Coronavirus is changing home appraisals — and some borrowers don’t need them at all

by: Jeff Ostrowski The appraisal, that staple of the mortgage process, is changing fast during the coronavirus pandemic. In rare instances, appraisers are donning haz-mat suits to walk through pricey properties. In some cases, homeowners are connecting by Zoom or FaceTime to give tours to appraisers who no longer are walking through homes. And for an increasing

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Tips on health-boosting home modifications

Important Pros and Cons to Consider Before Buying a Rental Property Thinking of buying a rental property? You’re not alone! The idea of owning a rental property (and treating it like a business, including filing paperwork and research Arizona LLC regulations) is exciting and enticing to many people. However, being a landlord isn’t the comfortable, passive

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7 Tips For Investing In Your First Vacation Rental

As tourism worldwide increases and people look for more personal experiences, vacation rentals continue to boom. A city like Phoenix is especially attractive for a vacation rental, Turnkey notes, with its eclectic neighborhoods, gorgeous waterfront views and an array of attractions ranging from hiking Camelback Mountain to exploring the local art scene. If you’re eyeing

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Try These 8 Ideas to Feel at Home in a New Neighborhood

Moving to an unfamiliar town can be intimidating, even if you love your new home. From making social connections to navigating rush hour, you have a lot to learn, no matter how many times you may have visited previously. Whether you’ve just moved or are planning ahead, here are seven ways you can feel at

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10 Cheap DIY Fall Decorating Ideas

You Will Fall for These Cheap DIY Fall Decorating Ideas! There’s something about the crisp air, crunchy leaves, and warm fall colors that make a home cozy and welcoming. Here are 10 cheap DIY fall decorating ideas that will help you create a stylish, relaxing home. Just click on the name of the project to

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Manufactured Home Site-Prep: Soil, Drainage, and Grading

The manufactured home installation process is complex – more so than most people realize. It’s so complex that manufactured home site-prep and land development must be done by professionals that have been trained, licensed, and bonded in most states. A properly prepared lot is critical for a long-lasting healthy manufactured home. Manufactured Home Sites are

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10 Great Home Exterior Design Ideas for Double Wides

When it comes to home remodeling most of us don’t have a professional designer helping us through every step. We have to decide on the right materials and colors ourselves. An exterior home makeover or remodel is the most intimidating for me. I can tell you exactly what I want to be changed inside my

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Modular Construction: The Pros and Cons

Housing affordability is a growing problem across the nation. New supply of housing has been limited due to rising costs for land, labor, and materials. These rising costs make it harder for real estate developers to build financially feasible projects. So how can developers lower costs? One potential solution is an evolving construction process called

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Our Best Tips to Remodel a Mobile Home on a Budget

Have you seen the price of a gallon of paint lately? One gallon of premium interior paint can run you $50! A good paintbrush will cost an easy $15. It’s not cheap to remodel a mobile home. The trick to remodeling a mobile home on a budget is balance. You need to know where to

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Keeping Your Home Tidy For Virtual Showings

For people who are ready to sell their home, there are ways to do it safely and efficiently, despite the pandemic. Thanks to technology, you can begin to show your home without having multiple strangers enter your home, keeping your family healthy in the meantime. As you prepare for online showings, use the following tips

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