Include Internet To Sell Your Home!

Include Internet To Sell Your Home!

In this day and age, people are constantly looking for ways to cut costs – that includes the times when they are looking for a home.  While many people are trying to scrimp and save, that does not mean that they do not want to buy their dream home … they just want to make sure that their dream home is going to have some concessions included and one fantastic concession seems to be the internet.

Many home-owners that are trying to sell their home are actually trying to include wireless internet into the home-buying package for any potential buyers.  There are many suburbs and even counties that have free wireless internet in them as well, so you can use that to your own advantage.

Including internet for anyone that is going to buy your home is a great marketing tool and one that can truly hope you sell your home that much faster.  With all of the homes on the market why wouldn’t you want to get your home off the market as soon as possible?… Read the rest

Real Estate Sales and Prices Grow in Texas

Real Estate Sales and Prices Grow in Texas

A recent article from Dallas News reveals that real estate prices and sales are growing in Texas. As the housing recovery continues, homes are gaining value, and homeowners are able to sell faster. The average price of a home is up by 16 percent while home sales are up by 11 percent.

The Wall Street Journal points out that the housing market in Texas is booming, and real estate companies are noticing the growth. Gary Guion owns a private equity firm that is involved in real estate. In a recent interview, he stated the market is recovering quickly in Texas. Guion has completed several deals including a 150,000 square-foot retail acquisition and over 5,000 residential units over the past 4 years. It is not just the real estate market that is benefiting from the housing growth. The construction industry is also seeing an improvement, and Guion mentions his Flatiron Commercial construction company is also expanding.

The housing market recovery seems to vary greatly from state to state, but Texas has been able to survive this recession well. Demand for homes is going up so quickly that supply is diminishing faster than construction can catch up with it. The Wall Street Journal indicates that some houses are selling for more than the asking price. In addition, the oil industry is not the only reason for the housing boom. Technology is also having a large impact on the state, and 10,000 jobs were recently added in this sector. The boom may last for months, but it will eventually stabilize. “Housing economists-who have become concerned about the rate of price growth around the country-expect home value increases to moderate as more properties come on the market,” mentions the Dallas News.… Read the rest

The Key to Being a Good Landlord: 2

The Key to Being a Good Landlord: 2

Maintenance is another important part of being a landlord. The appliances need to be kept up, the electrical needs to be in order, the heating and air conditioning systems need to be working well, and the plumbing needs to be in tact as well. For that matter, make sure you address any needs and repairs as quickly as you possibly can.

You need to take some responsibility for the safety of your tenants as well. For instance, in addition to providing safe locks, you should also think about smoke and fire alarms, security alarms, outdoor lightly, good parking areas, and even outdoor lighting.

The privacy of your tenants is important as well. Make sure you give them at least twenty four hours before you enter their unit.

As always, make sure that the lease is exactly how you want it and that it details payments as well as security deposits.… Read the rest