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Contractors Are Often Wrongly Accused
Buying a house? You'll want to keep this in mind!
Got sticker shock? Understanding the factors that boost a home's price will help you fine-tune what you need and want in a home.
How did your city do?
Let’s take a look at just how different $500,000 looks in the country’s biggest real estate market.
A home should be more than just somewhere to live.
Try these mood-enhancing ideas and housekeeping tips to add comfort and keep the to-do-list worries at bay.
Don't make these mistakes!
We love to learn about investing through the successes of those around us, but the truth is that we really learn more from their mistakes.
Vacation rental investing promises higher rents, no eviction hassles and simplified property marketing; however, it also carries liability and other operational risks.
Though a proven model, real estate entrepreneurs need to consider the inherent operational, financial and regulatory risks and adopt mitigating strategies to ensure project solvency.
Garden clutter can build up quickly, so a well-organized shed is essential for keeping on top of everything.
Avoid the clutter and keep your shed happy with these tips!
Looking for a low maintenance garden?
For more lazy gardening inspiration, check out the best low-maintenance flowers that'll look lovely next to your low-maintenance shrubs.
Not ready yet? Don't let that stop you.
Sold can mean different things. It may mean that the seller and a buyer have agreed on a price and are now working on completing the sale. Sold can also mean that title has, in fact, been transferred to the new owner.
the economy is strong and lower mortgage rates have made it easier for many would-be buyers to get into the market. It just depends on which market.
The past year has been filled with plenty of highs and lows, no matter your perspective. And housing was no different, closing out 2019 with a mixed scorecard.
Multifamily investors are now more likely to spend their money on properties in secondary and tertiary markets rather than in primary markets.
In secondary and tertiary markets, the yields are often only slightly higher than in primary markets; however, the local economies are strong enough to keep attracting more investors.
We guarantee you'll use them!
Consider this your ultimate starter kit.
Properties with a high DOM are commonly referred to as stale listings, meaning the house has been languishing on the market for a long time.
Some buyers think such homes are a bit tainted, while others believe they'll have more bargaining power and can get the house at a steal. Which is more true?
It can be done!
Today we’re talking about how to invest $50,000. Let’s get it started.
Looking to buy a home? Take a look at this.
The most important part of real estate investment is that it is actually a purchase of a complete income stream and other than that it has a lot of advantages and edges over other types of investment.
Buying a home is a huge commitment you don't want to make without test-driving the neighborhood.
Moving to a new place doesn't need to be a completely blind leap of faith. This is why realtors always encourage clients to take the neighborhood for a little test drive first. Here's how.
Stocks or real estate?
A Comparison of Real Estate Investments vs. Stocks
It pays to prepare in advance!
We gathered insights from the pros to bring you a checklist of winter maintenance-musts—things you should do right now, smack dab in the middle of summer, even if it feels like it makes no sense.
Which one's your favorite?
This is the same bathroom space, redesigned 21 different ways, visualised by Black Razor. We’re looking at alternatives for every aspect here: complete changes in colour scheme, alternative wall treatments, different styles of bathroom furniture and new vanity mirrors.
Here's where you should buy according to your age.
On the hunt for the best place to buy a home? It might be Grand Rapids, Memphis, or even Tucson — but according to a new study, it all depends on your generation.
The Obamas are familiar faces on the island as they vacationed there for seven of the eight years the president was in office.
As previously reported, they have been in talks to purchase the estate, located in the Edgartown section of the Massachusetts isle, from Boston Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck since then.
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If you’re looking for new replacement windows, there are a lot of factors to consider before deciding which is the best window brand for you. What do you value most when it comes to replacement windows? Here are some of the questions you should answer before purchasing:
What does 'active contingent' mean, anyway?
Read on for some explanation about this real estate listing status and for some insight into making an offer that will make the seller and buyer happy when a property is labeled contingent.
This is an area where you can cut down on moving costs.
