Online Resources to Help You Find a House to Rent

Many people are missing out on the opportunity to find their dream house to rent because they don’t make use of the vast number of resources available online. The simple fact is that most properties are now advertised online and it’s much easier and cheaper to find the ideal home to rent this way. Gone are the days when you would have to visit every estate agent office to find a house or buy the newspaper or property magazine in your search. [Read more…]

Why You Should Own Your Home and Not Rent

There are times when renting a house is better than owning one, but that is only in a few cases. The reality is that owning a house has advantages over renting in the immediate and long run and it comes with a lot of financial and esteem benefits.

Recent research reveals that there are benefits to both the community and individuals when more people own their homes. These benefits include people being move invested in the community they leave in because they are more likely to live there for many years and decades.

It also leads to increased education for children, lower teenage pregnancy rates, and a higher annual income for families. Other reasons why you should own your own home are:

  1. Housing Costs

Owning your home usually means more stable costs because rental costs can be unpredictable and will rise from year to year. Rental costs never go down but mortgage repayments remain unchanged for the entirety of the loan. This is especially important during high inflation periods when renters lose money and landlords make money.

  1. Tax Savings

Being a homeowner will entitle you to tax savings because you can deduct interest and property taxes from your income tax. This can be a lot of money because the first few years of your mortgage is mostly interest and taxes.

  1. Equity

Instead of money going into someone else’s pocket with rental payments, you will be building your own equity by owning your home. This is one of the biggest assets you will have and each year that you own your home and pay more toward the principal, you will get it back when you sell your house.

  1. It’s Yours

This is the big benefit of owning your home and it gives you the benefit of decorating it as you like and landscaping it in any way you wish. You can have pets too and no one will pop in to inspect the property to ensure you are keeping to the rules. Best of all you won’t have to worry about losing your home because the landlord wants it back for whatever reason.

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5 Reasons Why Your House Is Not Renting and what you can do about it

If your house has been on the market for some time and it is not renting, then there are one or more reasons why this may be so. It’s especially frustrating when you’ve done many viewings, and no one seems to have an interest in renting your house. If that’s the case, then it’s likely to do with the property itself and appearance and it’s something that you can find out with just a little investigation. [Read more…]

What to check for before renting a house

Moving house is a difficult process even in the best of times. There are just so many things to check off and tons of houses in the market to rent – and this is made more difficult by the lack of information that landlords provide and your inexperience in identifying a trap. Fortunately, there is always help and by following a proven procedure and asking the right questions, you can make finding your dream house to rent a reality. [Read more…]

Not ready to sell? Rent it out instead

Times are hard for many sellers! However, for those who are not looking to sell their house, there’s an alternative available that will help that to make money from their properties – and it’s called renting. [Read more…]

Questions to ask before selling your house and renting it back

If you are reading this and contemplating selling your house and renting it back, then it’s likely you are experiencing financial problems or even repossession. Many homeowners consider this for a host of reasons including mortgage arrears, divorce or separation, repossession and other personal reasons. It’s a difficult decision to make and one that many people put off until things get really bad. [Read more…]

Turn your rental house into a home

Most tenants never imagine themselves staying in the same property forever or for a very long and the reality is that they don’t. However, that doesn’t mean they have to put up with the same boring carpets, tiles, wallpapers, windows, furniture, backyard and so on. There are a few things you can do turn your rental house into a real home. [Read more…]

Engage a professional if you want to rent out your house

If you plan to rent out your house, no matter the duration, it is certainly a profitable choice. This is the reason many landlords and property owners choose to put their properties on the rental market; and although this can be very profitable, it is not always easy to do. [Read more…]

5 Reasons Why Your House Is Not Renting

So you’ve cleaned your house, scrubbed the floors, thrown out the old furniture and replaced it with a modern and irresistible look, and yet you’ve still not been able to rent it out for the past 6 months. You may be asking yourself at this stage what is wrong and is there something I’m not doing right. Could it be that your house is just not as good as enough as other houses in the market or is there no real demand at this time despite all the viewings you’ve had. [Read more…]

Searching for a house to rent as a student

If you are a student looking for accommodation, a number of things are likely to be important to you including the monthly rental charge, proximity to your university, type of accommodation and so on. Some students are fortunate enough to still live at home with parents and if that’s you, then that’s great, however if you’re striking out on your own, then choosing a good house is important. [Read more…]

Promoting your house for rent

If you are planning to move in the near future and not sell your house any time soon, then finding someone to rent your house early is a good idea. Your tenant will pay the rent and you will be able to pay your mortgage and all the while building up your equity. However, before you make that move, there are several things to do to ensure that it goes smoothly. [Read more…]

Selling your house and renting it back

If you’ve come to the decision that you need to sell your house, but want to still live in it as a tenant, then you are a similar situation to many people in the UK. It’s one of the toughest decisions that one can make. It’s also not one that most people would consider because of the thought that your home won’t belong to you even if you still live in it. In fact, there is a strong possibility that you may have to move some time in the future. [Read more…]

Tips for getting a good furnished house to rent

Finding a good furnished house to rent is not a walk-in-the-park nowadays. There’s a host of things to consider before you can comfortably settle in your new home. This is true for most areas across the UK and it’s getting harder as the rental market grows due to migration and population growth. [Read more…]

How to keep your tenants from moving on

Many landlords know just how difficult it is to find good and reliable tenants that they can count on to pay the rent on time, clean and secure the property and be a pleasant neighbour to others. So once a good tenant has been found it is important to hold on to them for as long as possible. [Read more…]

How to find a house to rent

Finding a good house to rent is not difficult if you know where to look and if you work with a reputable estate agent to guide you through your search and the processing of your application. Whether you’ve landed a new job in a different town, or you need to find a cheaper house because of high living expenses; or maybe you have recently divorced and need to find a more affordable place in a good area, you can find the perfect home by following a few important steps.

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Finding the best tenants for your properties

Owning and managing a range of properties can be very profitable. The rental market is big and growing and with the recent growth of the EU and a boom in immigration, the number of people looking to rent is set to rise.
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