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  • What to do to Ensure Happier Tenants
    Happy tenants are often the best tenants. As a landlord, your tenants are the backbone of the entire rental property operation. Having a good tenant that pays on time and has little drama makes owning the property feel almost too easy at times. On the flip side, unhappy tenants will drag their feet by sending […]
  • Important Documents For Every Investor
    It is important to recognize that real estate investing is a business. Like any other business, there are systems, policies, and procedures that must be followed. The biggest problem most new investors have is organization. Even if you only invest part-time, you need to stay on top of everything you are doing. Not only will […]
  • Investing in Multi-Family vs. Single-Family Properties
    In the world of real estate, the choice between multifamily and single-family properties is a significant decision. Both options have their own sets of pros and cons. To make the right choice, it’s crucial to understand these two investment strategies. Let me simplify it. Single-Family Property Investment Single-family property investment revolves around owning and leasing […]
  • First Time Landlord? Check this out!
    On the surface, being a landlord seems pretty simple. You find a tenant and wait for the first of every month for rent checks to pour in. At the end of the lease, you repeat the process and start all over again. Anyone who owns rental property knows this isn’t exactly how things work. There […]
  • Strategies to Polish Your Negotiation Skills
    Negotiation is a direct part of almost everything you do in the world of real estate. In addition to negotiating the best possible price on every offer you make, you negotiate with your contractor, property manager, and possibly even tenants without even knowing it. The better you are at negotiation, the greater the impact you […]
  • Valuable Lessons For Any Investor to Follow
    If you have been in real estate for some time, take a minute and think back to when you started. There is a good chance some of the decisions you made are downright laughable, even just a few years later. Every day you are in business should be a learning experience. Everybody makes mistakes, the […]
  • Out-of-State Real Estate Investing: Pros/Cons
    There are real estate opportunities in every corner of the country. One of the things that makes real estate investing so great is that you are not confined to your local market. If there is an opportunity sixty miles from where you live, there is nothing stopping you from pursuing it. Across the country, there […]
  • Add Your Rental’s Value And Increase Demand
    Many local rental markets are currently outshining the housing market, a trend that has persisted for the better part of the past decade. While the heightened demand has made it easier to find tenants, it has also increased competition for retaining them. Today, tenants have an abundance of rental options at their fingertips. To not […]
  • Estimate An Accurate ARV
    One of the major components of a successful house flip is properly estimating the after-repair value. You can do great work on the property but if you are off the mark with your ARV the deal won’t be as successful as you anticipated. Experienced rehabbers understand that simply making improvements doesn’t always increase the value. […]
  • Eviction: How Do You Handle It?
    If you own rental property long enough, eventually you will be faced with an eviction. Every landlord thinks evictions will never happen on their properties, but they are more common than you may think. Your tenant can be great for eight months and then out of the blue be hit with an unexpected financial setback. This […]
  • Outsource These Home Improvement Projects
    Landlords are constantly exploring avenues to boost their financial returns, enabling them to allocate funds for various purposes. While prudent financial management is crucial, it’s equally important to recognize where to set boundaries. Certain home improvement tasks are well within the grasp of most landlords, such as lawn maintenance, painting, or fixing a clogged toilet. […]
  • Tips to Run a Better Business
    As a real estate investor, you have the reins in your hands when it comes to your business. One of the key shifts new investors often experience is the transition from simply making offers to running a full-fledged business. It’s essential to approach real estate as more than just transactions. Ultimately, no matter how many […]
  • BRRRR – The Investing Method
    The BRRRR method, popular in residential real estate investing, stands for Buy, Rehab, Rent, Refinance, Repeat. This strategy involves acquiring distressed properties, renovating them, renting for continuous income, and refinancing to accumulate equity for future investments. It’s like house-flipping with long-term financial growth in mind. The BRRRR method – What is it? The BRRRR method […]
  • Notice of Default – What it is in Real Estate
    Ever found yourself face-to-face with a Notice of Default? To put it simply, a Notice of Default is a lender’s initial step toward foreclosure, but understanding it helps you navigate the process and protect your financial future. What is a Notice of Default? A Notice of Default is a public notice filed with a state […]
  • Judgment Liens: What You Need to Know
    If you’re looking to purchase a property or already own one, you may have heard of judgment liens. But what exactly are they, and how do they affect your real estate investment? What is a judgment lien? In simple terms, a judgment lien is a court-ordered claim placed on a property by a creditor who […]
  • What about Hardwood floors?
