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By Anita Ginsburg When planning to buy a home, you'll probably work with a real estate agent to prepare your property to sell and to do online views and walk-throughs of new homes. A knowledgeable REALTOR® can answer questions and help you find listings of interest that fit your needs and budget. Your agent can also point out strengths and weaknesses of various...

By Reese Stewart Florida is the boating and fishing capital of the U.S. It's also home to white sandy beaches, palm trees swaying in the wind and golf courses by the dozen. In 2019, the state's economist estimated that more than 900 new residents each day took advantage of the beautiful weather and affordable lifestyle. That was before COVID-19 drastically changed...

By Daniel Ramsey Nowadays, REALTORS® are making it clear to their clients that they're practicing effective social distancing. REALTORS® are also rapidly adopting new strategies in order to maintain effective business in today's market. To earn the trust of those who are looking to buy and sell, virtual solutions for real estate are more important today than ever...

By Meghan Belnap Real estate can be an incredibly rewarding industry to be in, but it doesn't come without its challenges. However, when you're consistent and strategic in your efforts, the rewards can be amazing. When you're first getting started, you'll have to develop systems that work for you. Related: How to Leverage Your Leads for Referrals in Real Estate

By Anita Ginsburg A site investigation is part of the planning stage of any urban development project. It involves a geotechnical engineer looking at the soil composition of the area and the strength of the soil and rock there, as well as some other characteristics that could affect construction or building safety. Related: 4 Things Homebuyers Should Know About...

By Anita Ginsburg Are you in the market to buy a home? If so, then you may be trying to decide between new construction or purchasing an existing home. With your home being such a huge purchase, you need to be sure you make the best choice for your family. Related: 4 Things Homebuyers Should Know About New Construction Homes
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By Brian Davis When I was 22 and working in a miserable cubicle, it occurred to me that if I had enough rental income, I could retire by 30. Life didn't work out that way, but not because the premise wasn't sound. Unfortunately, it didn't work out because I invested all my money without knowing what I was doing. Related: Here's Why Rentals Matter Right Now
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By Bill Gassett Are you considering renting a storage unit? If you need to rent storage during your move, there are a few things you need to consider. One storage facility might appear to be the same as any other, but there could be some differences that will affect you. Picking a storage unit should be something you research and not just choose randomly. Here are...

Purchasing your first home is a major milestone and an exciting time in most people’s lives. First-time homebuyers regularly make up a large chunk of the market; according to WalletHub, 39 percent of all U.S. single-family home purchases were made by first-time buyers in the fourth quarter of last year. However, in the midst of the pandemic, many who are ready...

By Brooke Chaplan Being the first person to own a newly-built home can be a source of immense pride and enjoyment. Having the chance to build a house to your exact specifications gives you a great opportunity to move into a home that you can enjoy for many years. Related: Essential Steps to Take When Buying and Developing New Land
As a potential buyer of a...