Coakley Realty Blog

How to Be the Ideal Tenant

Posted on: 29 May, 2018

When you are renting an apartment or a home, it is important to have a good rapport with the landlord, especially if it is your first rental. The rental market can be quite competitive, and if you have glowing references...

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Should You Sell or Buy a Home First?

Posted on: 27 April, 2018

If you are considering upgrading to a larger home, downsizing, or moving to a different area, you will have to choose whether to sell your existing house first or to buy a new home and sell the old one afterward....

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Home Renovations That Increase Home Value

Posted on: 20 March, 2018

Competition in the housing market is on the healthy side in the Maryland area, both making it a great time to try to move your home, and a somewhat challenging time as well. Hot competition means you need to make...

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How to Appeal Real Estate Taxes

Posted on: 26 February, 2018

If you’ve ever felt like you’re paying more on your real estate taxes than you should be, you’re certainly not alone. In fact, estimates show that nearly half of property owners pay far in excess of their property’s value each...

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What Services Are Included in Property Management?

Posted on: 29 January, 2018

Real estate investments can be a great way to generate residual income, but if you own more than a few residential or commercial properties, it can also be a considerable amount of work. From finding and keeping quality tenants to...

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Top 5 Real Estate Trends to Watch in the Washington, DC Metro Area

Posted on: 09 January, 2018

1. DC Housing Market Remains Hot As politics continues to heat up, so have the property needs of the folks moving into this industry town. What a great opportunity for real estate agents to capitalize upon. The DC housing market...

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How to Rent Out a Single Unit at an Apartment or Condo

Posted on: 28 December, 2017

While many rental property owners manage entire apartment complexes, you may just be interested in buying a single apartment or condo unit to rent out. This can provide some extra monthly income and serve as a stepping stone on your...

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How to Increase Your Rental Property Value

Posted on: 29 November, 2017

Every real estate owner wants their rental property value to increase over time. Market upswings and downswings are out of your control, but there are changes you can make to your property today to help its value climb independently from...

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