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Home renovation and construction

8 Tips for Building Your First Home

March 30, 2018

If you’ve never gone through the process of building a home before, then you’re about to experience a whirlwind of emotions. From excitement and anticipation to stress and anxiety, you’re going to feel pushed and pulled in a variety of directions at some point. Don’t let this scare you away, though. When the process comes… [Read More]

Rent

8 Tips for Remote Landlording Success

March 28, 2018

There’s a lot of money to be made in rental properties. If you’re savvy and know how to select good properties, you get the dual benefit of steady, monthly cash flow and an appreciating asset. But is remote landlording ever a good idea? And if you do venture into the world of long distance landlording,… [Read More]

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How to Attract Military Tenants to Your Rental Properties

March 26, 2018

As a landlord, you always want to have as many options as possible when you experience a vacancy. In fact, your ability to quickly fill an opening and mitigate the impact of turnover will, to a large degree, impact your profitability and return on investment. While every rental isn’t conducive to military housing, many are…. [Read More]

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How to Make a Temporary House Feel Like Home

March 23, 2018

Do you wonder what it would be like to live in a house for more than a few months at a time? Or do you wish you could settle in for more than a couple of years before having to move to another city or state? While it can often feel like you’re the only… [Read More]

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5 Warning Signs to Watch for When Buying a Home

March 21, 2018

Whether you’re buying a home for an investment or to live in for the rest of your life, it’s crucial to buy something that will last. As you walk through open houses and home showings it can be too easy to let your emotions rule: You might love the grand staircase in the entryway or… [Read More]

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The Top 8 Trends for the 2018 Real Estate Market

March 19, 2018

Buyers, sellers, investors, and landlords should be well versed in the top real-estate trends if they want to stay competitive. Every year, we see new trends that shape this market. Although these shifts rarely happen immediately on New Years Day, if you’re aware of them at the changing of the calendar, you can develop goals… [Read More]

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What Happens When a Home Inspection Fails?

March 16, 2018

You’ve made an offer on your home. The sellers have tentatively accepted. At that moment, everything seems like it’s pretty much set and your path to becoming a homeowner has effectively been cleared. Hopefully, you know there are a few steps left in the process, including an important one: you need to run a home… [Read More]

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How to Appeal to All Five Senses When Selling a Home

March 14, 2018

No matter what your goals are in selling a home—whether you’re trying to fetch the best possible price, or are merely trying to unload the house as fast as possible—you need to make your home appealing to prospective buyers. There are many ways to do this, from making renovations and additions to your home (in… [Read More]

How to Use the Snowball Effect in Rental Property Investing

How to Use the Snowball Effect in Rental Property Investing

March 12, 2018

You’re probably already familiar with the classic “snowball” effect. A snowball, rolling downhill, will accumulate snow around its exterior, and grow larger. The effect continues, but the larger total area of the snowball means even more snow is accumulated. The snowball rolls faster and faster, picking up snow at a faster rate, until it reaches… [Read More]

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What Are the Best Paint Colors for Rental Properties?

March 8, 2018

Seasoned renters know that unpleasant sensation when you walk into a rental property and see bright, clashing colors throughout the space. In some rooms, it can be overlooked, but a bright teal in the master bedroom could make it a challenge to sleep at night. Without a promise that the rooms may be repainted, some… [Read More]