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4 Essential Factors to Consider Before Signing the Lease to Your New Apartment

March 15th, 2019
4 Essential Factors to Consider Before Signing the Lease to Your New Apartment

While searching for a new place can seem stressful enough, signing the lease on a new apartment can also be a tedious process that requires attention to detail.

If you are a first-time renter preparing to sign the lease of your first apartment, you are about to take a significant step for your future. While searching for a new place can seem stressful enough, signing the lease on a new apartment can also be a tedious process that requires attention to detail. Although you may be excited and ready to sign, there are a few critical factors to consider. Consider these crucial points to keep in mind before you sign. Read the rest of this entry »

How to Choose the Right Real Estate Agent for Your Upcoming Move

March 8th, 2019

Buying or selling your home? Having the right person by your side can make the process significantly more comfortable.

If you’re about to start the process of buying or selling a home, finding the right realtor can make a huge difference in how successful you may be. Not only do you need to find someone whose personality meshes well with yours, you are about to spend a significant amount of time with them, but you need someone who you can trust. Buying and selling a home comes with a lot of details, tribulations, and potential problems; having the right person by your side can make the process significantly more comfortable.  

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Why Move-Out Inspections are Essential for Maintaining Your Rental Property

March 1st, 2019
Why Move-Out Inspections are Essential for Maintaining Your Rental Property

While your tenants may be responsible renters, keeping track of any damages or changes to the property will help to accurately keep track of its condition, as well as to maintain a record of repairs for the future.

As the owner of a rental property, move-out inspections play an important part in maintaining your space. While your tenants may be responsible renters, keeping track of any damages or changes to the property will help to accurately keep track of its condition, as well as to maintain a record of repairs for the future. With this, it is best to inspect an apartment both at the time of move-in and shortly before a tenant moves out. Consider the many reasons why move-out inspections are essential for ensuring that your rental property remains in excellent condition. Read the rest of this entry »

3 Key Benefits of Hiring a Property Manager for Your Commercial Property

February 22nd, 2019
3 Key Benefits of Hiring a Property Manager for Your Commercial Property

As a commercial property owner, hiring a property manager is a significant decision for improving your processes and client experience.

As a commercial property owner, hiring a property manager is a significant decision for improving your processes and client experience. With this, there are many benefits to hiring an efficient property manager for your rental property. Consider the many ways in which hiring a property manager can boost the efficiency of your rental property for 2019. Read the rest of this entry »

How to Maximize Your Space in an Apartment Rental

February 15th, 2019
How to Maximize Your Space in an Apartment Rental

It’s no secret that apartment living usually means less living space than you’d have in a house.

It’s no secret that apartment living usually means less living space than you’d have in a house. However, the way in which you use a small space can make all the difference in your ability to decorate, host guests, and enjoy the space for yourself. Here are some great space-saving tips to make the best use of the space you have in your rental apartment. Read the rest of this entry »

3 Significant Benefits of Buying vs. Renting Your Next Home

February 8th, 2019
3 Significant Benefits of Buying vs. Renting Your Next Home

Unlike restrictions set by a landlord, owning a home allows you to personalize your space completely, from painting to decorating and landscaping.

While renting a home may be fitting for some, there are many instances in which buying a home presents significantly more benefits for the future. Such benefits can take the form of a financial investment, real ownership, and the opportunity to personalize your living space fully.  Although renting can be a suitable option for certain circumstances, buying a home presents even more opportunities to financially and emotionally invest in a property that is all your own. As you decide whether or not to rent or buy your next home in the upcoming year, consider these significant benefits of buying versus renting for your future. Read the rest of this entry »

5 Home Renovations with Excellent ROI to Consider for Your Home this Year

February 1st, 2019
5 Home Renovations with Excellent ROI to Consider for Your Home this Year

New paint throughout the rooms of your home will help to update the look of your space and offer a clean and polished appearance of the house.

Home renovations are exciting projects to kick off the new year. However, there are a few things to consider before you get started! While the style and function of your next project are all important considerations, the potential for a high return on investment (ROI) is a crucial one to bear in mind. This point is especially important if you are planning to sell your home in the future. As you are determining which home renovation project will be best for your home in 2019, consider these five renovations with excellent ROI. Read the rest of this entry »

What Your Appraiser is Looking for During Your Home Appraisal

January 25th, 2019
What Your Appraiser is Looking for During Your Home Appraisal

Having your home appraised by a qualified professional is an essential part of any sale process.

Having your home appraised by a qualified professional is an essential part of any sale process. Banks and lenders require that these third-party assessments are completed to ensure the value of the home. Additionally, having the value of your home appraised can allow you to take an objective approach to make any updates and repairs long before you even consider selling. Knowing what will and what won’t increase the value of your home is invaluable knowledge that can help you avoid financial mistakes. That said, what exactly is an appraiser looking for when they visit your home?    Read the rest of this entry »

3 Common Must-Haves for a First Home

January 18th, 2019
3 Common Must-Haves for a First Home

There are a few common things that everyone should look for in their first home.

When it comes to choosing your first home, the process is anything but a practice run. It may not be your forever home, but it’s important to consider that your first home will need to meet specific needs since you will be living there for some time and may even resell some day. This is partly why the right real estate agent is so essential to your first home search. After all, you won’t have the same kind of experience when looking for your first home, and you’ll need a real estate agent you can trust to find you a home that meets all your needs. While your home needs are unique, there are a few common things that everyone should look for in their first home. Here are three must-haves to look for in your first home. Read the rest of this entry »

3 Tips for Creating an Efficient Pet Policy in Your Commercial Space

January 11th, 2019
3 Tips for Creating an Efficient Pet Policy in Your Commercial Space

A pet policy is almost always a standard aspect of a leasing agreement for a residential space such as an apartment complex.

A pet policy is almost always a standard aspect of a leasing agreement for a residential space such as an apartment complex.  While these policies are crucial, they do not always thoroughly outline expectations and rules when presented to a future tenant. For this reason, many pet policies are often perceived as vague with their terms, leading to misunderstandings with tenants down the road. As you are preparing for the new year ahead, consider how you can avoid this issue as a property manager by creating a clear and efficient set pet policy for 2019. Read the rest of this entry »