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When Is It Time To Renovate Your Rental Unit? 5 Signs You’re Ready

Are you wondering why your unit just can't seem to keep any tenants? It may be that your unit has aged to the point where it's no longer desirable. It can be easy to lose track. Here are a few signs it's time to renovate your rental. 1. Your Property Management Company Can't Fill the Unit Property management companies only get paid when units are filled. If your unit isn't attracting tenants, then it's likely that there's something wrong with the unit itself. Read More 

5 Reasons Out-Of-State Landlords Should Use A Property Management Company

If you're moving away from your rental unit, you'll need someone nearby to take care of your property. Though you could hire a family member or a friend, there are reasons why a property management company is often the best fit. 1. Response Time A property management company is able to respond 24/7 to emergencies. There isn't going to be a time when they aren't answering the phone or when they aren't available. Read More 

Pros And Cons of Being Flexible on Your Rental Rates

Some rental properties are firm about the rates that they charge tenants, while others are not. As the property manager, you'll need to consult with the property owner as to whether you'll be flexible or firm, and follow their lead. If the owner asks you to develop a policy, it's important to weigh the positive and negative aspects in this area. Here are some pros and cons of rental rate flexibility. Read More 

Buying A Home? 2 “Cosmetic” Issues You Should Not Ignore

When you first decide it is time to buy a home, you may feel overwhelmed by the different properties on the market. Sifting through each house within your budget and desired location can be challenging. Viewing these properties is your best option for determining if a house is right for you. Of course, a home may still be a good buy even with a few cosmetic issues, such as unappealing paint or discolored grout. Read More 

Tips To Help You Find A Budget-Friendly Home–In Both Price And Energy-Efficiency

When you buy a home there can be a number of associated costs and expenses in its acquisition and maintenance. Buying a home on a budget requires you to find the right home that will both reduce your purchasing costs and reduce costs related to paying for its recurring energy bills. Here are some tips to help you find a home with a friendly price and energy use. Search for a Home with a Discounted Price Read More 

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Real Estate Tips from a New Homeowner

While some people "wing it" when purchasing their first home, I went about the process differently. I put a lot of research into home market trends before even deciding where I would like my new home to be located and learned about all of the steps of the buying process. Once I was ready to start looking at homes, I hired a real estate agent who was very impressed with all the knowledge I had accumulated about the home-buying process before I even owned my first home! I love learning, so I actually greatly enjoyed learning all about real estate, and I am still keeping on top of the latest real estate news and trends since I know they will come in handy when I decide to upgrade into a larger home in the future. I decided to help others by sharing what I have learned on a blog!

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When Is It Time To Renovate Your Rental Unit? 5 Signs You're Ready
8 August 2018

Are you wondering why your unit just can't seem to

5 Reasons Out-Of-State Landlords Should Use A Property Management Company
5 August 2018

If you're moving away from your rental unit, you'l

Pros And Cons of Being Flexible on Your Rental Rates
6 July 2018

Some rental properties are firm about the rates th

Buying A Home? 2 "Cosmetic" Issues You Should Not Ignore
30 June 2018

When you first decide it is time to buy a home, yo

Tips To Help You Find A Budget-Friendly Home--In Both Price And Energy-Efficiency
28 June 2018

When you buy a home there can be a number of assoc