Detroit Home for Rent

Detroit Home for Rent on the East Side

Location: 14281 Wilfred Street, Detroit, MI 48213

This  Detroit Home for Rent is managed by Pretty Home Realty Property Management.

To schedule an appointment, email Dami at prettyhomerealty@gmail.com or TEXT (248) 633-8568 for more information.

This Detroit Home for Rent is a beautiful brick home with 3 spacious bedrooms 1 full bath and a fireplace, ready to go, for rent near you.

This Detroit Home for Rent features a great master bedroom that opens to a lovely balcony on the back with a lovely view. Large living room and dining room with new grey color hardwood floors which is ideal for entertaining. Clean and spacious basement. Updated bathroom with 2018 installed toilet, vanity and LED lights. Upgraded kitchen with new kitchen faucets and cabinet hardware. All newly installed window shutters on the exterior of the house (Installed after the photos where taken). Clean and freshly painted, quiet neighborhood with great neighbors.

Photos shown are prior to tenants occupancy. Agents must be present for any showings.

Pretty Home Realty Property Management will like to make this lovely house for rent your new home.

Month to Month lease for only $700 a month and occupant is responsible for all utilities. Section 8 vouchers are welcomed.

Requires 1-month rent as security deposit ($700) and first-month rent ($700) for total move in cost ($1,400).

This home is managed by Pretty Home Realty Property Management. To schedule an appointment, email Dami at prettyhomerealty@gmail.com or Text (248) 633-3578 for more information.

 

Handicap Accessible

Handicap Accessible

Handicap Accessible

TO MOVE OR TO RENOVATE… THAT IS THE QUESTION…

Are you looking for a home condo or apartment that is handicap accessible? We can help! Fill out the form at the bottom of the page or give us a call from the number at the top of the page. It may just be an idea that came up in your mind. Or it may be that you are absolutely ready to find your next place. Or maybe you need a good contractor to renovate your home to make it handicapped accessible. If any of these are why you are here, you are in the right place!

Okay, first and foremost if you are looking for handicap accessible apartments condos and homes in Oakland County including Royal Oak apartments, Troy, Auburn Hills, Southfield, Birmingham and any other surrounding areas, simply give us a call, send us a text or email & I will give it to you!

 

I wrote this article because I spoke to a lovely lady today named Louise. She was looking at handicap accessible apartment style condos in Royal Oak  She is facing a similar dilemma. I want to take a moment to give her a round of applause for reaching out & taking action today! I truly hope this helps you if you are facing accessibility challenges.

 

should I move or should I do handicap accessibility renovations to my current home?”

So here is the big question, “should I move or should I do handicap accessibility renovations to my current home”? Even though I am NOT a baby boomer, I too faced this question. Some years ago, I was a caregiver for a few years and I understand the needs of accessibility.

 

Number one: getting in and out of the home with a wheelchair & or without steps is important. If you have steps, what will be the cost to put in a wheelchair ramp? Also, do I have the space to have a ramp installed?  Where will we install it? Front, side, backdoor? Will it be practical? If the answer is “no, I don’t have the space”,  or “it’s not practical nor do I have the funds” you may want to look at getting a place that is already handicap accessible with elevators and amenities that will make life so much easier. Trust me! I used to install a aluminum portable wheelchair ramp every time we left & returned home. I would often wish we would stay out longer because of having to install and uninstall is temporary wheelchair ramp. The thought of going home & leaving caused stress.

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 Do we have the Time, Space and Money for Handicap Access Renovations?

The next thing to consider is going to be “how much interior space does my home currently have?”  For example the bathroom- Is there space to add  handicap access? Will my loved one be able to get into their chair or be put into their chair or get to the restroom easily and without obstruction? Sometimes bathtubs have to be removed and showers with grab bars installed. This is not cheap!. Ask yourself, do I actually want to go through the construction process which creates a lot of dust and possible respiratory problems when I open up bathroom walls, etc? Sometimes moisture can be trapped in and under the walls and flooring. Ask me how I know :-). Ugh… So to put it short, there will be many changes needed to the home which will have many costs. If the space is there and you have the funds & time, this may be a good choice. Only you can truly be the judge!

 

 Handicap Accessible Home Renovation Contractors  in Oakland County, Macomb County & Wayne County

Newer apartments, homes and condos are normally built more handicap accessible, which can be great. It is instant & has no dusty down time. Another key factor that many people overlook is the contractor doing the work. You absolutely must have a contractor that does excellent work and is honest. Believe it or not, that is hard to find. Another key is, most carpenters that are honest and do excellent work are in high demand so it may take some time to get on schedule. Also, there’s normally a premium for better contractors. That’s right: they know they are good so they charge a bit more. But it is normally worth it. You normally get what you pay for.

