WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE RENTING OUT YOUR HOME

Modern technologies present new opportunities for real estate owners to receive income by renting properties. There are many companies that are available for homeowners to rent their houses out to other individuals such as AirBnB, Craigslist, and HomeAway.com. These companies allow owners to advertise their houses, condominium units and other types of real estate property as available for impermanent use. However, before homeowners can do this, there are several legal issues that need to be considered. Some legal issues that could be involved are whether a property may be used as a rental, local governmental regulations, use restrictions in condominiums, subdivisions and planned communities, and other sources of legal requirements. Most local government entities have the authority to enact laws to protect the public health, safety, morals, and welfare of their communities. This control is performed through the establishment of zoning ordinances that are meant to restrain cer…
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HOMEBUYER CONFIDENCE HIGH, BUT ARE DISCOURGED BY THE HOUSEING MARKET.

Most individuals who rent their current home are eager to become homeowners. However, with the rise of home prices and low supply of homes for sale, few people believe they can become a homeowner. On the other hand, homeowners are confident about the current state of the housing market, and believe now is the best time to sell a home. Renters are less confident because they express their concerns about the ability to afford a home in the future. Overall, most individuals in the United States are confident with the housing market. Homeowners are having a more positive attitude with the housing market, making them want to sell their homes. Conversely, renters do not have a positive attitude, causing an imbalance to occur causing a slowdown in the market. Different areas of the country are experiencing diverse situations that involve individuals’ confidence with the housing market. “The overall status of the housing market is great, but if you research more into it, you will…
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HOMESIN.COM LAUCHES BUSINESS DIRECTORY SURFYOURTOWN.COM

HomesIn announces the launch of their first business directory. The directory will have a listing of all businesses by name and category. It will be a “must-have” reference and contain a comprehensive community profile, demographic overview, local facts, figures and history, as well as other relevant information. The directory will be a tool for those who live and work in the area, as well as those moving into the area. The directory is accessible through SurfYourTown.com. The directory is linked to thousands of real estate portals. All business listings will be free, but there are opportunities for paid advertising. Businesses can pay $10 a month for a featured ad to be present for their business. The directory fulfills a long-standing need for a listing of local small businesses and services. If there is a business that is not currently a member of the directory, SurfYourTown.com welcomes you to join and ensure your business will be listed. The goal of the directory is to …
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HOMESIN.COM PROVIDES FREE HOME VALUE REPORTS

Owning a home is such an exciting and important milestone. Your home is an important part of your financial plan, as well as a place for your family to live. Your primary residence is like an investment, and you home’s value is definitely part of your net worth. Over time, your home value changes and you would want to keep track of your home’s value, even if you don’t plan to sell. Knowing your home value can help with property taxes, refinancing, or home improvement However, getting your home value is not always a free privilege, but with HomesIn.com they give you this opportunity for free. There are many benefits associated with knowing the value of your home. It can help compete with neighboring homes, if you ever decide to sell your home. A home value report provides information about the condition of the home and value of the property. Some traits that will determine your home value is homes of similar size and amenities to other homes in the neighborhood. The link to t…
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HOMESIN.COM LAUCHES COMMUNITY WEBSITES

At a Major Real Estate Conference recently held in New York, noted web-savvy real estate visionary, Larry Vecchio, unveiled an exclusively offered, web-based solution set to “...elevate consumer relevance and professional value.” HomesIn.com Co-founder Vecchio, ex­plained, “This is a natural, geo-local progression from company to agent and now, town-specific real estate websites... that also prominently feature select Real Estate Agents.” Although, admittedly, hundreds of thousands of Real Estate professionals can point to their obligatory company or per­sonal websites...until now, they have not been provided the opportunity to individually and exclusively OWN the com­bination of a consumer-centric URL, a town or towns specific and customizable website, the chance to be promoted as a Real Estate Town Advocate, along with incomparable marketing materials and coaching support. HomesIn.com will also serve as a vehicle to stimulate community participation and content within each…
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Plan Your Garden With Native Plants in Mind

