5 NORTH TEXAS LANDSCAPING IDEAS TO BOOST YOUR RENTAL PROPERTY’S MARKETABILITY

| October 9, 2018

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You know the old saying, you only get one chance to make a first impression? When you’re talking about rental properties, that first impression comes from your landscaping. The lawn and landscaping or, in other words, the curb appeal is the first thing potential tenants see when they look at your rental property. If they see an impressive, well-kept lawn, they’ll assume the rest of the property is impressive and well-kept, too which can drive up interest and make it easier to rent your property.

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Any buyer that’s been looking for a home can tell you how difficult it is right now to find a home in their price range. Several factors contribute to this trend. Baby boomers are staying in their homes longer, and we have tons of millenials looking for their first or second home. So we have lots of demand, but not enough supply. This is great for sellers, but buyers want to be prepared for it to take several months to find the right property for the right price. Another reason we are seeing such an influx of buyers is because interest rates are staying very low, making it incredibly affordable to obtain a mortgage. As of writing this, a 30 year fixed rate mortgage has an interest rate of 3.62%, and 15 year fixed rate mortgage has an interest rate 2.87%!

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Hawkins

Everything we do above and below ground helps to build better communities across New Zealand. This attitude is shared and understood across Hawkins and our parent company, Downer. In other words, we share the same values and we share the same ethos. We're proud of our desire to build better communities and we think Fred Hawkins, who started the company back in 1947, would be proud of it too.

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