If you aren’t in the market for a new home, why should you care about the new home market? Well, for starters, it plays a very important role in the health of the housing market. And that affects all buyers, not just new home buyers. How? Simply put, new home construction is the quickest way…

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New data from the National Association of Realtors shows the typical for-sale property was on the market for just 26 days in April. And, though sales were down during the month, the speed with which homes are selling is evidence that buyers are interested and active in the market. Lawrence Yun, NAR’s chief economist, says…

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The housing market has been in a bit of a holding pattern lately. While there is a high level of home buyer demand, there are a lower-than-normal number of homes for sale. That means, though sales should be booming right now, they are only making modest gains. But things can change. And, if more houses…

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It’s a disquieting fact of life that the world seems to be getting more dangerous with each passing day. This means that things you wouldn’t think twice about doing in the recent past could give you pause now — and rightly so. One of the most important elements of getting your property rented is allowing…

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Even though you might not think about it in so many words, the fact of the matter is that any property you rent out is an asset. Because you naturally want to protect any assets you have — including your rental home(s) — you need an effective screening process. Here are some tips to help…

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Like in many other areas of the country, the rental season in Las Vegas is expected to ramp up as spring holidays and the summer approaches. Whether you’re getting ready to get a property on the market or your current tenants have indicated their intentions to move out once their contract ends, now is the…

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There are lots of home features that get the attention of potential tenants — these include a pool, lots of cabinets, an outdoor deck and an oversized master suite to name just a few. With the rental market continuing to grow, it’s important to find clever and meaningful ways to set your property apart from…

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A property owner who manages even one home in addition to working a day job can become overwhelmed pretty quickly. When additional properties are added to the list, it can be difficult for a property owner to keep them in suitable condition because of the time, talent, energy and other resources that doing so requires.…

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The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) credits properly working smoke alarms with the decline in deaths related to fire that the United States has witnessed over the past 30 years. In fact, the presence of smoke alarms that are installed and working properly can slash the chances of a person dying in a fire by…

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