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Ingenious storage solutions for small homes

Ingenious storage solutions for small homes

Residing in a small home certainly has its fair share of perks. To start with, a small home is relatively easy to clean and maintain. In addition, small homes certainly have a cosy, charming and intimate feel. However, storage space can be a major issue when it comes to small homes. Limited storage space coupled with having many belongings can result in a cluttered appearance. As such, you need to devise...

How life insurance protects your family against debt

How life insurance protects your family against debt

We all have the best intentions to provide the best that we can for our families. The highest priorities for most people include a nice home, travel and holidays, as well as good school for their children. However, providing your family with a quality lifestyle comes at a high premium. Unfortunately, for the majority of people this is just not feasible. As such, you most likely have a mortgage to cover...

How to soundproof your home

How to soundproof your home

Moving into a new property can be quite a thrilling experience. That is, until you realise that various noises leak into your home. From street noises to your neighbour listening to music loudly, these noises can drive you insane. However, before you succumb to despair, there are several measures you can implement to soundproof your home. Here’s what you can do to get started and how to soundproof your...

Lease guarantor FAQs

Lease guarantor FAQs

Finding a rental property in an urban area can be quite challenging. To start with, rent prices are significantly high in urban areas and therefore landlords may have steep demands from their applicants. Moreover, if you are a first-time renter without a rental history it can be difficult to meet the demands of landlords. Fortunately, there is a way around these scenarios. You can find a guarantor to help...

Everything renters should know about security deposits

Everything renters should know about security deposits

You have identified a rental property that meets all your needs and you cannot wait to move in. However, there are a variety of financial obligations that you have to meet before you can move in to your new home. Another requirement is the payment of a security deposit in addition to your first and last month's rent. But what exactly is a security deposit? Here we will examine everything renters should...

How to screen tenants and find responsible renters

How to screen tenants and find responsible renters

Bad tenants, high turnover rates, as well as evictions all have a negative impact on your investment property business. As such, screening tenants is essential to the success of your rental property business. In order to get the renter, you will need to carefully scrutinise and thoroughly evaluate all prospects during the screening process. You might be wondering how to screen tenants and find responsible...

What do property managers do

What do property managers do

Property managers do not receive nearly as much recognition as they should. In fact, property managers are probably the unsung champions of the rental industry. Property managers are an essential component in making the leasing experience run smoothly and efficiently. From screening tenants to collecting rent, property managers undertake a significant amount of work to efficiently run and manage a rental...

Ways to market your property to millennials

Ways to market your property to millennials

Part of being successful in the real estate business is knowing your target audience or market. When you know your market, it becomes relatively easy to create solutions that meet their housing and lifestyle needs. If your rental property is located in an urban area or college town, then millennials should be your target. As such, it is crucial to understand how to effectively reach your target audience....

Rights and responsibilities for tenants with disabilities

Rights and responsibilities for tenants with disabilities

There are many aspects to being a property manager or landlord. One of the more significant issues of property management is knowing a disabled tenant’s rights, as well as your responsibilities and obligations. Beyond your legal obligations as a landlord, you also need to ensure that you are providing good accommodation to your tenants. There are several valid criteria for approving or rejecting...

Tips on building a container home

Tips on building a container home

Ever wondered how to go about building a container home? The popularity of container home has been on the rise in recent years. This is due to the fact that container homes take simplistic living to a whole new level. Moreover, container homes encompass creative design and affordable building. As such, the trend for container homes is booming. There is a great deal of knowledge and preparation that is...

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