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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 »

How Investing in Commercial Real Estate Can Help Your Portfolio

January 4th, 2019
How Investing in Commercial Real Estate Can Help Your Portfolio

If you are now in search of a new investment avenue or if you want to diversify your portfolio a bit, CRE, or commercial real estate, is an excellent investment opportunity.

Many people assume that investing in commercial real estate is something reserved for investors with substantial portfolios. However, property investing doesn’t need to be reserved for the very wealthy, even though research shows that most wealthy investors commit about 15% of their portfolio to real estate. If you are now in search of a new investment avenue or if you want to diversify your portfolio a bit, CRE, or commercial real estate, is an excellent investment opportunity, and one that you should consider adding to your portfolio in 2019. Read the rest of this entry »

Why Choosing the Right Real Estate Agent Matters in Your Search for a New Home

December 21st, 2018
Why Choosing the Right Real Estate Agent Matters in Your Search for a New Home

Because the home buying process can quickly become a complicated process, having the right real estate agent on your side is essential for buying or selling your home efficiently.

As you begin the process of selling your home or buying a new one, it is crucial to choose the right real estate agent. Because the home buying process can quickly become a complicated process, having the right real estate agent on your side is essential for buying or selling your home efficiently. To have the best experience possible, consider the many reasons why choosing the right real estate agent is an integral part of your home buying or selling process. Read the rest of this entry »

3 Essential Safety Tips for Decorating Your Home with Holiday Lights this Year

December 14th, 2018
3 Essential Safety Tips for Decorating Your Home with Holiday Lights this Year

While hanging up holiday lights is something that almost every homeowner does, many people forget to follow the proper safety precautions in the process.

With the holiday season in full swing, it’s time to decorate your home for this festive season! While hanging up holiday lights is something that almost every homeowner does, many people forget to follow the proper safety precautions in the process. As you are preparing for the upcoming holiday, consider these quick and easy safety tips for setting up your holiday lights this year. Read the rest of this entry »

How to Prepare Your Home for Winter Weather

December 7th, 2018
How to Prepare Your Home for Winter Weather

Your home should be ready for harsh winter weather in order to keep your systems running smoothly and to prevent keep your property value from suffering.

As fall turns to winter, the temperatures continue to drop and any moisture in your home and lawn has begun to freeze. Your home needs to be ready for harsh winter weather in order to keep your home systems running smoothly and prevent your property value from suffering. There are a number of steps you can take to get your home ready for the colder weather, so here is our guide to preparing your home for winter. Read the rest of this entry »

Why a Tenant May Leave a Rental Property

November 30th, 2018
Why a Tenant May Leave a Rental Property

One primary reason people tend to leave a rental property is when the cost of renting becomes too high.

Often the industry fixates on the nightmare tenants and overlooks how great some tenants can be. When we get great tenants, it’s hard to see them go, but there are lots of reasons that they may choose to vacate a rental. Some of the most common reasons are detailed below with tips on how you might try to keep that great tenant in your properties. Read the rest of this entry »