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Accommodating And Communicating With Deaf Tenants

Accommodating And Communicating With Deaf Tenants

June 30, 2020

As a property manager, making every tenant feel welcome is at the heart of your job. How do you fulfill this responsibility, though, when you can’t easily communicate with your tenants? As may happen when working with non-English speaking tenants, property managers may also encounter communication challenges when working with d/Deaf tenants. This is especially… [Read More]

6 Ways to Make Your House Quieter Through Better Soundproofing

6 Ways to Make Your House Quieter Through Better Soundproofing

June 25, 2020

Your home is supposed to be a place where you can relax, unwind, and seek refuge from the chaos of the outside world. Unfortunately, many houses are just as loud and manic on the inside. If you want to address this issue, you’ll need to invest in better soundproofing. The Why and How of Soundproofing … [Read More]

Unpacking After a Move

The Best Tips and Strategies for Unpacking After a Move

June 23, 2020

If moving is stressing you out, consider yourself normal. Research shows that moving is one of the most stressful events in the average person’s life. In fact, it’s considered more stressful than a divorce. But it doesn’t have to be. If you plan ahead, you can tackle the most stressful aspects of a move head-on… [Read More]

Is My Home’s Zestimate Accurate?

Is My Home’s Zestimate Accurate?

June 18, 2020

Whether you’re considering selling your home in the near future, or you’re simply a curious homeowner who wants to get a better feel for what your current financial standing is, it’s always nice to know what your home is worth. And if you run a quick Google search to learn more, you’ll almost certainly be… [Read More]

Inexpensive Bathroom Remodel

How an Inexpensive Bathroom Remodel Can Make Your Rental Property Stand Out

June 16, 2020

When it comes to remodeling a rental property, most real estate investors and landlords focus on the kitchen and common living areas. However, if you want to get some really good bang for your buck, you should consider upgrading and remodeling the bathrooms. For a very small price tag, you can significantly enhance the appeal… [Read More]

How to Handle Repair Requests After a Home Inspection

What Are the Biggest Red Flags to Notice During a Home Inspection?

June 11, 2020

Before you finalize any property transaction, it’s important for you to conduct a home inspection. Typically, the homebuyer conducts a home inspection as they see fit after making an initial offer—with that offer contingent upon the results of the inspection. If the inspection goes well, the offer can go through without a hitch. Occasionally, you… [Read More]

The 10 Most Important Features Tenants Look for in a Rental

June 9, 2020

If you want your vacancies to end fast and you want your tenants to stick around as long as possible, you need to outfit your property with the best possible features and perks. That means buying properties with the best collection of tenant-approved features and gradually issuing fixes, remodels, and upgrades to keep those properties… [Read More]

How to Shop for a Better Home Loan 

June 4, 2020

One of the most important steps in the homebuying process is getting a loan, so you can afford the home with just a down payment. That said, the terms and interest rate of your loan can make a major impact on your long-term finances; for example, a loan of $100,000 at 4.0 percent interest over… [Read More]

How to Manage Your Emotions When Selling a Home (and Why You Should)

June 2, 2020

When selling your home, you’ll likely experience waves of different emotions. You’ll feel the excitement of getting a fresh start in a new area. You’ll feel nostalgic as you walk through your empty house for the last time. You’ll feel a mix of hope and possibly sadness when you get the first offer on your… [Read More]