Articles and News about Residential Real Estate

8 Apartment Living Essentials for Today’s Student

The beauty of student housing is that most contemporary student apartments come fully furnished. Students leaving their family homes for the first time don’t need to worry about purchasing housing essentials like beds, sofas, and whiteware. While many things are supplied, most students will need to bring some apartment living essentials with them to turn their apartments into homes.

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Getting your first place? Do you have everything you need? | Photo by ConvertKit
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6 Ways to Increase Your Home’s Market Value

In today’s housing market, most homeowners are enjoying huge increases in their property’s value. Then it makes sense that if you plan on selling your house, now’s a great time. While the rising tide might lift all the ships, some effective ways to increase your home’s market value to even greater heights. 

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There are many ways to increase your home’s market value but not all of them have the same return for your investment. | Image by Nattanan Kanchanaprat
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Pros and Cons of Renting vs Buying a Home

Renting a home is a great idea for people who want to move around a lot or maybe move away from their parents and buy their first place. But eventually, the majority of people will eventually choose to buy a home. But if you’re currently thinking about making a move, what are the pros and cons of renting vs buying a home?  

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Is this your dream kitchen? It would likely be very difficult to find in a rental property. | Photo by Sidekix Media
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6 Reasons Why Realtors Are Essential in Property Transactions

Navigating the vast and intricate domain of real estate is akin to threading through a dynamic labyrinth. The pathways, filled with property listings, market statistics, negotiations, and legalities, can seem unending and often, overwhelming. For many, this journey can seem like an uphill battle, replete with unforeseen challenges and risks. But, what if there was an expert navigator, someone familiar with every twist and turn, ensuring that you not only reach your destination but do so smoothly and efficiently?

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With something as complicated and expensive as a house purchase, having a professional on your side makes a lot of sense. | Photo by RDNE Stock project
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5 Roof Properties & Your Home’s Style

When designing or renovating a home, many elements come into play to create a distinctive style: the architectural lines, the facade, the landscaping, and the interior decor. However, one crucial aspect often overlooked is the roof. More than just a functional component protecting your home from weather and wear, the roof can play a major role in defining your home’s aesthetic appeal and overall design. Let’s look at five roof properties and how they work.

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Shakes Run boasts some new construction design flair that isn’t typical to Louisville, KY. | Photo: Tre Pryor
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14 Things to Know Before Buying a Condo

Investing in a condo can be lucrative, offering the potential for rental income, long-term appreciation, and low-maintenance living. Nevertheless, before delving into the realm of real estate, it’s important to fully understand what you’ll be getting into. In this piece, we shall examine 14 critical things to know before buying a condo.

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Buying a condo, rather than a single-family home is different in many ways. | Photo by Agustin Lara
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How to Build a SaaS Solution for Real Estate 

Tech tools including Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platforms have revolutionized the real estate industry providing innovative solutions and enhancing efficiency in various aspects of the business. As an entrepreneur, there are still many business opportunities in SaaS for real estate entrepreneurs. There are many solutions you can provide including property management software, online listing platforms, data analytics platforms, and the like. Well, we have compiled this guide to show you how to build a SaaS solution for real estate tailored specifically for your market.

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What Happens to Real Estate Assets During Divorce?

A divorce is a life-altering event that encompasses not only the dissolution of a marital union but also the division of assets accumulated during the marriage. Among these assets, real estate properties, particularly the family home, hold both substantial financial and emotional value. Further, investments made in home improvements and interior design contribute significantly to the overall worth and sentiment attached to the property. In this piece, we’re going to look at what happens to real estate assets during divorce, including home improvements and personal property. 

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If you find yourself in a divorce situation, you should get the best possible information and advice before making any decision. | Photo by Alex Green
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From Dollars to Derby: Financial Preparation for Moving to Kentucky

Moving to a new state? This move can be an exciting and transformative experience. It marks the start of a fresh chapter, a chance for new beginnings in a new space. If you’re in preparation for moving to Kentucky, specifically to the vibrant city of Louisville, you might have read through the pros of living in this historic city to prepare you. However, there’s more to it than just moving boxes. Let’s talk about your finances.

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11 Renovations That Increase Your Property Value the Most

Whether you’re planning on selling your Louisville home now or in the future, it’s smart to know the renovations that increase your property value the most. These change over time but real estate experts in each local market will have the best grasp on what buyers put at the top of their wish list. It’s not just aesthetics either. When done effectively, home renovations can yield significant returns on investment, boosting your home’s worth by a substantial margin. 

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The kitchen is not just the heart of the home, it’s also the prime location for a home renovation that maximizes your return. | Image by Ana Krach
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9 Most Important Factors to Seniors When Choosing a Place to Live

Older buyers currently dominate the housing market. People between the ages of 55 and 74 made up 42% of home buyers, as reported by the New York Times. Seniors are making strides in the real estate market, navigating their unique needs and preferences. If you’re a senior thinking about relocating, we’ve put together the nine most important factors to seniors to help you organize your thoughts and create a strong plan.

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Every family has different preferences but what are the most important factors to seniors when planning a relocation? | Photo by MART PRODUCTION
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6 Reasons Why Staging Your Home for Sale Is Huge

Selling a home is a significant endeavor that requires careful planning and execution. One often overlooked aspect of the selling process is home staging. Staging involves creating an inviting and appealing environment that showcases the true potential of the property. In this blog post, we will delve into the importance of staging your home for sale, exploring how it can enhance the overall appeal of your property, attract potential buyers, and ultimately lead to a successful real estate transaction. Let’s explore each aspect in detail.

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Staging is more art than science but it really does enhance your final sales price.
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11 Steps: New Home Complete Moving Checklist

Whether you’ve purchased a new house or leased a property, transitioning into a new home can be an incredibly demanding process. While you’re undoubtedly thrilled to embark on a new chapter of your life, the journey to reach that point can often feel like an eternity of preparation. That’s why we’ve put together this thorough new home complete moving checklist. Just follow the steps!

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There are many moving parts on moving day so take advantage of this new home | Photo by Ketut Subiyanto
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6 Essential Steps for a Quick Home Sale

Selling your home can be a challenging and time-consuming process. However, with the right strategies and knowledge, you can expedite the sale and maximize your profit. Thus, to help you, we have written this article. In this thorough guide, we will outline essential steps for a quick home sale. By following these guidelines, you’ll be well on your way to outshining your competitors in the real estate market.

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When starting the steps for a quick home sale, begin with what potential buyers will see when they drive by your house. | Photo: Tre Pryor
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5 Most Common Home Styles Found in Texas

Property styles vary in every country: in England, terraced homes abound, while in Japan, a lack of space is a significant issue, and many homes are stacked on top of one another in towering skyscrapers. In the USA, common home styles tend to vary state by state. The choice of home style depends on a variety of factors, including the climate, history, and population of the state. In Texas, the heat and its varied colonial history combine to create a diverse range of properties. 

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Ranch home styles have always been very popular but even more so lately with America’s aging population looking for fewer stairs. | Photo: Tre Pryor
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