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Why You Should Buy Turnkey Rental Properties for Investment

Buying fixer-upper properties to renovate and rent can be a ton of work. For investors who aren’t looking for a home-run deal and simply want an easy, ongoing stream of rental income, turnkey properties can be a perfect fit. Find out if investing in turnkey properties is right for you.
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The Fair Housing Act: Anti-Discrimination Laws for Renters & Buyers

The Fair Housing Act protects most homebuyers, mortgage applicants, and renters from discrimination based on membership in certain protected classes, including race and sex. Find out whether you’re protected by the law and what you have to do to abide by it.
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How to File a Fair Housing Act Complaint About a Discrimination...

When you’re trying to rent or buy an apartment or home, you can file a complaint against anyone who discriminates against you based on race, color, religion, national origin, familial status, sex, or disability. To increase your chances of success, learn about the process of filing one.
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7 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying Turnkey Rental Properties for Investment

For all their ease, turnkey properties come with their own pitfalls. Here’s what you need to know before investing in a turnkey property to make the process smooth and your profits strong.
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How to Finish or Remodel Your Basement – Design Ideas on...

Finishing your basement is one of the easiest ways to expand your home’s habitable square footage without expanding its footprint. It’s also one of the more expensive home improvement projects you can undertake. But with these tips, you can DIY much of the project, saving hundreds, if not thousands.
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What Is Rent-to-Own, and Is It Right for You?

Though renting and buying are often treated as the only two options for acquiring housing, there exists a lesser-known third option in between called rent-to-own....
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Should You Buy a Home If You Have Bad Credit? –...

Prospective homebuyers with bad credit face a difficult choice: homeownership comes with plenty of perks but it also has drawbacks. If your credit is less than perfect, should you consider buying a home — and could it actually help you get your finances back on track? Learn more here.
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Investing in Real Estate – What You Need to Know to...

Investing in real estate takes more effort on your part than investing in paper assets. But for that extra effort, there are many benefits, ranging from immediate passive income to enormous tax breaks. Interested in trying your hand at real estate investing? Start with these fundamentals.
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12 Ways to Increase Rental Income From Your Vacation Home

If you’ve bought a vacation rental property or are thinking about investing in one, you’ll want to maximize your income from it. But how? Here are some proven ways to boost your income from your vacation rentals, including several that won’t cost you a dime.
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Urban vs Suburban vs Rural Living – Differences to Consider Where...

The COVID-19 pandemic hit many American cities hard. In fact, many city dwellers are thinking about moving to a less populated area. But is that really the smartest move for your health or finances? Before selling your home, first examine the true cost of living in urban, suburban, and rural areas.
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Buying a Vacation Home as an Investment Rental Property – Pros...

It sounds so sexy: buy a vacation rental property to rent out for most of the year, and occasionally use it yourself just for fun. But many new vacation rental owners are surprised by just how many expenses they incur as a landlord. Here’s what you need to know before buying a short-term rental property.
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How Much of a Down Payment Do You Need When Buying...

There are three schools of thought on how best to pay for a home: borrow as much as possible, put 20% down, or put as much down as you can or pay in cash. There are pros and cons for each strategy. Which is right for you, and what steps can you take to afford a home faster? Read on to find out.