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Feature Home
 

108 Oakhill Rd - Midland City, AL  $289,900

Two story home with 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths with approximately 3100 square feet on 2.9 acres. This home features great curb appeal in an established neighborhood, zoned for Dothan Schools, close to shopping, medical facilities, and schools. A lovely front porch and back screened porch provide relaxing views of wooded lot. Main floor has living room with wood burning fireplace and a dining room that is open to kitchen with abundant counter space and cabinetry. There is a half bath for guests and laundry area. The spacious master suite offers walk-in closet, vanity area, large soaking tub and separate shower. Two large guest rooms and hall bath are located upstairs. The walkout basement is totally finished, heated and cooled with two rooms, one could be used as bonus or 4th bedroom, with plumbing in place for a future full bath if needed. Second room is great indoor workshop with sink. For more information or to schedule a tour, call Aleda Holmes, 797-4804!

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MAY Showcase Agents!!!
 

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Showcase Properties would like to recognize the “Showcase Agents” for the month of May-

Jackie Johnson, Kim Lee, Tesi Conte, Krysia Robertson, Aleda Holmes, Laurie Peacock, Ramona Miley, Betty and Robert Brewer of The Brewer Team, and Brooke Gay!

These highly trained and motivated professionals continue to set the standard for productivity, professionalism, client satisfaction, and commitment to career development. Our team of professionals at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Showcase Properties is “Committed to Excellence - Every Day in Every Way.”

 
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FINANCIAL ADVICE
 

Should You Manage Your Own Rentals?

The nice part about being a landlord/lady is the passive income stream, meaning you don’t have to be present to make money, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty of work to be done. You can do all the work, or hire a property manager if you’re willing to pay someone else to do all or part of what you don’t want to do.

 So which makes the most sense for you? You should manage your own rental property if you are:

• residing reasonably close to your rental

• financially able to carry the costs of your rental while vacant

• prepared to run your rental as a real business

• able to market your rental

• able to meet potential renters to show the home and negotiate leases

• willing to do background and credit checks on potential renters

• willing to collect the rent and enforce late notices and fees

• willing to address tenants’ complaints in a timely manner

• willing to deal with problems at any hour, day or night

• handy with tools or have a good reliable handyperson on call

• unafraid to deal with and evict bad renters legally

• willing to abide by court decisions in any tenant-landlord dispute

Depending on where you live, how many properties you own, and which services you require, you can expect to pay 5 to 15 percent of your monthly rental fee to a property manager.

COVID-19 Showing Guidelines
 

We have extra precautions and procedures in place for property showings (click the image above for details.) Also, over 90% of our homes for sale are showcased with fully immersive and interactive tours on our 3D Website, www.Dothan3DTours.com. If you have any questions, please reach out to your favorite Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Showcase Properties Agent. Don't have an agent? We always have a knowledgeable Real Estate Sales Professional on call: 792-7474!

 
 
HOMEOWNERS' ADVICE
 

Sound Surroundings

One of the greatest pleasures of owning your own home is being in better control of your environment, including the sounds you listen to. Imagine waking up to the cheerful melodies of chirping birds, instead of your neighbor’s clanging, banging and muffled conversations.

So, when you shop for a new home, consider one with a garden where you can attract songbirds to add sound, color and interest, such as robins, tanagers and finches. Songbirds can be captivating to watch as well as to listen to throughout the year.

Create an alluring habitat where the birds can feel at home by planting some native brush that will provide birds with their basic needs – food, protection and a place to nest.  Be sure to scatter leaves, twigs and other small debris you’ve raked up under your shrubs and flower beds to attract insects and worms. The twig and leaf debris are great for songbirds to collect for nest building and insects will provide food for the birds.

Birds won’t nest where they don’t feel safe. You may have to add some natural barriers, such as dense shrubbery to protect songbirds from cats, opossums and other hunters.

Birdbaths are great accessories that say welcome to birds. Moving water, such as small fountains or drippers can create a “visual magnet” to attract birds to the bath. Birds splashing in the water is a delight to behold!

While songbirds enjoy your garden, you’ll be equally enchanted by the cheerful music and natural beauty you’ve helped create. 

 
HOMEBUYERS’ ADVICE
 

Buying A Home As Tenants In Common

There’s no reason to miss out on the advantages of homeownership simply because you’re not married. You can partner with anyone to buy and occupy a home, including a significant other, best friend or close relative. If you do things the right way from the beginning, you’ll build on a great investment as well as a treasured relationship.

According to Mymortgageinsider.com, the first thing you need to do is disclose all finances with your future housemate, including salaries, debts, credit history and scores. One of you may not be able to contribute equally to the costs of owning a home. Further, a lender will use the weakest credit to determine how much money to lend you and at what rate because both of you are liable for the mortgage payments.

There’s a solution for unequal financial situation - you both can own title to a home as Tenants in Common. You may own 70% while your housemate owns 30%. Neither can sell the home without the other, but when you do sell, you’ll receive 70% of the proceeds. In the event of death, ownership only passes to the other tenant in common if so specified in a will.

Hire a real estate attorney to help you work out terms and percentages, and specify in a contract exactly who is responsible for paying for which items and in what percentages. Planning ahead will help prevent future disputes and give you both more confidence in your new home purchase.

 
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