Using Secure Storage To Get The Most Out Of Limited Space

If you are downsizing or renting upon first moving to a new area, you may find yourself in need of a secure storage facility. While finding a place to store excess items may be somewhat easy, choosing which items to store may be a bit more of a challenge. Here is a guide to help you decide which items can be safely housed in a storage facility. Seasonal Items When creating extra space in your home, one thing that can be done is to box up items that are only used during particular seasons. Read More 

How To Make A Home Inspection Go Easily

If you've been trying to sell your home for a while, there's nothing like hearing a potential buyer say the phrase "home inspection" to make you start losing sleep. To get through the home inspection a little easier, there are a few things that you should do: Clear A Path One of the best ways to make a home inspection easy is to make sure that the inspector can get where he or she needs to go. Read More 

How To Conduct A Tenant Background Check

Whether you're a property owner or managing a property for someone else, it's important to protect that property by carrying out thorough credit and background checks on any prospective tenants. That way, you can identify those individuals whose criminal record, record of evictions or history of not paying rent on time make them unacceptable risks. All landlords are allowed to carry out background checks and review credit records when they want to screen applicants. Read More 

Need Cash? How A Cash Out Refinance Can Help

If you've been paying on your home for a while and need money, you might think that a home equity loan is the way to go. In most cases, because you have two loans, you could end up paying more per month than if you did a cash out refinance on your property. This guide explains what a cash out refinance is and when to consider this option. What a Cash Out Refinance Is Read More 

Beyond the Application: How to Choose the Best Tenants

Your rental property is one of your biggest investments and when it sits vacant, it doesn't earn you any money. Understandably, you want to get it occupied as soon as possible but it's also important to make sure you're handing over the keys to the right sort of tenants. Being too hasty with your screening process can cost you plenty in late payments, property damage and even civil court fees. If you're looking to rent out your property, here's how to thoroughly screen your applicants. Read More