Month: July 2012

Being “cheap” is the new cool for Millennials when it comes to owning or renting a home.


Matthew Whitaker - Sunday, July 29, 2012

“Cheap” has apparently become a new way of life. It is even a “cool” way of life. More and more landlords are targeting the generation from 1980 to 1995 with a throwback to quality and not quantity. This article from RealtyTimes cites convenience as a perk this generation is looking for when it comes to where they will live. Check out the article, it is worth the read . . . http://realtytimes.com/rtpages/20120727_echoboomers.htm. mw

Is a Professional Property Manager Right for You? – ReatlyTimes Article


Matthew Whitaker - Saturday, July 14, 2012

This recent RealtyTimes article explores questions homeowners should ask themself when decidiing if they want to rent their home in Birmingham. The article needs little introduction. Click link below to see it: http://realtytimes.com/rtpages/20120713_propertymanagement.htm

The iPad and the Property Manager


Matthew Whitaker - Friday, July 6, 2012

This article speaks to the efficiencies created when a team of managers uses a tablet computer (such as the iPad) to complete tasks. Golden Key has been using iPads for the last two years. Everyone on our team has an iPad. Now we are working towards making our relationships with our tenants as efficient as this article talks about. Take a look and tell me what you think! http://realtytimes.com/rtpages/20120705_ipads.htm

Should you rent or should you buy a home in Birmingham?


Matthew Whitaker - Sunday, July 1, 2012

Thinking of making the plunge to purchase a home? Many renters are torn between renting and buying their own home. If you are considering making this tough decision, check out this article from RealtyTimes about the things you should consider before deciding: http://realtytimes.com/rtpages/20120628_rentvsbuy.htm