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5 Tenant Habits Real Estate Advisors Recommend Avoiding – Written by Khadija Aslam

Renting your house to someone is undeniably a lucrative idea and many people around the world rent out either portions or complete houses to generate sound monthly income. Some do it as an addition to their monthly income whereas others are in a business of buying or constructing homes and renting them to generate profits. Although it is a great idea to generate profits out of your property yet you need to be really careful while choosing your tenants. You can find hundreds of prospective tenan

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Renting a room out? Make sure you check credit scores. – Written by Ravi Dehar

Regardless of whether or not you own your home, at some point you may choose to sublet or rent to a stranger. If you do, be sure you check their credit to make sure they can pay. Recommendations for finding the right subletter or roommate for your apartment:  At some point in your life as a renter, you’ll probably need to find a new roommate or sublet your place for a few months. Too often, renters looking for a short-term sublet or roommate rely on a Craigslist post and in-perso

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What’s The Best Type Of Mortgage Loan For You? – Written by Benny L. Kass

Question: We are first time home buyers. We have signed a contract to purchase an older home in a nice neighborhood, and the purchase price is $400,000. We have 45 days in which to obtain financing, and have started shopping around with different mortgage lenders. We have two questions. First, the contract states that we will put down 20 percent and obtain a mortgage loan of 80 percent (i.e. $320,000). However, we have begun to realize that there will be significant closing and moving costs, an

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Don’t Overlook a Home’s Potential – Cosmetic issues are easy to remedy – By Michele Dawson

Home shopping for first-time homebuyers it's an exciting, albeit nerve-wracking, experience. If you're like others in the market for their first home, you probably have in mind exactly how your soon-to-be home will look. But it's important not to fall into the bad decorating, dingy walls and dirt-bare back yard equals bad-home trap. If you don't see past the hideous wallpaper, funky light fixtures and avocado green carpeting, you may miss out on a home with great potential. And, if you're

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If You Don’t Buy A House Now, You’re Stupid – Written by Jaymi Naciri

 That's what Bloomberg said back in 2009. Actually, they said, "If You Don't Buy a House Now, You're Stupid or Broke."They continued, "Well, you may not be stupid or broke. Maybe you already have a house and you don't want to move. Or maybe you're a Trappist monk and have forsworn all earthly possessions. Or whatever. But if you want to buy a house, now is the time, and if you don't act soon, you will regret it. Here's why: historically low interest rates." They were talking about rates h

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