The Worst Mistakes Landlords Make During The Screening Process

Much of your success in property management comes down to your ability to screen tenants. This is a process that can be difficult given how some tenants would prefer you not know the most unflattering things about them. However, if you do not adequately screen your tenants, you may end up with unpaid rent and property damage. These costs can add up.  Not Following the Law The most important rule is to have a consistent screening process for each applicant. [Read More]

Movement-Related Factors To Keep In Mind When Having A Custom Home Built

When you buy a home that seems to work well for you, you may eventually find yourself thinking "If only things were laid out in this manner." One way to avoid having to repeat this message is to have a custom home built — doing so gives you the final say over how you want the house's layout to look, which can help you to avoid the eventual inconveniences that can occur over time. [Read More]

How Living In A Noisy Area Can Affect Your Health

Your neighborhood a great effect on the state of your health; in fact, living in some places can even make you sick. For example, did you know that living in a noisy place has a negative effect on your health? Here are some aspects of your health that noise can affect: Sleep Quality Most people find it difficult to fall asleep or enjoy a quality sleep in a noisy area. Some people are disturbed by the slightest noises while others are only concerned by very loud noises, but everyone is affected (only the degree is different). [Read More]

Side Street Versus Busy Road: Where's A Better Place To Own?

If you're looking to buy a home, you have many different factors to consider. Between deciding how many bedrooms you want, what neighborhood you want to live in, and whether you really need an updated kitchen, it's easy to lose sight of the basics—like whether you want a home on a side street or on a busier road. Both locations have their benefits! Here's information to help you decide as you look at homes for sale. [Read More]