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How To Be A Better Landlord

Posted by CT Homes // November 8, 2019

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Investing in rental properties can be one of the most difficult things you do in real estate. It can also be one of the most profitable if executed properly. Being a landlord is not exactly rocket science. You find a property, make subtle improvements, get good tenants and collect rent checks. Your rent checks should […]


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How To Attract Tenants To Your Rental Property

Posted by CT Homes // October 25, 2019

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Having a quality rental property is not enough to attract tenants. In hot markets good rentals may be a dime a dozen. You need to come up with ways to have your property stand out from the crowd. Instead of massive upgrades throughout the property you are better off making subtle, but impactful, changes. Updating […]


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The Biggest Challenges Of Self-Managing A Rental Property

Posted by CT Homes // October 11, 2019

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There is no greater long term investment in real estate than a quality rental property. The right rental will not only provide short term cash flow in the way of surplus rents received, but can give you the potential for appreciation years down the road. All the while you can take advantage of many tax […]


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The Impact Of A Foreclosure On Your Credit Report

Posted by CT Homes // September 27, 2019

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There are few things more impactful to your financial health than a foreclosure. Aside from a bankruptcy, a property foreclosure is one of the worst things that can negatively affect your credit. Not only does it hurt your credit in the short term, but it has a lasting impact that could take years to recover. […]


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The Short Sale Process – 5 Major Points Distressed Sellers Should Know

Posted by CT Homes // September 13, 2019

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A lot has changed in the world of real estate over the last decade.As difficult as it may be to believe, the mortgage collapse was over ten years ago. One of the defining terms shortly after the collapse was “short sale”. There is a good chance that even if you were in real estate you […]


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7 Red Flags Cash Buyers Include in Their Offers

Posted by CT Homes // September 12, 2019

At face value, working with cash buyers should be easy and simple. Unfortunately this is not always the case. Over the years, we’ve seen competing cash buyers include certain terms in their offers that should be seen as Red Flags. Whether you’re thinking of selling your own property to a cash buyer or you’re listing […]


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The Biggest Challenges Of Selling An Inherited Property

Posted by CT Homes // August 30, 2019

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In the world of real estate, you never know what is on the horizon. There are plenty of times when situation is thrown on your lap completely out of the blue with unfamiliar circumstances. Such can the case with inherited properties. Dealing with an inherited property  or a property in probate can be one of […]


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How To Negotiate The Best Possible Deal

Posted by CT Homes // August 23, 2019

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In real estate it is not enough to simply get the property you desire. If you overpay or the closing is later than you desire, you won’t be able to maximize the bottom line.  It is essential to win every negotiation you are part of. Sometimes, winning means taking the sellers price and closing in […]


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Are Vacation Houses A Smart Investment?

Posted by CT Homes // August 16, 2019

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There is nothing quite like spending time with friends and family at a vacation rental property. In fact, there is a chance that some of you are reading this right now sipping coffee overlooking your favorite morning spot. As much as you may relish your time spent there it doesn’t necessarily mean you should make […]


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Are You Working With An Investor Friendly Real Estate Agent?

Posted by CT Homes // August 9, 2019

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It has often been said that the best real estate investors are surrounded by the best team. There are a handful of critical team members that directly impact your success, arguably none more important than your real estate agent. Think of all the roles that your real estate agent plays. Not only do they help […]


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