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By Meghan Belnap It's the dream of many investors to finally break into the house flipping market. They read a book or two by those already flipping homes (investors writing about living the life of a flipper), and on the surface, it all sounds like something anyone could do. Related: 5 House Flipping Expenses to Plan For The excitement created by understanding a...

By Catherine Cortez Do you love hosting family and friends whenever you have the chance? Is your home cramped and unideal for throwing parties? If your answers are "yes" and "yes," then 2020 may be the perfect year for you to tackle a remodeling project. With the current crisis we're in, this could be an excellent way for you to set a goal and stay focused on the...

By Aleksia Silverman, Content Strategist, Rental Beast Many agents will say that rentals are simply not worth their time—the traditional logic is that finding qualified leads for rental units is a lot of work for transactions that yield too little of a return. However, over a third of Americans, almost half of the U.S. adult population, rent rather than buy...

With social distancing orders in place across the country, many of us are hunkering down at home. The longer you spend at home, the more likely you're starting to nitpick everything about your space. You know what will help? A home makeover project. Below is a list of easy, but impactful home improvement projects that can alleviate cabin fever and increase enjoyment...

By Meghan Belnap It's no secret that savvy investors can become millionaires in real estate. With the right strategy, a good investor will always find a way to turn a profit on a property deal. Sometimes it's a matter of how to monetize a property to make it worth more on the flip. Related: How to Choose an Investment Property At other times, it's about making the...

Where are all the millennial homeowners? In 2019, that population—those born between 1981 and 1996—became the largest living generation in the U.S. Last year, there were 72.1 million millennials compared to 71.6 million baby boomers. Despite that fact, millennials still make up just a fraction of the homeowners in most U.S. cities. With that information, many...

By Anita Ginsburg The drains in your home are only designed to handle things like water, human waste and toilet tissue. If you put anything else down them, they can easily get clogged. Related: Is It Time to Call a Plumber? Be Aware of These Signs You may not notice an issue right away, but foreign items can start to build up, which will keep your pipes from flowing...

By Anita Ginsburg During any season when you need to use your furnace, the last thing you want is to have it malfunction. The thing is, even if you schedule regular maintenance and keep your unit clean, there are still some issues that can go from bad to worse quickly. Here are four common furnace issues that are more dangerous than you may think: Dirty Air Filters Although...

By Brooke Chaplan Having a swimming pool increases the value of your home, but renovations to the pool can add even more value. Like anything else, pools can be updated and improved to maximize their appeal to potential buyers and to boost the benefits they provide to current residents. Here are four of the best ways to add value to a swimming pool when you renovate...

By Marion Weiler Often, when in crisis, we ask ourselves, "why me?" or "why now?" But perhaps the question should be "why not me?" "Why me?" puts us in the position of being a victim, and more often than not, it prohibits us from moving forward in a constructive way. On the contrary, "Why not me?" empowers us to identify new avenues for growth and the opportunity...