Selling your home isn’t easy. But if your house has been sitting on the market without getting any offers, you’re probably doing something wrong. Make any one of these common house-selling mistakes, and your home isn’t likely to sell anytime soon. Here’s your guide to the warning signs, and how to fix […]
The wrong tenants can cause expensive repairs, legal trouble and other headaches that make you wish you had never become a landlord. Here’s your guide to dealing with common tenant troubles.
1. Non-Paying Tenants
Unpaid rent may be the most frequent problem landlords face. When tenants make excuses or try to avoid collection […]
After the kids move out, you may start thinking about downsizing to a place with fewer bedrooms. All of that extra space in your home represents equity that could be converted into cash for your retirement. But before you sell your home, ask yourself these four important questions.
1. Why Do You Want […]
Every year, nearly half of all homeowners (48 percent) are forced to pay for an emergency home repair, according to a recent survey by HomeServe USA. But most Americans have to scramble to cover the cost. According to a recent survey by Bankrate.com, 63 percent of Americans don’t have enough savings to cover […]
Selling an empty house isn’t easy. You’ll have to take on expenses for maintaining two homes until your previous home sells, get additional insurance and more. What are the most pressing issues homeowners and landlords face when selling a house in another state?
Whether you’re a homeowner or a landlord, the first […]
After water damage is cleaned up, the drywall is repaired and the carpet is replaced, you might think your house troubles are over. But hidden problems can linger for months or even years.
Water damage costs U.S. insurance companies $2.5 billion every year, but that’s only part of the story. For years after […]
Congratulations on packing up your home and putting it up for sale on today’s market. This is a feat that not all people can manage. Unfortunately, if you are visiting this page, you most likely feel unlucky because no one is making any offers on your home! You have obviously been waiting on […]
With the holiday season coming up, families all over the country are visiting tree retailers to pick out the perfect Christmas tree for their home. However, many may also be getting more than they bargained for when they find their tree to be a vector for all types of insects. Not all […]
The winter weather is quickly approaching. The snow, cold wind, and frost will all do a number on your home if you are not prepared for it. In order to avoid mass chaos throughout the winter and into the spring, do what you can to winterize your home.
Winterizing your home will not […]
A home inspection is necessary for almost any sort of property deal. During the inspection, a professional will confirm that there are no serious, undisclosed issues. Many times, closing on a home is contingent on a successful inspection. If you are new to selling real estate, the prospect of having a home […]