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Moving? Here Are Some Home Packing Tips

Moving? Here Are Some Home Packing Tips

Moving is something that most people dread - the idea of having to pack up all of their belongings and safely transport them to a new home. It's intimidating. Certain tricks can make the process more manageable. Read below to get a list of moving and packing tips....

When Should You DIY vs Hiring a Contractor?

When Should You DIY vs Hiring a Contractor?

Deciding to DIY or hire a contractor for your home improvement project. On the one hand, you could save money by doing it yourself. But on the other hand, hiring a contractor can ensure that the job is done correctly and on time. So, how does one make this tough...

Vital Tips for Downsizing Your Home

Vital Tips for Downsizing Your Home

Downsizing is an inevitable part of life. Whether it's due to age, divorce, or just getting tired of your home, many people find themselves in the position where they need to downsize their living space. But how do you go about doing this? There are many things you...

Common Real Estate Terms That Investors Should Know

Common Real Estate Terms That Investors Should Know

Whether you are new to real estate investing or are a veteran of the industry, it's good to keep fresh on common terms that often come up. Here are a few: Capitalization (cap) rate: A ratio between net operating income and purchase price. Net operating income (NOI):...

Reasons Real Estate Agents Should Be Using Social Media

Reasons Real Estate Agents Should Be Using Social Media

This year has seen industries adapt quickly to ensure they remain relevant. Real estate is one of the industries that has done this by changing from hosting open houses and scheduling multiple showings to work behind the screen. This includes streaming video...

A Guide to Living Off the Land

A Guide to Living Off the Land

When times are uncertain, people often want to go back to their roots. They desire to get away from it all and live off the land. Although living off the land is undoubtedly attractive, it must be approached with hard work and dedication. This guide provides...

How to Choose the Right Realtor to Sell Your Home

How to Choose the Right Realtor to Sell Your Home

When it comes time to sell your house, there are many advantages to hiring a real estate agent to help you. However, if you don't hire the right realtor, you may be worse off than if you had tried to sell the house without help. Here are a few tips to help you hire...

The Top Features That Sell A Home

The Top Features That Sell A Home

Before selling a home, most homeowners consider remodeling projects as they help improve the value. Importantly, they need to dwell on more to attract more clients interested in buying the property. The following are areas in which property owners should work for...