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External Factors That Decrease Your Home Value

There are a number of external factors that can affect the value of your home, whether they are man-made or force majeure. Natural disasters, such as sinkholes, are one example of something caused by nature that can negatively impact a home’s value. But aside from mother nature, there are also plenty of human-based factors that can impact a home’s value.

History of Real Estate

The term real estate actually encompasses a broad range of vocations regarding property management. From acquiring lots for development to marketing the finished design in the hopes of leasing or selling, all the way to investing and/or managing the different styles of residential, industrial, and commercial locations, real estate has been around for a long time.

Degrees That Translate Well to Real Estate

Whether you’re an undergraduate student or an adult looking for a career change, if the exciting and potentially lucrative world of real estate is what you’re interested in, there are several paths you can choose from. Real estate is one of the few industries that is flexible enough to match a variety of skillsets, and therefore degrees, which is one of the reasons it’s such a popular industry.

How Much Space Does Your Family Need?

The square footage in homes has just about doubled in the last 60 years. Yet, the average family size has gone down. When a person is in the market for a new home, they need to consider how much space they really need. This can be done by reviewing their lifestyle,...

Rental Laws to be Aware Of

Leasing or renting an apartment is essentially a legal transaction, but that doesn’t mean every property owner obeys every law. By familiarizing yourself with some common laws, you’ll be better prepared to protect your rights. This can make a big...

Protect Your Home from These Common Natural Disasters

Natural disasters seem to increase in frequency. While people can’t do much to prevent them, you can take steps to protect your home. Earthquakes Since earthquakes usually come without warning, preparation consists of sensible home maintenance. If you have any...

Lease Red Flags

Searching for a new apartment can be a frustrating experience and may be even more exhausting than the homebuying process. In addition to looking for an apartment in the right neighborhood and featuring the necessary amenities, you also have to pay attention to the...

Lessons From HOA Horror Stories

There are countless tales of homeowners’ associations taking a draconian stance on policy enforcement, here are just a few highlights of their enforcement at work. A Californian HOA established demanded residents keep their garage doors open from 8 in the...

What Is Renting Like In Tokyo?

As cultures, time zones, languages and cuisines shift, it should only be expected that the processes for renting housing will also change. Except for the ranging prices for better locations and scenery, the renting system in Japan is vastly different from that of the...