Signs that it’s a good time to sell in Dothan, AL

Is it a good time to sell your home?  There are a lot of different factors that go into selling a home. Can you find a good real estate agent? Is the market advantageous right now? Can you afford the costs of selling a home? Has your home become more than you can handle (too … Continued

4 Tips for Interviewing Prospective Tenants for Your Auburn, AL Rental Property

With your investment strategy lined up, it’s time to prepare yourself for the tenants in your investment properties. But before you put on your landlord hat and begin conducting interviews, as a landlord, you’re responsible for being aware of local, state, and federal laws that govern discrimination and your screening criteria for tenants.  Now, of … Continued

Should you rent to own in Dothan, AL

HOMEOWNERS: wondering if it’s a good idea to do a rent-to-own arrangement with your buyers?  While there are some benefits to rent-to-own — such as having a bigger pool of buyers, earning rental income, and selling for a higher price-point — there are also some little-known pitfalls.  At Echo Properties, we’ve been working in real … Continued

Should you a accept cash offer in Columbus, GA

Did someone make you a cash offer on your home in Columbus, Georgia? Did it seem too low? Or maybe it seemed too good to be true?  Whatever the case, when professional homebuyers make offers, they don’t always disclose WHY their offer is what it is… or even if it’s actually “fair” or not.  And … Continued

Sentimental Value in Dothan, AL

Thinking of selling a house with lots of memories?  It can be difficult to let go of a home with sentimental value — maybe you remember your parents sitting at the dinner table, or your kids playing in the backyard, or your family sitting around the fireplace during the holidays.  Now you’re thinking of selling… … Continued

5 Things You Can do to Keep Good Tenants in Milton, FL

We at Echo Properties hope that you area always saying, “Please don’t go!” when you have tenants let you know they will not be staying for a new lease. With happier tenants overall, your turnover rates will be lower than the average in Milton, and your income will be steady and reliable, making you a … Continued

What to do if Your Tenants Cause Damage to Your Foley Rental Property

There is a great deal to learn about the real estate investment business. While everything can look great about your investment property on paper, dealing with people is not so cut and dried as working with numbers. Whatever you do, do not skip any step in screening tenants, especially checking references and contacting previous landlords. … Continued

Relocation Regrets in Dothan, AL

Did you relocate to Dothan,AL but you didn’t really know the area?  This is often the case. A person has to move for a job change or transfer, to be closer to family, retirement, or many other reasons. Their house sells quickly, and now the clock is ticking – time is not on their side. … Continued