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Pet-Friendly Property? 4 Ways To Make It Appeal To Pet Owners

April 30, 2018

Pet-friendly housing communities are one of the most sought-after amenities. Not every landlord wants a pet on their property, so when a tenant finds a place that welcomes their furry family member, it’s a relief. It’s understandable that some landlords don’t want to risk the potential damage that can result from an untrained or unruly… [Read More]

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4 Misconceptions About The ADA And Fair Housing Laws

April 27, 2018

As a property owner and landlord, you want to do the best you can to provide a great experience for your tenants and yourself. This includes finding reliable tenants and knowing you’re in compliance with the law, so you don’t have any problems. However, with so many housing laws, it’s easy to miss a few… [Read More]

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How to Maximize Privacy in Your Home

April 25, 2018

One of the best parts about owning a single-family home – as opposed to an apartment, townhome, or duplex – is the privacy. While you may still have neighbors on either side of you, at least you have separate structures and your own plot of land. The question is, how do you maximize this privacy… [Read More]

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How to Make a Good First Impression on Homebuyers

April 23, 2018

It takes a homebuyer less than three minutes to form a first impression of your house. This is about the amount of time it takes them to get out of their car, walk across the driveway, open the door, and begin looking around the main living areas. If you want to increase your chances of… [Read More]

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7 Tips to Help You Find the Best Neighborhood for Your Young Family

April 20, 2018

When you got married and purchased your first home with your spouse, you probably didn’t scrutinize every little detail. You were just excited to call something your own, so the fact that it was a starter house with little quirks didn’t matter. You knew you’d be moving on in a handful of years. Well, now… [Read More]

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6 Ways to Pay Off Your Mortgage Faster

April 18, 2018

When you purchase a home and sign the documents at the closing table, you walk away feeling a great sense of relief. The search is over and you finally “own” a home. But want to know a dirty little secret? You don’t really own the home. Sure, your name is on the title, but you… [Read More]

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15 Types of Home Inspections You Can Order Before Purchasing

April 16, 2018

Both first-time homebuyers and veteran real-estate investors should do a thorough home inspection before the purchase of a property. A bank doesn’t care how good the home looks on the surface; it needs to see a firm structure and foundation before it will offer funding. The bank wants to protect its investment and incidentally save… [Read More]

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12 Steps to a Successful First House Flip

April 13, 2018

Television shows like Flip or Flop and Fixer Upper make it look easy to find an outdated, low-priced home and transform it into an incredible property that nearly doubles in value. The reality for most home flippers is a little different. It takes time, money, and expertise to flip a property, and most first-time flippers… [Read More]

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6 Ways New Homeowners Waste Money

April 11, 2018

Buying your first home is an exciting step. It’s one of those quintessential adult experiences that makes you feel accomplished. However, just because you’ve signed a bunch of documents at the closing table doesn’t mean you’ve made it. Homeownership is a long-term responsibility that requires time, money, energy, and a hefty amount of tender loving… [Read More]

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5 Bathroom Projects with the Highest Resale Value

April 9, 2018

When homebuyers and renters tour a residence, they tend to focus on kitchens and bathrooms more than any other areas. Eventually, structural details, flooring, and other items will catch their eye, but if you have great kitchen and bathroom spaces, you’ll win their hearts. “The kitchen and bathroom sell a house,” says Ken Perrin, president… [Read More]