    Ready to upgrade your home and get a great return on investment? Look no further than hardwood flooring! It’s a project that not only adds beauty and warmth to your space but also boosts your property’s value when you decide to sell. In this article, we’ll cover hardwood flooring types, installation tips, and costs. Get […]
  • Throw Your Trash Away
    Haul away your household trash, or hire the job out. Here’s a guide to help you decide. Whether it’s years of accumulated clutter, old appliances, or household chemicals, it has to go. Is it a DIY job? Or do you need to call in the professionals? Here’s what you need to know. Identify the different […]
  • Short Sales – Pros and Cons
    Every day, hundreds of short-sale deals are made. The real estate investing niche that was formerly the most well-liked has remained relevant in recent years. Even if there aren’t as many deep discounts available, there are still a lot of great offers you can find. Identifying properties where you can add value is key to any […]
  • Lower Your Property Taxes
    One of the most annoying costs for homeowners is their property taxes, especially if they continue to rise over time. Unfortunately, property taxes are an inevitable part of homeownership and will always be your responsibility, even after your mortgage is paid off. If your property taxes are too expensive, you can find out how to […]
  • Close Your Deals on Schedule
    The odds of your real estate transaction closing on time are surprisingly small. So what do you need to do about it? This is one of the scariest secrets of the real estate industry. It is rarely talked about, and the secrecy that surrounds it is also one of the top reasons that real estate salespeople have […]
  • Buying Rentals in Bad Locations
    One of the things that make real estate investing so great is that there are different options for different tastes. A situation that you would personally be staunchly opposed to. It doesn’t make either of you right or wrong, it simply boils down to personal evaluation. One of these scenarios involves buying rental properties in […]
  • Four Phases of the Real Estate Cycle
    As a real estate investor, it’s crucial that you keep an eye on the macroeconomic and microeconomic aspects of the real estate cycle and be aware of where we are in it. The housing market cycle and the overall economy are strongly related. However, you shouldn’t assume that the housing market is doing well because […]
  • Tenant Law: What Your Landlord Can & Can’t Do
    Millions of Americans both inside and outside of cities opt to rent their homes instead of buying them. Tenants and landlords consequently have a complicated legal relationship. Regarding the assets that theoretically belong to both parties, they both have exclusive rights. To effectively coexist within the terms of their lease agreement, all parties must be […]
  • Escalation Clause: What It Is and How It Works
    Did you even realize there was an escalation clause in real estate contracts that has the potential to be used? It’s one of the most useful contract provisions known to real estate entrepreneurs. Are you aware that a few keywords can improve the appeal of a contract to property owners wishing to sell their homes? […]
  • Strong Cash Buyer – What to Look For
    Finding the highest offer with the best chance of closing should be the seller’s goal. Even if an offer that comes in close to the asking price could seem fantastic at first glance, it might contain a lot of unneeded conditions and have other issues that could hurt your position as the seller. What if […]
  • Upgrade Your Home Workspace 7 Ways
    As we begin our third year of working from home, that temporary workspace is no longer cutting it. Here are some upgrades you can make to your WFH area to feel more permanent and productive! As we are still in our work-from-home era, it’s time to upgrade our home workspaces to make them more functional, […]
  • Be a Migraine-Free Homeowner!
    If you want to own your own home, but the thought of mowing the lawn and cleaning the gutters is a turnoff, you might be in the market to buy a condo, townhome or co-op. Here’s a quick comparison. What’s the appeal?  Perhaps the biggest appeal to a condominium, townhome, or co-op is the freedom […]
  • Short Sale Process – Get the Hang of It!