When you move or relocate, to make sure your household goods arrive at your new home without a scratch, start with a good packing list of the packing materials you'll need to pack and move your house.
Ever heard of a buyer's market?
To determine the best moments to buy and sell, most people look to the real estate market—whether it's a buyer's market or a seller's market.
Always ask these questions!
Curious what you might be missing? Here are five questions you’d never think to ask yourself but totally should before buying a home.
You definitely need these autumn perennials in your garden.
When you think of pretty autumn plants, mums automatically come to mind. But there’s another fall-blooming perennial that your garden needs. Asters, a hardy plant that comes in shades of blue, lavender, pink, and purple, start blooming around the same time as mums when everything else in the garde...
Do you know what's a bridge loan?
A bridge loan is definitely worth considering for borrowers who are trying to buy and sell a home at the same time.
Looking for amazing flea markets.
Scroll through to discover some of the finest flea markets in America, then drive to the one nearest to you to get your hands on some truly special keepsakes.
Here's what you can do.
Is your nonprofit or church tired of begging for money? Here’s an excellent way to finance a special project or to get ahead financially. You can find donors who will gladly provide a real estate gift to help fulfill your organization’s mission.
Not sure how to get a mortgage?
Before you even set foot in a home, make sure you know the steps on how to get a mortgage so you can secure a loan without a hitch.
Attract pollinators with one of these colorful nectar- and pollen-rich container combinations
Take a look at these nine potted displays that all include at least one flowering plant guaranteed to attract bees, butterflies or hummingbirds — or even all three. Could you see one of them on your patio or balcony?
Here's why you don't want to forget about your gutters!
Scroll through to find out why your gutters may need more attention than they're getting and to learn what you need to do to keep them performing at their peak.
Got any questions?
If you've got mortgage questions, you've come to the right place. Not exactly sure how a mortgage works? Don’t feel bad—the average home buyer doesn’t either.
Want to know how to build a house cheaply?
Yet if your heart is set on building your own house from the ground up, rest assured that there are ways to lower the expenses entailed. Here's some budget advice on how to build a house cheaply.
Here's what you need to qualify.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has very strict rules on who can claim moving expenses on their tax return. The following is a summary and simplified version of Publication 521 published by the IRS.
Down-payment assistance from government programs is especially important for minority borrowers
These are very creative!
Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions, here's what they're good for.
We interviewed Jason Shearer of Raydient Places + Properties to get the scoop on exactly what CCRs are and how they protect your investment.
Seven of the top 15 cities to buy a house are in Texas.
Falling unemployment rates and rising housing prices have led to a thriving market, according to WalletHub. However, rising mortgage rates mean less affordable homes. So, where are the best places to buy a house?
Millennial millionaires have something in common, besides their wealth: where they live.
A new report by Coldwell Banker looked at the top 10 states where America's millennial millionaires — of which there are 618,000 — live, and found that they're pretty concentrated.
The home, which he calls "Five Star House," was designed in part by Errico himself and by a team of Equinox in-house designers.
Mixing aspiration and function, the building looks a lot like a fancy spa, while maintaining a sense of warmth, thanks to large windows that fill wide open spaces with garden views and natural light, and the generous use of natural stone, wood, and similar finishes to soften sharp edges.
Thinking about getting a mortgage?
How do you please the lending gods? It starts with arming yourself with the right knowledge about the home loan application process.
Don’t have time to read the report? We’ve got you covered.
The 107-page tome is full of charts, graphs, expert insights, and hundreds of valuable data points. It’s definitely not a read-in-one-sitting document, but it’s brimming with golden nuggets of info that any forward-thinking real estate investor should have.
It's time to get creative!
Rental homes often come with some less-than-ideal features. (Boob sconces. Teeny closet setups. Yellowed kitchen cabinets. Shall we go on?) And landlords don’t always make it easy to work around these quirks. That said, with a little research and creativity, you can make rental upgrades that will ...
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