Top 5 Reasons Residents Prefer Professionally Managed Properties
ost people think that the year's end is a quiet period in the real estate calendar, so they hold off listing their homes until spring. But data released by Realtor.com ahead of last year's festive season revealed a significant surge in online property searches around Black Friday. And December 28th was one of the busiest days for real estate searches in the entire year. Listing your home ahead of the celebrations can pay dividends!
olicies for homeowner's insurance usually take several pages to explain the circumstances that are covered under the policy guidelines. Most homeowners don't bother to take the time to read through them, even when they attempt to submit a claim. Here is a look at some of the situations that most homeowner's insurance doesn't cover, unless you obtain a rider (i.e., add-on) policy that does.
ou've bought a house and you can't wait to move in. It's a perfect space for you and your family, and you're looking forward to beginning this new stage of your life. Well, there's one aspect of that new house and that new stage that you should consider—your neighbors. Here are eight ways to promote good neighborly relations:
Taxes rarely make for exciting reading material, but if you own an investment property, there’s at least one set of IRS regulations you absolutely will want to understand: 1031 exchange rules. Why? Because normally when you sell an investment property for more than what you paid for it, you’d have to pay a hefty capital gains tax.
Here’s how to clean up your credit so you get the least-expensive home loan possible.
Getting the loan that suits your situation at the best possible price and terms makes home buying easier and more affordable. Here are seven ways to boost your credit score so you can do just that.
You’ve heard of spring cleaning, but what about fall? Cooler temperatures and storms often mean unexpected leaks, cold drafts, home repairs—and home repair bills. Fortunately, basic fall home maintenance can prevent many of these repairs. Below are a few tips to prepare your home and prevent maintenance issues.
There are many reasons why some people prefer to rent an apartment rather than purchase a home. Some jobs require considerable travel and occasional job-location transfers. Career-oriented professionals in their twenties find it easier and more convenient to pack up an apartment when it's necessary to move. For the majority of people, however, purchasing a home makes practical and financial sense. Home ownership in the United States is at almost 64 percent and on the rise. It is within the majority of Americans' reach and can be just as affordable as renting.
As the events of the last few years in the real estate industry show, people forget about the tremendous financial responsibility of purchasing a home at their peril. Here are a few tips for dealing with the dollar signs so that you can take down that “for sale” sign on your new home.
Selling your home does not just mean hiring a realtor to stick a sign out front. There are a lot of preparations you should make to ensure you get the best offer possible in the shortest time.