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Yes, a house can depreciate in value, just as any asset can. Like anything else, the value of a house is determined by supply and demand. As supply increases or demand decreases price can drop and vice versa. As most people purchase homes with loans that are paid on a monthly bases, the value of a house can change due to changes in property taxes and interest rates. If taxes and interest rates increase, they become a larger portion of an owners possible monthly payment, they can therefor pay less for the house and its value will decrease. House value will increase and decrease based on market conditions and can inflate and deflate with the economic cycle but in general can be expected to follow inflation.

Another note, a home can devalue very quickly if the neighbor or city that it is located in becomes less desirable than it used to be. So, never assume when buying a house that it will only appreciate.

With choosing the perfect place to call home, there are a variety of decisions to make. A major factor to consider is new build vs old house. But whether you want to invest in an older house or have a fresh start with a new build home, it’s largely based on your own preference. 

Some people are immediately drawn to the charm and stability of an older house whilst others yearn for the blank canvas of a modern home. Then there are also some who have no idea where to start due to the endless amount of choices available to them. 

There are pros and cons for both house types so Compare My Move has compiled a list of some of the advantages and disadvantages of both new and older homes to help you decide exactly what you want. From the importance of hiring a chartered surveyor to issues you need to look out for in both kinds of property, we hope this guide will help make the choice easier for you when considering these.

A broker is an individual or firm that acts as an intermediary between an investor and a securities exchange. Because securities exchanges only accept orders from individuals or firms who are members of that exchange, individual traders and investors need the services of exchange members. Brokers provide that service and are compensated in various ways, either through commissions, fees or through being paid by the exchange itself.

As well as executing client orders, brokers may provide investors with research, investment plans and market intelligence. They may also cross-sell other financial products and services their brokerage firm offers, such as access to a private client offering that provides tailored solutions to high net worth clients. In the past, only the wealthy could afford a broker and access the stock  market. Online broking triggered an explosion of discount brokers, which allow investors to trade at a lower cost, but without personalized advice.

Plenty of expenses come with buying a home. Three of the bigger ones? Property taxes, homeowners insurance and, for many buyers, private mortgage insurance.

Many financial institutions allow you to include your property taxes with your mortgage payment. The bank then holds that money in a separate tax account and when your payment is due, they remit it on your behalf.


If you’re disciplined, you can DIY (do-it-yourself). Open a separate savings account for your property taxes and add money to the account every time you receive your pay cheque. The best way to do this is to set up an automatic transfer so that you don’t forget to do it. Not paying your property taxes in full and on time can leave you in an expensive and/or difficult situation.

Another option to make incremental payments, rather than face one big bill, is to set up pre-authorized payments with your city or town. This means that you set up payments to your property tax bill in much the same way as you would a utility bill. However, instead of a pre-authorized payment to a utility company, you make a pre-authorized payment to your municipality. With this method of payment you allow your municipality to debit your account on a set day each month. They hold the money and pay it to your property tax bill on the due date. Information about exactly how this works, and if your city or town offers the service, is available through your municipality’s website.

Buying a property can be a life-changing experience but the home loan application process can be really daunting if you’re new to the process.

Generally speaking, it takes between 4-6 weeks from submitting your application to reaching settlement on your property, depending on the state in which you live in.

However, there are other factors that determine how quickly you get approved including the lender, the complexity of your situation and how quickly you return your mortgage documents.

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The rental lease agreement is a formal contract between a tenant and a property owner, or a representative of the owner, like a property manager, outlining the terms and conditions for living at a rental property in exchange for rent.

In order for a lease agreement to be valid, both parties must sign the contract. Depending on your state’s laws, if a property manager is representing an owner, the owner may or may not be listed on the lease agreement.

And the answer is yes . If a  buyer is comfortable with the lease agreement drawn then we draw it

All our home are made sure to have the following features

  • Well-maintained homes.
  • Caring neighbors. 
  • Green spaces.
  • Neighborhood organizations.
  • Good schools.
  • Ratio of owner-occupied homes to renters. 
  • Neighborhood Watch programs.
  • Social engagements.

    So your safety is well catered for in all our rental home s available

From a tenant paying rent by cash at a kiosk to processing an ACH owner disbursement to accepting credit card rent payments, a myriad of terms exists for payment processing. 

AVS – Address Verification Service: A fraud prevention service for credit card processing. Identifying information is sent with a credit card request which verifies the address used in processing the payment matches the address on file with the financial institution. When there is a mismatch of information, the transaction is denied. This limits processing errors, charge-backs, and fraud. 

Batch Processing: Transactions are bundled into a group(s) to be transmitted simultaneously at set intervals in batches. Merchant service providers use batch processing. The timing of the batch process is determined by the merchant service provider. 

Business Type Checking Account: To establish a merchant services account to process electronic payments, it is required to first establish a business type checking account. Many financial institutions offer business checking accounts to sole proprietors such as private landlords. Creating a corporation or company entity is typically not a requirement to establish a business checking account as a private landlord can conduct the rental business in the property owner’s name (see DBA).

Cash Payment Network It allows a consumer to walk to a convenient local business to make a payment that would have otherwise needed to be mailed or delivered in person. An example of a cash payment network is PayNearMe. 

ChargebackA credit card or electronic payment dispute initiated by the consumer. 

Credit Card Processing: Merchant service providers offer credit card processing, however, it is a separate product than ACH transactions and requires additional agreements and guarantees (see PCI). Credit card processing for rent payments does not require equipment such as a physical terminal as the tenant portal acts as a virtual terminal (see Payment Gateway). 

DBA – Doing Business As: This term and acronym is a legal designation of a person using their name to collect payment for services; conducting business oneself as a sole-proprietor. A DBA may also be used by a parent company for a smaller division or brand. Check with local, state, and federal regulations for managing rental properties utilizing a DBA. 

Our company has different parking as per with the type and place where you rent your house. They include…

On-Street Parking
On-street parking means there are no parking spaces, stalls, or garages meant for the owner to park in that are on the property itself. It is not common to find a property sold with only on-street parking, but there is some older buildings downtown that may have no parking at all.

Detached Garages
Often it is older homes that have detached garages (if they have one at all). Detached garages are sometimes built after the house is built and come in a variety of sizes, shapes and could be situated almost anywhere on a property.

Detached garages come in many sizes and configurations, but most commonly they are single or double, and sometimes triple and even quad car or larger garages.

Attached Garages
The most popular parking type these days is attached garages. The attached garages are part of the house structure and are easier to heat than detached garages.

The attached garages also come in many sizes and can be for one, two, three, four, or more vehicles. Property listings abbreviate these as 1GATT, 2GATT, 3GATT, or 4GATT for four or more car garages.

Indoor Parking
Indoor parking means that the area is completely enclosed, above-ground parking that is not in a garage – a garage being a smaller structure meant for few cars, whereas indoor parking is meant for many vehicles. Sometimes condominiums are built upon a parking garage – although this format is rare.

Indoor parking is typically for one or two cars only and can appear on listings as 1INDR or 2INDR.

Underground Parking
Underground parking is almost always reserved for high-rise apartment condominiums and commercial highrises. Because building an underground parking garage in Edmonton is expensive, they are not that common except where land value is very high – as it is in the downtown core.

Parking underground is abbreviated as UNDGR but has no specific number of stalls stated – that information is located elsewhere on the listing.

Most of the rental houses come with free wifi for both phone, laptop, and tv use for five months then the tenants have to pay for their wifi /internet for the rest of their duration in the homes.

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