Attention Real Estate Investors: Anti-Flipping Rule Suspended By Evelyn Fielding Real estate investors and house flippers all over the United States are celebrating: HUD has suspended its anti-flipping 90-day seasoning rule for a year. This means you can buy a HUD-owned home and flip it immediately to an FHA insured buyer-no need to hang on to the property (and a mortgage) for three full months, or turn FHA-insured... Read More
Invest in Kitchen or Bathroom Remodeling to Sell Your Home By Stephanie Smith Maybe it seems counter-intuitive to invest in remodeling your home just before you put it up for sale, but wise remodeling choices offer a great return on investment.
Kitchens and bathrooms are two critical areas that impact how prospective buyers view your entire home. Out-of-date kitchens and bathrooms can literally scare... Read More
Spring is Around the Corner, so Keep Healthy the Remainder of Winter Courtesy of ARAcontent To ward off those winter to springtime change-of-season sniffles, think back to what your mom told you - eat right, go to bed early and stop touching everything.
Her advice has apparently withstood the test of time. Dr. Carl Wurster, chair of the Allied Health Department at Brown Mackie College - Boise, provides us... Read More
Are You Ready to Own a Rental Property? By Jennifer Christine Thinking of owning a rental property? Being a landlord can be well worth it financially, but how do you know if you're ready to take the plunge?
Who's The Boss? - Managing Your Rental Property Are you going to manage your rental property yourself or will you hire a property management company to manage it for you? If you manage it yourself you'll have to screen tenants, handle repairs and maintenance, and collect the rent. If you hire a property management company, they should handle all this for you-for a fee, of course... Read More
Home Improvement Safety: Should You Do-it-Yourself? By Amy White Your home is starting to show its age. The shingles are curling, the kitchen floor is sagging, and the basement walls are leaking. So you grab your tool belt and hammer and set out to fix the problems, do-it-yourself style. You'll save thousands of dollars on the cost of hiring a contractor. Best of all, you'll feel the pride and the satisfaction that come from doing a job yourself. Until you fall off the roof, that is. Or you electrocute yourself. Or the living room ceiling buries you alive. While any homeowner can handle basic home repairs, some jobs should be left to the professionals.... Read More
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