Security deposits have long been a norm in the rental world. Tenants are expected to put down as much as an entire…
When it’s time to say goodbye to your beloved home, a lot can go into getting it ready to sell. You’ll have to visit the bank, find a good Realtor, make minor updates, and be ready for showings at any time. Also, you have to find somewhere new to live. You’ve likely built some equity… [Read More]
When it comes to hiring employees, employers normally grasp the importance of attracting and retaining top talent. In an effort to accomplish these goals, they might have to go outside their immediate market to find or shift workers around.
Become a homeowner, everyone says. It’s a smart financial decision, people tell you. But for millions of people, homeownership feels less like a blessing and more like a burden. Why? Does it have to be this way?
As any landlord knows, finding a good tenant is hard work. You have to market your listing, show the property, collect applications, screen applicants, choose a tenant, and sign a lease agreement. It’s a time-consuming and costly process – particularly if the property sits vacant for any length of time.
Generally speaking, in tenancy situations, the landlord holds the power. They own the property, set the rules, and collect the money. In fact, the imbalance is such that tenants can find extensive information on landlord harassment online, including cases in which landlords engage in a variety of abusive actions and aggressive behaviors to get… [Read More]
Today, a growing number of rental properties are fully equipped with smart technology, including thermostats, video doorbells and security cameras, and smart locks. In fact, many tenants have suggested they would pay more for properties equipped with these tools. Still, while such technology is popular, it’s also a source of contention. That’s because these… [Read More]
Anyone in the business world knows that names are important. A great name will stick out – it’s unique but clear, providing a sense of what the business does, likely contains keywords, and distinguishes your brand from other companies. But is what you call your apartment building or complex really that important? The audience for… [Read More]
Real estate makes an excellent investment because you’re building equity into a stable market. Many commercial investors use it as a generous side income to build wealth for retirement. They lose a little on their taxes, but the remaining profits make it worthwhile.
Inheritances can be messy ordeals. Trying to figure out how to distribute someone’s assets after their death can be a confusing process (even if they’ve outlined their desires in a will), and after that, you might end up with an asset you aren’t sure how to manage or sell. That’s on top of dealing with… [Read More]
Many prospective homeowners specifically look for a home they can “grow into.” They know their family and their needs are going to change in the coming years, so rather than buying a home that suits their current situation perfectly, they look for a home that could potentially serve their situation for years to come. This… [Read More]