Why Should You Invest in Property Management Software Today

Managing investment properties can be challenging. Especially if you have many things on your plate. Whether you’re dealing with vacancies, tenants who pay late, or legal compliance, many things can keep you busy at all times. These tasks can be overwhelming! This piece highlights the six ways that property management software can really help your business.

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Investing in property management software can be an excellent idea. Well designed software will streamline property operations, such as managing your properties and attending to the tenants’ concerns on the go. If you’re interested, keep reading to learn about the key six benefits.


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5 Things to Consider for First-Time Home Buyers

If you’re thinking of purchasing a house, you’re among the millions of people out there who hope to one day have a place to call their own. After all, homeownership has long been part of the American Dream. However, buying a home is a long-term commitment that’s as daunting as it is a significant investment. Because of this, it’s best to familiarize yourself with several essential factors beforehand, especially if you’re one of today’s first-time home buyers.

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Being a first-time homebuyer can be very stressful. Learning what to expect is crucial.

With that said, here are some of the crucial things you should consider to help you during the decision-making process.


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Types of Window Shades: Pros and Cons

Worried about extreme high temperatures during the summer? Curtains have been around for ages. Then came window shades of another kind. Window shades, or window blinds, do a better job of keeping heat from entering a room—which prices from cheap to expensive. In this article, we will be discussing the different types of window shades along with their pros and cons. 

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Today’s Top 5 Best Kitchen Flooring Options

If you are considering a remodel of your kitchen in the next year, you’ll already have a lot to think about. You’ll need to choose the new design of your kitchen suite, storage solutions, a fresh color scheme, and perhaps even replace old appliances with more efficient modern ones. Yes, this is a lot to consider when doing a kitchen remodel, but don’t forget to think about which of the best kitchen flooring options you’re going to choose!

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When picking flooring for a kitchen, you want something that is going to be durable, easy to clean, and beautiful. Below are the five best kitchen flooring options you can get for your kitchen.


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10 Ways to Prepare for Children after Military Service

Leaving the military can be the ideal time to start a family. You should prepare adequately to ensure you and your partner are ready for the responsibility of a child. There is a myriad of things to consider after military service so we’re hoping our list will get you moving in the right direction from the start!

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Buy a property before you start trying for a baby. Ensure that the home is set up and has enough room for a growing family. Here are some of the best ways to prepare for having a baby after leaving military service.  


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Common Things to Look Out for Before Buying Your Dream Home

Buying a house is a big decision. If that house is your first home, it is a monumental step. In all likelihood, you have been planning, saving, and looking forward to the purchase for a very long time. Now you are finally ready! You don’t want to do anything that will make buying your dream home a nightmare. 

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The reality of buying a house is going to be very different from how you imagined it. If you let yourself be guided by your fantasies of how a dream home should look, you will end up in disappointment. A common problem for first-time homebuyers is to buy more than they need. Or, they base their buying decisions on something they read online or saw on TV.


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A Kitchen Makeover For the Holiday Season

How prepared are you for Holiday entertaining? Recall the last time you gathered your family together for the holidays. Can’t remember the last time you organized drawers? Come on, let’s clean the turkey pan since it didn’t fit in the sink. That was your last holiday meal in your old, inefficient kitchen. When your home is the gathering place for the whole family during the holiday season, you might need a kitchen makeover! 

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How Bathroom & Kitchen Renovation Projects Can Affect the Value of Your Home

Your home is one of the most expensive (i.e. valuable) assets you own. And you should not allow it to lose its value. There will be times when you want to make improvements. Understanding which renovations increase your home’s value the most is super helpful. That answer, my friend, is bathroom & kitchen renovation projects.

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Think about why you want to renovate your home. It’s rare to just increase the property’s value. More often it’s about making the home a better place to live. Though, there are times when people want to make their home more attractive to buyers and easier to sell.

These are the people that renovate their properties to sell them above the average price and make more returns on investment, says Rent Easy, a professional property management firm. Studies show that one of the top three reasons for renovation is to make upgrades that will improve the value of the home. However, not all renovations do this. Some renovations may be expensive, but they do not add much value to a property, while others are inexpensive, but also give the most returns on investment


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Selling a House with Water Damage

A lot of people will experience water damage in their homes at some point. Especially if their home has a basement. While some people choose to have water remediation services to resolve it, others resort to selling their properties. So if you’re selling a house with water damage there are definitely some things you’ll want to know.

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If you have a basement that looks like this, the last thing you want is water damage to enter into the picture.

Trying to sell any home depends on a large number of variables; any real estate expert can tell you that. But it’s definitely possible to sell a water-damaged home. If this describes you, please read on. 


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5 Tips for Creating Your Dream Bedroom

So you’ve decided that you want to redo your bedroom. You want something different and that you’re tired of coming home to the same old stuff every day. Or maybe you just spent too long in here in 2020 and 2022 is right around the corner. Read on to learn five great tips for creating your dream bedroom.

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Top 5 Causes of Property Damage and How to Protect Your Home

When you own a home, one of the most important things is being able to maintain it., This means keeping it in great condition. The condition of your home has a large bearing on its value. There are many things that can drive down that value. The goal of this piece is to identify how to protect your home. If you do your part, you’ll be able to uphold and even increase its value. That means watching your investment grow.

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Obviously, this amount of water is not a good thing. But you should also be on the lookout for smaller signs of moisture too.

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Five Simple Ways to Renovate Your Home

There comes a time in every homeowner’s life when they might decide that their house needs an update. This can be true if you have lived in a house for just six months or over six years. While “renovation” can feel like a big word, there are actually a whole host of ways that you can make your house more livable and more lovable without too much extra effort. Read on now to get five easy ways to renovate your home

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Painting will always be one of the least expensive ways to make a big impact in your home.

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4 Most Important Items on Any Moving Checklist

Moving to another home is both an exciting and daunting thing to go through. Once the move starts to get into motion, you’re sure to have a laundry list of things you’ll have to accomplish. Forget one, and your move can become more stressful. Tick each item, one at a time, and you’re guaranteed a happier and hassle-free move. We’re here to help! These the four key things on anyone’s moving checklist.

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Relocating to a new city can be stressful. But it doesn’t have to be!

With the right planning and by starting early, you can still have the time to take things easy, go about your day normally, and even relax. While relocating homes can be a stressful endeavor to go through, you can make the process smoother and a guaranteed success with the help of a checklist. Here’s a sample checklist you should follow, as you prepare to relocate:


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Steps to Buying a House for the First Time

Buying a home is a big deal! And if you are a first-time homebuyer, chances are, you’ll likely find them complex. But if you can manage to get your head around the basics, it’s possible to enjoy each and every part of the home-buying process. Read on to become better informed when buying a house for the first time.

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First-time buyers have smaller budgets so the homes they target are often older or small. But they can still be super cute! | Photo by Tre Pryor

This article will walk you through each step so that you are less likely to be taken by any surprises/shocks along the way to your new home! Familiarizing yourself with the home buying process will help make the experience pleasant by reducing confusion and stress.


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How to Win a Bidding War in Real Estate

Finding the perfect house after months of house hunting is elating. However, there may be other people who are eyeing the same home and that is how you will find yourself in a bidding war. It is frustrating and tedious but quitting means losing. If you want to live in that house, you have to roll your sleeves up and fight for it. Nevertheless, it isn’t a matter of taking arms and weapons and going to war. You have to be smart when strategizing to win the bidding war.

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You can’t simply say, “I must have it at all costs!”

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