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Trouble With Tenants? Here Are Some Solutions

Owning rental property is obviously only a worthy investment if you fill your units with tenants, but very often, tenants can cause as many problems as they solve. Background checks, lease agreements, and personal interviews of prospective new renters can help you weed out many of the “bad risks,” but it is always still possible […]

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Pricing your rental correctly for spring tenancy

Like many industries, market expectations for rental properties in spring differ from those in summer. Arguably the most crucial part of listing a rental property is setting the right price. However, to generate the best return from your property, it is not solely about getting your pricing correct; you also need to consider vacancy. You […]

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Single Parents And Mortgages – Is It possible?

When you go through a breakup, you will find that it leads to a lot of upheaval in your life. You might have to move out of your family home, and you could find that you are back at square one when it comes to finding a place to buy. If your breakup or divorce […]

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What Are Micro-Flats And Are They A Fad Or Here To Stay?

Have you heard of “micro-flats”? If you’re living in London, you’ll be used to seeing it mentioned in newspapers and online. Some are saying this new style of housing development may be the answer to the housing crisis. The term “micro-flat” is also sometimes called a ‘micro-apartment’ or a ‘mini-flat’. However micro-flats are quite different […]

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Points to keep in mind before becoming an Owner Builder

As an owner builder, you will take on the legal responsibilities and compliance requirements that are linked to the project. Hence, before you become an owner builder, it is important that you are aware of the building standards, building codes, quality of work and obligations that are attributed to your role. Who is an owner […]

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Auckland’s Future Mini-Cities

With six locations earmarked for a housing boom, the Auckland council expects 120,000 new homes in the north, northwest and south of Auckland City. These homes will appeal to all types of home buyer including first home buyers, and investors . Auckland City Council says to expect most of the new home building activity to […]

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Property Not Selling? Here’s Why!

Whether you’re a private owner or an investor, the quicker a property sells, the better. If you’ve got a property you want to sell but you just can’t seem to get rid of it, there’s obviously a problem. As the seller, you need to do whatever you can to make the property an attractive prospect […]

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Why you should buy a property in Crawley

Buying property is always an important occasion. No matter what your reasons are and no matter whether it’s for a family or for a business, a property is an investment and commitment in more ways than one. While virtually every place on the map holds any number of attractions, it can often be difficult to […]

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Are Prefab Homes the Future of Real Estate?

In the past, most homes were made on-site. If you wanted a home at a specific location, then you’d most likely build it from scratch by laying a foundation and building it brick by brick. However, advances in modern technology have paved the way for unique real estate opportunities, and the latest that you should […]

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Taking Where You Live Into Your Own Hands

Most people dream of having that lovely 5-bedroomed house, with a spacious kitchen and living room, and perhaps with a porch with a swing on the front. However, because this is everybody’s dream, these properties are far from cheap – and the reality is that most people are unable to afford them, at least not […]

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Vetting Tenants: A Simplified Guide

If you’re going to be a successful landlord, one of the most important parts of your job is going to be vetting any potential tenants. After all, these are the people you’re going to be entrusting your property to – you need to know that they can be trusted with what effectively constitutes your entire […]

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Tips And Tricks To Sell A Large Property

Large properties can be notoriously tricky to sell, particularly in challenging economic climates. There are lots of tips out there to help you sell your property, but not all of them are helpful if your property is much larger than the average home. You will likely need to adopt a completely different marketing strategy if […]

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Protect Your Property: Precautions to Take When Leasing a House

The property market is booming, so if you are looking to invest money into a project that will reap the rewards and profit over time, becoming a landlord may well be a brilliant option for you. Millennials are notoriously strapped for cash, so increasing numbers of young adults are opting to rent a property rather […]

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Landscaping with Water Features

Landscaping with water features is one of the best ways to create a feeling of tranquillity in your property and it’s surroundings, and it’s actually easier to create than you’d believe. There are many examples of common landscaping water features and they range from the simple, ubiquitous pre-built fountains or bird baths; all the way […]

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3 outdoor improvements that will add value to your home

When undertaking a new project around your home it is important to justify your investment for it’s enjoyment and the added monetary value it adds to your property. Whether you are investing your money or your time (or both), you should ask yourself – will these improvements increase the value of my home if not […]

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4 Secrets to a Continuously Gorgeous Garden

It doesn’t matter how modern and deluxe your home’s interior is if your outside spaces are drab or dead, it might give people the wrong impression. Your garden can be gorgeous year-round — if you put in some time and effort to keeping your spaces green and your flowers blooming. In fact, maintaining a luscious […]

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