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How to Market a Commercial Property to Upscale Tenants - 03/24/12 04:47 PM
Marketing commercial properties for lease to upscale tenants can be challenging. Upscale tenants are more selective and demanding, but they are willing to pay a premium to get what they want. Your commercial property will have to meet their exacting standards. Failing to advertise a property’s desirable features can result in it being overlooked. Following are some ways to ensure that doesn’t happen: Promote Your Location: Higher-end tenants are very interested in the location of a property. If there is access to high-volume foot traffic, parking and public transit, promote those features, as they will be attractive to tenants looking for them (0 comments)
There are laptops, there are ultrabooks and then there are iPads.
Ultrabooks are the new and smarter versions of laptops - thinner, lighter, just as sturdy and often offering the same system performance as your run-of-the-mill laptop.They're also just slightly more expensive with an average price tag of about $1,000.They're great as a business investment, even if you're not always on the go.New business ultrabooks, including the Dell XPS133 and HP Folio 13, offer the same benefits as space-consuming desktops.Executives benefit from high-quality webcams, secure software, reliability and portability.Ultrabooks continue to thrive, with a recent Consumer Electronics Expo showcasing (5 comments)
Why Due Diligence Is Important for a Seller - 03/22/12 06:13 PM
If you're selling a property, you need to do your due diligence. It not only protects you from the unexpected, but the information might help you sway a potential buyer.A seller who knows every detail about a property can influence a buyer's perception of the value. Following are four areas you should check before you list a property for sale: Environmental Investigation of Your Property: Regular monitoring should be considered, as it serves as proof that the area is free of harmful contaminants. Deed, Survey and Legal Description: Ensuring that the deed is, in fact, in your name ahead of time will save (1 comments)
No Granite? Don't Let That Be a Deal-Breaker - 03/17/12 04:41 AM
If you're looking for the perfect house, that huge wish list you're carrying around may be holding you back - and ultimately could cost you your dream home.Even the casual HGTV watcher will be familiar with "granite obsession." Picture this: A real estate agent is showing a couple a house that has great curb appeal in their chosen neighborhood, at a price they can afford. It's perfect. Or is it?"Hate that fixture," the husband says, as the couple checks out the dining room.They pause in the kitchen."This has to be completely redone," he says. "No granite countertops."She agrees. The husband and (75 comments)
First-time investors with limited income or reservations about real estate investment often start with an income property that can serve as both their residence and a source of income. This is an asset for first-time buyers with limited income as well as an opportunity for new investors to jump into the real estate market. Following are a few tips that first-time investors need to be aware of when buying a home with rental income:Research the Neighborhood: Areas where there is substantial investment being made usually indicates that a neighborhood is on the upswing. The potential for appreciation over time is as (4 comments)
Nine Easy Ways to Make Your Home More Attractive - 03/15/12 07:28 PM
These days, staging your home involves more than de-cluttering and inexpensive fix-ups. You can spend big bucks…Or not! The following tips can help you add value to your home:1. Listen to your real estate agent. He or she views hundreds of houses a year and knows what works.2. Watch the trends and incorporate them in simple, effective ways. In 2012, buyers will be looking for extra storage and great laundry rooms. De-clutter all your closets and add inexpensive but attractive storage in the laundry area. Fresh paint and attractive baskets can go a long way.3. Position one of today's colors - (1 comments)
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