real-estate

  • What Real Estate Agents Credentials Means


    If you are in the process of selling your home or if you are in the process of looking for a home or property to buy, you are probably also looking for the right real estate agent to assist you. Many real estate agents have additional letters behind their name. Here is a quick breakdown of some of the top real estate credentials that you may run across and what they actually mean.
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  • How To Legally Qualify A Tenant


    When a landlord brings in a new tenant, they take the risk of the tenant not paying rent plus losing time and legal fees in the eviction process. Some landlords may try to choose tenants based on a gut feeling, but this is both a bad business practice and something that could leave them open to accusations of discrimination. To select well-qualified tenants, perform the following checks. Income Verification Common real estate thinking is that a tenant should make at least three times the rent to be able to afford a rental.
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  • Rental Fraud – Avoid Falling Victim


    Looking for an apartment to rent and make your home can be exhausting. Finding the perfect location, the right price and all of the features that you want makes the search more than a little daunting. Unfortunately, these aren't the only things you should be concerned about during your search – you also have to worry about rental fraud. Rental fraud happens every day. Renters give their hard-earned money to the person they think is the landlord or property manager only to learn when the time comes to move into the apartment that they had been scammed.
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  • How To Select A Luxury Apartment


    Are you finding that your home is simply too big for you? You may find that being empty-nesters makes your home feel lonely. It may also be that you are retiring and that you don't want the upkeep of a large home. For whatever the reason, if downsizing is in your near future, but you still want to maintain a luxurious home, here are some ideas for you to consider.
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  • Rent Out Your Own Condo? 5 Profitable Additions Worth Making


    Owning a condo can be limiting when you want to remodel the unit, but you can still make a number of impressive changes that will add to the value of the condo and make it easier to rent out. While exterior changes such as a new roof or siding are not possible, you have free rein to change up the inside. Dining Room Chandelier When replacing a light fixture in the home, it is a good idea to focus on adding something that is eye-catching and helps to add value to the condo.
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  • 4 Questions To Ask When Considering A Lake House Investment


    With easy access to lakeside fun and incredible views from your home windows, when you spot lake homes for sale, it may be difficult to ignore that deep-down feeling that you want to make this location your own. However, there is a lot more entailed in owning a lake house than what some buyers realize, and these are things that you need to know before you make an offer on a specific property.
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  • 4 Reasons To Rent Rather Than Own


    If you're looking for the least expensive way to live, you may want to consider renting rather than owning these days. Many people are choosing to live in a rental home or apartment because of the numerous benefits of doing so. By knowing some of the reasons to rent your living space versus owning it, you may be more encouraged to do so. Reason #1: Costs One of the biggest benefits of renting is that you typically do so at a much lower cost than that of owning a home.
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  • Repair And Deduct: Knowing Your Rights As A Tenant


    Repair and deduct is a method tenants will utilize in order to force their landlord to make repairs to their home. This method involves forcing a landlord to either make the repairs or the tenant will hire a professional to make the repairs and deduct the cost of the repairs from the rent. While this can be a very effective method, tenants must be extremely careful with this method as withholding rent could result in being evicted.
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  • Three Things You Must Do Before Buying An HOA Home


    There are many factors that should go into a decision to buy a new home. One of these factors is the state of the HOA (home owners association) that the property is part of. Not all HOAs are created equal, so it's vital that you know the financial standing, level of control, and true benefits of the HOA that is over any potential home on your list. The following tips can help you through the process of vetting an HOA, like The Noble Company of South Carolina, LLC.
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  • 3 Tips For Helping Your Parent Adjust To Their New Home In Independent Living


    Do you have a parent who is moving out of their home and into an independent living facility? Is your parent upset about the move and perhaps even a bit depressed? It's normal for elderly people to grieve the transition from living at home to living in a group facility, even if they know the move is in their best interests. Your parent is leaving a place they may have called home for years or even decades.
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