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6 Awesome Features to Include in Your Next Property Development

Posted by South Dakota Housing Authority on Jul 20, 2017 3:32:54 PM

If you are developing your next great rental property, there are several amenities that may encourage successful lease signings.

Here are six awesome upgrades you should consider.

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Topics: Property Development

Renting a Home: 5 Things to Look For

Posted by South Dakota Housing Authority on Jul 13, 2017 3:32:33 PM

Not every renter is meant to end up in an apartment. Sometimes the ideal fit is a rental home. They come with plenty of benefits—yard access, often better garage availability and sometimes multiple floors.

When it comes to finding an ideal rental home, here five things to be on the lookout for.

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Topics: Renting

6 Tips for Making the Most of a Tiny House

Posted by South Dakota Housing Authority on Jul 6, 2017 3:05:03 PM

When it comes to space savings and cost savings, tiny houses can be a great avenue for a starter home or simply an opportunity to down-size. Whether you’re a solo buyer or a small family, there are ways to make this energy- and cost-efficient style of home work for your lifestyle.

Here are six tips to get you started on making the most of your tiny house space. 

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Topics: Homeownership

Home Inspections: 8 Critical Areas to Look Out For

Posted by South Dakota Housing Authority on Jun 29, 2017 2:38:14 PM

Buying or selling your home can be a big undertaking. Having your home inspected before you buy or sell can prevent delays in the selling process, get you a better price or prevent you from buying a home that might require costly repairs. Don’t underestimate the value of hiring an inspector to thoroughly review your home.

Here’s a list of important areas you should have inspected before making moves in the housing market.

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Topics: Homeownership

The Guide to Negotiating Your Home Purchase

Posted by South Dakota Housing Authority on Jun 27, 2017 11:19:14 AM

Purchase negotiations can be intimidating for many first-time homebuyers. Prices, property values, repairs, closing dates and other variables all factor into homebuying negotiations. 

How can you prepare for negotiations and improve your homebuying confidence?

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Topics: Homeownership

Understanding Lending Terms: Picking the Right Mortgage

Posted by South Dakota Housing Authority on Jun 22, 2017 2:20:39 PM

You’re driving through neighborhoods, looking for your future home. You find “the one” and start asking yourself, “How will I pay for this?” A lot of homebuyers, especially first-timers, can get confused by the next step—lending. It’s nothing a little preparation and understanding of the right terms can’t solve.

What do you need to know about mortgages? Take a look at these essential terms to get started.

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Topics: Lending

Understanding Renting Terms: Picking the Right Lease

Posted by South Dakota Housing Authority on Jun 20, 2017 9:15:07 AM

When it comes to apartment hunting, the jargon surrounding lease agreements and rental paperwork can be overwhelming. But as long as you are aware of some key terms that you might (and should) see in an application or rental agreement, you can apply and sign with confidence.

Here are a few important terms of which to be aware.

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Topics: Renting

Renter’s Rights: What Every Apartment Dweller Can Expect

Posted by South Dakota Housing Authority on Jun 15, 2017 11:55:33 AM

Have you ever found yourself in a sticky situation with a landlord or you just aren’t sure about what to anticipate as a new tenant? If you know your expectations as a renter, you can navigate the waters of renting and interacting with landlords.

Here are a few things you can expect as a renter.

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Topics: Renting

8 Unique Ways to Make a Small House Feel Bigger

Posted by South Dakota Housing Authority on May 18, 2017 2:33:59 PM

Do you feel cramped and crowded in your small home? Or maybe you’re looking at going smaller for your first home? Either way, if you’re a bit short on the square footage, it doesn’t mean your home has to feel small. With a few tips and tricks, you can make your home feel bigger on the inside.

Here are several ideas that can have you well on the way to a seemingly roomier home.

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Topics: Homeownership

5 Things to Look for When Picking Your New Neighborhood

Posted by South Dakota Housing Authority on May 4, 2017 2:31:25 PM

When house-hunting, one of the best things you can do to ensure a bright future in your new home is to take stock of the surrounding neighborhood. Depending on your situation, you might look out for school options, nearby activities, parks or prevalence of crime.

Here are five other points you should take into consideration when picking out your ideal neighborhood. 

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Topics: Homeownership