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Rental property can be a great investment, but can also be a disaster if your knowledge of the process is inadequate. Follow these tips in order to turn a good profit.
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Melanie Haselmayr highlights 10 digital tools that can make the life of real estate agents and brokers that much easier.
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In the first quarter of 2014, outbound Chinese real estate investments rocketed 25 percent to $2.1 billion.
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Wouldn't it be nice if commercial leases were exactly like renting a house? Unfortunately, there are different issues you must be prepared for when leasing a space for your business.
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Western Canada native and entrepreneur Richard Crenian discusses why natural resources and other factors are increasing demand in the region.
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residential houses
Real estate expert Justin Singletary discusses millennial trends, why it's a seller's market, and everything that will make 2014 a great year in real estate.
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Jonathan Farrington
Did you know that one unhappy customer tells 10 to 15 others about their experience? If it’s really bad they’ll tell the whole world.
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Filed In: Personal Finance and Finance
Given the fallout from the housing crisis, getting approved for a mortgage can be a tricky business. These 10 steps will help you prepare for the process.
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This past year was a tumultuous one for small businesses. Check out the top 13 events of the year, and why they mattered to small businesses.
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By David Worrell |  Filed In: Financing & Credit and Finance
The decision to refinance a commercial property loan is similar to refinancing your home. There are significant costs involved, so proceed carefully.
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By Tim Devaney and Tom Stein |  Filed In: Legal and Finance
The high vacancy rate for commercial space means this is a good time to open discussions with your landlord and ask for a rent decrease.
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By Tim Devaney and Tom Stein |  Filed In: Legal and Finance
The high vacancy rate for commercial space means this is a good time to open discussions with your landlord and ask for a rent decrease.
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AllBusiness News Staff
Older Americans are now 47 times wealthier than their younger counterparts, a new study reveals.
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By Don Sadler |  Filed In: Financing & Credit and Finance
While the commercial-financing landscape has changed drastically, getting a business loan isn't hopeless -- if you approach the process in the right way.
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By Don Sadler |  Filed In: Financing & Credit and Finance
While the commercial-financing landscape has changed drastically, getting a business loan isn't hopeless -- if you approach the process in the right way.
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AllBusiness News Staff
Are housing prices on the road to recovery or simply enjoying a dead-cat bounce? At least for now, it's still an open question.
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AB Guest Blogger
High tech and high touch can be a tricky combination for some small businesses. That's why live chat applications can be valuable customer-service tools.
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Filed In: Personal Finance and Finance
You don't have to be saddled to your mortgage for a full 30 years. Break free by using these tips to pay off your home ahead of schedule.
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Filed In: Legal and Finance
Leases and rental agreements sound like the same thing, but they aren't. Here are the key differences every small business should understand.
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Filed In: Legal and Finance
Leases and rental agreements sound like the same thing, but they aren't. Here are the key differences every small business should understand.
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