Renting and Leasing

Found 10 blog entries about Renting and Leasing.

5 Tips for a Great Entertaining Space

If you are planning to create a great entertaining space from scratch, than you have come to the right place. Below you will find five great tips for creating the perfect space for entertaining.

1. Keep the Space Nice And Open

If you have the option to create or utilize an area that is very open with a nice area of space in the middle, then use this space to create exactly what you would like to out of this area. You can form seating around the perimeter or add a fountain, fire pit, or television to the middle of the area. The idea behind having an open space is keeping plenty of walking space between people and where they may be playing a game, watching television, eating, or sitting to ensure that everyone

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4 Signs It’s Time to List With A Realtor

It seemed a great idea at the time. Save yourself the 6 percent commission that you'd have to pay a realtor by selling your home on your own. After all, how difficult is it to put up a “For Sale By Owner (FSBO)” sign on your front lawn and to put an ad on the local paper and in a real estate website. You've even seen enough housing shows to know that you should stage your property inside and out to make it attractive to buyers. You certainly don't need a sales agent to tell you that.

So here it is, six months later, and your home is still on the market with no buyer in sight. Before you reach that sorry state, learn to recognize the four signs that it's time to list with a realtor.

 

You don't know how

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The Pros and Cons of Buying vs. Renting

People often wonder whether they should buy or rent their home. There are many things to take into consideration, not all of them financial. We’ll cover some of the pros and cons of buying vs renting so you can decide which one would be right for you.

 

Renting

You’ve probably heard the saying 'renting is throwing money away'. This is because people equate renting with giving away your hard-earned cash. You’re not building equity when you rent, so when you move out you cannot sell your property or make money from it.

 

Renters, on the other hand, do not have to pay for upkeep or repairs. They are able to move whenever they wish depending upon the lease and often only have to pay a penalty if they

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Gorgeous Executive Rental Home in Asheton Springs is Ready to Move In!   $2600/month!  Want a lower maintenance yard to care for but don't want to sacrifice on the quality or the space?  This 4 Bedroom, 3 and Half baths with Bonus Room has tons of extras....Including a 3 Car Garage!   From the moment you walk into the front porch you are greeted by the double arched mahogany doors which adds to the curb appeal of this home.  The gleaming hardwood floors throughout the main level allow you to choose any decorator look you would desire.    The dining room with beautiful arched openings look into the foyer and living room.  Love to entertain?   The vaulted living room and family room create a natural flow to entertain the largest of gatherings!  T  And the…
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The age old motto of real estate is, "Location, Location, Location!"  At Delco Realty Group, we bring context and relevance to what is important to Buyers when they start looking for their next home.  For our Listing (Seller) clients, it is very important to understand this as well since we utilize the human element of buyer behavior to build a custom marketing plan to selling a home based on this motto.

Location to where you Work

Location to where you Play

Location to where your Children go to School

     - (this is the most important search criteria for buyers with children)

Location to where you Worship

There is other criteria buyers consider when purchasing a home, however these are the top four (4) pieces of criteria specific to

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Selling Real Estate in ANY Market Requires a Plan

Developing a marketing plan to sell your home requires a unique one-of-a-kind strategy that specifically works for YOUR situation as a seller.  We can incorporate proven marketing techniques for today's challenging environment, however each marketing plan Delco Realty Group develops is very personal.

Avoid "Gimmicks"

Don't be taken by "gimmicky" real estate programs that "promise" to sell your home in a certain period of time - typically offering promises to sell your home in 60 or 90 days.  I've even seen one article entitled, "Sell Your Home in 5 days!"  When you read the fine print or listen to the terms and conditions of these offers, it usually requires you to make upgrades to your home and/or

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Del-co Realty Home Search goes Mobile!

Check out our new Mobile Home Search via your smartphone!  Any web-enabled phone with a browser such as Apple iPhone, Droid or Windows Mobile® device, can take advantage of this new technology!  Point your smartphone web browser to: http://mobile.delcorealty.com

Have you ever been driving around town or even in your own neighborhood and see a House for Sale sign and want to know... what is my neighbor asking for their home?...  Or I would love to know the price of that home, see pictures, and other basic home information, but I don't want to call a real estate agent to get that info... or I'll forget to look on my computer when I get home.

Then worry no more!  Get information quickly on homes for sale in the

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The short answer is YES!  A Pre-listing (seller) home inspection can separate your home from others in a highly-competitive buyer's market and get your home sold quicker (and for a higher price) than a comparable home that has not had a pre-listing inspection.  This is especially the case in today's market.  Buyers are very picky.  They are looking for move-in ready homes where they can grab their toothbrush and underwear and move!  Most Realtors will tell you even cosmetic items like paint or dated fixtures are causing buyers to walk away without even making an offer.

If you are selling a home, you'll get the highest price in the shortest time, if your home is in top condition. And you want to find out about any hidden problems before your house goes on

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Greenville South Carolina has Largest Rent Increase in Nation 

Recently, the Wall Street Journal reported that the average apartment vacancy rate was 6.6% nationally.  This is down from 8.0% last year, reflecting that more people are renting this year than there were the year before.

In addition, the number of occupied apartments rose by more during Q4 2010 than during any comparable period of the last 10 years.

What is most interesting is while the national average for rent increase is up just over 2%, Greenville, South Carolina rents have increased over 11% - topping the list for the largest rent increases nationally.

What does this mean?  Well, several things could be contributing to this, most of which is that with rental occupancy around 93.5%,

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