With the demand for real estate continuously increasing, many people are thinking about starting a rental business. However, you should know that an apartment rental business is more than just owning a space and have someone pay to use it. It is essentially a business,...

Not sure how much your home is worth? Use these techniques to get top-dollar offers. Are you wondering how to price your home before it goes on the market? While improving the appearance of your home — sprucing up the lawn, decluttering your home, or updating...

Before you can be approved for a mortgage, you’ll need a down payment. Conventional wisdom suggests paying 20% of a home’s purchase price in cash upfront – known as the down payment. Your mortgage finances the remaining 80% of the purchase price. And while 20% might...

The end of financial year is for the finance industry what summer is to your social calendar – mayhem. Our advice? Do your homework early and get moving on managing your debt now, rather than later. If you’ve racked up the debt post-silly season it could...

Whether you’re moving across town or across the country, here's how to make your new community feel like home. Moving to a new neighborhood is tough, and it gets harder when the move includes relocating to a new city or neighborhood. Finding your sense of place...

Launching your home sale as an off-market listing may be a viable option to keep it on the down low. What are off-market listings? The real estate market is hot, with homes in competitive markets like Nashville, TN, and Portland, OR, often snapped off the market in...

Phase one of any major construction project? Get the neighbors on your side. Here’s how. If you’re considering buying a fixer, or a gorgeous one-story home that would be even better with two stories, have fun with the dreaming and designing, but don’t forget the bigger...

If you're wondering how to sell your house fast, you probably don't have a whole lot of time for chitchat. You have zero time to spend researching the current housing market and pondering how it'll affect your home sale. You just want the guidance—plain and...

Worried about the rise of a bubble? Watch out for these signs. If you buy during a bubble, overpaying for your home, you might be forced to sell for less than the property is worth—either that or hunker down and stay put until you can build...

Thinking about selling your home? These easy-to-follow photography tips will give it the best presentation possible. Before you take a picture, turn off all the lights. I pull up the shades, tie back the curtains, and shoot before four in the afternoon so that the...

While many people stress out over passing the real estate agent test, their focus is really on the wrong end of the problem. You'll pass the test if you study. But if you don't pay attention to the five items below, you will most likely...

Are you planning your retirement nest egg? If so, investing in property can be a profitable strategy. Discover how you can include property in your retirement plans, and what things to consider before you buy....

When all of your house hunting leads you the the perfect home, it’s time to get down to business. To make an offer on a house is no a small thing—after all, it’s one of the biggest purchases you’ll make in your life—so it’s important...

Buying or selling a home involves a lot of emotional and subjective decisions. Before these transactions even take place, real estate professionals need to work with these decisions and get creative to even get in front of these buyers and sellers in the first place....

So, you’ve decided to sell your home. Congratulations! Property styling significantly increases your chances of reaping the highest possible sale price and with a little planning you can style your place yourself like a professional. To get your property picture-perfect, read and bookmark our room-by-room...