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Cost of repairs and maintenance for a rental property? PART 2 of 2

Mendell Gosnell - Monday, July 13, 2015
In the first part of the series we covered just a few factors to consider when owning property and determining what to expect in regards to cost. In this last part of the series we will give you solutions to the question “How much should I expect or save for maintenance and upkeep for my property?”   What should I save?   There are two popular rules of thumb when determining how much to save in regards to the cost of homeownership.  We will use these ... read more >>

Cost of repairs and maintenance for a rental property?

Mendell Gosnell - Wednesday, July 8, 2015
PART 1 of 2 Let me start by emphasizing that Real Estate is a great investment.  However, it is not a get rich scheme and takes discipline and a long-term game plan.  Some people think you can just - buy, rent and watch the money come in. That’s what some envision when owning an investment property. In this two part blog, we are going to take a look at what to expect when owning a rental property in regards to ongoing maintenance expenses.  Rental properties are a valuable asset if you take care of them and have quality property... read more >>

8 Ways Centurion Saves You Money – Professional Property Management in Salem, OR

Mendell Gosnell - Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Today we’re telling you about the 8 ways that Centurion Real Estate Management can save you money with professional property managemen... read more >>

Manager vs. Leader

Mendell Gosnell - Tuesday, June 30, 2015

One of the biggest benefits of professional property management with Centurion is the thing you don’t see. Minimizing exposure to liability. As we all know from the school of hard knocks, mistakes can be costly - especially in Property Management and Real Estate Investing. Centurion works hard at managing property in a way to avoid and mitigate potential liability issues. Everything from frequent property inspections to making sure your rental property is safe and secure to keeping happy and satisfied tenants. Attention ... read more >>

“When the Why is Strong Enough – the How is Easy”!

Mendell Gosnell - Monday, June 22, 2015
In life and work we often start with the How question, such as how am I going to achieve my real estate investment goals.  I think we should start with the Why…why do I want to invest?
I am a type A personality so I have always gravitated towards day planners (back in the day), lists, tasks, reminders, sticky notes, etc…  However, I have grown a lot over the years in regards to the delicate balance between working to live and living to work.  Early on in my career I read a lot of books that offered ... read more >>

What Does Property Management Cost in the Salem and Mid-Willamette Valley, Oregon

Mendell Gosnell - Tuesday, June 9, 2015

This question is one of the first questions owners tend to ask.  However, it can be tough to answer without first knowing what you want managed, the services you need or will require and a long list of other highly relevant factors.  Management companies that have fixed pricing may not be serving their clients needs effectively.  Personally, I tell owners that the first question they should be asking is what do you deliver.  A product or service is not deemed cheap or expensive relative to the upfront price but ... read more >>

Why Invest in Real Estate - Part 3 of 3

Mendell Gosnell - Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Below is a link to part 3 of 3.  Get excited about investing in Salem, Oregon and the Mid-Willamette Valley.  At Centurion we are all about Real Estate and Property Management in Salem, Oregon and the Mid-Willamette Valley.  If you have further questions or need expert advice or help with acquisitions or dispositions of rental properties give us a call today.

Happy Investing!!!

Why Invest in Real Estate p... read more >>

Why Invest in Real Estate Part 2 of 3

Mendell Gosnell - Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Do you know what the 4 basic types of returns are for investment real estate.  Take a look at the below article for a closer look at what makes real estate such a great investment vehicle.  At Centurion not only do we know and excel at the property management side but on the investing side as well.  We believe that a strong understanding of the fundamentals of investing in real estate can help us serve our owners better.  

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Rental Market Overview

Mendell Gosnell - Friday, May 22, 2015

I was at a business luncheon a few weeks ago for property managers and rental owners and heard the speaker say that he has not seen the rental market like it currently is in all of his more than 30 years in the industry.  Vacancy rates are at historic lows and rents continue to grow by leaps and bounds.  All the while interest rates are extremely low by historic standards.  

However, interest rates have begun to creep up lately.  Investors continue to buy up homes to rent as well as apartment complexes. &n... read more >>

Why Invest in Real Estate Part 1 of 3

Mendell Gosnell - Wednesday, May 13, 2015

I recently had another article published in a national trade magazine for property managers and relating to the property management industry.  Here is part 1 of 3.  I hope you enjoy the read.  Happy Investing!!!   Recent Published Article: Why Invest In Real Estate Part 1 of 3 NARPM Article

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