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Starting a Business: Finding the Right Location

After years of saving and planning, I finally opened my own retail establishment. Before I could do so, I spent a lot of time looking at real estate options. With the help of a commercial property management firm, I did find a storefront with a great location, and enough room for my business. The agent at the firm helped me a lot by creating a profile of the type of commercial property I needed. We went over details such as lighting, display space, and even the number of electrical outlets. With the profile in hand, she found several properties that were worth considering. If you are setting up a new business and need space, let me explain why working with a property manager makes sense. I'll tell you more about how we worked together to find a place that met all my needs, including the rental cost.

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Extensive Kitchen Remodel? Be Sure To Factor These 3 Overlooked Costs Into Your Renovation Budget

14 September 2015
 Categories: Real Estate, Blog

A typical kitchen remodel can last anywhere from one month to several months, depending on how extensive your plans are. From the beginning of day one to the very last day, you can expect money to keep flying out of your account. Not only are renovations expensive, unexpected costs and the financial realities of caring for your family during a remodel can deplete your bank account faster than you'd ever imagine. Read More …

Three Quick Ways To Make A Dark And Dreary Apartment More Appealing To Residents

5 August 2015
 Categories: Real Estate, Blog

Are you trying to rent out a dreary-looking, dark apartment to no avail? You don't necessarily have to spend a fortune on repainting or remodeling the whole place in order to find a tenant. As long as everything is in good working order, there are several simple fixes that will make the space feel more inviting and open, and thus make it more appealing to potential residents. Just paint the trim. Read More …

Two Tips for Signing Your First Apartment Lease

29 June 2015
 Categories: Real Estate, Blog

The process of renting an apartment can be extremely stressful if you have never done it before. Due to this lack of experience, it can be easy for you to overlook some important details when it comes to your lease. These oversights can lead to expensive complications, but if you make it a point to follow these two tips, you should be less likely to make these oversights.  Determine How the Landlord Manages Renewals and You Moving out of the Unit Read More …

Professional Property Maintenance Services: Are They Right For Your Rental Property?

5 June 2015
 Categories: Real Estate, Blog

Tending to the maintenance needs of a single rental property can be a full time job by itself. Consequently, many landlords find themselves struggling to decide between performing these maintenance tasks on their own and hiring a property management company to do the job for them. If you have found yourself dealing with this same struggle, taking the time to review the pros and cons associated with professional property maintenance services can help you to determine whether or not this option is right for you. Read More …

Move Your Mortgage To Save On Interest Rates And Closing Costs

6 May 2015
 Categories: Real Estate, Blog

If you move and buy a new home every few years and want to save money, consider a portable or movable mortgage.  A portability clause in your mortgage agreement allows you to change homes, move your existing mortgage, and incur less fees in the process.  This is particular helpful to people who frequently have to move to a different city or state because of work.  Read below to learn about how portable mortgages can benefit your bottom line. Read More …