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24 Jun 2013

How to Calculate Real Estate Value

Whether you are looking to buy or sell, calculating the value of a property is essential, in order to ensure that any transactions that are carried out take the true value of the house into account. There
24 Jun 2013

How to Flip Houses with No Money

Flipping a house basically means buying a house, usually at a bargain price (requiring maintenance, repairs, renovation etc), working on it to considerably improve its market value and then selling it for a profit. Quite obviously, finances
24 Jun 2013

How to Choose a Realtor to Sell Your House

While you can easily put up your own home for sale in the market, using the professional services of a realtor can benefit you greatly. Not only does a realtor make the whole process easier, he/she will
24 Jun 2013

How to Generate Mortgage Leads

Mortgage brokers make money when people obtain mortgages through them. The more mortgages they arrange, the more they earn in commissions. However, finding mortgage leads is the first step for brokers, who then have to convert those
24 Jun 2013

How to Start a Mortgage Broker Business

Owing to difficult economic conditions, and the rising real estate prices, most individuals and companies apply for mortgages in order to finance their purchases. Mortgages are usually granted by lenders (banks, or private lenders, etc), but in
24 Jun 2013

How to Become a Property Manager

Property managers are hired by estate owners who don’t have the time or expertise to properly manage their properties. A manager is usually tasked with maintaining a property, tending to it (landscaping, maintenance, repairs), marketing it, finding
22 Jun 2013

How to Build a Real Estate Business

Building up a real estate business from scratch can be fairly challenging, but with the right tips and techniques, you can take your business from a little-known company to a successful venture – the key lies in
22 Jun 2013

Expression of Interest Letter Example

An expression of interest letter, or a letter of intent, is usually sent by a potential buyer to the seller of a property, in order to formally express the buyer’s interest in purchasing the property and lay
22 Jun 2013

How to Start a Home Staging Business

Home staging is a profession which is becoming popular with time, and many people are looking to set up home staging businesses. Home stagers basically ‘stage’ a house to sell it. They assess a property which the
22 Jun 2013

How to Calculate Property Tax

Property taxes are how local municipal governments raise money for services they provide the inhabitants of the locality. Homeowners of a locality are held liable for these tax payments, which depend on the location of the property
22 Jun 2013

How to Hold an Open House

An open house can be a great way to sell your home if you are confident about its appearance and pull. However, in order to hold a successful open house, there are a few tips you need
21 Jun 2013

What is Mortgage Protection Insurance

Mortgage Protection insurance is a form of insurance specifically designed to cover mortgage repayments if the policyholder becomes unable to make the payments due to any unforeseen circumstances, including sudden injury, illness or death etc. Mortgage Protection
21 Jun 2013

How to Lower Your Property Taxes

Like in any other part of the world, homeowners in Canada also find property taxes extremely burdensome and are rarely satisfied with the tax bill they receive every year for property. Property taxes are not only life
21 Jun 2013

How to Find the History of a House

If you are planning to buy an old home, you might be interested in knowing its history, such as who was the first owner, how many times has the house been sold out and whether the house
21 Jun 2013

How to Build a Modular Home

Modular homes are prefabricated houses, consisting of several factory-built sections called modules, which are assembled on-site to complete the unit. The modules are six sided boxes which are built in a moveable facility and then transported to
21 Jun 2013

Renting With Bad Rental History

If you have a bad rental history, chances are you may find it difficult to rent a new place. However, here are a few tips which you can utilize to rent a house or apartment, despite having
21 Jun 2013

How to Welcome New Neighbors

Welcoming new neighbors who have just moved into your community is a courteous and friendly gesture which is sure to put the new family at ease and help them settle into their new environment. Since it can
21 Jun 2013

How to Rent After an Eviction

Eviction is the expulsion of a tenant from a rental unit by the property owner, before lease term ends. A landlord can evict a tenant “without cause” or “for cause”. The “without cause” eviction refers to a
21 Jun 2013

Noise Complaint Letter to Tenant

Being a landlord is not just about collecting rent and profiting from your property. Landlords in Canada, much like other countries, have several responsibilities and duties towards their tenants. Likewise, a landlord is also responsible for some
21 Jun 2013

How to Tell if you’re House is Haunted

If you experience unexplained events, missing objects and strange noises in the night, you should consider whether your house is haunted. While all of these events might have perfectly reasonable explanations, you can’t be sure until you