• Housing,  Investing,  Real Estate General

    3 Things You Should Double-Check Before Investing in a New Piece of Property

    Investing in real estate can be a great way to have a steady income, as long as it’s done right. Like any business endeavor, there are risks that come with real estate investment—this is why anyone considering investing in a property should ensure their investment will be profitable. But before you start investing, there are a few things you need to check on to help make the process go smoother. The State Of The Market First and foremost, you need to check on the condition of the market you plan on investing in—if you have a specific town or city in mind, you need to do proper market research. Are…

  • Housing,  Real Estate General

    A Bi-Yearly Maintenance Schedule for Busy Landlords

    Being a landlord can be difficult (it turns out Mr. Roper from Three’s Company wasn’t always grumpy for no reason). It can get rather hectic, especially if you’re dealing with multiple tenants. One of the most frustrating parts of being a landlord is maintenance. This can be especially challenging if you don’t have the funds to hire a property manager and/or a maintenance service. If you’re not careful, before you know it, the property is falling apart due to putting off maintenance. Regardless of whether you’re able to hire a maintenance service or not, it’s best to know the basics of bi-yearly maintenance so you can ensure everything is getting…