Residential Blog Smart Home Technology You Can Easily Integrate Into Your Home Smart home technology is advancing beyond telling your phone or internet-enabled device to play music and look up sports scores. Smart thermostats, lightbulbs, plugs, locks and doorbells are available to homeowners, and the list of things technology can connect to within a home is growing every year. Here are some smart devices you may want […]
Residential Blog How to Spot an Investment Scam Before It’s Too Late If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. And when it comes to money, these words may be hard to remember if someone is offering a financial return that sounds too good to pass up. According to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), some of these types of investment fraud are […]
Residential Blog How to Make Sharing a Bathroom Less Stressful When couples move in together, conflicts and disagreements frequently arise around the issue of sharing a bathroom. Spouses and partners need to search for space to store their toiletries, makeup, razors and other hygiene items. If each person has a similar schedule, couples may find themselves competing for time in the bathroom each morning and […]
Residential Blog The Good and Bad of Zero-Interest Credit Cards The offer of a zero-interest credit card can look enticing when it arrives in the mail. Who doesnt want to avoid paying interest on credit card charges? As with most things in life, there are pros and cons to using 0-percent credit cards. Here are some facts to consider before you respond to that offer: […]
Residential Blog 3 Common Problems to Avoid When Sharing a Credit Card With Your Spouse While some couples opt to keep things separate, sharing a credit card can help when it comes to streamlining household money management. But it isn’t always easy. Whether you add someone to your credit card as an authorized user or open a joint account, problems can pop up if you’re not careful. Here are three […]
Residential Blog How FICO 9 May Increase Credit Scores How medical debt and other collection items are tallied in a credit score is changing, potentially increasing the credit scores of millions of people. Called the FICO 9, the new credit score changes how medical collections are treated from non-medical changes, such as credit cards. A medical debt will now damage a credit score less […]
Residential Blog 5 Peaceful Paint Colors If you plan to repaint your interiors this year, don’t forget to pick a hue that will positively impact your mood. While bright red or neon green may be fun, they can subconsciously create stress in the body. Below are five peaceful paint colors to up the “ahhh” factor of your favorite spaces. Violet A […]
Residential Blog How Much to Spend on an Engagement Ring Ask any jeweler how much money you should spend on an engagement ring and theyll likely give you the jewelry industrys long-standing rule of thumb”three months salary. The average person spends about half that amount, according to Census data. The jewelry industry isnt recommending three months of pay after taxes, but three months of gross […]
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Residential Blog Money Mistakes Everyone Can Learn From Not Preparing for Emergencies An emergency fund is important for anyone. A signing bonus”whether you’re a pro athlete or a non-athlete receiving a one-time bonus for meeting goals at work”can help give a big boost to an emergency fund. Aim to have one years salary in savings for emergencies, such as losing your job. Saving […]
Residential Blog A Guide to Mastering Mid-Century Modern Design Heres everything you need to know about Mid-Century Modern design. Combining modern materials with traditional craftsmanship, mid-century modern architecture was uniquely designed to cater to the lifestyle of suburban families in America. Exhibiting flat or low-pitched roofs and sweeping, horizontal lines, mid-century modern houses benefit from an abundance of natural light. In addition to lots […]
Commercial Blog Different types of commercial real estate investments: Commercial real estate is an exciting and complex world that requires a certain level of expertise to navigate. It’s not just about buying and selling properties, but rather understanding the market trends, zoning laws, and financing options that come with each transaction. The potential for financial gain can be substantial, but so can the risks […]
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Commercial Blog The importance of conducting due diligence before making a commercial real estate investment Due diligence is the process of thoroughly evaluating a potential commercial real estate investment to determine its potential risks and rewards. Conducting due diligence is important for several reasons: Risk management: Due diligence helps you identify and assess potential risks associated with a commercial real estate investment, such as zoning restrictions, environmental hazards, and market […]
Commercial Blog The top markets for commercial real estate investment The top markets for commercial real estate investment can vary depending on a number of factors, including economic conditions, real estate market trends, and investment opportunities. Here are some markets that are currently attracting a lot of attention from commercial real estate investors: United States: The United States is home to some of the largest […]
Commercial Blog The benefits of working with a commercial real estate agent Here are some benefits of working with a commercial real estate agent: Market knowledge: A good commercial real estate agent has extensive knowledge of the local real estate market and can provide valuable insights into market trends, property values, and rental rates. Network and resources: A commercial real estate agent has access to a large […]
Commercial Blog The role of technology in commercial real estate and its impact on the industry. Technology has had a significant impact on the commercial real estate industry in recent years, transforming many aspects of the buying, selling, leasing, and managing of properties. Some of the ways technology has impacted the industry include: Online property listings: Technology has made it easier for commercial property owners and brokers to list properties online, […]
Commercial Blog Understanding commercial real estate financing options Commercial real estate financing options include: Conventional loans: Conventional loans are traditional bank loans that can be used to purchase or refinance commercial properties. These loans typically have a long repayment term and require a large down payment. SBA loans: The Small Business Administration (SBA) offers loans to small businesses for the purchase or refinance […]
Commercial Blog Tips for negotiating a commercial real estate lease Here are some tips for negotiating a commercial real estate lease: Know your leverage: Consider the demand for commercial space in the area and the landlord’s motivation to fill the space, as this can impact your bargaining power. Research the market: Research comparable properties in the area to understand typical rental rates, lease terms, and […]
Commercial Blog The process of buying or leasing a commercial property The process of buying or leasing a commercial property typically involves the following steps: Determine your needs: Identify your specific needs and requirements for the commercial property, such as location, size, and type of property. Find a property: Use a real estate agent or search online listings to find properties that match your criteria. Due […]