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How to Make Your Rental Property Appeal to Millennials

Posted by South Dakota Housing Authority on May 17, 2018 11:18:48 AM

As renting beyond your 20s continues to be a common occurrence generationally, appealing to millennials has become more and more critical to property managers. But how do you crack the code of setting yourself apart from other available options in your community?

Here are just a few of the ways you can enhance your property to make it more millennial-friendly.

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Topics: Renting

What a Homebuyer is Looking for in a Lender

Posted by South Dakota Housing Authority on May 10, 2018 9:31:55 AM

As a lender, your business will ebb and flow based off of the decisions of homebuying borrowers. If potential customers buy into what you're offering, your business can grow in sync. So what are homebuyers looking for in a potential lender, anyway?

Here are four things you should keep in mind when trying to attract new borrowers.

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Topics: Lending

The First-Time Homebuyer's Guide to Watertown

Posted by South Dakota Housing Authority on May 3, 2018 9:59:04 AM

In search of a new place to call home in Watertown, South Dakota? South Dakota Housing Development Authority (SDHDA) has programs for homebuyers who are purchasing for the first time in South Dakota's fifth-largest city. The SDHDA First-Time Homebuyer program makes the process much simpler and more manageable.

Check out our first-time homebuying guide to Watertown.

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Topics: Homeownership

6 Things Most First-Time Apartment Renters Forget

Posted by South Dakota Housing Authority on Apr 26, 2018 3:34:15 PM

Before you commit to a home purchase, you may be more inclined to rent for a while. When it comes to renting, though, there are still many things people should keep in mind before signing any documents.

Here are six potential considerations that can help you avoid some pitfalls in the renting process.

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Topics: Renting

The First-Time Homebuyer's Guide to Brookings

Posted by South Dakota Housing Authority on Apr 19, 2018 12:17:30 PM

On the hunt for your first place in Brookings? South Dakota Housing Development Authority (SDHDA) has plenty of options available for first-time homebuyers in South Dakota's fourth-largest city. The SDHDA First-Time Homebuyer program is an ideal starting point for the process.

Read on for our tips on first-time homebuying in Brookings the right way.

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Topics: Homeownership

Homeless to Homeowner: How Developing Affordable Housing Makes an Impact

Posted by South Dakota Housing Authority on Apr 13, 2018 3:56:45 PM

Does your community need affordable housing? The fact is, no matter the population or the average earnings in your town or city, every community needs affordable housing. So when it comes to the most vulnerable and lowest-income among us, how can affordable housing make a true impact?

Here are some facts that prove the power of affordable housing development.

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Topics: Property Development

Free Download: A South Dakotan's Guide to Buying Your First Home

Posted by South Dakota Housing Authority on Apr 11, 2018 5:11:42 PM

Your first time applying for a mortgage, house-shopping, obtaining a home inspection—it can get daunting. Arm yourself with the knowledge you need to feel confident in your decision-making process, from setting your budget to closing on your first home.

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Topics: Homeownership

What to Look for in a Rental House

Posted by South Dakota Housing Authority on Apr 5, 2018 4:36:10 PM

Residential living isn't just about apartments and owned houses. In fact, you can find a happy medium—renting a house is a good alternative when you want to test-drive the experience of single-family-home living without taking the plunge on a mortgage.

Here are five things to look for when investigating your rental-house options.

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Topics: Renting

How to Make Your Home More Energy-Efficient

Posted by South Dakota Housing Authority on Mar 29, 2018 1:04:00 PM

Energy-efficiency can seem like an impossible goal—not everyone has the ability to add solar panels to their roof or install a fleet of brand-new green appliances. But there's a lot you can do for your home without spending much upfront money—and they have real results when it comes your utility bills.

Here are a few easy ways to improve your house's energy efficiency.

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Topics: Homeownership

How to Sell Your Home as Quickly as Possible

Posted by South Dakota Housing Authority on Mar 23, 2018 9:26:36 AM

It's time for you to be a repeat homebuyer—but there's still the pesky matter of selling your current home before you can enjoy your newly purchased one. So how can a homeowner make that sale happen as quickly as possible?

Here are a few tips for increasing the likelihood of a quick sale.

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Topics: Homeownership

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