    Over the past ten years, a lot has happened in real estate. Even though it might be hard to believe, the mortgage crisis happened more than ten years ago. “Short sale” became a distinguishing phrase shortly after the collapse. Even if you worked in real estate, there’s a strong chance you had never heard of […]
  • Cash Buyers vs. Traditional Listing
    You can take two main routes when selling a home: listing the property or searching for cash buyers. In today’s fast-moving real estate market, sellers will likely have no trouble with either option. However, there are a few factors to consider before deciding which path to follow. Cash buyers have become increasingly common in the […]
  • Selling an Inherited Property
    Dealing with an inherited property or a property in probate can be a difficult and time-consuming process. Because of the many laws associated, an inherited property can take months before the title changes hands. When it finally does, you can be left with a property that hasn’t been updated in years and is in dire […]
  • Clear Title – What Does it Mean?
    A clear property title is a crucial part of any transaction between buyers and sellers.  What does it mean to have a clear title, and why is it important? Definition of clear title A clear title in real estate means that the owner has unrestricted ownership of a property. The property is not subject to […]
  • RESALE – Keep it in Mind While Homebuying
    Everyone shopping for home looks for a house that best fits their current needs. But savvy shoppers also think ahead to what a property offers future buyers and buy with resale in mind. Here are some considerations to consider so that your dream home doesn’t turn out to be a nightmare to resell down the […]
  • Checklist for Starting In Your New Home
    Closing on a new home may feel like reaching the finish line. But before you kick back and relax, take these important steps to settle into your new place. Matters to take care of before closing After you sign a contract to buy a new home, ask the seller for a report on a year’s […]
  • Hard-To-Sell Property Types That You Should Think About
    Some properties are better than others. Some can be extremely difficult to resell for homeowners, agents, and real estate investors. Many of these hard-to-sell homes might sometimes sell for less than they were purchased, depending on holding costs and resell value variations. While selling these properties may provide some unique obstacles, investors must ensure that […]
  • Guide to Rental Property Bookkeeping
    While real estate and rental property bookkeeping may not be the most fun aspect of real estate investing, it is an essential component of the real estate machine. Understanding these data is crucial for successfully running a business. Because of that, some real estate investors may hire an accountant or professional bookkeeper to keep track […]
  • Housing Statistics: What Do Those Mean For You
    Every month, financial media publish an array of housing statistics. What do all of those numbers represent, and what do they mean for you if you are buying or selling a home? Let’s make sense of them all. A look at the terms These are definitions of the most important housing statistics you’ll often hear […]
  • Composting – What is it & Why You Should Do it
    Composting is a hot topic these days with lots of coverage in home and garden media regarding its far-reaching benefits for the earth as well as your own backyard. But what exactly is composting, and why should you do it? Here’s a quick primer spelling out the benefits, how to make it, and more. What […]
  • Home Office – Make it Work For You
    Getting down to business. Whether you’re staying put or putting your house on the market, a great home office is a good investment. Offices have become a staple in many homes and top many prospective buyers’ wish lists, too. But with all the paper, the equipment, and the office supplies, it can feel like a […]
  • Bedroom – Turn it Into Your Best Room
    Your bedroom should be your personal retreat — a soothing, restful space to unwind at the end of the day. Check out these six bedroom-staging tips, whether you’re prepping for a home sale or just a good night’s sleep. Consider the color palette of your bedroom.  It doesn’t matter if you’re decorating or staging — […]
  • The Tax Benefit of Selling Your Home
    The tax advantages of buying and owning a home are well known, but what happens when you sell? Read on to learn about the tax benefit you may accrue when you sell your house. Rules affecting capital gains taxes Most tax benefits available for home sellers relate to how any profit, or capital gain, you […]
  • Why Resizing May Be Right For You
    As couples watch their children leave the nest, they are increasingly “downsizing” to homes with less space, maintenance, and expense. But a new term, “resizing,”  has emerged for this season of life. Resizing can be less demanding for couples and better suit their needs. Let’s retrofit our thinking about where to live once the kids […]
  • Ceiling Updates to Style Your Home
    The ceiling has potential for impact but often gets overlooked as we put so much emphasis on walls, floors, and furnishings. But here’s what you are missing. Color contrasts. The color of a ceiling can enhance or minimize its height. For instance, painting the ceiling a brighter color than the walls can “lift” a lower […]
  • Mortgage Pre-Approval – What to Provide
    Mortgage pre-approval is pertinent if you are looking for your first or your dream home. If you’re looking for a home, particularly your first one, you should meet with a mortgage lender from the start. Having a mortgage pre-approval letter from a lender will save time for you, your agent, and the seller. What do […]
  • Guaranteed Buyout When Relocating
    Selling your home for a career move is typically handled one of three ways: listing and selling your home the traditional way, taking a so-called “ guaranteed buyout” from a relocation company hired by your firm, or a hybrid of the two, known in real estate circles as a “buyer value option.” Here are the […]
  • Vegetable and Herb Garden… Outdoor!
