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Any property owners here? [#permalink] New post 28 Jan 2009, 06:41
For those that own property and can't sell - are you planning on renting out your property? If so, are you planning on using a property manager if you're out of town?
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Re: Any property owners here? [#permalink] New post 28 Jan 2009, 11:31
i'm going to try and sell. i don't want to deal with being a property manager or work with a property management company.
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Re: Any property owners here? [#permalink] New post 29 Jan 2009, 14:33
I would much rather sell and avoid the hassle of renting my place out. That said, if I can't sell it or if the price isn't right, I'd rent it out. I would definitely use a property manager. I want to be able to focus on school and not worry about being a landlord at the same time.
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Re: Any property owners here? [#permalink] New post 29 Jan 2009, 15:34
Ideally we'd like to hold onto our property long term because it's in a good location and I have family in the area - that said, we really don't have a choice to sell our place right now. I'm not completely closing the door on it, however; luckily being in DC I'm still hoping the new administration moving in will help the market a bit in the Spring.

Either way - it's definitely a hassle!
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Re: Any property owners here? [#permalink] New post 29 Jan 2009, 17:30
olive wrote:
Ideally we'd like to hold onto our property long term because it's in a good location and I have family in the area - that said, we really don't have a choice to sell our place right now. I'm not completely closing the door on it, however; luckily being in DC I'm still hoping the new administration moving in will help the market a bit in the Spring.

Either way - it's definitely a hassle!


I wouldn't rely too much on new administration helping. If you can not sell it, and have family in the area, why not have someone within your family help you rent it out?
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Re: Any property owners here? [#permalink] New post 29 Jan 2009, 17:44
89nk wrote:
olive wrote:
Ideally we'd like to hold onto our property long term because it's in a good location and I have family in the area - that said, we really don't have a choice to sell our place right now. I'm not completely closing the door on it, however; luckily being in DC I'm still hoping the new administration moving in will help the market a bit in the Spring.

Either way - it's definitely a hassle!


I wouldn't rely too much on new administration helping. If you can not sell it, and have family in the area, why not have someone within your family help you rent it out?


It's helping the renting market at least, and the market inside the beltway is not being hit as hard. Traditionally the DC area housing market is more protected than housing markets in other major U.S. cities. However; it's still obviously not good.
Re: Any property owners here?   [#permalink] 29 Jan 2009, 17:44
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