Why Get a Home Appraised Before Making a Purchase Offer?

Buying property is one of the most significant purchases that you will ever make, which is the reason why you need to ensure that you do not screw things over. One thing you need to do is get a real estate agent. They have intimate know-how, so you can imagine that they know where the best houses are. Another thing you need to do is get the home appraised. As a matter of fact, you should not buy property...

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Should You Become an Absentee Landlord?

Today we have a guest post for you from Listen Money Matters about whether or not you should consider becoming an absentee landlord to create another stream of income. The idea of investing in real estate in order to turn it into a rental property and gain a steady income might sound appealing, but there can be both positive and negative effects of following through on that idea. In addition, if any...

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2 Cats and one dumb realtor

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Recently, a 2 bedroom and den unit in my condo building sold.  After the sale, the realtor left notices at every unit boasting of how he sold the unit for “more than any other unit” had ever sold for and that he would be happy to “assess” any other units that were thinking of selling. Photo credit: barbourians via flickrI wasn’t very impressed – there aren’t...

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Hey, we got new tenants!

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I am super happy to announce that Brian and I were able to find new tenants for the rental condo.  They just officially signed the rental agreement and handed over their deposit yesterday morning.  I was a bit concerned when our previous tenants gave notice but looks like everything is going to work out just fine! Sunny apartment All in all, the transition will cost us about $500:$25 for the credit...

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