prepare rental properties

6 Tips For Preparing Investment Properties For Renters

Investment property owners are often keen on renting out a home as soon as possible to get a return on their investment. Before they can do that, the home must first be prepared. Up Next: Renting A Home Versus Buying A Home Here are six tips investment property owners like yourself need to know to prepare your properties for renters: (more…) ...
prepare home for storms

6 Tips For Preparing Your Home For Storms

Storms are a common occurrence throughout the year. When severe, storms can cause a significant amount of damage to homes and surrounding property. Up Next: 5 Essential Tips For Saving During An Emergency Taking preventive measures to prepare and protect your home during a storm will not only give you and your family peace of mind but save you money. (more…) ...
real estate scams

4 Real Estate Scams To Avoid Before, During, & After A Home Purchase

Real estate scams are an unfortunate part of purchasing and owning a home that borrowers need to be aware of and avoid. Many of these scams sound and look legitimate but are in fact designed to take advantage of borrowers. Doing your homework and educating yourself about different real estate scams will go a long way in protecting yourself and your family. Up Next: Why Should I Check My Credit Report? Here are four real estate scams to avoid before, ...
radon testing

What Is Radon & Why Is It In My Home?

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that comes from the decay of uranium in soils. This gas enters the home through cracks in the foundation before becoming trapped. Up Next: You Need To Get An Environmental Home Inspection This gas is found all over the United States, and homes need to be tested for it before being sold. Here is what you need to know about radon, its risks, and what you can do to mitigate it. (more…) ...
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When Is The Right Time To Purchase Your First Home?

Purchasing a home is a long process that requires a lot of soul-searching, financial planning, and research. Where do you want to live? What are your needs and wants? Do you have a household budget to support a home? Up Next: Boomerang Buyer? Do This Before You Purchase A Home There are many personal and long-term decisions you must make, as well as understanding when the time is right. (more…) ...
refinance mortgage

4 Signs You Should Refinance Your Mortgage

Refinancing your mortgage is a financial strategy that replaces your current mortgage with one that is more favorable to you. In today’s climate, refinancing may be a smart move so you can continue to make monthly payments or pay for home repairs. Up Next: 3 Tips For Financing Your Next Home Remodel Before you refinance, you must have enough equity built up in order for your home to be used as an asset in the refinancing process. If you are ...
house or condo

House Or Condo? Which Purchase Option Is Best For Me?

Congratulations on your decision to purchase a home! Moving from renting to owning a home is a big step that comes with a lot of responsibility and investment. In addition to knowing how much home you can afford, the question is, “Should I buy a house or a condo?” Up Next: 3 Reasons Your Home ROI Is Smaller Than Estimated Condos offer a significantly different lifestyle than homes, thanks to their shared community and location, while homes typically offer more ...
reverse mortgage

What Is A Reverse Mortgage?

Is the majority of your net worth as a senior tied up in the value of your home? You can take advantage of that value by turning it into cash with a reverse mortgage. Up Next: Unpaid Property Taxes: Who Pays Them? Always use a lender you trust and ask yourself why you want a reverse mortgage. Do you need to pay for home repairs or property taxes? Before you decide to take out a reverse mortgage, you need to ...
purchase rural home

5 Tips For Purchasing Rural Property

These days, a lot of people want to get away to a quiet rural life. Purchasing in rural areas is different than purchasing in more urban areas, so there are many questions you will have to ask yourself and your Realtor. Up Next: Selling Your Smart Home? Follow These 4 Tips Follow these 5 tips for purchasing rural property to ensure the best deal for you. (more…) ...
unpaid property taxes

Unpaid Property Taxes: Who Pays Them?

A property’s taxes may not be paid when the home is empty before selling or the previous owners missed payments. Unpaid taxes on a property aren’t unusual in the housing market. Up Next: 3Reasons Your Home ROI Is Smaller Than Estimated If there are unpaid property taxes on the home, make it clear who pays what when. (more…) ...

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