2017

Should You Rent Or Buy Your Next Home?

Real Estate Blog

Buying a home is a milestone that many people look forward to, but renting can also have its perks. Here are some of the best things about each option to help you make your decision. The Case for Renting The biggest benefit if renting is that it's a short-term, fixed contract. You will know exactly how much money is coming out of your paycheck each month for housing expenses. There won't be the surprise of having a huge maintenance bill sneak up on you.

28 February 2017

What Can You Do To Improve Resident Retention?

Real Estate Blog

The costs of searching for and screening new tenants far exceeds the costs associated with keeping your current tenants happy. Missteps with your residents could lead to a high turnover rate and even result in your properties being vacant more than filled. If you want to lower your turnover rate and increase your retention rates, here are some tips to use.   Keep Open Communications With Residents When your residents are left feeling like they have no idea what is going on with their house or apartment, they are less likely to stay for a long period of time.

27 February 2017

What to Expect From Your Realtor When Selling Your Home

Real Estate Blog

All home sellers want the same thing: to be able to sell their property quickly with the most profit possible. While a lot of the sale is dependent on the type of home you have and its location, the rest falls almost entirely on how well your realtor can promote your property for a successful sale. Here are things you can expect in your realtor to get your home sold.

20 January 2017

Pros and Cons of Building and Buying a Home

Real Estate Blog

After making the decision to transition from being a tenant to an owner, you still have another important decision to make. You have to choose between buying or building your new home. For some, the decision comes down to finances. For others, the desire to have a home that is as they dreamed it. To help you determine which option is right for you, here are some factors to remember about home buying and building.

13 January 2017

Three Ingenious Ways to Increase Income from Your Rental Properties

Real Estate Blog

Every rental-property owner is on the lookout for maximizing their incomes without pushing rental prices through the roof. After all, pushing prices high would end up chasing tenants away and defeating the purpose of the rent increase (higher income). If you are in the same situation, use the following tips to boost your income. Add Some Revenue Streams Don't rely solely on your rental income; other revenue streams can bring you more money.

13 January 2017

4 Benefits Of Renting A Townhome

Real Estate Blog

When you're a renter, you have a few options, such as a renting a single-family home or an apartment. But if you want the best of both worlds, you may want to consider renting a townhouse. There are many benefits of living in a townhouse, such as the following: Minimal Maintenance Townhomes are usually built in complexes with other townhomes. An association is formed to manage the grounds and take care of them.

6 January 2017

3 Simple Rules to Making Your Old Home Look Buttoned Up and Beautiful for Real-Estate Photos

Real Estate Blog

That old home of yours is well past its prime, and for that very reason, you are on to bigger and better things in regard to your family's living surroundings. However, moving on also means listing that old house for sale and trying to find a buyer. In real estate, a picture is definitely worth a thousand words. And when it comes to selling an old house, those snapshots you include with the real-estate listing can speak volumes to a prospective buyer.

4 January 2017