Month: April 2018

Efficient Tips to Save Energy and Money

Looking to conserve energy and save money?  The following energy efficient ways can help you reduce your power bill in order to save energy and money.   Turn off your computer at night Turning off your computer at night could save you up to a third of its energy costs, depending on your use and power settings. …
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Mold Prevention and Preventative Maintenance Tips in Residential Homes

Knowledge about what causes mold growth and mold preventative maintenance is key to providing a safe, healthy living environment.   Mold only grows and thrives in spaces that present its ideal living conditions. What makes a mold-friendly environment?  Namely moisture and lack of ventilation.  To prevent mold from forming and continuing to grow, it’s necessary to…
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Searching for Rentals

Searching for residential rentals can be a time consuming process.  However with all the advances in technology, it has gotten easier.  While there is no rental equivalent to the MLS that is offered for real estate sales, several sites have a large portion of rental listings.   While there are some websites that include just multi-family…
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Tips for Buying First Rental Property

If you are considering becoming a landlord, do your research! There are many things to consider when buying a rental property.  There are also plenty of challenges with being a first time rental owner.  There is lot to learn. Some quick tips for buying your first rental property are below: Research Neighborhoods and the Rental…
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Renters Want “Homey” Feel When Renting

Renters Seeking Homey Look and Feel: National Renters Index surveyed 1000 renters across the country and found that renters want that “homey” feel.  As many as 62 percent of renters said they would be more interested in a community with a homey look and feel.  Of course price and location were the two biggest factors…
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Renting Single Family Homes is Gaining Popularity

Single Family Home Rentals Growing in Popularity According to Zillow, renting single family homes is gaining popularity over home sales.  This rise in renting single family homes is actually dampening home sales. For example, hundreds of thousands of homes that may have otherwise sold in a typical year over the past decade – particularly more-affordable…
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Research Says Tenants Find Renting More Affordable

According to Freddie Mac, new research shows that more tenants are renting due to financial reasons. The report finds that 67 percent of renters view renting as more affordable than owning a home.  As many as 73 percent of Baby Boomers agreed that renting was more affordable.  Overall, Gen-Xers and Boomers are increasingly showing less…
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