Important Factors to Consider When Renting Your First Home

There are many reasons why people decide to rent a home before they get into the housing market. For some people, saving for a first home takes time so they need to rent while they get their down payment together. There are those who actually prefer renting because they don’t want to stay in the same place for too...

Don’t Be Fooled! Tips for Finding the Right Realtor

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Purchasing a new home takes a whole lot of prep work. From cleaning up your credit score to saving for the down payment and home hunting to finding the right realtor, you’ll have your hands full for at least a few months. Selling isn’t any easier. Staging, marketing, and many other tasks can quickly drain your energy. Yet, that’s usually...

5 Awesome Tips To Help You Become A Successful Landlord And Make Money 

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Being a landlord isn’t rocket science. At the same time, it’s not always as straightforward as you might think. Sure, it’s great when everything ticks along nicely. But, managing tenants can get complicated.  Tenants that miss their rental payments, damage your property or worse refuse to move out when asked, can end up costing you lots of money. And, be aware selling a property...

Pros and Cons of Property Investment

If you live in an area with a booming real estate market, you, like many others, have thought about investing in real estate. It may sound like a good idea, but understand that it’s a significant commitment. In a recent survey, only 15% of the respondents say they invest in property other than their own home. Even so, most...

Earning Rental Income with Accessory Dwelling Units

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Housing norms have changed radically over the past 100 years and are likely to continue changing. For example, today’s society values privacy and independence, which has given rise to the concept of “Granny Pods” as an alternative to a retirement home or shared family space. As municipalities adapted to this shift, some have amended local zoning and legislation to enable...

Thinking of Letting Out Your Property? Consider These Things First

This quick guide covers those who are considering renting a flat or house on an assured shorthold tenancy (AST). Many of the tips should equally apply for those in a shared property. However, in some instances, legal rights and responsibilities will vary. This quick guide does not cover tenants where the property is not their principal or only residence,...
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