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The coronavirus (COVID-19) presents unprecedented challenges for landlords — the virus didn’t get the message that vacant rentals still needed to be filled. Between shelter-in-place orders and social distancing efforts, it might seem daunting — and even risky — to try to show your rental property to prospective new tenants. In many areas around the country, residential rental properties are still being listed and rented. Many “stay-at-home” orders exempt necessary real estate activities, as people still need a place to live — you might even land an ideal tenant during these less-than-ideal times.

Before you decide to show a rental property, check your local and country restrictions on business services and activities. With a few precautions, landlords can protect themselves, keep their businesses going, and help people find housing. There are both high-tech and low-tech ways to safely approach a residential rental transaction to minimize the potential of transmitting COVID-19. …


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Real estate lease agreements consist of numerous elements that set out the rights and obligations of the lessor/landlord and the lessee/tenant. In the absence of restrictions on use, the tenant can normally utilize the property for any lawful purpose.

1. Possession of the Property

This element of a real estate lease addresses the rights of possession of the tenant. The landlord promises the tenant the possession of the property for their enjoyment and promises that the ​landlord will not interfere with that possession.​​

This does not mean that the landlord cannot enter the property, as it is usually part of the lease agreement that the landlord has the right to enter the property for repairs or other activities outlined in the lease. …


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Do you know about fractional investments? Are you investing at all? If you haven’t already heard, millennials aren’t investing at the rate they probably should. Armed with reasons that range from not having enough money in the bank to a general distrust of the stock market, it was found out that 43% of millennials haven’t invested a dime. This news isn’t good for the other 57% — 54% of them that have invested. Some quick math will tell you that, even with compounded interest, it won’t be anywhere near enough for that ideal retirement.

So why aren’t millennials investing? 45% responded that they don’t have enough money, while 34% can be attributed to a lack of education around investing — either they don’t know how or aren’t aware of the different options available. The other 21% either don’t want to invest or don’t have time. …


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Launching a real estate business is an exciting step in any realtor’s career. However rewarding running your own business may be, though, it’s not without its difficulties. Starting your new business on the right foot will offer you a solid foundation to build upon and put you ahead of the game.

In this article, we’ll provide vital tips on how to expertly launch your real estate business and set yourself up for success.

1. Layout your personal goals

Your new venture offers the perfect opportunity to reevaluate what you want from your career. Perhaps you’re starting this new company so that you can set your hours or take time off at your discretion. Maybe you’re aiming to retire by 60 or pay for a family vacation each year. …


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There are very few proven, reliable investments that you can feel assured will continue to appreciate and cash flow for decades to come. Real estate is one of them.

Real estate is a finite commodity with both intrinsic and emotional value. It’s something that people need for shelter, business, entertainment, and recreation. And regardless of what the markets do in the short-term, it’s always going to be a wise long-term buy.

But the real estate investing game as we know it is on the brink of undergoing some significant and sizeable changes. …


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As you start working on the creation of your new business, you need to consider leasing a property. Whether you’ll open a store or need office space, you’re going to want to have the assistance of a real estate broker so you can find the right real estate for your business. When choosing a commercial real estate broker, there are a few things you’ll want to do.

Consider Your Own Needs

When you talk to a commercial real estate broker for the first time, they’re going to need to know what you’re looking for. So, what do you need? What type of property are you looking for? How large should it be and where should it ideally be located? Consider your own needs and write down any details to give to the real estate broker. …


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Life is changing incredibly fast during the coronavirus pandemic and many industries are following suit, including real estate. While some sellers are deciding to pull their homes off the market and try to sell at a different time, that may not be an option for everyone.

With that in mind, if you are trying to sell your home in this market, there are some things that you can do to help keep everyone involved as safe and healthy as possible. Read on below to learn more.

Cancel any open houses

Unfortunately, even though open houses are typically an efficient tool to show your home to many people at once, they are just not advisable right now, given the current restrictions around large gatherings. …


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One of the key industries that blockchain technology is looking to penetrate outside of the crypto markets is the real estate industry. Not only is real estate incredibly lucrative for crypto investors but it also faces unique problems that blockchain technology can solve. So promising is the use of decentralized apps in real estate that this could be the catalyst in a revolution. They could fully automate the entire real estate industry.

We look at some of the exciting ways that blockchain technology is changing the landscape of property trading and management.

Basic blockchain benefits — encryption and security

Before we get to the more complex aspects of decentralized apps being used within the real estate industry, some basic benefits will play a crucial role in some of the more sophisticated functions later in the article. Encryption and security functions are natural to most blockchains. All data and records can be kept, locked away and free from manipulation with relative ease. …


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Technology has been a major catalyst behind the development of all industries, as more and more companies have turned to technologically-driven solutions for their business. The total technology spending worldwide is forecast to reach $3.3 billion in markets that include telecom services, tech outsourcing, tech consulting, hardware maintenance, software, communication services, and others. Yet not all industries have taken full advantage of the benefits that technology brought to the corporate environment, and some are still learning their way around what it means to update their services for fitting technological demands.

One of those industries is commercial real estate, where things only recently started to change following new technological developments. When we think of commercial real estate, our mind usually goes to things such as online listings, therefore we already associate the industry with modern technology. The truth is that behind the scenes, commercial real estate did not embrace technological developments until recent years when solutions such as communication software or cloud-based storage systems started to be used by the industry. …


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The real estate industry is on the cusp of a significant wave of new homebuyers that will drive the housing market for at least the next decade: millennials. Millennials — those born between 1982 and 2000 — account for one-quarter of the global population, and they will represent 75% of the global workforce by 2025. This means there will be an influx of young professionals looking to purchase their first home.

With the rise of millennial homebuyers, there will be a similar rise in millennial real estate agents. This generation approaches the housing market differently than previous ones, yet most of the real estate professionals are over the age of 45. However, that doesn’t mean they can’t successfully sell to this market. …

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