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Things That Go Wrong With Real Estate Sales

Things That Go Wrong With Real Estate Sales

Closing a deal in the real estate market is not easy as it requires constant efforts from the homeowner, the real estate agent, or both. From a matter of days, months, and even a year, some deals are easier to close than others depending on the property type, condition, as well as the marketing efforts in place. With either selling, buying, or renting interests, people enter the real estate business with a...

What is the best strategy for pricing your home?

What is the best strategy for pricing your home?

Are you contemplating selling your home but you are not sure how to price your home before it goes on the market? There are various renovations you can undertake to improve the appearance of your home and ultimately attract higher offers. However, there are numerous pricing strategies that are not labor-intensive. So, what is the best strategy for pricing your home? Use these techniques to get the best...

Features that make a neighbourhood desirable

Features that make a neighbourhood desirable

When you are looking at buying a home, location plays a huge role in your decision. Location, in terms of the suburb, as well as the neighbourhood you are buying into. Unfortunately, there is no such thing as a perfect neighbourhood. A neighbourhood that caters to all the needs of every single person. However, there are certain components that all great neighborhoods have in common. These items make these...

Dealing with bad tenants

Dealing with bad tenants

In addition to our everyday jobs, we are always on the lookout for means and which by which to achieve financial security. As humans, it is engraved in our DNA to seek ways to earn a consistent income. One such way is by leasing property as a source of consistent income. In fact, property leasing is one of the biggest synonyms of financial security. However, like any other investment, property leasing has...

Getting tenants to renew their lease

Getting tenants to renew their lease

December not only marks the end of the year but it is also a period when most rental keas start end. The process of finding new tenants is both costly as well as time consuming. Not only do you have to pay for advertising and marketing, but you also lose out on rental income. In addition you or your property manager have to screen potential tenants and open the property for inspections. Here are a few tips...

Owning or renting

Owning or renting?

Part of the Zambian dream that many people aim for is home ownership. Ask the vast majority of school going children and they will tell you they want to finish school, attain a degree, get a good job and buy a property. But this dream is unfortunately not for everyone. The biggest thing to fully comprehend is that buying a house is a lifestyle choice and a significant investment. Whether Owning or renting...

Completing the sale

Completing the sale

Receiving and accepting an offer on your property is both exciting and a relief. However, there are still a few things to work through prior to completion of the sale. Here's what you need to know about completing the sale and how to get through the final step of the process. Important things to know A sale and purchase agreement is a legally binding document. When signed it signifies a mutual...

Managing your property investment

Managing your property investment

To start with, buying an investment property is merely the first step on your investment journey. Actually managing the property is the next step. As your investment grows into a portfolio of properties the effort and resources required will also grow. Hence you need to be vigilant at all times and carefully plan every detail so as to attain success. As an investment property owner, there are specific...

Fundamental kitchen layouts

Fundamental kitchen layouts

The organisation of a kitchen entails the arrangement of the countertop, appliances and storage areas. In this article, we learn fundamental kitchen layouts and explore which layout works best for you. When designing your new kitchen keep in mind that the traditional work triangle has evolved into a more practical "work zone" concept. The idea behind the kitchen triangle is to enable the cook to...

5 Roofing Alternatives

5 Roofing Alternatives

Not all roofs have to be the same. To start with, there are several traditional roofing options to pick from. However, it might also be worthwhile to consider an alternative roofing material. Many lesser-known options can outlast conventional materials, and some can even lower your electricity bill! Here we have compiled 5 roofing alternatives to consider. Stone-coated metal Firstly we take a look at...

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