Articles and News about Residential Real Estate

3 Big Home Improvement Tips for Winter

Winter is definitely a time to huddle down and enjoy your home comforts, but what happens if your home is not as comfortable as it could be? Whether you’re thinking about selling your this winter or not, it is the perfect time to make some changes where you can. With that said, let’s look at the big three home improvement tips for winter.

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Before the horrible weather arrives, it’s a great time to prepare your home for winter.

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4 Ways to Build a Top Brand as an Upmarket Real Estate Agent

Building a good brand is very important, especially if you want to sell high-end and/or commercial properties. When you have a strong brand, you don’t have to work as hard to gain the trust of buyers and sellers, and transactions go much more smoothly. You also have much less work to do to attract business since your name will speak for itself. This means that you’ll be able to not only close more sales but save a lot of money and effort on marketing. Let’s take a look at some of the ways that you can build and establish yourself as an upmarket real estate agent.

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Top agents put their clients first. Part of this means having the expertise to do an exemplary job.

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3 Times That Property Tax Loans Make Sense

If you have a property or a business and you have to pay back property tax there are loan companies that will offer commercial property tax loans at favorable rates. In this article, we explore whether a property tax loan is really a good solution. And we’ll also look at the different circumstances in which you might consider taking out such a loan.

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There are times when property tax loans are a good idea but make sure to include your entire financial situation when considering.

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The Complete List of Smoky Mountain Tennessee Attractions

The Great Smoky Mountains. There’s a reason this enchanting location is a hotspot for visitors and tourists every year.  Sitting along the border between North Carolina and Tennessee, The Great Smoky Mountains is more than just home to The Great Smoky Mountains National Park. But what about all the Smoky Mountain Tennessee attractions?

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Besides the simply beautiful scenery, there’s a big list of Smoky Mountain Tennessee attractions.

From hiking trails up the mountain peaks giving hikers a magical, blue haze view of the surrounding area to the cascades and picturesque scenes at the waterfalls and riverside byways, the Great Smoky Mountains is the stuff of dreams! 


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Guide to Buying a House in Kentucky as a Non-Resident

Purchasing a real estate property nowadays anywhere is a real challenge because of the market that is constantly changing. The prices in the United States vary from one minute to another and you have to prepare yourself mentally for the whole process. However, this experience is always very exciting as well and you should have some hints of which steps to take when buying a house in Kentucky as a non-resident.

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Buying a home as a non-resident whether in Kentucky or in another state usually involves a couple of extra steps.

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4 Keys to Manage Your Property Effectively as a Busy Landlord 

Real estate is one of the finest investments that anyone can have. Property is an immovable asset that tends to appreciate in value over time. Assuming you take adequate care of the land or property, you can generally expect its value to be preserved. Property is a desirable investment because it can be an income-generating asset. You can put your property up for rent, on a lease contract, or even as vacation accommodation. However, as the landlord, following these four keys is a must if you want to manage your property effectively.  

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If you’re looking to manage your property effectively you must put these best practices into place and then follow them regularly.

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The 4 Keys to a Clutter-Free Home 

Whatever the inspiration behind your urge to have a clutter-free home, the truth is starting can put you in a pinch, being one of the hardest places to start. All the more, it’s true when you’re looking at your home right now, and it looks like it can use a lot of help. Then, once you’ve successfully tackled all the cleaning and decluttering, there’s another obstacle to go through in maintaining it.  

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It’s worth the work to enjoy the feeling of a clutter-free home.

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Want a Home Value Increase? Here Are 6 Proven Ways!

If you own a house, you should know that it is a significant investment, especially if you consider selling it later. There are many different ways you can realize a home value increase. The following are suggestions that are proven to increase your property value if you do them correctly. Then when the time comes to sell, your financial return will be a lot higher.

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Getting a home value increase will require some work. But it doesn’t have to be expensive.

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How to Add to Your Property’s Value with a Backyard Remodel

The key to unlocking the potential value of your property is by making desirable improvements. A successful backyard remodel will increase the value of your real estate and make it more appealing to potential buyers. If the buyers like what you’ve done, you can be sure that you’ll get a larger offer price.

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If you have a backyard this beautiful, you definitely want to make the most of it. | Photo: Tre Pryor

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Avoid These Mistakes When Buying Land Online

Are you considering buying land online? If so, you should first know about the buying process and make a checklist of the activities. That way, you’ll avoid making a purchasing decision that can turn into a major disaster.

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Without professional representation buying land online has its own perils. | Photo by Ákos Szabó

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What Causes a Real Estate Bubble?

While investors in the stock market agree and anticipate the high risks of this investment portfolio, real estate investors often assume that the value of their properties won’t decrease by much. This isn’t entirely wrong. There are a few times that a real estate bubble will form and cause similar extreme volatility as other investments. However, the housing market occasionally undergoes a period of irrational exuberance that precedes low demand and prices.

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The real estate bubble is caused by multiple factors including supply and demand. | Photo by June

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House vs Condo: Which is Right for You?

The moment when you decide to buy a home for yourself, the question arises – which is better, a house or a condo? No one will give you an unambiguous answer to this question. You need to understand the advantages and disadvantages of the house vs condo. That’s what this article is all about!

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When looking at the house vs condo debate, size is one of the more important factors.

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Can Anyone Apply for a Property Tax Loan?

Many homeowners are struggling to pay their taxes in America today. With inflation at record levels and the Federal government maintaining high taxes, it’s a challenge to make ends meet. Some need help to either stay in their home. However, as many people know, getting a loan can sometimes be a menial and tricky task to complete. But did you know there’s a thing called a property tax loan?

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There are many different kinds of loans available today.

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6 Real Estate Listing Types

When making a real estate purchase, both buyers and sellers need to be aware that there are different real estate listing types. Each type of real estate agent listing brings along with it various perks and benefits that consumers should know about when looking for a place to live. In this article, we look at the different types of listings that you should consider when buying a home.

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It’s important to fully understand which of the real estate listing types you are signing.

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