Category Archives: Real Estate

I Prefer to Focus on Leasing Properties As a Whole

Written by Mark Hoppus

My parents were real estate agents for decades. Mom and dad were also brokers who owned their own business. They made a lot of money at it, but that’s because of how intelligent and dedicated they were. When they passed away, the business was passed down to my brother and I. I have never been good at selling homes, but I have always done really well with rental housing and I excel at that. I love the simplicity of the job and how much money it brings in, rather than all the details that come with actually selling homes. I’ll let my brother continue to do well at that and stick with what I love best.

Dad was the one who liked to sell homes more than my mom did. Mom did well, but she was just like me in that she liked to focus more on renting places out to people. When you sell a home, that’s a lot of things to do before you actually make the sale. You have to make sure that your customers can even afford to buy a home, and that can take some time. (more…)

Wanting to Winter in Florida and Yet Keep Our Home Up North

Written by Mark Hoppus

We desperately wanted a winter home. That kind of luxury is a privilege for some, but it was becoming a necessity for us due to the cold winters we have. Our family and ties were up north, but the winters were really working on us. We could not afford to buy and maintain a separate house to live in down in Florida, so we looked for apartments for rent in South Tampa instead. We wanted to find a nice place that we could work into our budget if we cut some corners. There are places you can rent temporarily for this kind of thing, but we wanted to keep a place year round.

The places you can rent for a few months at a time are kind of high in rent. We would rather take the money to keep a place year round. Also, we wanted our own stuff in the apartment. We wanted our own bed that no one else would be sleeping in. (more…)

Selling Some Property? Get Some Helpful Advice

Written by oraisoopoopo


When selling real estate, you generally reap what you sow, what you get will be a result of how much you actually put into the process. The best sellers know the market well and make informed decisions. In this article, you can learn a lot to know so that you know what you’re doing when it comes to selling real estate.

when putting your home on the market, upgrade to some new, energy-efficient appliances to help attract buyers. Additions such as LED bulbs, outdoor solar lights, energy monitors, and Energy Star certified appliances can all appeal to buyers who would otherwise have to purchase such items themselves.

If you are preparing to sell your home, rid your living space of as much clutter as possible. The people who visit need to see themselves in your home, but your personal touches could give them a vision they just can’t fit into.


When To Lower The Price Of Your Real Estate

Written by oraisoopoopo


Selling real estate can be an overwhelmingly complicated process. It’s difficult for a beginner to navigate the choppy waters of inspections, pricing and contracts. The advice laid out in this article, though, can provide help so you can make those decisions with confidence and cut down on any confusion you may have about what is occurring.

Lots of people are frustrating by the amount of small tasks that must be done, including maintaining the lawn, doing paint work, and having to do small repairs. Unfortunately, failure to follow through with these updates may ultimately snowball into a major problem that must be addressed before listing a home on the market.

The most obvious barrier to a home’s sale is the difference between the asking price and what potential buyers hope to pay for a home. Make sure you agree to a price that you and the buyer will be satisfied with.


Perfectly Content with My New Home

Written by Mark Hoppus

When I had to find a new apartment because of my roommate getting married, I decided to look at 1 bedroom apartments in Murfreesboro TN. I knew that I would save money if I looked for a two bedroom and got a new roommate, but I was ready to live on my own. I needed a roommate when I first got an apartment because I didn’t have a lot of money, but that was no longer a problem because of the great job I have. I decided that living on my own would definitely be a lot better for me this time around.

I was not looking for anything fancy or in the middle of the city. (more…)