Steady employment and economic growth, pent-up demand, affordable home prices and attractive mortgage rates will keep the housing market on a gradual upward trend in 2016. However, persistent headwinds related to shortages and availability of lots and labor, along with rising materials prices are impeding a more robust recovery, according to economists who participated in a recent National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Fall Construction …

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Autumn is typically known as the time of year when housing activity starts to slow down. Generally, home sales tend to be very robust in spring and summer, then begin to soften somewhat during the autumn and winter months. The slowdown begins in the fall because school is starting, and families with kids would rather not move during this time. Mortgage rates likely won’t change …

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One of your responsibilities as a landlord is to take care of maintenance and repair issues in your rental. Regular maintenance can help you catch small problems before they turn into big expansive problems and will in the long run save you lots of money, time and reduce the number of tenant complaints! Here are some maintenance tips that can save you money: 1. Test …

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The easiest listings to get are from people who have to move. People that have to move fall into several different categories. Relocating Found a house they want Financial hardship Vacant homes Vacant Homes are Draining With vacant homes the owner is responsible for the mortgage and the upkeep while the home is not occupied. Nothing deteriorates faster than a vacant home. A pin hole …

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