Maintaining a Pleasant Residence



Performing a search for a home can be intimidating and stressful. At the same time, it can be one of the most thrilling things you ever do, plain and simple. House hunting is so many things all wrapped into one. It can make you feel everything from trepidation to exhilaration and beyond. If you want […]

How to Create a Renovation Budget



Maybe you’re thinking about renovating your home before listing it for sale on the Nanaimo real estate market. Or perhaps you plan on staying where you are because the location is absolutely perfect. In either case, the first step in renovating is to create a renovation budget. In this article we’ll take you through the […]

6 Tips for Selling Commercial Real Estate That You Need To Know



So, you want to start selling commercial real estate… is it right for you? It can be a great way to make some money, but only if you know what you are doing. How can you make sure that your properties sell and you start to make a name for yourself in this field? Keep […]

Rid Your Home of Pesky Pests – DYI



If pests have moved in to your home and it’s time to chase them back out, there are several inexpensive and Do It Yourself techniques you might try before calling in professionals. Over-the-counter products and professionals tend to be very expensive solutions. Commercial products often aren’t even as effective as home cures and you can […]

4 Tips for Anyone Looking for a Rental in DC



Other than being the capital of the United States, Washington DC is one of the most diverse cities in America. With over 177 foreign embassies, it’s one of the few places in America you can truly say has something for everyone. With close to 6.2 million residents, it’s easy to see why finding an apartment […]

Keep Your Solar Panels Clean: 5 Tips for Cleaning Solar Panels



Neglected solar panels can cost you up to a 25% decrease in electricity produced. This electricity hits your wallet by requiring you to source the necessary electricity from a utility company. Cleaning solar panels may not be the first task on your mind. Panels are outside, but that doesn’t mean that rain will do all […]

Ask Brian: How to Make Summertime DIY Fun



Ask Brian is a weekly column by Real Estate Expert Brian Kline. If you have questions on real estate investing, DIY, home buying/selling, or other housing inquiries please email your questions to askbrian@realtybiznews.com. Question from Ron in OR: Hello Brian. I’ve been waiting all winter and into the spring to get outdoors. I’ve cleaned up […]

Choosing the Right Spot for Your New Loveseat



Are you looking for a new loveseat for your home? The quest to find the right piece to add to your home décor is only a part of the puzzle. Even as you search for the item that appeals to you most, you need to think about where to put it and how to get […]

Secure Your House with These Easy-to-Install and Inexpensive Devices



Most of the home security companies lock consumers into a multiyear contract. This is not a bad thing. However, if you prefer monitoring your house on an optional basis, and cancel any time without any fees and hidden charges, here is a list of do-it-yourself and inexpensive security systems. Pin Locks If you have double […]

A List of 5 Things Not To Put in a Garbage Disposal



The invention of modern garbage in homes is making life better. From providing quick ways to dispose of garbage to offering a sanitary solution of disposing of food waste—modern garbage is becoming more and more popular. Renters and homeowners alike have a reliable solution they can use to dispose of waste. Plus, they keep trash […]