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How a Home Appraisal Determines Residential Property Value

Posted by Collin McGorty on Sep 26, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Appraising a property plays a significant role in the real estate industry. While appraisals are used for a wide variety of reasons, one thing is certain—you always want yours to go smoothly. So, if you don’t know what a home appraisal is, or you’re just looking to get some pointers on your property value, here’s everything that you need to know.

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Topics: residential real estate, Buying, Selling, Refinancing, property value

How Tenants’ Rights Ensure that Renters are Always Protected

Posted by Collin McGorty on Sep 19, 2018 9:00:00 AM

When you sign a lease, the two main parties are you and the landlord, with each assigned specific rights and responsibilities. However, no matter where you go or what kind of properties you pursue, tenants’ rights are universal. So, if you’re looking to sign a lease anytime soon, here are some general rules, regulations and protections that you should be aware of.

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Topics: landlord, tenants' rights, Renting, lease agreement

A Shared Office Space for Business: The Top Pros and Cons

Posted by Collin McGorty on Sep 12, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Recently, co-working has become a popular trend for small businesses throughout the world, especially in America. Essentially, instead of working from home or taking up an entire office, companies rent a dedicated workspace among other entrepreneurs and professionals. However, they aren’t for everyone. To better understand this new-age arrangement, we’ve compiled a handy list of the top pros and cons of renting a shared office space.

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Topics: commercial property, office space, commercial real estate trends

How to Paint your Home or Apartment: A Beginner’s Guide

Posted by Collin McGorty on Sep 5, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Whether it’s the wall, trim or ceilings, painting the interior of your home or apartment isn’t such an easy project. From preparation to execution and clean up, there are a lot of small details that can get lost along the way if you aren’t experienced. However, we’ve compiled some techniques to help teach you how to paint in no time.

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Topics: residential real estate, home improvement, interior design, property value

Expert Moving Tips to Efficiently Get You from Point A to B

Posted by Collin McGorty on Aug 29, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Moving into a new home or apartment is hardly ever a smooth process. From packing to unpacking, and everything else in between, there are certain tips and tricks that will make your move as quick and easy as possible. Just remember, the big day will be here before you know it, so get a jump start with moving tips from someone who’s been there before.

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Topics: residential real estate, moving, moving checklist

Why Residential Property Management is Absolutely Essential

Posted by Collin McGorty on Aug 22, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Owning an investment property has its fair share of advantages and disadvantages. On one hand, it’s an incredible opportunity to create an additional income source. On the other hand, upkeep and management can become a full-time job in and of itself. To help find the perfect balance between the two, consider hiring a residential property management company to take over your landlord duties!

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Topics: residential real estate, Property Management, landlord

How to Start your Apartment Search Off on the Right Foot

Posted by Collin McGorty on Aug 15, 2018 9:00:00 AM

If you’ve ever spent time searching for a new place to live, then you know that the struggle is real out there. With so many buildings and neighborhoods to choose from, it can be difficult to find a rental property that has the right mixture of location, functionality and affordability. Before you undertake your next apartment search, consult some of these useful tips and tricks.

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Topics: Renting, Leasing Apartments, property search

What is a Home Equity Loan, and How does it Actually Work?

Posted by Collin McGorty on Aug 8, 2018 9:00:00 AM

If you’re a homeowner looking to finance a large purchase or pay off preexisting debt, consider a home equity loan, also known as a second mortgage. Read along to learn more about these kinds of loans, as well as if they’re right for you and your situation.

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Topics: residential real estate, Mortgage, Loans

Babyproofing 101: How to Protect your Child in the Home

Posted by Collin McGorty on Jul 25, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Once babies begin crawling and moving around after a few months, there’s no telling what kind of trouble they can get into. That’s why so many parents have turned to babyproofing as a way to protect their child against household dangers. Once your home is babyproofed, you can rest easy knowing that whatever your child opens, pulls, finds or tries won’t hurt them.

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Topics: home improvement, residential real estate

An Office Building Checklist for your Next Property Search

Posted by Collin McGorty on Jul 18, 2018 9:00:00 AM

The right space and location can make a world of difference for both established and up-and-coming businesses. If you’re in the market for a new office, the goal is to find a space with the right mixture of affordability and practicality. So, to ensure that your company doesn’t end up in the wrong digs, here are some helpful tips for choosing the perfect office building.

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Topics: commerical real estate, buying commercial real estate, commercial space

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