Do You Need a Degree to Become a Landlord?

In our lives, we play many roles in the housing market. We rent, we mortgage homes, and we purchase them — but how do we make the ultimate move, from lender to investor? Do we need certifications, or a particular accreditation, to become a landlord ourselves? There has never been a better time to start asking this question. The financial sector has been experiencing an almost year-long economic boom, with the rate of US wages rising to their highest level in a decade and the construction industry Read more […]

5 Home Improvements that Will Increase the Value of Your Home

Your home is one of the biggest investments you will ever make. It is where you will live and perhaps raise a family. You want to take care of it to the best of your ability and make sure it does not lose any market value. Regular upkeep and maintenance will take care of this. Whether you choose to live in your home for many years or decide to move shortly after you buy it, you would like to make money when you sell it. Property values can fluctuate, and this may afford you some profit when selling Read more […]

Home Loans 101: Build a House of Your Dreams

The financial landscape hasn’t changed that much over the past few years, leaving home loans as the most frequently chosen option for people who want to move into the house of their dreams. In fact, getting the keys to your perfect abode is a long process. The first of many steps on this journey of yours is getting as much information as possible on all kinds of loans, ranging from land to VA construction loans. This is why we have decided to offer some help by putting together a list of home Read more […]

Determining the Best LED Downlight Before Buying One

LED downlights are now becoming a popular choice because they are safer, more efficient and they last longer. They come in different sizes and colours. If you are using them at home or for industrial purposes, here are some points to take into consideration to ensure you will have the best option. LED colour temperature should be 2700k If you are buying one for your house, the usual warm and ambient feeling must be felt just like when halogen or incandescent lights are used. This effect can be Read more […]

Kansas City Prefab Home: A Green Gem in the Heartland

As a native of Kansas City you can imagine how thrilled I was to learn about the new green prefab achievement in my home town.  I learned about it from one of my favorite publications, Natural Home.  They did a wonderful feature on the house, which you can read in its entirety here. The 1,200 square feet house is a two-bedroom, one-bath home (remember in the eco-sphere small is good!) and is perched on stilts atop a hill. It has a wonderful view of downtown.  It was designed by architecture Read more […]