Real Estate Guide

Real Estate Guide (Page 20)

Adding a Second Bathroom: Will It Increase Your Home’s Value?

Having a second bathroom in the home is like having a second sanctuary. Maybe you live with a large family and the whole one bathroom thing just isn’t working out, or maybe you just think that walk-in closet near the living room would be best served a half-bathroom or powder room. The question as to whether adding another bathroom will add value to your home is another question altogether. The answer, however, is that it depends. There are a lot of... ❯❯❯

The Best Safety and Security Items That Every Homeowner Needs

Your home is your castle, but is it as safe as one? You can turn on the news every night of the week and see stories about break-ins, home invasions, carjackings and kidnappings, and the sum total of all of that craziness can easily set you into a panic. Chances are you decided to buy in a certain neighborhood at least partially because of an expectation of safety and peace. No one thinks they’re buying in a dangerous area, but neighborhoods can... ❯❯❯

Buying Off Market Property London

When looking for off market property London, it may be a hard search for some. Off market property is certainly out there and sometimes it simply comes off of the market because of an expired contract or some other reason that sellers might have taken the property off the market. It may have been on the market too long and has become a stalemate property. Some agents simply pull properties off just so that if a property seller contract is about to expire,... ❯❯❯

5 Tips for Reducing Your Home Maintenance Costs

Your home is the most expensive asset you have. Even with a significant investment portfolio, maintaining the value of your property over the long term should be your primary focus. For most homeowners this falls somewhere between a joy and a chore. Some people love tinkering around the house on weekends, repairing that squeaky step or slathering a fresh coat of paint on the exterior. Others don’t have a DIY bone in their body, and tend to let things... ❯❯❯

5 Ways to Prepare Your Property for Natural Disasters

With fires raging, mudslides, hurricanes, tsunamis, earth quakes, and more, our homes are constantly in the cross hairs of a potential natural disaster. No matter where we live there is always the threat of a disaster – no matter if the devastation is minor to severe it is always critical to make sure that your property is protected. The roof over your head is one of the most important things you have – besides your family of course. Luckily,... ❯❯❯

CMMS Makes Property Management Scalable

The initial investment in rental or commercial property is significant, but the idea behind it is that over time those initial costs will be absorbed by the gains derived from it.  Those gains, the result of continual revenues from tenants, can be diminished by the “hidden” costs of maintenance.  When the inner workings of properties aren’t properly maintained, property owners can spend more money in after-hours contractor... ❯❯❯

Leveraging a home affordability calculator – Determining your mortgage affordability

Are you planning to buy your new home and eliminate all the woes of sharing your room keys with your landlord? Buying a home might seem to be an exciting process especially when you're a first-time homebuyer but when you step into the market to initiate the process on your own, you will know that it is not as easy as you might have thought it to be. A mortgage is a secured loan where you have to pledge your home as collateral and also abide by the... ❯❯❯

Simple Tips for Saving a Home Loan Deposit

Saving up for a home loan can feel like a long and daunting process, and with good reason. It is a challenging experience, however it is definitely achievable if you take the right approach. Preparation and planning are essential in making sure that you are on track with your savings. Here are some simple tips to help you save for a home loan deposit. Get Your Budget Sorted This is one of the key aspects of starting up a successful savings habit. By... ❯❯❯

Preparing Your Home for Selling Up

When it comes to the time where you’re thinking about selling your home and moving on to pastures new, there can be a lot to think about. Not only is there all the admin and paperwork to think about, but you also need to come up with the best way to present your home to prospective buyers. Before you even pick up the phone to an estate agent to get the ball rolling, make sure your house is looking its best to make it appealing to buyers. So, what... ❯❯❯

Easy Searching for Apartments to Rent in Hollywood

Were you aware when looking for apartments to rent in Hollywood that there are actually more than one towns in the United Kingdom named ‘Hollywood’? So, which one are you looking to locate to? Is it in Straffordshire or in Worcestershire? Once you have figured this out, you will probably be looking for apartments to rent in Hollywood. What kind of apartment are looking for? When it comes to the apartment that you are looking to rent, what are... ❯❯❯

