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Top 5 Tips for Newbie Landlords

By Dez Duran-Lamanilao Image source: BiggerPockets Leasing your residential property is not as complicated as it may seem, provided that [...] Read more

DIY or Hire an Expert?

If you own a rental property, you may be considering doing repairs and remodeling on your rentals by yourself, but [...] Read more

Planning for Home Maintenance

By Dez Duran-Lamanilao Home maintenance is an expense owners should never do without if they want to keep or upgrade [...] Read more

Shielding Your Rental Home from Mold

By Dez Duran-Lamanilao A damp and musty home exposes household members to the risk of acquiring various diseases, including nasal [...] Read more

Resolving the Issue of Squatting

By Dez Duran-Lamanilao Under the US law, landlords can evict squatters who live in their properties without an official lease. [...] Read more

Top 11 Bathroom Must-Haves

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Image source: Whether you plan to build a new home or renovate an existing one, the bathroom is placed [...] Read more

Managing Common-Interest Communities

Also known as common-interest developments (CIDs), common-interest communities are usually managed through homeowners associations (HOAs). Examples of CIDs include subdivisions, [...] Read more

Homebuyers Workshop

Are you thinking about buying a home? Mark your calendars! If you're currently looking for a home in the next [...] Read more

Fixing a Running Toilet

By Dez Duran-Lamanilao With constant use and usually being bypassed when it comes to maintenance, toilets may eventually suffer from [...] Read more

5 Things to Ask Your Future Tenants

By Dez Duran-Lamanilao   Renting out a property can be a time-consuming process if not properly started and executed. Finding [...] Read more

Boosting Your Home’s Value

By: Amy Sim Are you looking for ways to upgrade your home without breaking the bank? Updating your home can [...] Read more

DIY versus Hiring a Professional

Written by: Amy Sim   There are many responsibilities when owning or renting a home, specifically concerning home repairs—do you [...] Read more

Grumpy Gardener Tips

Almost December in the Southeastern United States and the leaves have not stopped falling from the trees. We understand that [...] Read more

Renter’s Rights

Do you know you have rights as a renter? Take the quiz below from to test your knowledge. Learn [...] Read more

To Rent or To Own?

This does seem to be the question still on minds of American families today as the housing market seems to [...] Read more

How to Prune Bushes & Shrubs

The row of beautiful shrubs you planted along the front of your home not only look beautiful throughout the year, [...] Read more

Your Household Budget

While considering your household monthly expenses and how much you can afford to pay in rent each month, it’s important [...] Read more

Moving Day

All the boxes have been packed, the valuables all safely wrapped up for protection, and the humidity is high. Yes, [...] Read more

Seasonal Maintenance Schedule

Caring for any property requires a lot of thought and scheduling ahead of time in order to maintain the value [...] Read more

Lawn Care Basics

Many homeowners and renters rely on having a well-groomed yard. They may even be fanatical about their lawn because they [...] Read more

Swimming Pools That Add Value

Swimming pools are beautiful backyard accessories that often add or decrease value to your home. Even the brutal summer heat [...] Read more

The Virtual Tour

How do you create a virtual tour of your home that attracts attention? Posting a simple slide show can be [...] Read more

Curb Appeal: Before and After

Before and after transformations are fascinating because they make us wonder about the potential of our homes. Often, these begin [...] Read more

Easy Living

Before World War II, standard homes included the easy living stylings of a front porch. Before television made a splash [...] Read more

Five Easy Steps to Declutter

For the buyer to begin seeing the forest through the trees, the seller will begin to remove years and years [...] Read more

Curbs with Appeal

Send a welcoming message to potential buyers by creating the most inviting entrance possible. Small details can make a big [...] Read more

House Hopping

With spring comes longer days and warmer weather. Now is the perfect time for your family to take a leisurely [...] Read more

Seeing Beyond

I grew up with a mindset that a house is one’s greatest asset to own. Our young minds then, were [...] Read more

Do I need renter’s insurance?

Do I Need Renter’s Insurance? In today’s liability driven world, renters insurance is another item to consider if you are [...] Read more

Do I Need a Licensed Contractor?

  Homes of all types, big, little, old, new, owner occupied and yes-even rental properties require maintenance and repair on [...] Read more