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Updated: Monday, September 23, 2019

Finding an Apartment Without Going Broke
Written By: Harris Johnston

Utilize technology to avoid scamsIn the year 2019, you can do most of your p>Watch out for pet fees and rentIf it seems like most apartments have started charging extra ldquo;rentrdquo; for pets in the last two or three years, yoursquo;re not imagining it. USA Today referred to pet rent as ldquo;the latest costly apartment fad.rdquo; Pet rent is...


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The Role of iBuying in Todays Market
Written By: Greg Martin

Large, institutional property investors traditionally focus on multi-family units. The great housing recession last decade, when the stock market was providing lack-luster returns, opened the door for big money to find its way into the single-family acquisition market. As hedge funds began buying large blocks of single-family homes, rehabilitati...


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The 9 Best Tips on How to Find a Property for Profitable Investing
Written By: Daniela Andreevska

Tip 1: Buy a Property in a Top Real Estate MarketAnyone in the real estate industry will tell you that location is the first and foremost factor for a profitable investment. Where your rental property is located will determine the price you have to pay for it, the rental demand, the best rental strategy, the type of tenants you can expect, the r...


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USDA Loans: Theyre Not Just for Homes in the Boonies
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

If yoursquo;re saying to yourself, ldquo;But USDA loans are only for homes out in the sticks,rdquo; we get it. Itrsquo;s true that the loans were designed to help buyers in rural areas. But ldquo;ruralrdquo; is a broader term than you may know.nbsp;On the USDA website, you can enter an address in the search bar and check if its eligible, or you ...


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Remodeling Stats and Spending Trends to Inform Your Improvement Plans
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

The study found that, ldquo;Spending on improvements and repairs to the US housing stock continued on an upward trend in 2017, setting a new high of 424 billion. This represents a 10 percent increase from 2015 and more than 50 percent gain from the low in 2010.rdquo; According to their analysis, 22 million homeowners across the country completed...


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Creating the Smart Home of Tomorrow, Today
Written By: Lewis Fein

Real estate agents should champion these facts.nbsp;Real estate agents should apprise clients of these facts, so as to reveal how real estate appraisers consider these facts.On a practical level, homeowners should invest in technology that is as substantive as it is stylish. To distinguish between the twomdash;to know the two are not always the ...


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Falls on Stairs Fill up Emergency Rooms
Written By: Connie Adair

Scary but true: there were more than 50,000 emergency visits for injuries from falls on stairs in Ontario in 2015, according to Ontario Injury Compass, which analyses and discusses injury issues in the province.ldquo;In B.C., stairs were involved in approximately 8.2 per cent of all hospitalizations for fall->And it gets worse: a 2011-2015 B.C. ...


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Americans Obsession With Murder Spurs Intriguing New Design Show
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

But is there a cap? Do we just want to see and watch and read about murder, or does it go further? How do you feel about buying a house where a murder was committed?Thatrsquo;s the question new mobile streaming platformnbsp;Quibi is posing. When the platform launches in April 2020, it will offer a new show featuring renovations of some of the co...


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Home Upgrades That Will Make Your House Worth Even More Moolah
Written By: Vincent Stokes

Replace the WindowsPoorly insulated, drafty, or cheap windows can bring down the value of a home like nothing else. Todays discerning home buyers expect double or triple pane windows with elements like Argon gas, low-e coatings, and all the other elements that make good-quality windows look good and function well. According to money.com, homeown...


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First Time Home Buyers: Your Six Month Plan
Written By: David Reed

Herersquo;s what to do financially when yoursquo;ve decided to stop renting and start owning.Month 1:Yoursquo;re still sort of in the exploratory phase but yoursquo;re still committed on buying your first home. Yet buying a home isnrsquo;t something you should do on your own, especially as it >Month 2:Now itrsquo;s time to get some referrals for...


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The Many Steps You Can Take to Start Saving For Your First Home
Written By: Vincent Stokes

Find Out How Much You Should SaveMany potential first time home buyers do not know how much they need to save in order to pay for a home. Now is the time to find out. In general, mortgage lenders expect all buyers to have at least ten percent in savings. A good mortgage will typically account for no more than a third of the buyers take home inco...


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Clever and Simple Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
Written By: Carol Evenson

Use Less ElectricityOne of the easiest ways to lower your carbon output is to use less electricity. You can easily start by turning off lights when youre not in a room and unplugging devices when you are not using them. You may think that turning off your devices is enough, but electronics like your television still use electricity even when swi...


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A Checklist for the New Homeowner
Written By: Mikkie Mills

1. Notify the Post Office and the BankThe first thing that you should do is make sure that you contact the post office and make sure that theyrsquo;re aware of the change. All you have to do for this is fill out a change-of-address form. Head into the closest Post Office and fill out the form. Then, call your banks and make them aware of the cha...


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Are You Ready for Some Football? Move to One of These Top NFL Cities
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

Yes, for some people, there is no greater motivator to move to a city than whether or not therersquo;s an NFL team to root for, and the chances of them actually ending up in the Super Bowl. Now that the new NFL season has started, wersquo;re taking a look at the best places to live for football fans.nbsp;We used WalletHubrsquo;s study of the Bes...


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How Lenders View Retirement Income
Written By: David Reed

Social security is a given. You can apply for social security up to three months before you turn 62. However, if you wait until 65 your monthly social security income will be higher. There are arguments on both sides as when to take social security, so itrsquo;s important that you have a discussion with your spouse and financial planner. And yes...


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Reasons to Power Wash Your Home Before Putting It On the Market
Written By: Nate Knebl

Soft wash pressure washing dramatically improves the overall curb appeal of your home. Safely yet adequately cleaning away dirt, mold, mildew, and other debris will make your property look brand new. You dont have to stick with just your homes exterior either. Pressure washing decks, patios, driveways, walkways, fencing, roofing, and everything ...


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Its a DIY World out There. Are You Game?
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

Wersquo;re looking at five of the most popular projects to determine whether you can have at it or you should turn it over to the pros.New floorsThe cost to install new wood floors can range widely, and is largely dependent on the cost of the product itself. HomeAdvisor estimates the cost of installation at 3ndash;8 per square foot; You can save...


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NAR Report Emphasizes Agent Must-Haves for Strong Digital Presence
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

ldquo;The world we live in today is a digital one and searching for a home is no different,rdquo; they said. Buyers now have apps that let them search by location and neighborhoods. Online searching maximizes the ability to compare and contrast homes on the market by selected features. Most of this is done before a potential home buyer connects ...


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