    An outdoor vegetable and herb garden is a good idea. Growing your own fruits, vegetables, and herbs, isn’t as hard as you might think — even without a large yard. Where do you start? Here are the basics of making a successful backyard kitchen garden. Start your gardening at the computer. Many online gardening sites […]
  • It’s Move-In Time!
    When shopping for a home, you have three options: choose an existing house, buy a tract home or build a custom property to your exact specifications. One of the ways these options differ is in how long the purchase process takes and the time until move in. Depending on the option you choose, the time […]
  • LOCATION: Still the First Rule of Real Estate?
    Location is obviously important when considering where to purchase a home, but is it still the most important thing to consider? The answer is yes. Here’s why. Property features While a home can be remodeled, the major features of a home’s location cannot be changed. If the home is next to train tracks or on […]
  • Guide to Selling a House with Tenants
    There are several reasons why you might be ready to sell an investment property. Whether you’re attempting to sell a house or a rental property, sometimes investors need to move on to the next venture. Maybe to take advantage of the appreciation value, or maybe for more time to focus on other investment opportunities. Whatever […]
  • Tips for Working With Cash Buyers
    At face value, working with cash purchasers should be simple. However, this is not always the case, and working with cash buyers can be tricky. When working with cash buyers, there are a few mistakes to avoid in order to save time and hassle. Many cash buyers have drafted clauses in their offers over the […]
  • Freshen Up Your Brick With Paint
    Painted brick is an exciting new design trend. Is painting your tired brick exterior or that overly orange wall in the den a good way to rev up your decor? Let’s explore this option. Pros and Cons of Painted Brick Painted brick is one of the easiest, least expensive ways to update your home’s exterior […]
  • How a Listing Agent Gets Paid
    How exactly does your listing agent get paid? Who pays your listing agent? What you need to know about all that fine print. When a home is listed for sale with a real estate company, the seller is ultimately agreeing to pay both the listing agent and the buyer’s agent and their respective companies. In […]
  • Should You Sell A Home “As-Is”?
    Sometimes a seller chooses to sell a home “as-is.” What does that mean? When is this a good option for the seller? Should you consider buying an “as-is” home? Read on for some answers. What Does Selling “As-Is” Mean? Simply put, selling a home as-is means that the seller is not agreeing to any repairs […]
  • ‘Zombie’ House in Your Neighborhood
    Abandoned houses we call ‘zombie’ houses can be like living through a horror movie for a home seller. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help yourself and the neighborhood. An abandoned, decaying house in your neighborhood — also known as a ‘zombie’ house — could mean big trouble for you and your neighbors, especially if you’re […]
  • Certificate of Occupancy – What is it?
    What exactly is a certificate of occupancy? Here’s what every property owner needs to know. A certificate of occupancy, usually called CO, is an essential document that no property owner should be without. The certificate describes the type of property and its intended use. It classifies the property as residential, commercial, business, or multi-dwelling. The […]
  • Minimalist Lifestyle with Life!
