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Is Winter the Best Time to Buy a New Home?

January 31, 2017

If you’re thinking about buying a new home, you’re probably at least vaguely aware that your timing is everything. Home prices fluctuate constantly, in response to many variables — the economy, the housing market specifically, and various neighborhood conditions — so submitting a bid on a home at the right time could make your investment… [Read More]

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How to Break Up With Your Underperforming Real Estate Agent

January 26, 2017

When it comes to buying or selling a home, one of the more significant decisions you have to make involves the selection of your real estate agent. But unfortunately, this is often a rushed decision. Many buyers and sellers make their decisions based on convenience or mutual connections, instead of experience and service. As a… [Read More]

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5 Blogging Tips for Landlords

January 24, 2017

In this day and age, landlords spend a lot more time online in order to bring attention to their rental properties, fill vacancies, screen tenants, and keep up with maintenance requests. It all starts with a great website, which is used to keep tenants informed and makes it easy for prospective tenants to find you.

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What Are the Best Home Markets to Invest In?

January 19, 2017

What Are the Best Home Markets to Invest In? Investing in property is one of the smartest financial decisions you can make. While the stock market can yield you a high potential return, it also experiences tremendous volatility. And while bonds are safer, they also aren’t tangible assets, and carry much lower returns. A smart… [Read More]

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Normal Wear and Tear vs. Destruction of Your Rental Property

January 17, 2017

It’s unrealistic to believe that renters can live in a property for an extended period of time and leave it in pristine condition. Even the best, most respectful tenants will exert normal wear and tear on your property. It’s also normal for accidents that result in damage to the property to occur. Tenants may also… [Read More]

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When is it Time to Unload a Rental Property?

January 12, 2017

When you purchase a rental property, the hope is that you’ll hold onto it for years, enjoy positive cash flow every month, and eventually sell it after the property has appreciated a considerable amount and you’re finally ready to move some funds and investments around to enjoy retirement. But, as you’re well aware, it doesn’t… [Read More]

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A Simple Guide to What Landlords Are Actually Responsible For

January 10, 2017

A Simple Guide to What Landlords Are Actually Responsible For The perks of being a landlord make the job seem pretty appealing; all you have to do is find a good property, find a good tenant, then collect monthly checks indefinitely that more than pay for your own expenses. But remember, it’s still a job… [Read More]

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7 Signs You’ve Found a Good Tenant (and What to Do If You Haven’t)

January 5, 2017

You have many factors to consider when you seek to profit from a rental property. You need to purchase in a neighborhood that will appreciate in value, you have to treat your property well, and you must set a competitive, yet profitable rental rate for your tenants. There’s one high-quality element you’ll need more than… [Read More]

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How to Protect Yourself When Renting a Spare Room

January 3, 2017

When you’re looking to make financial ends meet, renting a spare bedroom in your home or apartment can be a wonderful opportunity. It can help offset expenses, pay the mortgage, and justify your investment. With that being said, you should approach the opportunity to rent out a spare bedroom with caution. Any time you’re bringing… [Read More]