The Importance Of Working With A Real Estate Agent

Tips for Managing Multiple Rental Properties

Posted by on 8-08-16 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Tips for Managing Multiple Rental Properties

There are many advantages of owning multiple real-estate properties. Rental properties in particular can be a great investment, especially in areas with strong rental markets. Owning multiple homes, condos, or even duplexes is a great way to bring in a steady monthly income. However, this income is not completely passive. Owning multiple rental properties can easily become a full-time job. Here are three tips for managing multiple rental properties. Hire a Rental Management Company One of the most difficult things about rental properties is...

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3 Things First-Time Home Buyers Need To Have Before Applying For A Loan

Posted by on 7-07-16 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Things First-Time Home Buyers Need To Have Before Applying For A Loan

Buying a house can be a long and difficult process. For some, working with a mortgage company can seem like a mystery. Especially if it is your first time buying a home, you might be confused as to what documents you should have ready, how to work with the lender and how to prepare yourself. Here are some things first-time homebuyers should expect when they apply for a loan. 1. Proof Of Down Payment In most cases, you will have a down payment when you purchase your home. As you apply, you will need to prove that you actually have the funds to...

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The Case For Up And Coming: How To Help Birth A Better Neighborhood

Posted by on 6-06-16 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on The Case For Up And Coming: How To Help Birth A Better Neighborhood

In every town or city, there are neighborhoods that have been pushed to the wayside. These neighborhoods may be older and many are neglected or have never been improved upon. Though they may be livable, the home values and the neighborhood value itself could be increased with just a little cleaning up. If you are interested in cleaning up a neighborhood after you buy a home, here are some steps to birthing a better neighborhood.  Select a neighborhood with high home ownership One of the best ways to change a neighborhood is to get those...

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Is An Open House A Good Idea?

Posted by on 5-05-16 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Is An Open House A Good Idea?

Home improvement shows often tout the benefits of holding an open house, but it might not be the best way to sell your home. An open house does not necessarily lead to a sale and could even lead to money loss. If you are on the fence about holding an open house, here are some pros and cons to consider.  Why Should You Hold an Open House? One of the best reasons to host an open house is that you have a chance to bring in more potential buyers. With the right marketing and connections, your real estate agent can get far more exposure of...

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3 Things To Consider When Purchasing Investment Properties

Posted by on 5-05-16 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Things To Consider When Purchasing Investment Properties

Investment properties can be a great source of income for those willing to take on the challenge. Purchasing homes in order to rent them out or to renovate them and then sell them for profit are two common ways to make money on real estate. However, making money on these deals can be difficult if the property is purchased for too high a price or if it doesn’t sale or rent easily. Here are three things that should be considered before purchasing an investment property. School District There are a variety of things that people consider...

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Don’t Sell Yourself Short: 4 Smart Reasons To Hire A Real Estate Agent

Posted by on 4-04-16 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Don’t Sell Yourself Short: 4 Smart Reasons To Hire A Real Estate Agent

Although it may be tempting to try to navigate the home selling process on your own, hiring a seller’s agent can provide you with immense benefits. Seller’s agents utilize their skills and experience to help take the risk and stress out of preparing a home and putting it on the real estate market. Your agent will provide an enormous amount of insight into the process and guidance on actions that will help your property sell in record time. Here are four great benefits of hiring a real estate agent to help sell your home. Pricing...

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How QR Codes Can Help Market Your Home

Posted by on 3-03-16 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How QR Codes Can Help Market Your Home

If you’ve been to most major retail stores lately you’ve probably noticed QR codes or Quick Response codes popping up more frequently. These codes look like small black lines and squares inside of a large box that can be scanned with a smartphone. The scan will take the individual to a website, allow them to view a video, look at photos, and more. While the popularity of QR codes has certainly increased for marketers of goods like toys, clothing, and even cars, you may be surprised to know that it can also be a handy tool for real...

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Enhancing The Curb Appeal Of Your Property

Posted by on 1-01-16 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Enhancing The Curb Appeal Of Your Property

If you have decided to put your home on the market, you will most likely want several offers from prospective buyers to increase the likelihood you will receive your asking price. This can be done by making your home more attractive to people passing by. Here are some ways you can increase the curb appeal of your home so that the for sale sign in front gains attention by those looking for a home of their own. Upgrade Walkways One way to grab attention is by upgrading the walkway leading to the front door. Consider using strategically placed...

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5 Reasons To Sell Your Home In Winter

Posted by on 12-12-15 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 5 Reasons To Sell Your Home In Winter

Most people think of spring and summer as the best time to sell a home, but this can actually work to your advantage if you want to list your home in the winter instead. Here are five great reasons to sell your home this winter instead of holding off: Fewer Listings Since spring and summer are the most popular times of year to list a house, you will most likely have much less competition in the winter months. A prospective buyer who may not have bought your home in the summer when they had many more homes to choose from is more likely to buy...

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3 Tips For Doing A Final Walk-Through Before Closing On A Home

Posted by on 11-11-15 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Tips For Doing A Final Walk-Through Before Closing On A Home

Agreeing to purchase a home without a final walk-through can be a costly mistake. A final walk-through is meant for you to catch any last-minute issues with the home. This will allow you to speak to the seller about the issues before agreeing to the sale. While simply walking through the home can be good to make sure that there are not major damages, you will not notice specific issues. Therefore, there are a few things you should look for when performing a final walk-through before closing on a home. Make Sure All Items Included with the...

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