How to Check Your Home’s Chain of Title

Before you purchase a property one of the most important things to find out is not only who the previous owners of a home were, but also how many previous owners there were. This is important for a number of reasons, but mainly because you want to know if there is a discrepancy with the person trying to sell you the home – maybe the home is older than it actually is. Also, you want to make sure the seller of the home is actually the current owner of... ❯❯❯

How to Ensure That Your Valuables Are Protected When You Move

Protecting your valuables when you move is crucial. It is not only important to protect them physically, but also to protect them financially as well. Whether you move your items yourself or you hire a mover, anything can happen. Glass could break, wood can get chipped, items can go missing and jewelry can get pilfered. Ever wonder where those diamond earrings went when you moved? – They might have been stolen. It is recommended that you not only do... ❯❯❯

5 Things to Consider When Purchasing an Air Purifier for Your Home

Sometimes making your home more energy efficient means that the indoor air can potentially become more stagnant and can trap more pollutants, like mold, dander and dust. It isn’t your fault that the air in your home is polluted – you are just trying to save money and reduce your carbon footprint. Even if you paid for expensive ductwork installation to make your air conditioning unit more effective, there is still the risk of increasing the... ❯❯❯

5 Ways to Eliminate Mortgage Debt

There are different types of debt, with some being quite preferable to others. Although student loans aren’t that much fun to deal with, they are considered ‘good’ debt. They usually come with a fixed, low interest rate, and you’ll have as long as you need to handle them. Credit card debt is more frequently considered ‘bad’ debt, in that the interest rates fluctuate, are usually high, and carrying that debt around leaves... ❯❯❯

Home Improvement Do’s and Don’ts for Increasing Resale Value

If you’re a homeowner with a bit of extra money to spend, it’s always a good idea to take a look around the property and see if there’s a way to put that capital back into your investment. After all, your home isn’t just the place you raise your family today, it’s also your potential retirement income tomorrow. The goal is always finding ways to increase the resale value, no easy task in today’s uncertain real estate... ❯❯❯

5 Essential Home Repairs Before You Sell

Before putting your home on the market, it is essential to make sure that you maximize the house’s appeal to potential buyers. Real estate markets everywhere are highly competitive, and buyers will not be willing to meet your asking price if the house is in poor shape. Simple aesthetic clean-ups are not enough. Remember these important home repairs before you sell, and give yourself the best chance of fetching a great price for your home. Bathroom... ❯❯❯

Should You Go For FSBO Properties As An Investor?

Home hunting or searching for properties to buy as an investor is a very important part of the overall process and in fact, for many people looking to buy property for investment purposes, the idea of seeking out FSBO properties is one that you should definitely consider. FSBO (For Sale By Owner) properties are simply properties that are being sold by the owner not a real estate broker or agent. Although though the idea of buying... ❯❯❯

Low Cost Ways of Securing a Quick House Sale

In global terms, the property market has experienced something of a recovery during the last two financial quarters. While this upward trend is prevalent throughout the UK, U.S. and Asia, it remains tentative and may not continue for a prolonged period of time. This means that there may only be a small window of opportunity for forward thinking individuals to promote and sell their homes, as demand could suddenly plummet and restore the market to its... ❯❯❯

How to Build Your Own Cinema System

Deciding to build your own home cinema system is certainly no small undertaking. As a trend, it’s becoming increasingly popular throughout the United States, especially given the often exorbitant ticket prices now charged by local cinemas.  If you’re moving house, or are undertaking a spot of remodelling on your existing home, this could be the perfect opportunity to turn your home cinema dreams into a reality. Before you get... ❯❯❯

Your Guide To Efficient Packing When Moving House

Packing up household items when moving home, is a lot more important than many people think. If you pack items in an efficient manner, unpacking is a lot quicker and easier when you get to the other end. It will also ensure that items do not get damaged during the removals process. Regardless of whether you are moving 50 or 500 miles away, the same rules apply. Having A Clear Out A removals company will quote based on a combination of time and volume.... ❯❯❯