2015

Property Management: Do It Yourself or Hire a Professional?

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If you have just bought property and intend to rent it out, you may not realize quite how difficult that task can be. It’s easy to hand over the money and sign the dotted line to make the property yours, but running that property, maintaining that property, and getting tenants for that property are a bit more tricky. This is particularly true if you aren’t ready to quit your day job to run the place.…

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What to Do If a Tenant Says They Have Pests

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If one of your tenants has complained that they have rodents or insects in their apartment or condo, it is important that you do not ignore this complaint. Not only could it affect their own health, but other apartments in the community might also be experiencing this problem. Here are some tips for handling this type of situation. Act Fast First of all, make sure you act quickly. Pest problems tend to grow rapidly, which means even if only one tenant has a problem with them now, it could soon spread to other apartments.…

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Two Tips For First-Time Commercial Real Estate Buyers

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Buying real estate for your enterprise can be one of the largest investments that your company will have to make. Due to this, it should not be surprising that making these purchases can be a source of substantial stress for first-time business owners. While you may not know what to expect from this process, there are a couple of tips that you can follow to help you be better prepared to anticipate what will be demanded of you during this process.…

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3 Ways To Have A Secure Construction Site

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Construction sites can be very dangerous; every day people are getting hurt at some construction site. On top of that, they can be a tempting target for thieves. All that construction material and the tools can be very expensive, and people can make good money selling scrap metal. There is one simple way to help avoid both of these problems. That is to have a good security plan.  What Should a Plan Include?…

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Three Signs A Landlord Is Going To Be A Good One

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When hunting for an apartment, it’s important to pay attention to more than just the property you’re thinking of leasing. You should also pay attention to the landlord’s behavior during the apartment hunting and application process. After all, no one wants to deal with a landlord who is impossible to get a-hold of or refuses to do repairs. Here are three signs you can look for during the apartment hunting and application process that suggest a landlord is going to be reliable and responsible throughout your leasing period:…

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Selling Your House—The Outside of Your Home Matters during Real Estate Sales

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If you are getting your home ready to sell, you might be focused on sprucing up the inside of your home. Don’t forget that the first impression homebuyers will have is the outside of your home. Here are four areas that you should be sure to focus on to make your home inviting before homebuyers even step foot inside. 1. Focus on Landscaping If your yard is less than desirable, it can be hard for potential buyers to envision themselves in your home.…

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4 Ways For Pet Owners To Find Rental Apartments

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It can be incredibly difficult for pet owners to find a rental apartment – especially in areas where the rentals are extremely sought after. If you’re a pet owner who just loves their dog, cat or small animal, you may need to be aggressive to find a rental apartment that is right for you. 1. Contact a Property Management Company Property management companies usually have a variety of listings, some of which will be in pet-friendly apartments.…

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Things To Look For When Touring An Older Home

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When you visit an older home that’s for sale, you’re probably seeing it in the best possible light. People tend to go to great lengths to ensure that their home is attractive to potential buyers. If you’re not careful, you might miss some of the warning signs that the home isn’t a sensible choice for you and your family. The best way to combat this is to know what warning signs are particularly important.…

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4 Hidden Problems Your Home Inspection Could Reveal

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Thinking about skipping a home inspection when purchasing your home? A home inspection isn’t strictly required – though an appraisal usually is – but it can catch many issues that most homeowners or even seasoned professionals might mix. Here are just a few issues that will often be revealed during a home inspection. 1. Outdated Electrical Outlets If a property was built more than a few decades ago, it may have outdated electrical work such as non-grounded outlets.…

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Is An Independent Living Community Right For You Or Your Loved One?

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Independent living communities are for those who need limited or no assistance. They’re ideal for those who want to do for themselves, keep their sense of self, and enjoy their retirement with relative freedom and autonomy. However, an independent living community isn’t right for everyone. You have to evaluate your needs. And when you evaluate your needs, you have to make sure you’re honest with yourself. Most people want independence, even those that know they need assistance.…

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