• Transforming Your Empty Nest For Guests
    General Renovations,  Real Estate

    Transforming Your Empty Nest for Guests – Is It Worth the Trouble?

    The following article was originally published on figure.com on June 3, 2019 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? With networks like Airbnb and VRBO, finding guests is relatively easy, which could make renting out space an appealing way to earn income. Half of all Airbnb hosts reportedly make more than $500 per month, and some make significantly more. But your earnings ultimately depend on your property.…

  • Rental Property Key
    Real Estate

    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. But before you dive headfirst into this type of investment, it’s important to take a few things into consideration. 1. Down Payment Requirements Mortgage insurance is not available for investment properties, so you will need to put down the full 20% down payment to get traditional…

  • Rental Property Key
    Real Estate

    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. When you rent out a property to someone who ends up being a bad tenant, you can have just created hundreds or thousands of problems for yourself over the span of their occupancy. So to make everyone’s lives easier, here are three tips for…

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    Apartment

    Apartment Hunting – Balancing Cost and Luxury

    Modern luxury apartments in Norman, Oklahoma are nothing less than epic. With features such as central air conditioning, hardwood floors, numerous bathrooms and granite countertops, it would be easy to mistake the apartment for a hotel. There are even apartment buildings that offer cycling services, community lounges and other extra amenities. Living in such luxury might be your dream, but your financial reality might be holding you back. Every time you go apartment hunting, you are probably always straddling the line between luxury and cost. The good news is that it’s possible for you to move into a great apartment without destroying your finances. How is this possible? Read on.…