If you are exploring your mortgage financing options, you have likely come across both conventional and FHA loans. Conventional home loans have always been the best choice if you can get one. But why is that? What’s the difference? Keep reading to learn how they work and a lot more!Continue reading “Conventional Home Loans 101: How They Work?”
Real estate, formerly considered a niche market, has become a valuable commodity among all types of investors. The asset class’s diversification is one of the reasons why individuals are drawn to real estate investing. We view multifamily real estate positively, with enormous annual rent increases leading to massive appreciation. Multifamily investing is a fantastic, tried-and-true technique for diversifying one’s investment portfolio. At the same time, it delivers immediate cash flow and significant appreciation potential.
Investing in a multifamily property is a personal decision that should be considered in the context of one’s entire investment goals. Read on to learn more about it.Continue reading “Invest In Multifamily Real Estate: The Key to Smart Financial Planning”
As you start planning your home renovation, you may be wondering whether to do it yourself or should you hire a contractor? After all, home improvement is a great way to increase your home’s value. While it is possible to tackle some renovations on your own, there are certain projects that are best left to the professionals.
Here are a few things to keep in mind when deciding whether or not to hire a contractor.Continue reading “Should You Hire a Contractor for Your Home Renovation?”
As energy costs rise in Louisville, homebuyers are looking for energy-efficient homes. These are the top energy-efficient home trends that are catching the attention of buyers in Kentucky. If you’re thinking about buying and selling property any time soon, you won’t want to skip this list!Continue reading “Top Energy-Efficient Home Trends Buyers Want as Energy Costs Soar”
Building a home from scratch is likely one of the most expensive expenditures a person will make in their lifetime. Due to the overall cost, self-builders want to ensure that the job is completed to the highest standard possible. This is especially true if they intend to build a house for a profit and then sell it.Continue reading “5 Strategies to Build a House for a Profit”
Your electric panel is the main gateway for electricity to enter your house. By entering here, it then flows through all the different circuits of your home. In essence, the electric panel is straightforward. But what if it’s old and failing? What if you’re trying to sell your home and believe it might be a hindrance? And the big question: Do I need a permit to upgrade my electrical panel?Continue reading “Do I Need a Permit to Upgrade My Electrical Panel?”
Most people take the pressure of their water for granted. You turn on the shower and it comes out with enough force for you to enjoy your shower. Of course, with the push toward energy efficiency and a greener planet, people are trying to balance the enjoyment of their shower with responsible water use. So now manufacturers are pushing under the 2.5 gallons per minute (GPM) mandate. But, that doesn’t make it any more pleasant if you suddenly lose water pressure. Fortunately, the following four steps should help resolve the issue.
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Before renting an apartment, the first step is to determine your price range. You need to feel comfortable with your monthly payment. This will ensure you have a viable selection within your budget and keep your expenses in check. Every city has its own living cost. You can use various online and offline resources to find out information for free. In addition to determining the rent range, you should also identify the types of buildings and units you want. It is important to understand the pros and cons of each type to find the best one.Continue reading “How to Choose the Right Location When Renting an Apartment?”
Trees have a transformative impact on an urban landscape. In the concrete jungles of modern cities and towns, towns are a huge investment. Looking around most Singapore neighborhoods, the positive effect of trees is obvious to see. Trees help reduce pollution and cut down on greenhouse emissions. They also provide habitat to wildlife, provide shade and improve energy efficiency in urban buildings. When properly managed, trees prevent soil erosion through surface runoffs and add to urban aesthetics.Continue reading “Top 5 Benefits of High-Quality Tree Grates”
Every homeowner justifiably fears having their home burgled. According to the US department of justice, there are millions of burglaries every year. As such, it’s completely understandable to want to burglar-proof your new home. But then comes the question: how exactly do you make your new home burglar-proof? Fortunately, there are several easy ways to make a house harder to break into and give you some peace of mind. We have put together a list of simple ways to make your new home burglar-proof, in hopes of helping you keep unwanted guests out of your home in the future.Continue reading “Simple Ways to Make Your New Home Burglar-Proof”
With some good planning and a bit of smart organization, you can have your home summer-ready in no time. Whether you’re looking to move or not, there’s a powerful benefit to living in an organized and clean space. Take a look through these seven tips to help you declutter your home in time for a summer full of sunshine and fun.Continue reading “7 Tips to Help Your Declutter Your Home in Time for Summer”
I was recently asked to contribute to a real estate Q&A entitled Real Estate Photography, Home & Virtual Staging Q & A: Tips & Advice that is found on Porch.com. So of course, I accepted. *wink*
There are some great opinions in the piece so if you’re interested, I encourage you to head over and check it out.
Like most things in life, quality matters. Poorly done virtual staging is worse than no staging at all. The same case might be made about poor home staging but I’d put less weight on that. At the end of the day, the home’s quality/features and how well they’re captured in the photography that means the most. At least to me.
Have a great day!
Being a landlord doesn’t only end up in accepting tenants, receiving their payments, and imposing rules on the rental property. This duty also includes obligations you must ensure to keep your tenant safe while they stay at your property. Read on to learn about basic landlord responsibilities that are critical to a successful business.Continue reading “Top 5 Basic Landlord Responsibilities to Ensure the Safety of the Tenants”
It’s no secret that investing is the best way to achieve financial independence. But many people don’t realize that there are many unique investment ideas. Each has its own set of risks and rewards. Read on if you’re looking for some great ideas to help you achieve your financial goals.Continue reading “Unique Investment Ideas to Lead You to Financial Independence”
Being a Realtor can be a great career choice. You have unlimited income potential and can work as hard as you want. Since you earn via a commission, the more homes you sell, the more money you make. But what are the best strategies to do that? Read on to learn some top tips for Realtors.Continue reading “6 Top Tips for Realtors”