Real Estate

When my youngest child moved out, I was left living in a large home by myself. Weekend visits from the grandchildren only filled the space part of the time. The home became more of a burden as each day passed. It was not until I was working with my real estate agent to sell my home and find a smaller home did I realize that there were so many others in the same position. I created this blog to help other empty nesters explore their options for downsizing and to provide guidance on finding a new home that fits in more with their lifestyle.

Real Estate

Understand The Finances Of Selling A House

17 July 2015
 Categories:
Real Estate, Blog

Many homeowners spend money to spruce up their house before they put it on the real estate market. They may naively think that they are done spending money on this house; however, this is not always the case. Talk with your real estate agent or your real estate attorney about the other costs that may come your way. Real Estate Agent Fees As the seller, you are responsible for paying your real estate agent as well as the buyer's real estate agent.
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Four Tips For Leasing Apartments As Vacation Rentals

26 June 2015
 Categories: Real Estate, Blog

A small apartment complex located near a busy tourist hub is one way you can own several vacation rentals in one. Owning and managing a short-term apartment complex comes with a different set of challenges compared to more traditional real estate options, so make sure you understand what you are taking on before you turn the apartments into a vacation destination. This list will provide you with four items you shouldn't overlook.
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Four Inexpensive Ways To Brighten Up Your Apartment Community’s Landscaping For Renting Season

11 June 2015
 Categories: Real Estate, Blog

Thanks to warm weather and long hours of daylight, spring and summer are popular times to move. It's to your benefit to make sure your apartment community's landscaping looks neat and tidy in preparation for renting season. Luckily, you don't have to spend a fortune or weeks of your time to do so. These four quick-fixes will brighten up your community's land with little effort. Add some colorful potted plants near building entrances.
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Four Benefits Of Short Term Rentals Over Hotel Or Motel Stays

27 May 2015
 Categories: Real Estate, Blog

If you're going to be staying in an area for a few weeks or a few months, you might want to consider a short term rental. A short term rental is generally any rental under three months, though even rentals between three to six months may be considered short term. In general, a short term rental will be slightly more expensive than a standard rental but less expensive than a hotel or other transitory living situation.
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7 Benefits of Hiring Tenant Services

8 May 2015
 Categories: Real Estate, Blog

Whether you own one rental property or 10, there is a lot more that goes into this job than just collecting rent every month. Tenant servicing is an industry that works to help make a property owner's life easier by being the middle-man between them and the renters. There are many benefits to hiring on these services, but here are just a quick seven to start. They find tenants. If you don't have anyone renting the property, then you are losing money.
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Home Buying Tips for Empty Nesters

When my youngest child moved out, I was left living in a large home by myself. Weekend visits from the grandchildren only filled the space part of the time. The home became more of a burden as each day passed. It was not until I was working with my real estate agent to sell my home and find a smaller home did I realize that there were so many others in the same position. I created this blog to help other empty nesters explore their options for downsizing and to provide guidance on finding a new home that fits in more with their lifestyle.

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