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What are the Benefits of Buying Property and Renting it Out, in Your Twenties?

Have you ever really thought about investing in your future? Most of us in our twenties can barely think about next week, never mind the next decade. However, if you want to be financially secure for the rest of your life, then it is well worth thinking about. Buying property and renting it out is one of the best investment options to get involved in, but is it worth it at our age? Let’s take a look at the benefits of buying to let, for those of us in our …

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How to sell your home faster

Putting your home up for sale can definitely be an exercise in patience.  It can be weeks, months or even longer before your home finally sells.  That doesn’t have to be the case, however.  There are things you can do to bolster your chances of selling your home faster as mentioned on bestedmontonrealestatehomes.ca
Offer your buyer something extra
Buyers love to feel like they are getting something extra, a bonus.  When a buyer narrows his choices down to a few homes they are considering, they can often be swayed toward buying your …

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[17 Mar 2015 | Comments Off on 7 Things You Should Know Before You Become a Landlord | ]
7 Things You Should Know Before You Become a Landlord

Some people envision being a landlord as the best gig in the world. What could be better than just sitting back with your feet up watching the cash roll in? Nothing, that’s what! Except, that doesn’t actually happen when you’re a landlord. If you plan on becoming one, here are 7 things you should know first:
1. You Won’t Always Have a Tenant
There may be times your property doesn’t have a tenant. What does this mean? You’re going to have to foot the bill. You need to make sure you have …

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[16 Mar 2015 | Comments Off on Key Rental Property Investing Tips for First Timers | ]
Key Rental Property Investing Tips for First Timers

If you’re one of the many people who wants to invest in real estate, there are a few things you need to know before you rush into a deal. Get these wrong, and you will never profit from your property.
Buy Properties, Don’t Speculate
It’s fashionable to speculate in real estate and, in fact, this is one of the things that helped fuel the real estate bubble in the run up to the 2008 financial crisis. Buy properties, but don’t speculate in them. You should be buying property for fundamentally good and …

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Keep Your First Home Safe

As a first-time home owner, you need to take preventative actions for keeping your first home safe. It’s easy to forget to do this with all the excitement of moving in, meeting the neighbors, and finally living the American dream of homeownership.
Yet while there is nothing wrong with a healthy dose of celebration, this doesn’t mean you have to be naïve and avoid realism.
What’s realistic is taking into account other people’s envy. In fact, they have no respect for how hard you worked to own a home and furnish it. …

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First-Time Home Buyers

Current real estate trends show that property sales are on the rise, and many first-time home buyers are actively looking for that perfect house to call home. Interest rates remain at an all-time low, and new buyers are taking advantage of them in record numbers.
According to real estate market studies and trends, overall sales are up at least two percent since 2013. Real estate statistics also show that 30 percent of those sales belong to first-time home buyers who are eager to get into a place they can call their …

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[7 Nov 2014 | Comments Off on The Challenges Millennials Face | ]
The Challenges Millennials Face

Today, a little more than one third of people between the ages of 18 and 30 years, called millennials, live with their parents. There is good reason for this. Student loan debt, unemployment and underemployment make it almost impossible for these people to pay rent and live independently. If they can’t even pay for a low-rent apartment, how will they get a mortgage and own a home? With the increase in housing prices, even the 60 percent who don’t live at home find it difficult to qualify for a home …

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[3 Sep 2014 | Comments Off on Buying a Short Sale Home: Tips to Make the Process Flow Seamlessly | ]
Buying a Short Sale Home: Tips to Make the Process Flow Seamlessly

Buying a home on a short sale can be an exciting and unsettling time for you and your family. You want to get a good deal on the house, but that’s not always possible. At the same time, you need to be aware of the seller’s special needs and restrictions placed on him by the bank. Here’s how to make sure your next short sale goes off without a hitch.
Make Sure You’re Getting a Good Price
Getting a good deal in this market is a lot harder than it used to …