    Think of minimalist home styling as Mid-Century Modern and Contemporary’s cooler, older sister. It blends several elements of modernity, yet gives a fresh, mature perspective on materialistic value. You’ve heard of the phrase, “less is more,” right? Well, that’s exactly what minimalism is — living a simplistic lifestyle while placing value on your ‘everyday’ necessities. […]
  • Spring Home Maintenance To-Dos
    Spring Home Maintenance To-Dos How to Maintain Your Home this Spring As a homeowner, you always have plenty to do to take care of your property. But there are better tasks during certain times of the year, and spring is no exception. Some maintenance tasks should be done in spring because they help prep your […]
  • Mistakes to Avoid for First-Time Homebuyers
    There are mistakes to avoid that are normally committed by first-time homebuyers. The buying process is lengthy, and there’s a lot that can go bad if you’re not diligent. A multitude of roadblocks, ranging from poor appraisals to unexpected credit checks, could hinder or even ruin your acquisition. Are you looking for a home you […]
  • Signs You’re Ready to Downsize
    Is it better to downsize or not? If you’re a homeowner, you’ll undoubtedly ask yourself this question. Owning a home is thrilling, but it also comes with a lot of responsibilities. If your current home no longer suits your needs, you might want to consider downsizing – or perhaps renting. Downsizing brings additional advantages in […]
  • Cash For Keys in Rental Properties?
    What does Cash For Keys mean for Rental Properties? Eviction is never a fun prospect to have to face as a rental property owner. Maybe it’s a problem with a renter who doesn’t follow the terms of their contract. Maybe they have a record of late rent payments. Regardless, evicting troublesome tenants is an unavoidable […]
  • Manage Credit Score to Get Your Dream Home
    Your credit score is crucial in doing lots of things in life. Buying a home is a major life choice, and getting your credit approved is an important part of the process. But do you know how long it takes to prepare your credit for a home purchase? If not, then this is for you. […]
  • NATIONAL FIRST RESPONDERS DAY
    October 28th sets aside National First Responders Day to honor the men and women who act quickly when an emergency is at hand. First responders dedicate their lives to saving lives. They are the people who run toward a crisis while the rest of the world flees. According to the Department of Homeland Security, 4.6 […]
  • Roof Repair Tips Every Homeowner Should Know
    Roof Repair Smart Maintenance and Repair Tips you should know to keep your roof in tip-top shape A leaking roof can cause serious and costly damage to your house. Infiltrating water can destroy drywall or plaster, cause mold, and even rot framing. Roof repair is needed as soon as possible after the damage occurs. Dealing […]
  • Avoid Doing These Things to Your Homes
    Avoid doing these things to your home. Keep the vintage wallpaper, but upgrade that time- and money-draining retro thermostat to a programmable one. #1 Avoid Getting Rid of Your Only Tub If resale value is important to you, don’t get rid of your only bathtub no matter how dreamy that walk-in shower looks. #2 Avoid […]
  • Septic System Care and Maintenance Tips
    Septic system care is essential in your home. Here are some things to check so you can keep your septic tank in good shape for decades. You can avoid costly repairs too! You wouldn’t skip routine maintenance on an expensive car. Nor should you ignore the upkeep of your septic system. Replacing a failed septic […]
  • Fall Maintenance To-Dos to Ready Your Home
    Fall Maintenance is important and it’s time to prepare your home to withstand winter weather. Follow our fall checklist for must-do repairs and other seasonal maintenance tips. 1. Fall Maintenance To-Do: Clean your gutters. Your roof’s drainage system annually diverts thousands of gallons of water from your house’s exterior and foundation walls, so it’s vital […]
  • Things a Strong Cash Buyer Should Have
    A seller’s goal should be finding the highest offer with the strongest probability of closing. An offer may be full of unwanted contingencies and red flags that may compromise your position as the seller, even though it’s near the asking price. What if you knew what to look for at the start of your home-selling […]
  • Effects of Spring Weather on Exterior Paint
    Effects of Spring Weather on Exterior Paint   Fresh paint can greatly improve the appearance of any building, but many seasonal effects can affect how it looks. The change in temperature and the high amount of precipitation that usually occurs in the spring can significantly affect both fresh and older paint. Here are the effects […]
  • Throw Your Junk Away
