Investing in affordable housing offers great demand—usually evidenced by long waiting lists after units are filled—and the chance to help stabilize and improve a school district and cut transiency by providing a neighborhood with better housing for the working poor families.
Not everyone who gets involved in the real-estate sharing economy to reap some good investment dollars wants to buy a house. Seem like an oxymoron? It’s possible, according to this business model: a savvy investor leases a property from a home owner, sublets it, and voila! Cash comes in.
They may be small, but they serve all sorts of purposes—from she-sheds to granny-flats and short-term rental units. Yet, accessory dwelling units, better known by their acronym ADUs, are not clearly understood by all interested in this real estate topic.
One might think the damage caused by hurricanes and possible climate change might be enough to deter home owners, renters and investors from buying property on or near the water. Yet, home owners and investors seem to remain interested.
Planning the lighting for your property is important. The best planned lighting can make rooms look larger or more romantic and make residents feel safer by helping them be aware of a change in level or slippery surface. And it can keep intruders away.
The number of multigenerational members from a single family living together in a home, condo or apartment is growing. It’s a good niche for builders, developers, and investors to consider getting into—before the field becomes too crowded. Having at least three generations live together is hardly new, however, and once was the norm. […]
College dormitory room and board can be expensive. Off-campus housing could be more or less costly, depending on the location and amenities. Savvy parents and other entrepreneurs have heard about this demand and are taking advantage of the opportunities. You can too.
It’s easy to dream about moving to a larger home or smaller one. The scenarios are endless. Yet, sometimes it’s better to stay put and fix up your current dwelling for yourself or for an investment rather than undertake the hassle and expense of selling and changing properties.
Twenty years after Sarah Susanka, a residential architect, launched her not so big house concept, her ideas have expanded exponentially to influence homeowners and investors in what they buy, fix up, rent out, and sell. GREEN’s Barbara Ballinger interviews her to get her insights on what really matters in a house.
Millions have become part of the sharing economy. When it comes to renting out your own home or someone else’s for business or vacation, it’s not quite as easy as it first appeared. Local communities have begun making legislation that impacts these rentals. Awareness of these regulations is essential.