 

I know a lot about contractors because I renovate and manage property. We would be happy to assist you. Feel free to reach out to us. I am going to let you in on some of my best contractors that work for me in the Oakland County area!

 

Okay, so here is my number one choice for rough carpenters. A rough carpenter specializes in the framing of residential &/or commercial property.

 

Ian Walter of Havana Construction (586)362-0098

 

Next, for complete carpentry craftsmanship, I often call on Shannon Tidwell (313) 350-5860

 

I have used both of these contractors. They have done excellent work for me. My family, as well as, many clients/friends of ours have also given rave reviews.

 

When I have a really large job, I call Eric Tidwell (313) 363-9673

 

(Yep, Eric is Shannon’s big brother) Eric is an elite builder! There is a premium on Eric. His work has been featured in Better Homes and Gardens magazine. I definitely got what I paid for!

 

I have given you some things to think about. Now… what do I need to do next you may wonder? Take the Benjamin Franklin “pro con list” approach. That’s right, make a Renovate  & make a Move pro & con list on a sheet of paper. Your best decision will become much clearer.

 

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I hope this information has been helpful to you. Have you got your list together? Great! Reach out to us. We will be happy to answer any questions and help you get a new home or renovate your current place. Remember, we are happy to help you accomplish your real estate goals!

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Why You Should Be A Renter

Helping residents in Lathrup Village, Southfield, Beverly Hills, Birmingham, and other metro Detroit areas in Michigan to understand the benefits of being a renter instead of being a homeowner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are you a renter looking for a home? Call the Calhoun Team Realty today (248) 905-1402 and we can find a quality home for you!

Some people today have a hard time deciding whether they should rent a house or a buy a home. Today the Calhoun Team Realty is going to discuss the benefits of why you should be a renter instead of being a homeowner.

Don’t Worry about Maintenance Fees or Repair Costs

Yes, if you are a renter you don’t have to worry about maintenance fees or repair costs. For that’s the homeowner or the property management responsibility.

The Amenities Bonus

Renters can access the fitness center, the inside or outside pool and other amenities, but as for homeowners, they have to pay big bucks to use them or pay fees to maintain them.

0$ On Real Estate Taxes

Another huge benefit for renters is that they don’t have to pay real estate taxes. Real estate taxes can be overwhelming for homeowners – the bigger the home, the bigger the taxes will become.

The Down Payment

No need to save up for a big down payment for renters. They may modify the payment due to different circumstances, but a comparison on payments between renters or homeowners are huge!

The Economy Bullet

Today’s economy can be a nightmare for buyers because their mortgage can be very costly; heck their mortgage can cost more than their actual house itself but renters aren’t affected by that.

Unstable Property Value

One other thing that homeowners can have anxiety about is their property value. The value can go up or dramatically drop, but either way renters are not affected by it.

It’s Much Easier to Simplify

After their lease, renters can easily downsize or simplify their life by moving out and go to a reasonable place to live, but it’s difficult for homeowners to do that because of the process of selling their home and the fees that come with it.

The Rent is Fixed

On the agreement with the renter and the homeowner is the stipulation that the rent stays fixed. If the homeowner wants to change the amount of rent, he/she has to give the renters notice before doing so. Renters can decide from there whether they want to stay or leave.

Insurance Costs

While the homeowners are required to have a homeowner’s insurance policy, renters have the option to have a renter’s insurance policy. We recommend renters to have the renter’s insurance policy because it’s much cheaper and it can cover a lot of things.

The Utility Bills

Remember when I mentioned the bigger the house the bigger the taxes will become? That goes for your utilities bills as well. Think about it. Utilities bills are much lower in a small apartment then opposed to a large house.

To conclude, we as a Property Management see the benefits of renting a home or condo. We are more than happy to assist renters find a good home for a reasonable price. Call the Calhoun Team Realty (248) 905-1402 today for assistance on any of your real estate needs!

 

How to Be A Good Tenant

How to Be a Good Tenant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are you looking for a home to rent, but nervous about being under a bad landlord? Call the Calhoun Team Realty today (248) 905-1402, and not only will we find the place you desire at a reasonable amount, but also manage it the right way, and as Property Management, will do our best to help good tenants. Let’s say you found a nice place to live and you found a good landlord. You may ask, how can I stay on my landlord’s good side? Let the Calhoun Team Realty help you out with this one.

Reading

Read your lease. (Seriously) I know it can be a drag, but you don’t want to sign something you without knowing all the facts. Conflicts in the future can truly be avoided if you and your landlord can legally see eye to eye. If you truly don’t like reading it, ask someone you trust to help you with it. For this is important.

