With the demand for real estate continuously increasing, many people are thinking about starting a rental business. However, you should know that an apartment rental business is more than just owning a space and have someone pay to use it. It is essentially a business,...

Get those rainy day funds in order — you're going to need them. You’re excited because you just found the perfect home. The neighborhood is great, the house is charming and the price is right. But the asking price is just the beginning. Be prepared for additional...

The end of financial year is for the finance industry what summer is to your social calendar – mayhem. Our advice? Do your homework early and get moving on managing your debt now, rather than later. If you’ve racked up the debt post-silly season it could...

Just like ice cream, when it’s warm out, that perfect house could slip away from you if you don’t act fast. Buying during peak season has its challenges. Whether it’s the warmer weather, the pending summer break from school, or simply a seasonal mental shift, spring is...

Looking to woo and win potential buyers? The little things make all the difference. Planning to sell your house this year? Don’t be overwhelmed by all the details involved in preparing it to go on the market. Set aside a couple of weekends to do the...

It may be because of the weather, or the location you're currently living in – with hot temps comes a steady reliance on air conditioning. Not only is this expensive, but it’s also an unnatural way to regulate your home’s temperature. So, this summer, do things...

Whether you’re moving across town or across the country, here's how to make your new community feel like home. Moving to a new neighborhood is tough, and it gets harder when the move includes relocating to a new city or neighborhood. Finding your sense of place...

Launching your home sale as an off-market listing may be a viable option to keep it on the down low. What are off-market listings? The real estate market is hot, with homes in competitive markets like Nashville, TN, and Portland, OR, often snapped off the market in...

Phase one of any major construction project? Get the neighbors on your side. Here’s how. If you’re considering buying a fixer, or a gorgeous one-story home that would be even better with two stories, have fun with the dreaming and designing, but don’t forget the bigger...

Itching for a new look? Paint can transform so much more than just your walls. Paint is easily one of the biggest home design tools at your disposal. It has the ability to take a room from dark and dingy to light and bright — and...

HONG KONG — There’s no one secret to succeeding in real estate. But here are nine tactics that could put you on the right path. 1 Partner with other agents Perhaps a buyer or seller isn’t your cup of tea. Or maybe their price point isn’t in...

Following simple guidelines can help you decide when to splurge and when to save when decorating your apartment. Decorating a new apartment can quickly go from exciting to overwhelming, especially if you’re on a tight budget. As a renter moving into a new apartment, you want...

Want to reduce your impact on the planet while doing your household chores? We reveal nine of the best ways. You’re probably already in the throes of ‘winterising’ your home – also known as creating a cosy nest for you to relax in until spring. Autumn’s a...

If you're wondering how to sell your house fast, you probably don't have a whole lot of time for chitchat. You have zero time to spend researching the current housing market and pondering how it'll affect your home sale. You just want the guidance—plain and...

Planning on buying in the off-season? Arm yourself with strategies from the pros. Rainy open houses and icy walkways make shopping for a home in winter less of a thrill than in the busy spring and summer months. But there are some distinct advantages (as well...