The decision to buy or rent a house hinges on many factors. However, there are some situations in which it is best to rent a house rather than buy one. For example, you may be better off with the rental option if you: Move a Lot If you move a lot, then it pays to rent a home that to buy one because you don't have to worry about your disposing of your home every time you wish to relocate.
26 February 2015
If you are remodeling your home, you have the chance to make choices that can help the environment. Making your renovation more Eco-friendly can be as easy as choosing the right building materials. It can also increase your property value. Here are some ways that you can make Eco-friendly choices in each area of your home renovation. Flooring The carpet in your home can emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs), especially when it is new.
11 February 2015
Getting a job as a property manager can be an amazing break for people that are good with money, people and keeping track of small details. However, if you've just gotten a property manager job and feel a little bit over your head, follow these basic guidelines to get a head start on your success. Create a Contact List Before you start your job as a property manager, you need to create a highly-detailed contact list that includes the names of all of your tenants, their phone numbers, their e-mail and their license plate numbers.
6 February 2015
When it is time to move, you want to make sure that you bring anything of value with you, including your kitchen appliances. One of the most potentially stressful items to prepare for the move is the refrigerator. Not only are refrigerators cumbersome, but they have a tendency to leak. Thankfully, moving your refrigerator doesn't have to be stressful; just remember F-R-I-D-G-E. Furniture Dolly The first thing that you'll want to do is prepare the supplies for the move.
4 February 2015
When most people think of home security systems, they think of an integrated system at their house that is monitored by a remote company. While this is how many home security systems still work, there is one new concept that has take home security to a completely different level. Not only are alarm systems monitored by the security company and local authorities, but closely by the homeowner as well. Mobile security places a direct monitoring system right in the hands of the homeowner no matter where they may be at the time.
2 February 2015
If you are planning to put your home up for sale, you need to get it dressed first. A home buyer will instantly be turned off by an unsealed or scratched countertop, as well as kitchen cabinets that look like they could be in better shape. If you follow the tips below, your home will be all dressed up and ready to go. Kitchen Countertop If your kitchen countertop has not been replaced in a while, you may want to consider doing this.
2 February 2015
Regular maintenance of your carpet prolongs its life and beauty. If you have new carpet, you were likely instructed to have it professionally cleaned at regular intervals to keep the warranty valid. These tips can help keep the carpet in better condition after cleaning, but you will still need to have it deep cleaned periodically. Tip #1: Start a Shoes-Off Policy Your feet track in most of the oily dirt that clings to your carpet fibers or works its way deeply into the carpet.
20 January 2015