    Haul away your household clutter, or hire the job out. Here’s a guide to help you decide.   Whether it’s years of accumulated clutter, old appliances, or household chemicals, it has to go. Is it a DIY job? Or do you need to call in the professionals? Here’s what you need to know. Identify the […]
  • Knowing the Difference Between Public and Private Streets
    Not all roads are created equal. Living on a private street can be costly. Find out why here.   Most roads are public thoroughfares, maintained by local, state, or federal authorities, and paid for tax dollars. But that’s not always the case, which is why it’s wise for potential home buyers to ask about street […]
  • How to Deal with a Low-ball Offer
    Money talks, but what should you say to a low-ball offer? After a few days on the market, your agent calls to tell you there is an offer on the home. Unfortunately, it’s too soon to celebrate. The offer is lower than what you’re asking. Much lower.   Keep your feelings in check. It’s normal to […]
  • When to Replace Your Windows
    Are window replacements in your home’s future?  It’s time to study up the pros and cons of each type. If your home has older windows, should you replace them with new, more energy-efficient ones? Here’s a quick guide to the pros and cons. First, do you need new windows? If your home has single-pane glass […]
  • Investors: A Real Estate Agent’s Most Powerful Partnership
    As any real estate agent knows, leads are the lifeblood to success. This is why it is no secret that a high percentage of most agents’ time is dedicated to uncovering possible leads via as many conduits as possible.  That being said, all leads are not created equal. Some leads roll in thanks to expensive […]
  • How Pre-Qualification Can Help You Get Your Dream Home
    Buying a home is an important – and exciting – decision. After all, having a place to call your own, to raise your family in, to do as you wish with no landlord to answer to are all motivating factors in starting the process. But, in addition to these emotional reasons, buying a home can […]
  • Seeking High-Quality Contractors to Join Our Team
    An important piece of the real estate puzzle hinges on building a strong team. This is why in addition to our network of agents, lenders, attorneys, and brokers, we are always on the lookout for great contractors to partner with. Below is some more insight on what we are looking for along with a number […]
  • Are you Looking to Grow Your Real Estate Investment Opportunities?
    If you are a real estate investor looking to purchase wholesale properties or partner on joint venture projects, look no further. Our team has the experience, know-how, and infrastructure to offer you opportunities in your real estate investment endeavors. No matter if you are looking for a rehab project to work on or you are […]
  • Situations We Can Help Home Sellers With
    Homeowners find themselves in the position of having to sell their home fast for any number of reasons. For example, there are times when family obligations require you to move out of state with little warning. Maybe a job relocation takes you to a new area. Or a personal situation has arisen, putting homeowners on […]
  • Top Ways to Increase Your Home’s Curb Appeal
    Selling a home in the fall means dealing with challenging weather and temperatures that may negatively impact your curb appeal. If you want to make your real estate investment profitable, you need to make sure the outside of your home looks more appealing than ever. Here are the top ways to increase your home’s curb […]
  • 6 Things You Can Do To Winterize Your Home
    As the weather gets colder and winter approaches, this is a time when that electric bill seems to reach to new heights which is why we have 6 things you can do to winterize your home. When you are budgeting each expense, and trying to avoid any surprises, there are key things that you can […]
  • Top Things to Do To Winterize Your Home
    With winter just around the corner, we want to make sure you know the top things to do to winterize your home. Winterizing your home today can help you save a lot of money tomorrow, as you’ll be able to avoid many costly repairs. Below are the top 5 things you can do to winterize […]
  • Top Things You Need to Know When Buying A Rental
    Some of the world’s wealthiest people have gained their wealth through real estate, so if you are considering buying investment property then we have the top things you need to know when buying a rental. Your financial position in crucial: You should analyze your finances and question whether you can follow through with such a […]
  • How TRID Will Impact Buyers and Sellers
    What Is TRID? Before we tell you how TRID will impact buyers and sellers, let us define it. The acronym TRID stands for TILA RESPA Integrated Disclosure. TILA is the Truth in Lending Act, while RESPA is the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act. TRID is also known as the “Know Before You Owe” rule. It is expected to […]
  • Should I Rent My House?
