One of the things people rarely pay much attention to when they buy a property, is whether they have adequate dwelling hazard and liability insurance, otherwise known as homeowner’s insurance. Getting a policy is easy and almost always obtained when someone closes escrow on their home or rental property. But is it the right type and amount of insurance? Read more
It’s a tool used by house flippers all across the nation. Stagers know its power. Real estate agents push its importance. What is this not-so-well-kept secret of real estate? A kitchen can sell a house. Read more
A “good real estate investment” can mean different things to different people. For this article, the definition of a good real estate investment is:
A real estate ownership interest, whether a personal residence or rental property, that increases one’s net wealth by a fair rate of return on their invested cash equity; for the corresponding amount of risk they are taking by owning a relatively high risk asset.
What that means is that if you are going to put your invested cash equity into real estate, your net worth should improve by a greater amount than if you invested in a similarly risky asset. Read more
Small preventative measures (such an a ominous sign) can be effective burglary deterrents.
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For anyone who has seen those World’s Dumbest Criminals clip shows on late-night TV, it may come as no surprise that burglars aren’t always the smartest tools in the shed. But sometimes they don’t even have to be. Read more