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How to Shop for Homes Online

March 25th, 2020
How to Shop for Homes Online

Shopping for homes online means looking with the right questions in mind.

With businesses, restaurants, and more shut down for the time being, people interested in finding their new home continue to pursue their dreams. Today, there are still ways to search for a house without leaving home. The Internet is always open to the public as a germ-free zone; therefore, many prospective buyers are looking to online shopping in the real estate market. How can one use this popular tool most effectively? If you shop for homes online, follow these simple tips.

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The Housing Market and Coronavirus’s Effects

March 18th, 2020
The Housing Market and Coronavirus’s Effects

Are you looking for a new home? Consider your future strategy in light of the current events.

There are plenty of people about in Maryland who are looking for their next place to call home. Despite the recent pandemic, life still goes on as it should, with progress for the family and other life transitions keeping buyers interested in the search. However, the novel coronavirus is taking its toll on the housing market; a potential buyer should be aware of the various trends surrounding this event.

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Spring Maintenance Tips for Rental Properties

March 11th, 2020
Spring Maintenance Tips for Rental Properties

Spring is here, and that means spring cleaning for property managers.

The spring season has arrived! The daffodils are blooming, the birds are chirping, and the bees and buzzing. As everyone emerges from their dwellings to enjoy the outdoors once again, property managers focus their energy at this time at the dwellings which they oversee. Property managers have various duties toward their rental properties when the warm seasons come round again. If you are a property manager, check out these spring maintenance tips below.

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Tips for Maintaining an Office Building

March 4th, 2020
Tips for Maintaining an Office Building

Office buildings require routine maintenance for happy tenants.

Office buildings are commercial spaces that require a monumental amount of attention. While a well-built commercial building will keep in decent condition for many years, annual and routine upkeep is necessary for your tenants’ safety, health, and satisfaction. In return, you receive the benefits of a stellar reputation and a stable income. Below, you can find tips on maintaining the overall office building.

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How to Become a Landlord with No Money

February 26th, 2020
How to Become a Landlord with No Money

Don’t have enough capital to become a landlord? Through several methods, you still can.

Investing in commercial real estate to become a landlord is a worthy way of making a living or extra income. It is a stable way of making a passive income, particularly if you hire a property manager. The hard part about it, though, is that many people do not have the capital for a downpayment on an investment property. Thankfully, investors have discovered several viable ways to become a landlord with little to no money. Does it sound too good to be true? Read on below.

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The Best Time to Buy a Home

February 19th, 2020
The Best Time to Buy a Home

The best time to buy a home involves the seasons, but is ultimately up to you.

The best time to buy a home involves various factors. All the elements must align for you to find that dream home at the perfect time. In some cases, you may stumble upon the home of your choice by happenstance, but it is more likely that you are actively searching the market. Finding the best deal along with a fantastic house takes strategy, and knowing the seasonal patterns can be your key to that success.

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Real Estate Investing Terms (Part 2)

February 12th, 2020
Real Estate Investing Terms (Part 2)

Take time to understand real estate investing lingo before jumping in.

Several blog posts ago, we talked about several essential real estate investing terms to know. Investing in commercial real estate is a profitable means of receiving passive income, especially with apartment buildings. Last time, we covered NOI, cap rate, cash flow, closing costs, gross rental yield, and HOA fees. Now we will summarize six more terms.

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How to Handle Dirty Tenants

February 6th, 2020
How to Handle Dirty Tenants

Handling dirty tenants is a necessary but doable step in keeping your property pristine.

There is nothing good about having dirty tenants. Indeed, it can ultimately be a terrible nightmare. A messy tenant isn’t just an inconvenience; one can lead to bugs, roaches, and other harmful pests. The result is that re-renting the unit can become incredibly difficult, if not impossible. It’s no wonder property owners are conscious of keeping their tenants clean — because a dirty tenant can be a financial burden. Here are some helpful tips to help property owners handle dirty tenants like a pro. 

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Unusual Pets Your Tenant Can Legally Own

January 29th, 2020
Unusual Pets Your Tenant Can Legally Own

Some pets are exotic, but in Maryland, they are also legal for tenants to own.

Many people in the United States have pets as part of their lives. Most of the time, we see people with dogs and cats of every breed imaginable. In plenty of cases, people have rodents like guinea pigs, rats, mice, or hamsters as pets, or even reptiles like lizards and snakes. Meanwhile, some tenants may like to own exotic pets. While some are illegal to own in Maryland, be prepared to deal with pets you might not imagine being legal at first.

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Real Estate Investing Terms (Part 1)

January 24th, 2020
Real Estate Investing Terms (Part 1)

Real estate investments have a language of their own. Six terms are particularly important.

Investing in real estate is its own industry. With any industry, you’ll see it has a language of its own. In real estate, investors need to know investing language before they can do anything else. Below is a look at six of the top real estate investing terms.

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