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5 Triangle Suburbs Everyone Is Moving To

Posted on: January 20, 2023

Raleigh and the surrounding area known as The Research Triangle (or the Triangle, for short) has ranked among the best places to live in the U.S. for years. With three research universities, miles of rolling greenery, and a thriving cultural scene full of food, art, and entertainment, it’s easy to see why so many families […]

Guide to Moving to Sanford, NC

Posted on: January 9, 2023

Young families, retirees, and professionals in industries like biotech and manufacturing are moving to Sanford, NC, for its wonderful schools and rich opportunities. The team at Block & Associates has been helping new renters and homeowners find their next home in the Triangle area and surrounding suburbs for over two decades. We’re thrilled to see […]

How To Choose a Property Management Company

Posted on: April 14, 2022

Managing a rental property requires the proactive, professional attention of a knowledgeable property management company. Selecting the right property management team for your community can be a challenge — especially if you’re new to being a landlord. What qualifications matter most when choosing the right provider? How do you sort out the high-quality property management […]

Tips for Renting Out Your Home

Posted on: February 17, 2022

When opportunities to relocate or move into a larger home arise, many homeowners decide to rent out their property instead of selling. This route provides a viable alternative to selling in a buyer’s market while also generating passive income. The experts at Block & Associates are here to help you decide if this is right […]

On-Site Rentals Is Now Part of the Block & Associates Realty Family

Posted on: January 24, 2022

Tenants and property managers can now enjoy a wider selection of excellent properties and an even larger pool of realty expertise from Block & Associates. Sanford-based On-Site Rentals was recently acquired in a deal that broadens Block & Associates’ excellent service from upscale rentals in the Research Triangle to the historic homes and commercial properties […]

How To Reduce Tenant Turnover in Your Rental Properties

Posted on: December 22, 2021

Tenant turnover is one of the most concerning issues for property managers in the Triangle area. Lost revenue due to tenant turnover can have a devastating impact on your community, and it’s important to take stock of these losses each year and identify opportunities for improvement moving forward. By taking the time to optimize your […]

Should I Be Worried About the Real Estate Market Crashing?

Posted on: July 8, 2021

Are We in a Real Estate Bubble? If you define a “real estate bubble” as a time when real estate prices rise rapidly… then yes, we are in a real estate bubble …and have been for a bit over a year. Is This a Dangerous Real Estate Bubble Like in 2007-2008? No, this real estate […]

Can I Still Make a Profit if I Use a Property Management Company?

Posted on: June 17, 2021

This is a question we get all the time. After all, if you own several properties (or even just one that’s high-maintenance or far away), you may be considering employing a property management company. And while it’s true that a property management company is an expense, it’s still very possible to make a profit while […]

How to Decide Between Managing a Property Yourself or Using a Property Management Company

Posted on: March 21, 2021

As one of the fastest growing areas in NC, the Research Triangle region offers the beauty of the country, the accessibility of the city, all at a price tag you can accept. Investing in the rental market in this area can offer attractive returns if you manage your new purchase well. To maximize the return […]

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