Section 8 Rentals: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Do you remember the Clint Eastwood western movie, “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly”? Renting to Section 8 tenants is pretty much the same. Some landlords love Section 8, and some landlords try it and find it is bad and ugly to deal with. Section 8 is a government program that dates back to the Housing Act of 1937. ...

How to Start Investing In Real Estate at a Young Age (or a “Young at Heart” Age)

I don’t want to get old. I’m not looking forward to hip problems, my eyes getting worse, or needing to take my pills just to use the bathroom correctly. I don’t want the “old person” smell, the frequent heartburn, or the desire to drive fifteen miles under the speed limit. The thought of that life terrifies me. Perhaps, though, the ...

8 Home Remodeling Lessons That Increase Value

Study up on these 8 tips to help your home remodeling project go smoothly and boost your bottom line. You bought the home; now you’ve got to fix it up. You know what you like, but do you know what remodeling projects will pay off with enjoyment now and with a higher listing price when it’s time to sell? “Many ...

“Try On” Your New Home Before Buying

It’s commonplace to try on suits, dresses, trousers or shoes before buying them. People instinctively know they need to try on clothes to be sure they fit, feel comfortable and are attractive on them. What about a home? Its probably the most expensive purchase you’ll ever make. Isn’t it even more important to try on a home before you purchase …

Room of the Day: A Cheerful Family-Friendly Suite for Guests

The third floor of a 19th-century home gets a cottage-inspired makeover to become a cozy and calming space. With her second child on the way, interior designer Kelly Rogers knew that the emergency overflow guest room on the third floor of her home would have to become the main guest room, and it was in desperate need of a makeover. …

Why to Watch for Garbage Cans and Dumpsters

#104 Why to Watch for Garbage Cans and Dumpsters

In this episode, Bill shares why to watch for garbage cans and dumpsters. Basically, it comes down to neighborhood awareness which Bill shares through personal stories from his Lifetime Apprentice Training. In addition, this episode is full of motivational nuggets that Bill has learned along the way from his dad, Zig Ziglar and more. Lastly, Bill reminds you that champions …

“Renting Back” After Your Home Is Sold

Sometimes it’s helpful to sell your home before you really want to move. This often happens when you are having a new home built, but aren’t sure of the completion date. Is there any way you can sell your home so you have funds available for the new purchase? What about the ability to continue to live in your old …

Ways Renters Lose Money

Are you still renting a home or apartment for yourself or your family? If so, you’re losing money. Think about these three ways you lose money by renting: 1. You’re paying for someone else’s mortgage payment. You’re missing out on the appreciation that the property gives to the landlord. Appreciation is a term used in accounting relating to the increase …

Features to Look for when Choosing a Property Rental Service

If you’re thinking of using a property rental service for your holiday rental or apartment for rent, there are some key features you should look for before making a commitment. You’ll want the best possible service while also earning maximum profits for your vacation rental. Here are five major features every property rental service should offer. 1. Excellent Customer Service …

Ground Rules for Home Buying Success

There are few purchases in life that carry the financial and psychological weight of buying a home. Are you buying your first home, moving up to your dream home, or downsizing your home and your life after the kids have gone? It is important to understand the ground rules for success in the world of buying a home. Making the …