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When is the Right Time to Invest in a Vacation Home?

vacation_home_tamarindo_costa_ricaVacation homes can be great investments, but only if they are approached from a strategic point of view. The right time to purchase a second home will depend on certain considerations related to fundamentals, personal finances and the housing market.

Timing the market is not the right way to approach a second home; it is more important to determine whether a vacation home is a good investment at the time the buyer can afford them. With this in mind, there is an undeniable cyclical and seasonal aspect that influences the vacation housing market. Continue reading “When is the Right Time to Invest in a Vacation Home?” »

Home Appraisal FAQ

Appraisals are a complicated process that most home sellers need to go through to sell their home. As most people know, the appraisal process is complicated, and not a lot of people know how to go about finding the right appraiser for the home they are trying to sell. For those of you who are trying to sell your home and are trying to understand the appraisal process, here are 10 FAQ’s to help you get a basics of what a home appraisal is like.

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Benefits of Renting a Cabin on a Lake

Time for some de-stressing without added distress? Kiss those high-maintenance getaways goodbye, and head for the water. Here are seven benefits of renting a cabin on a lake. Continue reading “Benefits of Renting a Cabin on a Lake” »

Reasons to Rent a Vacation Home

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Whenever you go on vacation, there are many options on where you could stay: a hotel, condo, beach house, with friends or family, and the list goes on. Picking a place to stay at while on vacation is difficult, especially when there are also many factors to consider, like proximity for example. With so many options to choose from, it can be hard to make a decision on where to stay on vacation. In this article, I will discuss reasons to choose a rental vacation home as your place to stay on your next vacation.

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How to Improve Your Home Appraisal

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A home appraisal is a guessed estimate on how much a house is worth. An appraiser is a person that comes through the home and looks around to estimate its potential value. An appraiser looks at everything about a home from its square footage to its lawn. Getting a home appraisal is an important thing to do for someone who is trying to sell their home. For home sellers, it is important for your house to be on the market for the highest amount possible. If you are selling your home, here are a few things to do to ensure a higher price of your home during a home appraisal.

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5 Reasons Why Mountain Living is Better Than the City, NC

Deciding where to live can be one of the biggest decisions that a person will ever make. The argument between city living and mountain living can be an endless one. However, there are some areas where mountain living has a distinct advantage over life in the city.3f80183bb9fe0ac72a8288f528792f64 Continue reading “5 Reasons Why Mountain Living is Better Than the City, NC” »

What You Should Know About Owning a Beach Property

93794_428201142255PM97166Owning a coastal, beachfront property is very exciting. For most, it’s their second home, and for some, it could be their first. Either way, a beachfront property has a lot of perks, but there are many things you should know about living in a beach property. Beach houses are typically in locations that offer recreation and close proximity to the town, two advantages to a beachfront property. Whether you’re in the market for a short-term beach property or looking to purchase your own, here’s what you should know about owning a beach property: Continue reading “What You Should Know About Owning a Beach Property” »

Does a Landlord Need a Property Management Company?

To answer that question, yes. At least, a landlord should consider hiring a property management company. Now the question is why? What is the importance of property management and having a company do it for you? Property management companies are great for your business, especially if you have more to take on than you can handle by yourself. Some landlords will choose to maintain a property on their own, and that’s fine, but others might find it necessary to hire a property management company to help take on some of the work load. Continue reading “Does a Landlord Need a Property Management Company?” »

Why You Need Homeowner’s Insurance

Homeowner’s insurnace is the thing that you hope to never use, however if you ever have to use it, it’s probably to cover something unexpected. Unlike owning a vehicle, you are not required to have insurance if you own a home, however, it is often highly suggested or in some cases depending on the lender, you might be required to have homeowner’s insurance. Here’s why it’s a good idea to make sure your house is covered: Continue reading “Why You Need Homeowner’s Insurance” »

Office Wall Art That Will Promote Productivity

Office spaces with bare white walls boring and drab. They don’t promote productivity and they lack the creative inspriation that employees need to solve problems and look at things from different perspectives. At the very least, add a bit of paint color to the walls if wall art is out of the equation. You’re probably wondering–how can wall art really promote productivity and influence creativity in the workplace? FastCompany answers this question pretty spot on, citing a study from the University of Texas that studies how color can impact the brain. If you must keep your walls white or neutral colors, opt for some wall art to offset the plain, mundane atmosphere.

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