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Things to Consider When Choosing a New Home

One of the most important decisions a person will make in their lifetime is in regards to the home they will purchase. In order to make this decision, you will need to arm yourself with as much information as you can. There are a number of homes on the market and each of them will offer you something different. One of the first things you need to do when trying to find the right home is to... [Continue Reading]

How to Get the Property that you Want

Whether you’re on the buying end or the selling end of the housing property, it’s a stressful time. In this climate, you can’t just sit back and hope for the best when it comes to property, and especially if it’s the place you’re going to be living in, which for most of us, it is. Make Friends with your Estate Agent Treating your estate agents like they... [Continue Reading]

Top 5 Apartment Hunting Tips for College Grads on a Budget

If you’re a college graduate, first let us commend you on your commitment to your education. It’s pretty amazing that you were able to figure out what you wanted to major in and then go to school to earn your degree. However, we know that going to college was a great sacrifice, especially financially. So as you’re in the process of looking for a new job and a new place to... [Continue Reading]

5 Common Mistakes Apartment Hunters Make

When you are looking for an apartment for rent, there are many mistakes you can end up making. The last thing you want is to fall into one of these traps, because it could prove to be a nightmare. Everyone has probably lived in one nightmare apartment or another during their lives. If you are in college, these nightmare problems could be even more nightmarish. What constitutes a nightmare... [Continue Reading]

What to look for when inspecting a new apartment

Moving into a new apartment can be a big commitment and potential residents need to be sure they’re making the right decision. In many cases, it can be incredibly difficult to know whether an apartment is right for you and a lot of the decision comes down to whether the property feels instinctively right. However, there are a number of checks you can make in order to ensure there... [Continue Reading]

Different Flats for Different People

As a landlord it is very important to know who your target audience are, why they are your target audience and how you can maximise your appeal to them. To start thinking about this, consider the location of your property. Do a bit of research. Start with some online searches of the area and then take a walk around the streets, local communal areas and public spaces. Questions to try and... [Continue Reading]

When it is time to Downsize

The dream of many apartment dwellers is to someday own a house. What many people forget is there is a time when children have gone that many homeowners want to downsize to an apartment again. Whether it is to reduce cost of upkeep and taxes or simply to lower work associated with owning a home there are many reasons people decide an apartment suits their lifestyle better. Selling you home also... [Continue Reading]

Five Handy Tips for Finding a Buyer for Your Home

Perhaps the most difficult part of selling a property is trying to find the right buyer. This is especially true in today’s housing market, when buyers are still thin on the ground and sellers are suffering as a result. There are, however, a few things which you can do to help you find the right buyer for your property, and thereby speed up the sale of your home. These handy hints will... [Continue Reading]

5 Great Tips for Letting Your Property

If you have a property which you’re thinking about letting, you may be wondering about the best way to make this happen. Letting is a complicated process and there are many guidelines and regulations which prospective landlords need to abide by, even before they put their property on the rental market. Because letting out a property isn’t always as straightforward as we might... [Continue Reading]

High-Rise Vs. Low-Rise Apartment Living: Which Is Right for You?

For most Americans, the long term goal is to buy a house. It gives you privacy, outdoor space and usually a couple of extra rooms that allow you to stretch out and build a family. But whether it’s for convenience or affordability, millions of Americans live in apartment buildings. That’s nothing at all to be embarrassed about. Some apartments are absolutely gorgeous, and offer all... [Continue Reading]