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.
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.
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.
If you bring up the topic of renting a house, you’re bound to get a bunch of different tips and pointers – especially if you discuss it within the context of home ownership. But as with most things in life, people don’t always know what they’re talking about. Misconceptions abound so do your own research before believing what others say.
Millennials make up an increasingly large portion of the housing market. At least 10,000 of them turn 21 every single day in America – more than 300,000 each month. That means millions of millennials are entering the housing market on an annual basis. As a real estate investor or landlord, understanding how these individuals operate will help you become more in tune with the marketplace.
For many families, finding the right neighborhood is a crucial part of the home search process. A good neighborhood is safe, has other children, and features amenities like playgrounds, sidewalks, and maybe even a clubhouse with a swimming pool. But to make these things possible, there also has to be a homeowners’ association – commonly referred to as an HOA.
Owning a rental property is often billed as an easy, passive source of income for people who want a flexible way to accumulate wealth over time. But this is a bit misleading.
By itself, rental property investing and operating as a landlord is a time-consuming and energy-depleting activity. There are ways to make it less demanding, however, if you’re willing to go the extra mile and practice certain habits and procedures.
For those who have never done so, selling a house might look fairly simple. However, as you know, there’s a lot more to the process than just planting a sign in the yard and posting an online listing.
It can sometimes take weeks or even months of preparation before you’re ready to put a residence on the market. In most cases, that last week before listing is the most draining.
You’ve heard the term “burning bridges;” it’s a phrase that’s used in the business world, as well as social life, to refer to ruining a relationship when you’re on the way out the door.
It’s what happens when a fed-up employee quits a job and flips off the boss as he (or she) leaves. Another example is yelling hateful words at a significant other during or after a break-up.
Over the last couple of years, the Houston real estate market — like many others around the country — has been red hot. Homeowners have listed their property and received full-price offers within hours. In some cases, bidding wars have even awarded sellers more than their asking price.