Your Way vs the Landlord’s Way

This goes hand to hand with the Reading the lease part. For example, you painted the walls, change the appliances, and basically transform the place. Which is nice and dandy and all, but would the landlord approve it? Let’s say they didn’t and he told you violated your lease by doing the things that is clearly said on the list “DON’T” or “DO NOT” on page 4 on your Leasing Agreement that you have signed without actually reading it. To avoid this, read the lease or at least have it documented where you and the landlord both agreed on you changing things around. Do not rely on a verbal agreement because landlords can make a mistake and “forget” in the future.

Notification

Let your landlord know in writing that you need some maintenance on the property, and you can check up on him by calling him. For landlords (good ones anyway) are bound to help you with maintenance on the property, but if the issue is really minor like changing a light bulb or something you really don’t have to pay someone to do, unless your 99 years old or you physically are not able to do it, don’t bug the landlord about it.

Be a Good Neighbor

Treat your neighbors like you want to be treated. No landlord likes to mediate an argument among tenants. If you have a problem with a neighbor, be the bigger person and try to handle it calmly. This will build a good relationship with your neighbors and help keep the landlord at ease when they know the tenants are getting along.

Take Care of It

Keep the place nice and kept up; if you have pets make sure you clean up after them. Not only will this show the landlord that you are a good example of a respectful tenant, but also you will no doubt have a good reference from your landlord.

“Perfect” Timing

Like everything else, you want to pay your dues on time. Most leases have it arranged where you will be charged a late fee after 3-5 days past the due date. This is called the grace period. You want to try your best to avoid this and pay your rent on time. For those who abuse the grace period and may not ever pay a late fee, it can come back and bite them when they need a reference because their previous landlord can easily say “he/she doesn’t pay their monthly rent on time.”

Want more tips? Call the Calhoun Team Realty today (248) 905-1402 and we will guide you to success by making things easier to live in your new home. Also, don’t forget we do Property Management as well, so don’t hesitate if you’re looking for the best property management in Michigan!

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How To Find A Good Landlord

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For assistance of a great renting property management team that cares for their tenants, give Calhoun Team Realty a call (248) 905-1402!

Some people don’t really pay attention to the landlord history before they move in. Unfortunately they take the risk of having a good or decent landlord or a bad one altogether. A few reasons why. Either they never thought about it or they wish they could investigate, but don’t know where to start.

Don’t worry let the Calhoun Team Realty give you some tips about finding a good landlord.

Screening

That’s right, screen them! Since the tenant has to be screened by the landlord to see if they have been naughty or nice, you can do the same to the landlord. What’s their history? Was he/she a good landlord in the past? You need to screen them to find out.

Facts

This goes in harmony with screening. While screening, look for facts about them, good and bad. How long have they been a landlord? How many lawsuits have they been in? Look for their history of their proprieties, are they well maintained? Ask other tenants and neighbors on their views about the landlord. You want to make sure that you have a good landlord for it will be better for you in the long run.

Contract

This is a case for a good landlord gone bad. Make an agreement that if he violates the contract of being a landlord, then you have the right to move out or get another place due to their violation. Landlords must agree to this.  You shouldn’t go through bad management if you’re being a good tenant.

So don’t.

Cover yourself by making a contract that both sides can agree on, and if the landlord can’t keep up with his side of the bargain, then you have a legal way out.

(By the way, if the landlord is uneasy about agreeing with the contract then it’s a sign that he is either not a good landlord or are not confident on doing their part)

Remember we also do Property Management. We treat our tenants the same way we want to be treated, and that’s with high standards, so call the Calhoun Team Realty today (248) 905-1402!

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How to Rent Out Your Home

How to Rent Out Your Home

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Did you know that the Calhoun Team Realty is also in property management? Give us a call today (248) 905-1402!

Becoming a landlord is like everything else, it comes with responsibility. Doing so you have to make sure your property is safe and presentable for respectful tenants. You will need a home inspection from your city. A good looking house will not only increase your chances of obtaining a respectful tenant, but it will also give you a better opportunity to raise the rent of the property.

Is It Functional?

Plumbing is an essential; for it will give the tenants comfort when there are no water issues.

If you have an older home, make sure the electrical wiring is well taken care of. Not only your home will have proper electricity, but also your tenant wouldn’t have to worry about any potential safety hazards.

Freshness + Cleanliness = Happy Tenants

New paint, new carpet or wooden floors is a plus for tenants. The fresher the better!

  • Check each room and see if everything is up to date. That means all the light bulbs are new and electrical outlets and switches are functional
  • Make sure the stairs are safe to go up and down
  • All the doors knobs are in good use
  • Make sure the appliances are new

(If they are not new then make sure they are functional and well maintained)

  • Make sure the roof is good and the gutters are clean
  • It wouldn’t hurt to have the front and backyards nice and presentable

Your Home Status

You must contact your mortgage company and let them know that you are no longer a resident and want to rent out the property. The company will give you permission to rent it; also you may have to pay a small fee.

