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Tired Of Hotels? Consider A Short-Term Rental

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While most people think of contacting a real estate agent when you are looking to sell your home or buy a new house, a real estate agent can also be useful when you find yourself in need of a short-term rental. Depending on the area and what the real estate market is doing, there may be a glut of vacant homes sitting on the market. Many times, the owners are carrying two mortgages, one on the old house, and one on the new one, struggling to pay the bills each month.…

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Five Awesome Benefits Of Living In A Golf Course Community

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If you love golf, you may be considering moving into a golf course community where condos or full-size family homes surround the greens. But being close to the golf course is not the only benefit of such a living arrangement. Here are five more benefits of moving into a golf course home. Neighbors of Similar Age Most golf course communities have an age restriction. They may require that you are over 55 or over 45 in order to move in.…

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Mind These Things When Buying A House Off-Plan

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Buying a house off-plan has its benefits, but it also has its risks. Use the following precautions to minimize the risks and protect your investment: Make Sure the Contract Protects Your Rights When buying an off-plan property, you will be buying a “proposed” property rather than one that is existing. You shouldn’t just take the developers at their word when they make claims of how the house will be built, the materials that will be used and the type of security features that will be in place.…

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Emergency Property Maintenance As A New Landlord: What You Have To Do — And When You Have To Do It!

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As a new rental property owner, you have an excellent opportunity to generate income from your tenants. However, it’s important to remember that some of your rental income will have to go into property maintenance, including emergency property maintenance. While some maintenance requests are clearly non-urgent (trimming shrubbery, for example), other situations will require immediate attention regardless of the time. Here are some of the most common emergency property maintenance situations you can expect to face as a landlord today.…

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How To Buy A Home On Mortgage Even If You Don'T Have A Regular Job

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If you have been wondering whether you can get a mortgage and buy a house without a job, know that is it possible. You just have to convince the mortgage lender of your ability to repay the loan. Use these four tips to help you in this quest: Show Verifiable Income       The first thing you need to do is to prove that you have an income. Mortgage providers typically want proof of job because they want to prove that you will be able to service your home loan.…

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Buying A Home To Retire Into

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Many people decide to buy a new home 5 to 10 years out from retirement. This may be to have a space that is more manageable, to be near family, or to have a nice place to pass along to the kids. Whatever your reasoning for considering homes for sale, here are some things that matter to soon-to-be retirees when choosing a place to live. An Area of Opportunity One big thing to look at is what the community can offer you in retirement.…

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3 Things To Do Before You Put Your Commercial Real Estate Up For Sale

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Do you have an office building or some other piece of commercial real estate that you are looking to unload? While the general concept might be the same as selling residential real estate, commercial real estate can come with some extra complexities that you will have to have a full understanding of in order to obtain a successful sale. Here are three things you should do before you put your commercial real estate on the market.…

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3 Signs You Should Sell Your Home To A "We Buy Houses" Investor

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You have probably seen the advertisements from companies that claim that they purchase houses for cash, no matter what type of condition they might be in. These companies are often investors who purchase homes, fix them up, and sell them or rent them out. Even though this isn’t always the best way to sell a home, it can be a good option for getting rid a house quick in certain situations.…

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Why Homes For Sale May Be Listed As Four Different Prices On Four Different Apps/Sites

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When you are house-hunting, you may search real estate websites as well as house-hunting apps (e.g., Zillow). Once you find a house you are searching for, you may be surprised to discover that it is listed as four different prices on four different apps and sites. There are actually good reasons for this. Here’s more on why this might have happened and what you can do with this information when placing a bid on the house.…

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Selling A House? Use These Tips To Let Everyone Know About It

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If you want to sell your house fast, it is not enough to list it on a few top real estate sites and wait for a buyer. At any time there are thousands of houses being sold, which means you need to get as many people as possible to know that you are selling a house. Here are four ways in which you can do this: Share It on Social Media…

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