Tenant Eviction FAQs

03/07/2017 Main

 Hello people, welcome to my favourite part of the internet; my real estate blog. I just had to evict a tenant from one of my rental properties, and I hated it. Evictions are so annoying, but they are just part of the reality of being a landlord. I always try and remember, don’t panic; be confident and take care of the problem at hand. I used to always contact my attorney to help me out, but I am now confident enough in my skills to do it myself. If you are not confident that you can complete the eviction correctly, contacting your attorney is highly recommended. Here are some of the more popular question other landlords ask me about eviction.  Read more

Solar Power For Your House

26/06/2017 Main

Hello everyone! I hope you are all well and had a great weekend. I would like to welcome you back to Real Estate blog. This post is going to be very special because today I will talk about solar power, especially solar heat and solar energy. Most people use these terms similarly but they mean something totally different.
I will give you a brief overview about these two technologies and some basic infomation if you consider getting a system yourself. In my opinion you actually should. You may have to invest some money in the first place, but it pays off sooner as you think. Furthermore these initial investments are very beneficial in the long run, especially if you bought a new or your first home. And, last but not least, they are sustainable! Read more

Buy a Castle Today

06/06/2017 Main

Hello there everyone, welcome back to my real estate blog. Do any of you out there feel like you aren’t fancy enough? Do you continually look for somewhere that you can call you castle, and never find anywhere good? Well I know the feeling. I want to be a king, is that so much to ask? Turns out that no, it isn’t because all you have to do is buy a castle. Here are some really cool castles that you can buy right now, and you really should.  Read more

Clean Your House For Sale

02/06/2017 Main
Clean Your House For Sale

Hello everyone, and a warm welcome back to my real estate blog. Today we will be tackling the issue of cleaning your house before selling, or before listing if you are still in the process. This can be an expensive process for some, as not having the right equipment in a timely fashion will mean you need to hire an external company. As I mentioned in my post about boosting the chance to sell your house, having a clean house when you are listing is vital. Luckily, you normally know when you will be listing so you can stock up on equipment before hand, and you can even buy most equipment second hand from websites like https://www.for-sale.ie. Personally I always buy used for something like this, as you will have just as many issues as you would with a new model of say, a carpet cleaner as you will with a used one.  Read more

Importance of a Home Inspection

13/01/2017 Main
Importance of a Home Inspection

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Boost the chance of selling your home.

01/01/2017 Main
Boost the chance of selling your home. 

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How will Brexit affect property UK

10/12/2016 Main
How will Brexit affect property UK
 

Directly following the Brexit vote there was a sharp decline in confidence, in UK property prices, but has steadily improved through Autumn and looks like continuing to do so until Brexit actually fully happens. Most analysts are suggesting property prices will be alot calmer in 2017. Read more

Good Tenant/Landlord Relations

24/11/2016 Main
Good Tenant/Landlord Relations

    Hi there folks, welcome back to another nifty post about Real Estate. This week I would like to discuss with you the importance of Tenant/Landlord relations. My brother is having some issues with his landlord and has asked me for some help, so I pick up a couple of of law and real estate books from a used goods website and hoped in the truck to go see him. Last year my brother moved into one side of a Duplex in a town near where we both grew up, and he had no issues with his landlord. However that landlord sadly passed away and now his son owns the property, and the stories I hear about this man make my head spin. He has been caught using a kay to come into the house when my brother is at work (only caught because of cameras that were installed for that reason) and numerous other things that could be prosecutable. Hopefully this time my brother will listen and we will get this sorted out. Read more

My favourite house

23/11/2016 Main
My Favourite House

There are many different things that people like about different houses. Things that some people love, other people hate. Take the recent trend for open-space living. Some people love it and can’t imagine why you would divide a house into many different boxes, whilst others hate open plan and like their houses divided into specific function orientated rooms. Some people like grand mansions with high ceilings, some love cosy low-ceilinged cottages. Some people like modern-style apartments whilst some like the romance of old, doddery buildings. The place you choose to live really reflects a part of your personality. Read more

Buying first home

15/11/2016 Main
Buying first home
 

In the summer of 2015, my wife and I brought our first home. As a first-time home buyer, I knew we needed to spend a considerable amount of time researching our purchase. So that’s exactly what we did – we read as much as we could, brought books, educated ourselves on the local real estate market, and explored every aspect of the home buying process. But even then, we still made a few mistakes. Although we are still happy with our overall purchase, there are definitely a few things I wish we had done differently. A great overall source of information is http://www.australia.for-sale.com, you can get second hand books on buying your first home, find houses for sale and also get great deals on second hand furniture. Read more

Overseas Property Nightmare

09/11/2016 Main
Overseas Property Nightmare 

Hey everyone! Thanks for tuning back into my real estate blog for another info packed instalment. I have really been enjoying reading all the emails you have sent in about previous posts. It is great to hear that we are hitting the right topics and striking the right chord in how we address them. Thank you so much for the constructive feedback. It is all very helpful for us in planning further posts. Today I wanted to tell you about a bad experience I had purchasing property abroad. Not that I want to put you all off even considering investing in overseas real estate, that is the last thing I would want to do. But hopefully it will make you aware of some of the potential pitfalls, especially ones that are out of both your and/or the seller/developers control, such as a worldwide financial crisis! Pre-2007, investing in real estate developments in the newly opened markets of Eastern-Europe became all the rage. The worldwide economy was booming and there was a general feeling of (over-)optimism. As a result, people were borrowing money at cheap rates to invest in overseas real estate deals that promised to turn a tidy profit. Of course, the financial crash put paid to that and many people’s savings were completely wiped out. Or worse, they were left with a huge debt to pay off with nothing to show for it. It was a total disaster! But you live and learn. And you should also learn from this experience. Don’t invest what you can’t afford in overseas real estate developments. It could come back and bite you!  Read more

Timber Frame Houses

07/11/2016 Main
Timber Frame Houses 

Hey everybody. Welcome back. I hope you are all ready for another informative installment from my real estate blog. As you know, I like to look at and write about ways to make getting on the property ladder as affordable as possible. I have always recommended http://www.easyprices.com/ as a great source of affordable and budget properties. But another method of keeping cutting costs, if you have the stomach for it that is, is to design and build your own property. This can require a higher percentage of upfront costs as it will require the purchase of land, planning permissions, designs, materials and construction, but there are specialist sources of finance that cater to this market and the overall cost will prove cheaper than buying an existing property. Of course, another way to decrease costs is to reduce the time it takes to construct your home. That is where pre-built timber frame houses can come in rather handy.  Read more

Moving To a New Area

04/11/2016 Main

Moving To a New Area Read more

Real Estate for Beginners

04/11/2016 Main

Real Estate for Beginners Read more

 

Blog Intro

04/10/2016 Main

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