards of $3 per square foot.
And aside from greater resale value for your rental home there is another upside . . . better tenants take better care of their rental home. Rents in the $600 range often attract people who cannot afford more. In our management world those applicants sometimes are not able to put money into the home to keep up just the normal tenant responsibilities like mowing the lawn and picking up trash.
One rule of thumb I’ve heard is that investing 10% of the home’s gross rental income each year will pay back in spades by offsetting repairs that didn’t need to happen. Visiting the tenant twice a year, cleaning the flue, flushing the water heater, and inspecting the sprinklers are just some of the things good managers do that prevent unexpected bills for owners.
Sally says it well: “keep the home current and sellable at all times!”
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