2015

  • Learn How To Choose The Right Leasing Location For Your First Business

    Opening a new business can be very exciting, but choosing the right property to lease is important. If you plan to open a new business in the near future, you need to take the time to consider certain factors to ensure that you find the right business to support your needs. Use the guide that follows to learn how to choose the right commercial property to lease for your business. [Read More]

  • Moving Floor Vents During Renovations

    An unforeseen issue that may turn up when doing large-scale renovations in an older home is the placement of air return and heater vents. In many older homes, vents may be covered with very large grates that come out from the wall several inches, or they may be flat on the floor but take up several square feet of space, rendering large portions of the room unusable for furniture placement. If your vents are presenting a problem during renovations, in many cases the best choice is to create new vents and hook them into your existing system. [Read More]

  • Understanding A Reverse Mortgage: Is It Right For You?

    Not everyone is set financially for retirement, so money can be tight. Reverse mortgages are an option for seniors who need financial help. To apply for this type of mortgage, you must be at least 55 years old or older. These loans tap into your home's equity to give you money, and the money is not paid back until you move or die. While this sounds good, is it right for you? [Read More]

  • The Dos And Don'ts Of Buying Your First Home

    Is it time for you to make your first real estate purchase? Too many times, people fail to recognize the deep responsibility of purchasing a home. It is certainly no walk in the park. Consider these dos and don'ts as you go through the process of buying your first home. Don't buy a home if you plan to sell soon. Buying a home is most beneficial to those who intend to stay put for at least a few years at a time. [Read More]

  • Understanding Your Rights When Interacting With A Security Guard

    Very few people understand the legal powers and responsibilities held by a security guard. Since a guard isn't technically a sworn police officer, some people assume that guards have no right to detain people or make arrests. However, this isn't always the case. By understanding the legal powers held by a security guard and knowing your rights when interacting with a guard, you can avoid legal troubles down the road. [Read More]

  • 3 Common Safety Mistakes All Realtors Need To Avoid

    When most people think of dangerous jobs, they tend to think of that of a police officer or fire fighter--not a real estate agent, right? However, if you work as a real estate agent, you probably know that this particular line of work comes with its inherent risks and dangers. This is especially true when it comes to showing homes, as this often involves meeting up with strangers and taking them through vacant properties alone. [Read More]

  • Dos And Don'ts Of Buying A Foreclosed Home

    If you're looking to buy a home and want to get the most bang for your buck, you may want to consider looking at foreclosures as an option. After all, foreclosed (bank-owned) homes can cost just a fraction of a traditional home. Still, you should be aware that the process of purchasing a foreclosure can be a bit more complex and time consuming, which is why having an experienced real estate agency, like Mac's Realty Ltd, on your side is a must. [Read More]

  • 3 Tips For Cleaning Your Outdoor Windows

    Outdoor windows can get very dirty. Over time they can become damaged with all the exposure to hard water and elements. Luckily, there are a couple things that you can do to make sure that you keep your windows in the best condition possible, and as clean as possible. Here are 3 tips for keeping your windows looking nice. 1. Use Vinegar One of the best ways to remove hard water stains is to use vinegar. [Read More]

  • Cleaning Services You Should Offer As Part Of Your Retail Property Lease

    When you own a commercial retail property, chances are that the property sees hundreds of shoppers every day, if not more. In high-traffic commercial areas, that can easily become thousands of shoppers. With so many people passing through your retail development, it's important to keep things clean. Retail properties with multiple tenants can be difficult to keep clean, because tenants can be unpredictable in their cleaning efforts. The best way to combat this is to provide cleaning services as part of your commercial lease. [Read More]

  • Self Storage: 3 Tips For Avoiding Damage

    Are you planning to use a self storage unit to house your excess belongings? If so, you should know that a failure to properly prepare these items for an extended storage period could result in serious damage, such as the growth of mold and mildew or the development of rust. Thankfully, this type of damage can be easy to avoid when using the three tips outlined below. Tip #1: Avoid The Use Of Cardboard Boxes [Read More]