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By Bill Gassett Have you been living with your parents and know in your heart that it's time to move to the next phase of your life? If you're looking to rent a house or an apartment, it can be difficult to know where to begin. In fact, the differences between renting a house versus renting an apartment can be stark. It's essential that you figure out what you want...

By Meghan Belnap Although it's easy to forget about while you own your home, you can be sure that your roof won't be overlooked when it comes time to sell. After all, without a good roof in place, your home will be unprotected, which could lead to some nasty surprises for the future buyers. If you want to take steps to fix your roof before you selling, here are a...

Texas is hot! Aside from the climate, the rental market is booming in the Lone Star State, with four of the top 15 cities for millennial renters located there, according to a RENTCafe study. Analyzing data from 13 million rental applications across the U.S., national internet listing service RENTCafe found the cities where millennials applied the most for rentals...

By Brentnie Daggett So far, 2020 has been a year unlike any other. With the end of the year just around the corner, the promise of going back to "normal" seems shaky at best. Millions of Americans are facing massive income loss and widespread unemployment, and almost every industry has been forced to adapt in one way or another. The real estate industry is no exception—but...

By Meghan Belnap When you sell your home, you want to make it sound as great as possible in the listing so that many people take a look at it either in person or virtually. The more people who view your home, the higher your final selling price is likely to be. Therefore, it's important to choose certain amenities to include in your listing that are sure to pique...

By Brooke Chaplan Getting a new water heater installed at your house isn't something that you have to do very often. With that in mind, it's important to ensure that any installation is done properly to keep it from causing damage to your home or wasting energy. Related: Top Benefits of Installing a Tankless Water Heater
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By Meghan Belnap When considering what to upgrade before you sell your home, it's just as important to think through your home's mechanical systems as it is your home's aesthetic elements. After all, aesthetic elements are often easier and less expensive to change than mechanical systems. Related: 5 Reasons Why Your HVAC Systems Aren’t Working Right
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By Meghan Belnap Real estate investors need to have their finger on the pulse of their real estate market. The minute it looks like the market is going south, these investors may conclude it's necessary to sell off their latest home acquisition to regain the capital they need for the next great deal. Related: 3 Tricks for Home Flippers to Sell a Home Quickly The...

By Lizzie Weakley Investing in a home for you and your family is a major milestone in life. If you're in the process of looking for a home or building a home from the ground up, there are a few things you should keep in mind to find the very best home for you and your loved ones. Related: 5 Researching Tips for Homebuyers Although there's no right or wrong way to...

In college towns across the country, rent prices are falling. Even in a year that has seen rent prices soften across the board due to the pandemic, college towns are notable for how low rent prices have dipped. Some 44 percent of U.S. colleges and universities have classes either fully or primarily online for the current semester, according to The Chronicle of Higher...