Long-term vs. Short-term Renting

When you own more than one home, and find that it gets harder and harder to spend time at multiple locations and really enjoy each property to the fullest, you might start looking into your options. But if you’ve already broached the subject of renting one of your houses, then there are still decisions to […]

Subletting in the Summer: A Guide for Renters and Homeowners

Summertime brings on a lot of change; sometimes, this means moving to a new home or renting yours out to someone else for the season for any number of reasons. Maybe you’re a student who wants to hold your rental over the season while you’re away. Or, maybe you’re a homeowner and you want a […]

How to Make the Most of a Second Home

Everyone needs a getaway, a personal paradise. For many homeowners, this is often a second home located in a vacation town, perfect for stealing away for a long weekend before jumping back into the fray. But what if you can’t visit your home as often as you would like? It doesn’t do you any good […]

Renting Your Home: 5 Potential Headaches and How to Alleviate Them

Being a homeowner is already a weighty responsibility; owning and maintaining a second home while working with a tenant is another challenge entirely. While our property managers here at Intracoastal Long-term Rentals are adept at solving problems and acting as a general liaison between you and your tenants, some issues are inevitable. We’ve put together […]

5 Comfort-Inducing Products for Your Home

Whether you want to make a rental house your own or increase the appeal in order to entice a new tenant, the end of winter and the onset of springtime is the perfect opportunity to spruce up the place! We’ve included a short list of items you might be interested in to transform your coastal […]

Criteria to Consider When Renting Out Your Home

You’ve weighed the costs and benefits, talked to a trusted property management service, and finally decided to list your house as a long-term rental home. Congratulations! But now what? Once you begin prepping your house to be listed, you’ll want to think about the type of renters you’ll welcome into your space. Are you going […]

Benefits to Renting Out Your Home

Whether it’s a new job, school, or simply time for a change of pace, relocation can occur often enough that you might not stop to think of an alternative to selling your former home. If you aren’t quite ready to lose your foothold in a familiar place, though, there is a way that you can […]

Feast Like the Locals this Thanksgiving

When we think of Thanksgiving dinner, the traditional items typically jump right to the forefront of our minds: turkey, stuffing, cranberries, pecan pie. But instead of sticking to the cookie-cutter basics, we’ve got some regional cuisine to spice up the menu and make this holiday season one to remember. Oysters are in season Did you […]

Lessees and Lessors Can Benefit from Using a Long-Term Rental Agency

Matching the right tenant with the right home.

by Judy Royal The real estate industry in Southeastern North Carolina, especially New Hanover County, has been slowly heating up during the past few years and has become red-hot in recent months, with high buyer demand and low home inventory leaving many potential buyers empty-handed (see Part 1 and Part 2 of our recent report […]

Finding The Right Tenant

And How Intracoastal Realty Can Help

When your property is vacant, you’re not making money.   One of the most difficult and time-consuming tasks of being a landlord is finding the right tenant. Who is the right tenant? As a real estate investor, you want tenants that will pay their rent on time every time. You also want tenants that will […]