Posts Written ByStan Cander

    It is hard to beat outdoor living, and there is no question that a functional outdoor space will add value to your home. You may decide that the time is right for you to do a large renovation, but if you are not willing to commit the time or money to a major project, there are still some things you can do to expand your functional living space out of doors. Creating an outdoor “room”: You don’t need walls to create a space that feels private and is protected from rain, wind or the prying eyes of neighbors.…

If you’re establishing a new home – or maybe even trying to sell your old one – then choosing a consistent interior design theme is a logical starting point. And in the same way that major corporations decide on appropriate branding for their products and don’t veer from that brand – doing the same with your home will pay dividends. “Green” (CC BY 2.0) by jinkazamah But this is easier said than done. Adopting a strong theme simultaneously means getting rid of some things in your home which you like and which have value, but which simply don’t fit with your chosen theme.…

Checking out the house and land packages in Brisbane is one of the best things to do when you are looking for a new home. Think about it: it is a good community, and almost everything that you need to is accessible from where you live. But what if the perfect looking house comes with a small room? It would be a shame to forego the house just because some of the rooms are not big enough. The good news is that you do not need a huge construction done to make those rooms bigger. That is a little disruptive,…

The commercial real estate market can be a minefield, sporadic market movements can make it difficult for the would-be investor to make a smart decision around what type of commercial real estate to buy and where. Following the 2008 economic crisis prices crashed dramatically in this sector and have only shown strong signs of improvements in the last few years. There were many smart investors who used the crash in price to capitalize and as you can imagine this has lead to a knock on effect that has affected the stability of the market. Finding the best commercial real estate…

So you’re thinking of putting your home on the market. The best time of year is in the late spring so families can move once their children are out of school or in the fall before winter weather hits. Competition during those peak markets means you need to have your home looking its finest. If you’ve planned far enough in advance, you should have time to make some upgrades to get the best value for your home and beat out the competition. But not all upgrades are equal. An updated kitchen will go further than an in ground swimming pool…

Vacation rentals are nothing new when it comes to accommodation options for your vacations, the emergence however of peer-to-peer rentals using sites such as AirBnb have changed the face of how we look for accommodation. With far more vacation rental companies opening up as well, leaders in the sector like Brian Ferdinand are doing great business in the vacation rental market. Hotels are still trading well but private rentals are giving them stiff competition as they offer some things that hotels simply can’t, here are some reasons why we think vacation rentals are better than hotels.  Group Bookings  If you…

Looking for an advisor on Philadelphia’s real estate? Well, you are in luck because now you can actually direct your questions to real estate development veteran Blake Rubin on Quora. A Philly native, Blake Rubin has sold many properties all over the United States, and thus gained a deep understanding on what works and what does not when it comes to real estate development. Blake Rubin achieved this by traveling all over the United States to understand each city’s culture. Luckily, being a people-person, Blake Rubin enjoys traveling, experiencing different cultures and making new friends. He would utilize this to…

Many young people may be unaware of the benefits that investing in property can have in the future. Buying house and land packages in Perth WA can enable many young people to get a foot on the property ladder. These packages offer reasonably-priced properties which can prove to be a shrewd investment further down the line. This is a guide to why investing in property is a good idea. A Potential Home For Life It is always important to plan ahead for the future. Whilst many young people may not think about a ‘home for life’, buying house and land…

Is it truly the time that you sold your current home and moved on in your life? If so, selling that home may not prove as easy as you may have first thought. Whether it is the local real estate market, the home needing notable repairs, or a combination of both, you may find yourself with a residence sitting and sitting for the foreseeable future. In the process, you are growing frustrated and impatient. In such cases, having a Plan B in your mind is truly a great idea. So, is it time to sell that house? Move That Home…

Serving one’s country is as high a duty as one can ever choose. That the being the case, many whom have served over the years can find it difficult at times when it comes to securing a home loan. Whether they are looking for a fresh start nearby or afar, securing the proper finances to buy that new home may prove challenging. In the event you are in need of a VA loan, will you meet the necessary criteria in order to obtain the financial assistance to make the move you desire? March Off with the Right Financial Help If…