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Landlords: Don’t Make Things Harder Than They Have to Be

Landlords: Don’t Make Things Harder Than They Have to Be

September 20, 2019

Nobody becomes a landlord thinking, “I sure wish I had something else on my plate right now.” No … in most cases, people invest in rental properties with the dream of generating passive streams of income that require little work or effort.

8 Reasons You Probably Aren’t Cut Out to Buy a Fixer-Upper

8 Reasons You Probably Aren’t Cut Out to Buy a Fixer-Upper

September 18, 2019

If you binge-watch enough 30-minute TV episodes, or spend a substantial amount of time scrolling through Pinterest boards, you might eventually be tempted to buy a fixer-upper for your next home.

Buying a House: It’s Not For Everyone

Buying a House: It’s Not For Everyone

September 16, 2019

Conventional wisdom says, “Buy a house! It’s the American Dream!” Indeed, millions have found this works for them over the years … but many have also had the opposite experience.

When Is It Appropriate to Make an Offer Over Asking Price on a Home?

When Is It Appropriate to Make an Offer Over Asking Price on a Home?

September 13, 2019

For the most part, properties are priced at an amount slightly to moderately higher than the true value of the home. This is because most real estate agents and homeowners expect buyers to make a bid that is less than the “true” value of the home, allowing there to be some room for negotiation. It… [Read More]

7 Things You Should Do After Moving Into Your New Home

7 Things You Should Do After Moving Into Your New Home

November 7, 2018

Whether you’re buying your first home or this is the tenth time you’ve moved in a decade, it’s important for you to have a plan for exactly what you’ll do after closing and moving in. Being systematic and purposeful in your approach will prove to be enormously helpful.

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The 9 Tools Every Homeowner Should Own

October 17, 2018

With homeownership comes great responsibility. When something breaks, stops working, or needs to be upgraded, there isn’t a landlord or property manager you can call to take care of it for you. It’s up to you to find a solution and, if necessary, handle the repair on your own. But in order to do so,… [Read More]

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6 Simple and Effective Ways to Make Your House Smell Good

August 3, 2018

Smell is a funny thing. All it takes is one whiff of something and your mind can be taken to a totally different place. For many, fresh cut grass takes them back to summers playing baseball in the backyard. Popcorn is associated with movie theaters. That one perfume your best friend wears reminds you of… [Read More]

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How to Pay Off Your Mortgage in a Fraction of the Time

July 23, 2018

Owning a home is a quintessential part of the American Dream. There’s nothing like being able to live on a piece of land and call it your own. But for most people, the process of home ownership is one that extends across many decades – even a lifetime. A large portion of “homeowners” never fully… [Read More]

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How to be a Proactive Homeowner

July 20, 2018

When buying a house, we all have the best of intentions. We tell ourselves that we’ll be meticulous in how we care for the property and won’t let things get out of hand. Then life happens, and little issues crop up here and there. Before you know it, the house is in disrepair, there’s not… [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]