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Scenarios In Which Subletting Your Apartment Is A Smart Move

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When you’re living in a rented apartment unit, there may come a time that you want to vacate the unit — but perhaps not for an extended amount of time. Instead of giving up the unit and then trying to rent an apartment again in the future, or letting your unit sit empty while you pay the rent, subletting is a viable option to pursue. In this scenario, you’ll find a tenant who will live in your apartment, often with your furnishings still in place, and then vacate the unit when you need it back.…

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Confused By Full Service vs. Flat Fee Real Estate Services? 3 Key Things To Know Before You Decide

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Selling a home requires homeowners to make important decisions. For example, decisions must be made on repairing and updating the home to ready it for the market, as well as deciding when to sell, what the price should be, and where and when to begin looking for your next home. And all these decisions must be made while keeping up with the demands of family and work. But there is another important decision encountered by a growing number of sellers - deciding between a full-service real estate agent or a flat fee brokerage.…

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In Need Of A Property Maintenance Company? 4 Ways Any Landlord Can Find A Great Service

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Choosing a property manager or maintenance service means choosing a key ally in your quest to be a good and profitable landlord. If you’re long distance, you can’t be there to oversee all your rental activities, so you need someone you can trust and count on.  To help you find that person, here are 4 keys ways to choose the best property maintenance service. Get Referrals. Talk with other landlords and tenants in the area to find out who they would recommend.…

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Three Reasons To Interview Three Listing Agents Before You Hire One

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If you’re planning to sell your home, getting help from a real estate agent will not only make the process easier for you, but should also help you to sell faster and for a price that is close to your asking price. Hiring the right listing agent might seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. You shouldn’t necessarily hire the first agent you speak to, nor should you interview a long list of agents to find the right one.…

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Avoid Criticisms When Showing Your Place

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One of the hard parts of selling your home is sitting back and listening to all of the criticisms people have about the home when they come to see it. If you are like most home owners, you have a sense of pride about your home and you have put your heart into it. Therefore, you won’t like it when people come in and nitpick it. However, buyers do this because they are trying to ensure they end up with the place that is the best fit for them and as a tactic to set the stage for a lower offer.…

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Ready to Buy Your First Home? 3 Ways to Do So With Little to No Credit

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Many young renters and workers are increasingly interested in buying their first home. But if you’re a first time homebuyer with a limited credit history, how can you possibly manage to achieve this part of the American Dream?  In fact, it is still more than possible. To help you get there, here are a few tips on getting that all-important mortgage. Build Your Credit The easiest way to get a mortgage when you don’t have a long credit history is to spend the time to build one.…

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The Advantages and Disadvantags of Building a Custom Home

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When you are in the process of buying a house, there are several options available to you. You can choose to buy an existing house in livable conditions, purchase a house with the intention of remodeling it or build a custom house. There are benefits to each choice. It really comes down to the amount of money and work you want to put into the house once it’s yours. Many people enjoy the luxury of designing their own dream home so they opt for the custom house option.…

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Owning Your Own Home: Budget Buying Options To Consider

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If you want to stop renting but also have a low budget to work with, you still have some options to consider. You may not be able to afford the move-in ready single family home with a fenced backyard that has become the American ideal, but there are several other options that will provide you with a quality living situation while allowing you to buy within your budget. Here are some non-traditional home ideas to consider instead.…

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Professionals You'll Meet When Buying A House

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Buying homes is deceptively simple from the outside. You might have long thought purchasing homes was a simple matter of being able to afford payments and walking through houses until you like one. However, when you are the one who needs a house, the process can be harder and somewhat confusing. Luckily, many professionals can support you with vital information and guidance. These are the most likely partners you’ll need during this period.…

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2 Benefits Of Working With A Property Management Company

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Owning a rental property for investment means can be a good idea. However, managing that property or many properties can be difficult, especially if you have a lot of other things that you have to deal with in your life. Luckily, there are ways that you can manage your property or properties and still stay on top of the rest of your life. One of those ways is to hire a property management service to deal with everything.…

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