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7 Reasons Why You Should Rent Instead of Sell

Why Renting Out Your Home Might Be a Better Financial Move Than Selling 1. Steady Monthly Income  The most immediate benefit of renting out your home is the consistent monthly rental income. Let's crunch some numbers: If you own a house worth $300,000 and sell it, you might pocket a significant amount after covering your outstanding mortgage and closing costs. But, if you rent out that same...

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MOST OF US DON’T START THINKING ABOUT RETIREMENT UNTIL WE’RE IN OUR LATE 50S OR EARLY 60S. BY THEN, IT MIGHT BE TOO LATE TO MAKE CHANGES. HERE’S WHAT TO START THINKING ABOUT IN YOUR 40’S 1. LACK OF A RETIREMENT VISION Retirees often lament the end of work life. They say things like, “What do I do now? Grow roses? Paint the fences? Then what?" Being lost about what comes next makes it...

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Five Myths About Refinancing Your Home.

“Refinancing” is a scary word for many people, but that shouldn’t be the case for you. For many homeowners, refinancing can not only lower your monthly payments and help with your monthly budget, but it can save you thousands of dollars in the long run. Refinancing your mortgage is something most homeowners consider at least once throughout the lifespan of their home loan. It allows you to pay...

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What you need to know if the government bans short-term rentals.

In April, Canada's finance minister announced a two-year ban on foreign home buying, as well as higher taxes for people who sell their homes within a year (with qualifying exceptions). Also in April, the island of Oahu in Hawaii passed a law nearly eliminating short-term rentals, now requiring minimum stays of 90 days in all but a few situations. Many local communities and even condo HOAs are...

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The Best Way To Use Your Home’s Equity

An ever-increasing number of homeowners are taking advantage of their extra equity by getting a home equity loan or a line of credit. But accessing your extra home equity should be done carefully, and only in a narrow set of circumstances. In 2006, just before the last real estate bubble popped, homeowners were treating their homes like endless piggy banks. They used their equity to purchase nice...

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Orlando, FL Rental Owners, Are You Prepared For Tax Season?

December means the holiday bustle is upon us; there are flights to catch, gifts to purchase, houses to decorate, and taxes to think about. Not the most cheerful of messages to hear during this time, but for property owners or the self-employed, tax season can be as stressful if not more stressful than the holiday season. To get a head start on taxes next year, here are a few things to consider. The...


What is Home Equity And How To Make It Work For You

When delving into the world of real estate and investment property, there are many terms that will come up that require further explanation. Whether you've never heard the phrase 'home equity' before or you have a little familiarity, here are the ins and out of what it means and how this asset can help your financial outlook. All About Home Equity Essentially, home equity refers to your portion of...

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Trying to Sell a Home with Tenants Still Living Inside? These 3 Tips Will Make Your Life Easier

Are you thinking about selling a home that you have rented out for some additional revenue? If so, you're likely trying to discern how to inform the current tenants best and conduct the sales process in a way that works well for all of the parties involved. In today's blog post we'll explore how to sell your home while you're renting it out to tenants and share three tips that can make the process a bit...

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