Tips for Purchasing Rental Property

Rental property has been a solid investment choice for many years but deciding to jump into the landlord business also carries risk. Here are some tips to help you decide if a rental property is right for you and how to make smart decisions that can lead to reliable profits. Are You Ready to Be a Landlord? The decision to purchase rental property isn’t one to be taken lightly. Rental property is an investment that requires quite a bit of involvement. Are you able to [...]

January 25th, 2021|

Housing Market Trends During the Pandemic

It is probably no surprise that the COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed many aspects of the economy, including the housing market. Here are tips to navigate the land to get the most out of your home sale or purchase the home of your dreams. Selling Your Home The pandemic has added challenges to selling homes, but it is still possible to sell for maximum profit with the proper guidance. Inventory of homes for sale is low, which means your home can get more traffic. Social [...]

December 7th, 2020|

Purge the Clutter if You are Selling your Home

Clutter is often a touchy subject for homeowners. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, as the saying goes. While these philosophical debates may end at an impasse between married couples, selling a home can change everything in a second.  All the staging areas for your home are the spaces where clutter likes to accumulate. If interested buyers cannot see the potential, you may find that your property ends up languishing on the market. You can quickly remedy this situation, but you will have to [...]

November 30th, 2020|

Four House Defects That Could Prevent a Sale

Selling a home is a stressful time without worrying about pushback from potential buyers. Defects in and around your property could put the brakes on your plans. You should address four common problems before you put your home on the market.  Dangerous Building Materials The materials used in construction should meet specific safety standards. Cheap or inappropriate materials can pose a danger to a home's inhabitants – especially if used in load-bearing structures. Older homes are also at risk of harboring asbestos or lead paint [...]

October 29th, 2020|

Discovering the Amenities Where You Want to Live

It is all too easy to think of a home as a desirable property. However, no individual or family truly lives in isolation. Even those who chose to reside in the wilderness have essential needs like food, water, tools, and medicine.  The key to shopping smart when it comes to real estate is ensuring you don’t fall in love with the right property in the wrong location. Instead of thinking about making a home, consider becoming part of a community in a way that is [...]

August 26th, 2020|

How to Remodel Property to Use as a Vacation Rental

There are certain features in a home that lend themselves to a vacation rental. Most of your remodeling should focus on aesthetics, comfort, and safety. Whether you are using the property as your own vacation getaway or plan to rent, make it an enjoyable place to stay any time of the year.  Flooring Considerations Although carpet is comfortable and cozy, it can become difficult to keep clean due to a property being out of use for long periods, or from dirt and spills. If there [...]

July 28th, 2020|
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