Changing Homeowner’s Insurance

You must switch your landlord property insurance to rental property insurance. The policies are different and brace yourself because rental insurance is going to cost you more than your homeowner insurance.

Who’s the Manager?

Are you going to hire a Property Manager or are you going to handle it yourself?

  • If you like to save money then manage it yourself, but it is not an easy task for it will be stressful for you. For you will have to negotiate a price for rent, handle the lease signing, gather the rent, handle the repairs, and be the main person to call when something goes wrong.

 

  • Most property managers will charge you 10% of the rent, but they will handle collecting the rent, and handling repairs. Making it a lot easier for you. A lot of landlords choose a property manager to handle their property for its less stressful and a time saver for them (Want to get started with the right property management? Call the Calhoun Team Realty (248) 905-1402 and we will get started right away).

 

  • There are some property managers that will work with you by doing certain jobs for you. For example if you’re ok collecting the rent, interviewing tenants, but you don’t want to be responsible for the repairs or maintenance, you can hire the property managers and they can be responsible for those jobs instead (Want to work with property managers that are reasonable? Call the Calhoun Team Realty (248) 905-1402 and we will get started quickly).

Take your time with this, for it’s a serious decision.

Rent

 

Another serious decision to make. With proper research you need to decide a reasonable amount to charge your tenants. Remember you don’t want charge too low because you will not make a profit and also if you charge too much you won’t make any profit, for no one will pay for something that’s overpriced.

 

There’s a couple of ways to handle this.

 

You can hire property manager(s) and they will do the work for you on estimating a good amount on rental property.

Or

You can do the research yourself by going to different sites and find similar properties and see what they charge. Take a look at Rentometer.com for it will help you decide if you are charging too much or less on renting out your property.

Remember!

Experienced landlords mostly put away 20%-25% of rental income for future maintenance or repairs.

It’s a good move to rent out your property, but be aware of the stress and responsibility of financial accountability that comes with it.

 

The Tenants

After you know all the basics of renting out you property, it’s time to discuss another important aspect of renting out your property. The tenants!

Interview Tenants

By now a bunch people have responded to your ad, and someone wants to rent. There are many ways of picking out the right tenant through an interview. Here are a few suggestions that can help you have a better idea.

Applications

With this you will know their basic information, contact information, and so on. Also you will know if they are unemployed or if their income will not pay the monthly rent.

 

 

Remember!

Not only treating people differently is wrong, but also it’s illegal, so it’s highly recommended to treat people fairly, and give everyone the same opportunity. No matter whom they are.

Facts

Sometimes we take chances on relying on our gut, but this is not the time to do that. For it may cost you in the end, so to avoid that try relying on facts and you can do that by making sure you check the tenant’s credit and checks. Sure the tenant may have good intentions and show a good 1st impression, but when it comes to renting out property should be taken in some serious consideration.

Conducting Credit and Reference Checks

This is similar to filling out an application. With this tactic, you can shorten the list of those who can qualify or not by checking their background as if they have a criminal record and so on. Also, you can see their history to see if they have a good reputation of being a tenant or may have a habit of being evicted. Either way, you will be fully aware.

Security Deposit

Most times the security deposit can be handed to you as a landlord as an agreement with the tenant that they can rent the property. It’s the first and last month rent. Just in case the tenant wants to move out the deposit can cover the last month payment. It is recommended to let the tenant make a check and clear it before you go anywhere with the arrangement.

Lease

Pick a time to meet with the tenant and sign the lease together. Make sure both sides have their own copy of the lease. Before signing, make sure you and the tenant are on the same page of the arrangement, doing this will make things run smoother in the long run. When both sides have agreed, sign the lease, and keep a copy of the documents.

Rent Collecting

You can collect the rent in different ways. Collect the rent monthly from your tenant and deposit it. Before you sign the lease the tenant should be aware of the consequences when they are paying past their due dates.

Availability

Time will past and the tenant will come across issues on the property. It may be an emergency situation. With that said your tenant must have a way to contact you by phone, text, email, etc.

Doing Your Part

If it is written on the lease that you are responsible for the yard maintenance or trash pickups, make sure you take care of it in a timely matter. Doing so will build a good reputation as a landlord and also will increase a good connection between you and your tenant(s).

Eviction

Nobody wants go through an eviction, but it’s highly recommended for you to follow the law and hire a lawyer, so he can assist you. Doing so will help you solve the conflicts between you and the tenant. Eviction is something you truly want to avoid for it can be long and costly. No one can tell the future, but you have to be extremely careful when it comes to looking for a good tenant, so you can avoid situations like this.

 

If you don’t know, the Calhoun Team Realty is in property management. If you want the best assistance on managing your property give us a call today!

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