Category Archives: College and University Investment Property

Homes in a Row: Classic Style and Traditional Design Updated

Row homes are a classic housing style that is enjoying a revival because of the advantages it brings to home owners. Owners have full control over the building and the ground on which it is built. Since there is no … Continue reading

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Maximizing The Rental Income From Your Rental Properties

As a rental property owner, I am always looking for ways to maximize the rental income and keep my units marketable without having to do any major renovations. I am always keeping my eye out for potential properties that I … Continue reading

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New Conforming Loan Limit Guidelines

Fannie Mae announced yesterday the details of the new conventional loan limits. While these changes were made to buoy the sagging home finance market, please note the measures are conservative. In a nutshell, here are some of the highlights: 1. … Continue reading

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Buying a Condo

By Jonas Elmerraji When you’re looking to buy a home, there are plenty of choices available. One of them is the condominium. As you may already know, a condominium is a large property complex that is divided and sold in … Continue reading

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Five Tips for Lowering Your Property Taxes

by Glenn Curtis 1. Request Your Property Tax Card and Study It Few homeowners realize they can go down to the town hall and request to view (or receive a copy of) their property tax cards from the local assessor’s … Continue reading

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10 Creative Ways to Afford a Home

If your income and savings are making home buying a challenge, consider these creative options. Speaking from my own personal experience, the use of 4 of these techniques helped make possible home ownership for my husband and me. We purchased … Continue reading

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Zillow: What’s the Big Idea?

You may have heard of Zillow.com or you may have even tried it yourself. Zillow has a web site that gives free estimates and offers various online tools for real-estate buyers and sellers. It makes money from online advertising, selling … Continue reading

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Buying Where Students Live

Students and parents looking for student housing are considering buying rather than renting. Parents of students are investing in college and university housing to off-set a portion, if not all, of their child’s college tuition, with an eye toward renting … Continue reading

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Best Place in America To Live

Possessing “so many aesthetic and social attributes that anyone would be happy calling it home, or calling it home to one of their residences,” the editors of Robb Report magazine, the international luxury lifestyle authority, have named La Jolla, California … Continue reading

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Why Room Rentals?

Why would you want to make your home into a boarding house? Maybe you shouldn’t. I enjoyed having people living in my house, and most of them became friends. On the other hand, you might not like that arrangement. I … Continue reading

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