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All About Different Types of Real Estate InvestmentIf you're interested in real estate investment, then you probably already know that there are many different kinds of real estate investment. Picking the right type of investment is important for ensuring that your experience in real estate is a good one. This article will lay out the different types of investment, including pros and cons of each, so you can make a more informed decision as you move forward.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a financial advisor before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Residential Rentals: Perfect for Beginners

Residential rentals are perfect for beginners because the cost of getting started is usually relatively low (especially compared to commercial real estate). In addition,

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Millennial Home Buying Habits ExplainedMillennials are in the news a lot, even when it comes to their home buying habits. Sometimes this news leads to the circulation of myths and misinformation that can be confusing to people in the real estate market. Whether you're a Millennial who is thinking about buying a home, or if you're a home seller who is trying to understand the behaviors of buyers, here's what you need to know.

Myth: Millennials Only Want to Live in Urban Areas

It's said that Millennials only want to live close to their jobs, and many Millennials are employed in urban areas. This may be why Millennials have a reputation for being city-dwellers.

Although it's true that many Millennials want to live in urban areas when they're young and single, they often make the

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Popular Home Siding in CanadaThere are so many Okotoks home siding options available that it can be hard for a homeowner to decide which one may best meet their needs. Home siding cannot only make a home look more attractive, but improve a home's R value. When it is time to pick home siding for a new home or replace older siding, it pays to find out more about siding before making a final selection.

What Style Home Do You Have?

Depending on the style of home, some siding options may be better suited than others. A homeowner with a modern or contemporary home may find metal siding a good match. The same cannot be said for the owner of a more rustic looking home. Looking at the types of siding used on homes of the same style in Canada can help focus the search.

Wood Home

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4 Roofing Materials You Should Know AboutMost often, roofs use asphalt shingles because they’re cheap, readily available, and last around two decades before needing to be replaced. However, when replacing a roof or building a new construction home, many homeowners don’t realize that they can choose different roofing materials. There are many different materials that can be used on roofs that have different advantages and disadvantages. Here are some of the different materials homeowners can use on their roofs.

Wooden Shingles

Before asphalt shingles rose to popularity, wooden shingles were the most commonly used type for homes. They’ve become less common due to their price, as they’re more expensive than asphalt shingles, and they aren’t well suited for every climate. Wood warps when

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What You Should Know Before Investing in LandPurchasing vacant land can be a smart decision for an investor who doesn't want the hassle of renting out their home. (Even with the help of property management companies, investors are still ultimately responsible for the well-being of their tenants.) However, vacant land can also end up being more work than many investors realize. It may seem as simple as sitting on the land until the right buyer comes along, but there's more to it than that. See what to consider about raw land before getting started.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Patience and Discretion

Few investments are as easy as a quick turnaround and an even quicker profit.

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Home Insulation Information for HomeownersThe insulation in your home can have a big effect on how comfortable your home is. It may also effect property values or the amount a home may sell for. If your home is frequently too hot or too cold, then this could be a sign that the insulation in your walls is lacking. Knowing the signs of poor insulation and what you can do about it can help you take care of your home, reduce your energy bills, and keep members of your family comfortable. Here's what you need to know.

Why Insulation Is Important

Insulation is important because it helps the home stay a comfortable temperature. The better the insulation is, the less money the homeowner must spend running their air conditioner or furnace. This is better for the environment and better for the

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Building Technology Trends in New Home ConstructionAs the demand for residential construction grows in Canada, so does the availability of technological innovations, making for greater efficiency from bidding to project completion. Technologies improve communication, provide more accurate real-time information and address workflow deficiencies. Shifting buyer requirements also help shape the technologies and practices being used in new home construction. Residential construction companies and contractors can benefit from exploring the recent advances impacting the industry.

Faster Construction Communication

Cloud-based platforms and mobile apps have improved the ability for stakeholders to manage workflows and address issues as they arise. Options for the residential construction industry include

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Hidden Safety Hazards Homeowners May Find in Their HomesDespite homeowners' best efforts to make sure otherwise, homes have many hidden hazards lurking in their shadows and in plain sight. At each corner of the house, there could be a handful of hazards awaiting adults and children alike. Homeowners, especially those who are first home buyers, can take their preventative tactics one step further by understanding the nature of these hazards and learning how to prevent them. To get started, they can use this guide to start learning about the three most common residential safety hazards.

Trip and Fall Accidents

Trip and fall accidents can cause minor to severe injuries ranging from bone fractures to traumatic brain injuries. In residences, these accidents frequently occur due to loose or otherwise

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How to Handle a Home Pest InvasionDespite their size, pests can cause big damage to a home if the owners aren't careful. Their teeth, breeding habits, and waste can quickly tarnish the home's integrity and even stability. But more than structural damage, pests can bring disease and illness to residents if they're not careful. Rats can carry anything from rat-bite fever to plague to certain forms of meningitis. And if you are thinking of selling your home, getting rid of pests before selling is very important. Pest remediation starts with understanding how to prevent, identify, and attack an infestation as soon as it occurs. Here are five tips for getting it done as efficiently as possible.

Tour the Home

It doesn't take very much space for an ant to make its way from outside to

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verything You Need to Know About Home SecurityHome security can help you protect your property and the people in your household. The safer your home is, the better you'll feel about being at home - and after buying a home, it's important to add security in the home, if it is not already there. If you're a homeowner who would like to get started improving security in your home, here's what you need to know.

Different Types of Security Systems

Different homeowners may choose to install different types of security systems, depending on how much money they want to spend, what they would like to get out of their home security system, and whether they wish to install their system themselves. Different products may have different features, but in general, the two most popular kinds of security

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