    To consider the question, Should I Rent My House could mean you did not have any luck selling it with an agent or by yourself. The decision to rent your house to a complete stranger can be an overwhelming one. The pros and cons of renting versus selling your property can be a real head-scratcher. […]
  • Top Reasons To Invest In Real Estate
    As we give you the top reasons to invest in Real Estate, It’s important to explore all financial options before investing your money into a project. One of the burning questions you may face nowadays is “Real estate or stock exchange?” Both markets have their own ups and downs, but many people tend to regard […]
  • Where To Find The Best Discount Homes
    In today’s competitive real estate market, there’s one thing that all buyers want to know; Where to find the best discount homes. Finding the right home can be a real challenge, especially when you’re watching your pocket. Stated below are some places to start when looking for the most affordable housing options. FSBO (For Sale […]
  • Top 5 Things You Will Need To Rent a House
    When you are ready to take the important milestone for any tenant of upgrading, here are the top 5 things you will need to rent a house. A secure job Make sure your job produces sufficient income to support the rental payments. Many experts suggest that the house rent should make up no more than […]
  • 3 Things To Do Now For A Fast House Sale Richmond
    Selling a house is a big deal for most homeowners, but there are 3 things to do now for a fast house sale Richmond. Although it can be very hard to stand out and to land the perfect offer, there are ways in which you can sell off your house quickly without compromising on the […]
  • Selling a Home While Going Through a Divorce
    Divorce is a trying time for any couple and selling a home while going through a divorce can make the stress level higher. Your home is a major asset and if neither spouse wants to continue living there, it might have to be sold as part of the divorce settlement. While selling the family home […]
  • Top Improvements That Increase a Home’s Value
    The key to selling a home quickly is to work on its market appeal and knowing the top improvements that increase a home’s value is key to a quick sale. By revamping your house and giving it a fresh new appearance, you can add significantly to its value and sell it off at the price […]
  • Top Reasons Why Your Home Won’t Sell
    It can be pretty disheartening to accept the top reasons why your home won’t sell if you are unable to sell off your old home. If your home is just sitting on the property market gathering dust, you’re probably reviewing all your options trying to determine just what you did wrong and why the home […]
  • Spring Cleaning Tips To Reduce Clutter
    Whether you are looking to spruce things up and get rid of things you no longer need, or you’re looking to sell your house this spring, we have some spring cleaning tips to reduce clutter. Keeping your house beautiful and spruced up involves looking into the smallest details and cleaning out the tiniest nooks and […]
  • 7 Tax Deductions Homeowners Can Take To Save Money
    Let me guess, you’re a late filer because you’re trying to think of every deduction possible that you can take. If that is your plan, then let’s take a look at 7 tax deductions homeowners can take to save money. If you are a homeowner, There are far more benefits awaiting you than the standard […]
  • Should I Rent or Buy a Home
    Planning a change of address doesn’t come at an easy price. In fact, there are a million and one things you need to keep in mind, including a question you may ask yourself “Should I Rent or Buy A home?” Homeownership is the ultimate American dream, and many Americans believe it’s the right answer to […]
  • The Importance of Property Surveys
    An accurate survey is a crucial step in your home-buying process, making sure you don’t encroach on a neighbor’s property — or vice versa. A mistake in the survey can cause legal problems later. Here’s what you need to know now to avoid problems later. Location, shape and size.  A survey will show a sketch of […]
  • Things to Do When Planning a Move
    Moving is by no means an easy job. There are a million and one things you need to keep track of. Whether you are looking for a place with lower rent or whether you need to shift because of a job transfer, there are certain key things to do when planning a move.   Choose […]
  • Real Estate Lead Generation 101
    What are the best real estate lead generation options today? Where and how can real estate agents, investors and other related industry professionals generate more leads for buying, selling and renting properties? What are some of the little known benefits, and pitfalls of common real estate lead generation channels today? Here are 12 ways for real estate […]
  • The Benefits of a Short Sale
    In the unfortunate situation of seller hardship, or when your home value is worth less than the remaining balance on your loan, you may have someone recommend or tell you about the benefits of a short sale. A short sale occurs when the proceeds from the sale of a property fall short of the amount […]
  • Technology vs. People Skills: Which Real Estate Strategies Will Win?
    The real estate industry caters to independent strategies. For every investor, there is another way to go about conducting business. Some may prefer to utilize the convenience of technology while others want to maintain personal relationships. However, for one reason or another, there remains a void between these two independent strategies. Smart investors will figure […]
  • Real Estate Investing As A Business
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