Real estate can be a tough way to earn a living, especially for new agents. Licensing fees, continuing ed tuition, association and MLS fees, and marketing costs put many new agents in a do-or-die situation. By taking on freelance gigs for extra income, you can create your own schedule and earn extra money without jeopardizing the full-time-agent status customers prefer and brokers sometimes require. And you can do it in a way that keeps your focus on real estate.
26 September 2016
Surprises in real estate investments are rarely a good thing. When you buy a condo, you want to be sure that you have covered all your bases in vetting the property. Before buying a condo, here are some questions to ask to ensure that you have fully covered all your bases before signing the purchase agreement. What Is the Budget for the Condo Association? When you buy a condo, you are not only buying your own living space, you are buying into the entire building.
22 July 2016
If you are considering selling your home or business through an auction, it is important to know what types of auctions are commonly used for selling real estate. Real estate auctions may include property only, property with residential homes, or property with commercial buildings. There are three different types of auctions that are commonly held for selling homes or businesses. This information can help you decide which one is right for you.
24 May 2016
Taking out the garbage seems like a simple task, but when you are running an apartment complex, taking care of all the garbage your tenants generate is anything but simple. Even when you have provided the proper number of dumpsters, you may end up with overflowing bins. Fortunately, you can take steps to reduce the amount of garbage and the cost of managing it. Recycling Surprisingly, not all landlords provide recycling programs for their tenants.
1 May 2016
Fire is a one of the main threats in a residential home. You may think that you are prepared, however, there is always more you can do. Minimal level: Smoke and CO Detectors Smoke and CO detectors are required by law in most provinces, and are the bare essentials to keeping your house safe against fire. A smoke alarm will alert you if there is smoke filling the house (or if someone burns their toast or has a hot shower).
14 March 2016
When you have invested and saved enough money, you can enjoy a new investment opportunity in buying a rental property. It is a great way to build equity and earn a secondary income. However, when making such a huge financial investment, you want to know that you are doing it the right way. Setting yourself up for long-term success is the mindset that you should have. Hiring a handyman as soon as you get your hands on a property is one of the smartest decisions that you can make.
9 March 2016
If you are considering purchasing a townhouse, there's a good chance that you're going to want to be sure that it's the perfect fit for you and your family. You don't want to invest all of the money into purchasing the townhouse and moving all of your furniture into it only to find that the conditions don't work for you and you will have to move. Here are some questions that you need to ask your real estate agent in order to make sure that the townhouse you buy is the best fit possible for your situation.
4 February 2016
If you are in the market for a new home, you might be considering a townhouse or a condominium. It's important to remember that when you apply for your mortgage, your HOA fees will be included in your debt-to-income ratio. Here are some of the considerations you should keep in mind when determining what your HOA fees will include when looking at any particular property. Condo or Townhouse? While many people think that a condominium and a townhouse have different floor plans, the fact is that condos can come in the same two- or three-story style that you would associate with a townhouse.
3 February 2016
Whether you're trying to sell your property or open a home equity alone, a real estate appraisal can be incredibly important to your financial future. Many homeowners make the mistake of entering into an appraisal without preparations, assuming that their home will show its true value. Real estate appraisals can be somewhat subjective, however, and there are some things that a homeowner can do to hopefully improve their home's first impressions.
12 January 2016
When renting an apartment, most complexes require tenants to pay a refundable deposit before moving in. This deposit is to ensure that if you damage anything inside the apartment, the apartment complex will be able to make repairs with the deposit money. While a deposit is refundable, don't assume that you will automatically receive your entire deposit back after you move out. If you want to greatly increase the chances of getting your deposit back, use the following tips:
4 January 2016