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August 2016

Found 4 blog entries for August 2016.

There’s a lot of mystery involved with buying a previously owned home. Even more so than, say, buying a used car. Even with thorough inspections, surprises could await. Maintenance could have been poorly done. A previous repair job might have looked nice when it was completed, but it’s actually on the verge of falling apart. Things like mold or foundation cracks could be hiding. 

To remove some of this mystery, many home buyers turn to purchasing a newly constructed home. What’s so great about a brand new home? Many things. 

Fewer Surprises, Repairs, and Maintenance 

Unlike a previously owned home, you generally know exactly what you’ll get with a new home. Just like with buying a car, it’s very unlikely something will

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Owning and renting a property sounds like a pretty great deal. You get a renter, they pay you money, and it’s smooth sailing from there. It’s a like a second paycheck you don’t have to really work for. 

Except there’s a lot more to it than that.  

While some are able to balance the landlord life with their other work, many find themselves overwhelmed. There are a number of things that can pop up and cause problems, but these are some of the most common difficulties you will face as a landlord: 

Finding Renters 

Your property is mostly just a money vacuum until you have tenants. Finding “someone” to rent it isn’t too difficult. Finding a qualified, trust worthy tenant on the other hand, takes some work. You’ll need to

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Owning and renting a property sounds easy enough on paper.  You provide the space, the renter pays you, and everything is happily ever.  Basically free money, right?   

Anyone who has rented properties for an extended period of time knows that’s not the case.  Murphy’s Law is in full effect when you become a property owner, and before you know it, property management becomes a full-time job for you. 

That’s why many busy property owners turn bring on a property manager.  It might not quite result in free money, but it brings you quite a bit closer.  Here are some of the biggest time-consuming responsibilities that a property manager helps with.  

Getting Your Property Rented Properly 

One of the worst things that can

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There are a lot of real estate agents out there in the world, and unfortunately, some of them don’t have your best interests at heart. If you’re looking to buy or sell a home, you shouldn’t settle for just any real estate agent. 

But how can you tell the good from the bad? 

It isn’t always easy, but here are a few telltale signs that you should move on to another agent. 

Poor Responsiveness 

Though buying or selling a home can be a drawn out process, the market itself moves fast. When an opportunity arises, you need to act quickly. If your real estate agent isn’t responding to your calls, text messages, or emails, that’s a serious problem. 

Now, of course, a real estate agent has a life, and probably other

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