Classic Craftsman Home with Additional Unit
Come tour this classic Craftsman home and fall in love with its charm. Built in 1912 and remodeled in 2002, this home features both
hardwood and tile flooring, sunlit rooms, a gas fireplace, formal dining room as well as a dining area in the kitchen and a large laundry room. The downstairs master has it’s own private entrance and could also be used as an office or guest room. There is an additional dwelling unit in the back with its own yard and separate entrance. The yard is nicely landscaped and features the quintessential covered porch and picket fence. Make this home yours, and enjoy a summer’s evening sipping lemonade under the blossoming wisteria.
Charming Cottage in a Great Location!
1012 E Main St
AShland, Oregon 97520
2 Bed / 1 Bath
912 Sq Ft
Charming cottage in a great central location. Well maintained and thoughtfully updated, this home is the epitome of convenient Ashland living. The spacious living room is accented by a brick fireplace for those cozy winter evenings. There are wood floors throughout the living areas. The garage features built in shelving and plenty of room for additional workshop space. Each bedroom has a sliding glass door that leads to a private back patio with a wisteria covered trellis. Hook up your BBQ to the plumbed gas line on the patio and entertain in style. Both the front and the back of the home have in ground irrigation with a timer. There’s a new gas furnace and new duct work (2014), vinyl windows, solid core doors, stainless steel fridge and dishwasher, and so much more. Come tour this home today!
The winter season causes some serious challenges and dangers for homeowners. This is true whether you live in your home, rent it out or have it up for sale.
The severe weather and storms that are indicative of the winter season include things like rain, snow, high winds, thunder and lightening.
Each of these weather systems can cause some serious damage to your home and property. Thankfully, there are some maintenance tips that you can follow or, provide to your tenants to protect your home from serious winter weather damage.
Here are a few of the top ways you can make sure your home fairs the winter weather:
- Be sure to never set your thermostat to anything lower than 69 degrees. It may be tempting to turn off the heat, but in the unfortunate event of a quick temperature drop – your pipes are in danger of freezing completely!
- Do your best to keep all doors to various rooms in your property open. This allows for proper air flow, ensuring that your home is evenly heated and appropriately balanced when it comes to circulation and ventilation!
- Stay up to date with furnace filters. Keep track of when your furnace will need a new filter and contact our maintenance department for a new one! A new filter traps dust and keeps the heat in your home regulated and functioning efficiently.
- Make sure your property’s doors and windows are properly insulated. Poor insulation leads to more opportunities for Jack Frost to sneak in, causing you to turn up your heat, and spend more money! Cut heating costs and extra stress by sealing doors and windows efficiently.
- Keep the exterior of your property well maintained. Excess leaves and trees branches left in the yard of your property make snow and ice removal difficult and leave you at a disadvantage!
Make sure that your home makes it through the winter weather without a scratch by following these simple tips for winter weather maintenance. While each season has it’s own weather than can be damaging to your home – nothing is quite like a southern Oregon winter.
Having a rental property is a great investment and as we go into the new year and you get ready to file your taxes – those investment benefits will be realized!
However, a big part of maintaining your investment is to make sure that the maintenance to the property is upheld.
Here are a few ways that you can deal with a maintenance need at your rental property:
- Make sure that the property is rent ready from the beginning. If you have just purchased a rental property or you have been living in your home and are now renting it out, it is essential that you make sure that the property is ready to be rented. Any repairs or areas that need maintenance should be addressed right away before they escalate. If you notice any leaks or light switches that don’t work properly – make sure to call professionals out to investigate and make the repairs before to put it up for rent. Having a ‘clean slate’ before renters move in will help to make sure that the property stays in good condition, long-term.
- When you rent your property – make sure that you have a clear maintenance policy in place that your renters acknowledge and sign. It is essential that people know who to call and how to get help if there is a need for maintenance. The sooner that the repair or maintenance is done, the less chance there is for serious damage to your property. Having a long-term problem that isn’t addressed quickly and properly – will definitely call you more money and stress in the long run.
- Build relationships with vendors – If your rental property needs an appliance or a plumbing or electrical repair – it is important that you have a specific person to call who is an expert in their field. The longer that you research looking for a plumber – the more chance there is for serious damage to your property. Have someone on-call for each type of maintenance or repair need so that you and your renters know exactly the name and number to get ahold of.
Going into the new year, it is important to be thinking about protecting your rental property investment. You want to make sure that your tax benefits are as big as possible for next year!
Now that the winter season is officially upon us it is time to be paying close attention to the maintenance and upkeep of your home – including your rental properties.
When you have a rental property it is an excellent investment. However, it does require some maintenance to protect that investment and the winter weather can be more damaging than any other season to all systems of your properties.
Here are a few things that we suggest you do in preparation of the coming winter weather to keep your rental property in top shape:
Make sure that all of the windows are sealed properly and do not have any cracks or rotten spots in the molding around them. Check the weather stripping and replace it if necessary. Add more caulking to those spots that do not have any or where it is missing. If your tenants have been using window air conditioning units – this is the last call for getting those appliances taken down and stored.
Have the water heater inspected and make sure that it is ready for the cold winter temperatures. Consider having the tank flushed by a professional plumber and add an extra layer of protection by wrapping an insulated blanket around the tank to maintain the energy-efficiency.
If your rental property has a fireplace it is important to make sure that the flue is cleaned out and the structure of the chimney is in good shape. Have the cutout at the point of the roof inspected by a professional to make sure that it is in good shape and there are not concerns about fire
If you have any units that are vacant, make sure that the thermostat is set no lower than 55 degrees and that the plumbing is protected from freezing temperatures. If necessary, consider wrapping heat tape around plumbing that is installed in outside facing walls.
If there are any trees on the property that have low-hanging limbs, this is the perfect time to get those trimmed back so they don’t fall on the home and cause serious damage.
To ensure that your investment is protected – make sure to take these few steps before the winter weather settles in completely. There are some cold temperatures forecasted in the coming weeks and having an emergency at your rental property could really put a damper on your holidays.