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7 Best Negotiation Strategies for First Time Homebuyers

November 30, 2017

Preparing to buy your first home will give you a rush of excitement—and probably a rush of anxiety at the same time. You’ll have the opportunity to buy the home your family will love for years to come, and maybe even make a profit while you’re at it—but just because you’ve found a home that’s… [Read More]

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5 Home-Buying Deal Breakers (And 3 Things That Shouldn’t Matter)

November 28, 2017

When you enter the home buying process, you need a game plan. There’s something to be said for leaving your options open, but failing to plan is a major mistake. Not only could you miss out on finding your dream home, but you could also make a bad choice and end up purchasing a house… [Read More]

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Which Rooms Count the Most When You Sell Your Home?

November 23, 2017

When you’re a homeowner, you harbor a certain degree of bias toward your residence. If you’ve lived in it for a period of time, you regard it differently than other people would. There are memories attached to your house … both good and bad. There are probably stylistic elements you like and others you don’t…. [Read More]

The Pros and Cons of Buying Rental Property in Cash

The Pros and Cons of Buying Rental Property in Cash

November 21, 2017

If you’re thinking of purchasing a rental property, it’s a good move to weigh all your options. A friend or expert might suggest going one route, but that’s not necessarily going to be the best choice for your situation. If you have the ability to pay cash for a rental property, you should definitely consider… [Read More]

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8 Tips for Making Actionable Property Investing Goals

November 16, 2017

The most successful investors like to extol the virtues of investing in real estate. This market is usually more stable and easier to predict than other popular options, and it’s easy to get started. Real estate is not exactly a get-rich-quick scheme, but you can generate a satisfying nest egg if you learn the tricks… [Read More]

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10 Ways You Can Be a More Likeable Landlord

November 14, 2017

Property managers spend a lot of time behind a desk: working out rent payments, marketing properties, and handling paperwork. They may also spend time with tenants, on whom it’s smart to leave a good impression. A tenant may love the property, but if he or she doesn’t like the manager or landlord, then the tenant… [Read More]

8 Things You Should Never, Ever Do When Buying a House

8 Things You Should Never, Ever Do When Buying a House

November 9, 2017

The home-buying process can evoke a broad spectrum of emotions. There’s excitement, anticipation, stress, anxiety, fear, and everything in between. These emotions swirling around in your head add to the challenge of making smart, disciplined decisions. In fact, they frequently drive people to commit huge errors they end up regretting for years after.

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Should You Cover Utilities For Your Tenants?

November 7, 2017

Renting your property comes with big responsibilities, the majority of which are financial in some capacity. It takes money to maintain your property. You’re responsible for all major repairs, paying your mortgage (if you have one), and property taxes.

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How to Get Your Tenants to Buy Into Your Energy Efficiency Goals

November 2, 2017

Energy efficiency is a big topic in the world of home ownership. From new government initiatives that encourage smart behaviors to improved consumer products that make it easier to curb energy consumption, there’s never been a better time to set energy efficiency goals for the home. But what do you do when you own rental… [Read More]