Turn Your Property Into a Dreamy Airbnb Destination

Just as Uber has revolutionized the transportation market, sites like HomeAway and Airbnb have dramatically changed the way travelers search for accommodations. Vacationers are no longer forced to rely on hotels when they need a place to stay while on …

Condo, Strata, HOA & Co-op – What’s the Difference?

For a lot of urban dwellers, buying a property in a common interest development (CID) is an affordable option. Not only are the prices typically a lot cheaper than your average freehold home, the location and amenities of such properties …

Understanding the Piggyback Loan, and How it Can Save You Money

Piggyback loans are appropriately named – they’re basically second mortgages secured at the same time as the first mortgage on a home purchase. Essentially, the second mortgage “piggybacks” the first.

This combo was commonly used years ago, but lost its …

Should You Take Your Home Off the Market if it Isn’t Selling?

In a strong seller’s market, homes that are priced right and show nicely typically sell within the first four weeks of being on the market. If this time frame comes and goes with no successful offer, sellers will most likely …

Ways to Customize Your Rental Unit Without Taking Out the Paint Brush

Just because you don’t own the place you’re currently living in doesn’t mean you have to put up with boring neutral forever. While rentals can pose a number of challenges – from the ugly floors to the outdated light fixtures …

These Halloween Window Decorations Will Make Your House the Spookiest House on the Block

Halloween brings out the kid in most homeowners, from costume parties to trick-or-treating with their own children. Fully participating in the festivities can be expensive, however, and it seems no matter what decorations a homeowner chooses, everyone else in the …

More Than Magazines: 6 Great Ideas for Decorating Your Coffee Table

Twenty years ago, decorating a coffee table was as simple as tossing a few magazines and some coasters on top. But magazines have been replaced by online publications and news sites, read on tablets, smartphones, and e-readers. For a while, …

Is Fall a Good Season to Sell? Yes, and Here’s Why

Rumors are always swirling about when it comes to the best time of year to sell a property. While plenty of people have traditionally believed that the spring and early summer are the bests weeks of the year to sell, …