Winter is a great time to start planning a garden for the spring — and when you do, perhaps think ecologically, and go native. As the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service explains, “Native plants are adapted to the local climate and soil conditions where they naturally occur. These important plant species provide nectar, pollen and seeds that serve as food for butterflies, insects, birds and other animals. Unlike natives, common horticultural plants do not provide energetic rewards for their visitors and often require insect pest control to survive.” “Native plants have evolved over thousands of years to be adapted to conditions in a particular region and to the other plants and animals around them,” states the Barnegat Bay Partnership, one of 28 national estuary programs throughout the country, administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Daniel Hoch and Adrienne Cerefice, who own Hoch’s Landscaping and Garden Center in Barnegat, New Jersey…
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SMART HOME DEVICES THAT WILL INCREASE THE VALUE OF YOUR HOME

  As the world is moving forward day by day, so should you. Even if you feel lazy and do not want to do it, well we are here to give you a very good reason you should jump on the technology bandwagon. As technology improves, it makes it more accessible and affordable. Smart Home Devices or upgrades in your home won’t only make your home more convenient, comfortable and efficient but these affordable upgrades would drastically increase the value of your home if you consider selling your home. Millenials consist a great portion of the present real estate market and it would be very unwise to ignore them. Here is a list of some smart home devices or products to make your home more convenient and bump its price. Smart Door lock: Upgrading to a smart door lock gives you the convenience of never having to carry keys around or hiding a spare somewhere where all your neighbors and thieves know where to check. Smart door locks can use WIFI and/or Bluetooth to connect t…
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Counting Countertops: Material Options Abound

The kitchen is one of your home’s most important rooms – if not the most important room – and a place where both functionality and aesthetics are vital. Countertops are a centerpiece of any kitchen, but selecting the best one for your own residence can be tough, as there is a wide range of material choices on the market, from natural stone to ceramic tile to concrete and more. Check out the information below to help make a decision.     GRANITE · Granite is the most popular countertop choice for homebuyers and remodelers. The stone is tough, and stunning, and it’s a great long-term investment. As with all natural stone, each granite slab is unique. It’s a good idea (and a fun excursion) to visit a stone supplier to choose your own slab of granite for your kitchen.   Pros: very hard; holds up to heat, cuts and scratches, and, when properly sealed, resists stains as well; one-of-a-kind slabs are available in a wide range of colors; will last a lifetime; adds v…
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Black Is Back: A Paint Consideration for 2018

Every year, paint companies unveil, to great anticipation, a “color of the year.” As Architectural Digest noted in a recent article online, “Benjamin Moore shocked color enthusiasts when it named what is technically a lack of color as its 2016 color of the year: Simply White. For 2018, one company is swinging in the opposite direction, making the case for black paint. PPG announced the colors of the year for its three brands this week, and all of them are various shades of black.”   PPG’s 2018 color is Black Flame, while its Olympic brand shade is Black Magic, and Glidden’s is Deep Onyx. “In past years, consumers have gravitated toward open, airy spaces that are thought to leave room for exposure,” said Dee Schlotter, PPG’s senior color marketing manager for Olympic paint. “However, in the current day, consumers often feel uneasy, restless, or like their privacy is being invaded, so they crave deep, comforting colors that offer a welcomed escape from the chaos of dai…
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Commercial Real Estate

Commercial real estate is one of three main types of real estate. This type of real estate has to deal with real estate property solely used for business purposes, such as office parks, restaurants, and malls. There are four different types of commercial real estate leases with each requiring different responsibilities of landlord and tenant. A gross lease lets the tenant pay only rent, and the landlord pays for property tax, insurance, and maintenance. A single net lease requires a tenant pay rent and property taxes.  A double-net lease requires a tenant pay rent, property tax, and insurance. Lastly, a triple-net lease pay requires a tenant to pay rent, maintenance, property taxes and insurance. Investors are greatly encouraged to invest in this type of real estate and here are some of the reasons to do so. Commercial real estate property always garners a higher rent per square foot than residential real estate property and therefore commercial real estate property is…
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