Location, Location, Location: A Real Estate Blog

Is your home at risk from termites?

Does your home have a termite problem? Just because you haven't actually seen any termites doesn't mean that they aren't there. Termites spend most of their time living underground or in the walls of your property, so it is possible that you could have a significant termite population without ever seeing one. To determine if you have a termite problem you should see if you can spot any small, ridged pellets that look as if they are made of wood.   Read More...

Why You Should Rent a Retirement Apartment

People who have grown older have the option of either buying or renting a retirement home or apartment. This article discusses why it may be good for you to rent a retirement apartment for yourself or for an elderly family member. Equity Release Selling off your current home to rent a retirement apartment can release the equity that you had in your old home. That equity that you release can be a useful way to increase your retirement income if you invest it in a venture that generates ongoing income, such as mutual funds.   Read More...

Tips to help you repair a keyed door knob

The security of the home depends a lot on the types of doors and door locks that you have installed. Since door locks are complex mechanisms and they have a lot of moving parts, getting a malfunction is common. There are certain problems which can be fixed by the homeowner. However, note that not all problems with the doorknob or another locking mechanism can be fixed at home. When the door key stops working   Read More...

Two ways to make your property more appealing to potential buyers

If you want to sell your home, it's sensible to do what you can to make it as appealing as possible to potential buyers. Here are two ways to do this. Take care any major problems before putting it up for sale Most people do not want to buy properties that require extensive repair work. As such, if you advertise your home for sale without repairing any serious defects it has, you may have to wait quite a long time to receive an offer from an interested party.   Read More...

Professional Staging Tips for Attracting Tenants to Your Rental Property

Rental properties provide a reliable source of passive income and great annual tax savings to owners. However, in an already flooded market, purchasing rentals is not enough to guarantee you the income and long-term capital appreciation that comes with property investments. Tenants have so many options to choose from, and you need to make your property attractive to rent it quickly. Luckily, you don't have to break the bank to have new renters knocking at your door.   Read More...