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April 19, 2017

Durable Materials for Damage-Proofing a New Rental Property

Do you want to damage proof your rental so it can stay as profitable as possible? Here are six durable materials that will help protect your investment.
 
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April 14, 2017

Three Questions to Help Solve Your Rent vs. Buy Dilemma

Jim is divorced, with two grown children and a secure job. He currently rents a condo, but he is approaching his 50th birthday and wondering if he should simply buy it outright. Caroline is in her 40’s and recently widowed with a significant inheritance that would allow her to buy her own home. Pat is a single mother of two, struggling to get by on $40,000 a year. The one question they all have is, “Should I rent or buy a home?”

“Historically,” said Ken H. Johnson, Ph.D., “the American dream has been to own your own home. But is that still the dream? No, not for a lot of us.” Johnson is the Associate Dean and a Professor in the Finance [...]

 
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April 12, 2017

To Rent or to Own: The Pros of Renting vs. Buying in Today’s Home Market

Though many people would tell you that buying property is always the better option, and there are times when renting makes better personal and financial sense. Find out why.
 
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March 29, 2017

College Renting: How to Get Your Deposit Back

For anyone who's been renting apartments for a while, getting your deposit refunded is a simple matter. For those in college renting your first place, here's some advice.
 
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March 28, 2017

How Drones are Revolutionizing Real Estate

Drones are giving real estate buyers a whole new way to see potential homes online — from the top down. The availability of drones for commercial uses has added a new dimension to portraying real estate online that is changing the ways many agents and their clients are marketing their homes.

A drone’s eye view of a property can include dramatic video footage that introduces a home from above or takes viewers on a breathtaking aerial tour to give a feel for a home in its neighborhood setting and surroundings. Drones can take panoramic aerial shots from up to 400 feet up or zoom in for close-ups to feature a home’s exterior details and off landscaping features like [...]

 
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March 22, 2017

An Apartment Checklist: What to Look for in Your Next Spot

That apartment you'll be viewing this afternoon may be in a perfect spot, look perfect inside and out. Here's what to watch out for when you take the tour.
 
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March 15, 2017

6 Crucial Money Mistakes First-time Renters Can Make

Many of the nation's urban rental markets suffer from lack of inventory and rising rents. Here are 6 ways renters can avoid wasting money.
 
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February 24, 2017

Should You Sell or Should You Rent?

The financial downturn of the housing market several years ago may present unique challenges for existing homeowners. Selling your home is tough enough under normal circumstances. Under certain conditions, it may be easier and more advantageous to rent out your current home. Here are a few preliminary questions to gauge whether renting might be a good option... [read more]
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