real-estate

  • Preparing For Retirement? 3 Tips For Picking The Best Single Family Home To Meet Your Changing Needs

    With the kids grown and gone, your newly empty nest may suddenly seem much bigger than it once did, especially when it comes to keeping it clean and free of dust and dirt. Even worse, the cost of heating all that empty space is sure to be a waste of hard-earned money that could be adding to your retirement fund or paying off debt. A good solution to this problem is to sell your current home and to look at single family homes that will be better suited for your retirement years.
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  • Shopping On A Budget: How To Get A House On A Discount

    When you consider yourself a thrifty spender or you don't have a large budget, you often find yourself eager to get a great deal on a purchase. This means you look for discounts or sales on clothing, furniture, and possibly even your home. You can make a huge home purchase while still being on a budget, you just need to know how and where to look for the best home-buying opportunities.
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  • The Challenges Of Buying A Foreclosure – And How To Overcome Them

    Purchasing a foreclosed home from the bank is often a good way to get a great home for less than it's really worth. However, the process of buying a foreclosed home can also be challenging. Here's a look at some of the challenges you may encounter during the process, along with some tips to help you overcome them. Challenge #1: Waiting on loan approval. You find a home you like and you want to put in a bid, but first you have to wait for your mortgage application to be approved by the bank.
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  • Helpful Tips For Selling Your House Fast

    If you have decided that now is the time to sell your house, you might be interested in making sure that you are able to sell it as quickly as possible. This way, you will be able to move on to your next residence as soon as possible. Get It Appraised Before You List It It is important to make sure that you have a thorough understanding of the true value of your house before you place it on the market.
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  • Money for Nothing: 4 Ways to Create a Passive Income Stream

    Creating a stream of passive income is one of the best ways to ensure a financially sound future. But you may feel that it's too difficult, too expensive, or something reserved for people with more money than you have. But the truth is that you can find the right passive income activity for any budget and personality. Here are four ideas to get you started. Rent. Rental real-estate income is something that you can earn no matter where you live and that can insulate you against changes in the economy and stock market.
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  • How Does A Property Management Company Know How Much To Charge For A Rental Home?

    Pricing a rental home correctly is extremely important. If you are asking too much rent for your rental home, prospective tenants may pass it over and it could sit empty. If you do not ask for enough rent, you could be losing out on money every month. A property management company can help you with all of your rental home needs, including properly pricing out the home. Here are a few of the tactics that a management company will use when determining how much you should charge for a rental home.
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  • 3 Mistakes That Can Stop The Closing On A Home

    When you have a house for sale, you may feel like the time will never come when you sell your home for cash. This feeling can increase when mistakes are made along the way. Try to be proactive about selling your home and avoid making these common mistakes that can stop your house from getting to the final closing. Mistake #1: Ignoring a Possible Termite Infestation May Sabotage Your Efforts
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  • 4 Ways To Sell A "Haunted" House

    While it is certainly debatable as to whether or not a house can actually be haunted, opinions run the gamut as to whether or not people want to live in a house in which something terrible has happened. These houses, in which events like murders and suicides have occurred, are often known as stigmatized by real estate agents. As an agent, you may have a lot of questions about what to do if you come across a home that has a stigma attached to it by the community.
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  • Three Tips for Those Building Their Dream Homes

    Making the decision to build your dream home can be one of the best investments that you can make. However, any construction project can be a major investment, and it can be easy to make cost-increasing mistakes. For individuals that are undertaking their first home-construction project, a  few basic tips can help you get the most house for your budget. Hire Your Builder Before Buying Property It can be easy to want to choose the location for your home as the first step in this process, but this can prove to be a terrible mistake.
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  • 3 Things To Look For In A Property Management Company

    Owning real estate can be a great way to generate wealth, but only if your investment properties are rented out by competent tenants. If you don't have the time to engage in the day-to-day management tasks required of a landlord, you should consider hiring a property management company to take care of these tasks on your behalf. Here are three things that you can look for as you search for a property management company to ensure you partner with a competent company in the future.
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