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  • The good news is there‚Äôs good news

    The goodnews is there’s good news          It’s a new year and we all know what thatmeans; time for those boring statistics. But the good news is there’s good news. According to local MLS statistics, the Charleston area rental market forthe entire year of 2010 was better than that ...
    Posted to John McCarter (Weblog) by 720047 on February 17, 2011
  • Local counties searching tax records

    A recent article for the Examiner dealt with local attorneys taking on tenant clients as an additional source of income to help them weather the slow real estate sales market.  It seems like our local tri-county municipalities may be looking for ways to increase their bottom line too.  It’s been heard that some towns are searching ...
    Posted to John McCarter (Weblog) by 720047 on January 31, 2011
  • Return Those Security Deposits

         It seems that with the slowdown in real estate sales and closings that some real estate attorneys are looking to boost their bottom line by turning to tenant representation in lawsuits against landlords.  The area that appears to be the focus of these lawsuits is the security deposit.  Evidently, some landlords ...
    Posted to John McCarter (Weblog) by 720047 on January 24, 2011
  • Landlord and Owner Insurance Are Not The Same

    All home insurancepolicies are not equal.  As a homeowner,you have an owner policy which covers your house and belongings in case of adisaster such as fire; liability in case someone falls and is hurt on yourproperty; and theft should a burglary occur. All home owners are familiar with this type of policy.  But now you’re a ...
    Posted to John McCarter (Weblog) by 720047 on January 10, 2011
  • Tenant Application and Verification

    You've got someone interested in renting your investment property.  Congratulations!  Now comes the "hard" part--getting the prospective tenant to complete an application and then verifying the information.  I say it's hard not because tenants don't want to give the information (they're actually used doing ...
    Posted to John McCarter (Weblog) by 720047 on November 21, 2010