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July 8, 2019

Invest in Your Renters by Screening Them Well: Top Questions to Ask

Invest in Your Renters by Screening Them Well: Top Questions to Ask

If you own a rental property, you know how important it is to have the right tenant. Good renters will take care of the property as though it were their own, leaving it as close to how they ...

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June 19, 2019

Best FHA Loans of 2019 According to US News and World Reports

 For most Americans, the purchase of a home is possible with a mortgage. However, saving the traditional 20% down payment is an unattainable goal for some would-be buyers.

Enter the Federal Housing Administration, or FHA, loan program, which has helped Americans buy homes since the Great Depression and ...

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Nov. 8, 2018

Give Me Land, Lots of Land… 5 Things to Keep In Mind

florida land for saleLand can be a good investment, whether you intend to build a house or business on a particular lot or simply want a place where you can stretch your legs and breathe a bit more deeply. After all, they’re not making any more of it (ok, technically this isn’t true ...

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Sept. 24, 2018

Understanding Cap Rate

How to Calculate the Cap Rate

The cap rate is an important concept in real estate investmenting and it is widely used. There is often confusion about how to calculate the cap rate using various methods. The purpose of this article is to demonstrate several ways to calculate the cap ...

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June 29, 2018

Five Features of a Fantastic Flip

 

Now that you’ve bought a home of your own, you might be thinking that you’re kind of good at handywork and you want to give flipping a go. It’s certainly one way to make money in today’s somewhat volatile market, provided you know what to look for in an ...

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June 7, 2018

What’s the Value of a Green Home?

Green homes are becoming a really big deal these days. Whether that means that an older home is being retrofitted with energy-saving equipment or a brand spanking new one is growing up green, it is apparently much easier to be green than we’ve been led to believe.

The Numbers Are ...

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May 31, 2018

Creating Easy Care Landscaping

Is your landscaping full of weeds? Are you finding yourself driving by neighbors’ homes, envying their perfect, weed-free plantings? If so, you may be in need of some easy-care landscaping. Many of the problems you see in your own yard and others are due to outdated landscaping practices or general ...

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May 12, 2018

5 Tips for Making an Offer in a Hot Real Estate Market

 

Steady demand. Limited supply. That's what we are seeing in real estate markets across the country right now. Inventory is particularly tight within the lower price ranges. "The starter house is nearly missing in some markets," according to Jessica Lautz, managing director of survey research and communication for ...

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May 11, 2018

Saving Green with Green Upgrades

Start Your Green Home Upgrade Here

Sometimes, it ain’t easy bein’ green, but other times, like when you’re trying to outfit your house with money and energy saving components, it’s a piece of key lime pie. The demand for retrofitted green homes is only growing while the green home industry ...

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April 17, 2018

Cool as the Other Side of the Pillow

 

 

WhatExperts agree that scheduling a licensed HVAC contractor every spring for thorough inspection & maintenance of your A/C system is one of the best things you can do.WhyA poorly maintained and/or inefficient A/C unit could be costing you huge amounts of money ...

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