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What You Should Be Doing to Maintain Your Rental Property — and What Could Happen If You Don’t

One of the most expensive and time-consuming responsibilities of a landlord is maintaining the rental property. As a landlord, it’s your job to ensure that the property is habitable (free from infestation and has satisfactory heating, water, electricity, and is structurally sound). If something breaks to no fault of the tenant, it’s typically your responsibility […]

What to Do When a Contractor Does Poor Work

Homeowners always start out home renovation projects or new home builds excited about what could be. They envision a home that’s the envy of the whole block. The work they’re requesting might scale from minor updates (new kitchen backsplash and hardwood floors) to major overalls (converting a patio or garage into an additional bedroom) or […]

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Are Well Water Homes Harder to Sell?

Roughly 13 million households rely on private wells for drinking water in the U.S., according to the American Housing Survey 2017. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) does not regulate private wells or provide recommendations or criteria to maintain them. As a result, private well owners are responsible for the safety of their drinking […]

What Causes a House to Become ‘Condemned’?

You may hear the words “condemned house” and think of a property that closely resembles a haunted house. Dark, lightless windows. Missing roof shingles. Worn-down wooden posts boxed around the front porch. In reality, a house can be condemned for many reasons, one of which is disrepair.