Posts Tagged ‘home’

In today’s fast-paced world of real estate, timing is absolutely essential. If a potential client tries to contact you, and doesn’t get a response, your chances of gaining that client decrease substantially. Even worse, if you don’t contact them quickly, another agent surely will, effectively destroying any chances...

As a property manager, I am constantly dealing with vacancies (and filling them) along with all of my other tasks- maintenance issues, collecting rents, dealing with staff, accounting and so on. To put it lightly, I’m a very busy person. So for me, any little bit of extra time and energy I get to myself, I appreciate...

Did you know that you could save money on your utility bills by going green and choosing or upgrading to a smart HVAC system? It’s true: HVAC systems are cleaner and more energy efficient than ever before. Take a look at these technologies to determine which might fit your needs and your budget.   Internet-Connected...

Throughout the last few years, the interest rates on loans, including car and home, have been kept low by means of the efforts of the U.S. Federal Reserve. As the economy has begun to show signs of improvement, there have been discussions about when the Federal Reserve is going to take the bridle off and let the...

Renting is a numbers game. After all, many of us want to enjoy the luxury amenities, but not many of us can afford them. As urban areas see continued increase in demand without the inventory to meet it, rents continue to rise. Affordable housing will continue to be a crisis in many major cities and towns. This type of...

While the number of foreclosures and delinquencies has been on a downward slide, particularly compared to a year ago, affordability in the housing market remains elusive. Home prices have been on the rise. In areas of high demand, these increases are quickly removing the affordability component for both renters and...

A credit score can be the difference between receiving credit or finding yourself unable to finance anything from a car to a home. Building credit takes time, with you paying the rent on time being consistently reported to the various credit agencies. As an individual, it is important to regularly check your credit...

The world continues its relentless march toward the online world and the rental housing industry is no exception. While apartment searching has migrated into the online forum, the leasing process has lagged behind. Taking applications or signing leases was limited to the leasing office hours, lacking flexibility for...

In the past, a vast majority of potential renters would open a local newspaper or hope to observe a for-rent sign in a window to find their next home. After plenty of phone calls and appointment for tours, a rental would finally be located. Today, renters can simply open their browser and access dedicated apartment...

Thinking about the environment is something a lot of people do now, and the green industry is growing larger each year. You may want to be as environmentally conscious as you can be, and this is possible now in your dwelling. A green building is designed to be environmentally friendly, to lessen a house’s carbon...

Looking for a rental has changed a lot in the past decade. No longer is the search confined to reading through classifieds or chasing after real estate agents. In the digital world, there are a lot of sites available to search for your apartments online. There are sites that offer a simple search, while others give...