Benefits of emerging technologies in real estate
Real estate is widely regarded as one of the last industries to embrace technology. Realtor lock boxes that facilitated home showings were once viewed as cutting edge. Now, many homes are being purchased sight unseen, something previous generations would have regarded as ludicrous. Baby Boomers liked to kick the tires before purchasing a vehicle and some even wanted to crawl beneath a house to check for any structural issues and signs of termites before making the purchase, believing their own eyes over even a home inspector. The industry has been changing incrementally for decades. Before long, home inspections became commonplace and a certification process for inspectors was established in the…
3 Tips For Millennial Homebuyers
It was not so long ago that everyone was saying millennials would never buy homes. However, these homebuyers have passed both baby boomers and Gen X for the fifth year in a row. If you are are a millennial looking to buy your first home, there are three great things that you can do to ensure buying your dream house is a smooth process. These three tips should help you make this huge decision and feel more confident as a homebuyer. They are in no way an easy feat, but once you prepare yourself with these three tips, everything will feel much more manageable. Start With a Clean Slate The…
Transforming Your Empty Nest for Guests – Is It Worth the Trouble?
If you have extra room in your home, you may be able to turn it into extra money. Whether you're retired, the kids have recently moved out, or you just want to meet new people, the sharing economy provides flexible options to pad your nest egg. But is the trouble worth it?
Cities with the Best Architecture
You don't have to be an architect or a history buff to appreciate the beauty of America's cities. You just have to be capable of looking up and admiring the beauty. Most places have a certain look that makes them distinctive, maybe it arises from practicality or perhaps it's simply a reflection of style. So if you're looking for some design inspiration, below are 5 of our favorite destinations to take in jaw-dropping architecture.
How to Be Smart When Investing in a Condo
If you’re thinking about investing in a condominium, potentially renting it out to earn some residual income and/or capitalize on appreciation rates, you’re not alone. In many cities throughout North America, condos are owned by people who don’t live in them, typically using them as traditional rentals or vacation properties. In fact, in Toronto, a recent report revealed that over a third of condos there are not owner occupied. Of course, there are many factors to consider when investing in a condo to make the smartest decision possible for your financial future. Funding Your Purchase While rent to own homes are slowly making a comeback, if you plan to purchase…
Best Tips to Find the House of Your Dream
Are you looking to buy a house or an apartment? These practical tips will help you quickly find the property of your dreams. Needs and desires Before you start, take a seat and make a list of your wants and needs. Write everything that comes to your mind. It is very likely that the list changes several times as you learn more about your options. You can change according to what you think is best for you. For example, maybe you want a house that is closest to the beach, but once you know the type of housing that you offer according to your budget in that area, make it change your priorities. Is it necessary…
Top 3 Residential Towers in Dilmunia Island, Bahrain
Over the past decade, there has been a rising interest in developing man-made islands in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region overall. This strategy aims to achieve two goals mainly, the first being accommodating the growing population of the region’s nations while the second is promoting and developing the non-petroleum economic sectors; crude oil has been - and probably still is - the backbone of most of the Arabian Peninsula’s countries. And the Kingdom of Bahrain is no exception to that.
5 Things to Think About When Buying an Investment Property
Some of the wealthiest people in the world made their fortunes through real estate investments. Investing in real estate can be lucrative, and there are plenty of reasons to think that property is a sound investment. Everyone needs a home, and there’s only so much land to go around. It’s a tangible asset that can provide an impressive return if you do it right.
Building Inspector – Key Roles and Responsibilities Defined
Are you planning to hire inspection experts? When you choose to engage these services, it is crucial to know what exactly you are on the lookout for. Going into this uninformed will not provide you with optimal results. So, it is vital to get familiar with the key roles and responsibilities of building inspectors.
3 Tips for Finding Quality Tenants for Your Rental Property
If you’re a rental property owner or have been entrusted with the management of a rental property, a big part of your job is keeping good tenants to fill the property. But while finding a good, quality tenant to live in a space might sound like an easy job, most property owners and managers find that this is one of the hardest parts of their job.