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Everything You Need to Know About Shipping Container Homes

December 31, 2018

Over the past few years, we’ve seen a few innovative housing trends emerge to fill the void that exists in overpriced housing markets where it’s nearly impossible for middle-class families to find affordable housing. And while you’re probably familiar with the tiny house movement, you may not be as aware of another popular trend that’s… [Read More]

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An Introductory Guide to Using Private Money to Invest in Real Estate

December 28, 2018

On the surface, real estate investing might seem fairly simple and straightforward. You buy a house, find a renter, and make some money. But what few on the outside consider is the financing portion of the investment process. Unless you have hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash lying around, you can’t exactly buy lots… [Read More]

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A Landlord’s Guide to Reading People

December 26, 2018

When you first get into real estate investing and landlording, people tell you all about how to find goods deal on properties, setting the proper rental rates, dealing with maintenance issues, etc. What they don’t tell you about is the importance of soft skills and interacting with people. But at the end of the day,… [Read More]

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What to Consider When Investing in Rural Rental Properties

December 24, 2018

When most people consider investing in rental properties, apartments in a city or single-family homes in the suburbs come to mind. But you shouldn’t limit yourself to these categories. There are plenty of other opportunities for real estate investing – including rural properties.

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Make Your Home More Inviting This Holiday Season

December 21, 2018

It’s hard to believe, but the holiday season is already upon us. While this means different things for different households, many families use this as an opportunity to invite people into their homes and enjoy the company of loved ones. And if you’re going to host people in your house, you should make sure it’s… [Read More]

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How to Manage Contractors for a Successful Home Project

December 19, 2018

Renovations, remodels, additions…unless you’re handling it on your own, the success of your project ultimately hinges on the dependability of your contractors. And if you don’t have a background in managing these workers, you may find it difficult to move from beginning to end without a hitch. So before you start your next home project,… [Read More]

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7 Ways to Show Your Appreciation to Tenants Over the Holidays 

December 17, 2018

Tenant retention continues to be one of the biggest challenges in rental real estate. Every time you lose a tenant, it’s a small but unmistakable punch in your financial gut until you can find someone to take that person’s (or family’s) place.  You can try various tactics to improve tenant retention, but one of the… [Read More]

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How to Live With Pets and Keep Your House Looking and Smelling Clean

December 14, 2018

We all love our furry friends. Cats, dogs, rabbits, gerbils…you name it. But for all of the joy that they bring us, it’s hard to deny the mess that pets come with. And if you aren’t careful, these hairy roommates can turn your cozy home into a smelly zoo.

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Rent Your House on the Spot by Wowing Prospective Tenants

December 12, 2018

In busy real estate markets, rental properties go like hotcakes in a crowded diner. But when the inevitable slow spells come, it can be more challenging to find tenants to fill vacant properties. Knowing how to wow them on the spot can help you avoid the cash flow problems that come with empty rental properties.

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8 Tips for Buying a House on a Tight Budget

December 10, 2018

The American Dream is a pretty broad, overarching concept with a diverse array of definitions. But do you know what one of the common threads between them is? Home ownership.