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Are Granny Flats the Next Big Thing?

Are Granny Flats the Next Big Thing?

So-called “Granny Flats” might just be the next big trend in real estate rentals. Formally called “Accessory Dwelling Units” (ADUs) and more informally known as “mother-in-law apartments”, these homes were given their nicknames on the basis of their small...
Best Practices for Landlords

Best Practices for Landlords

No landlord wants to keep a flaky client. Every investment property owner counts on their tenants to pay their rent in full and on time – otherwise, they have no way of making a profit off of owning and renting out the building. A landlord’s choice of tenant...
Should You Rent or Buy? Pros and Cons

Should You Rent or Buy? Pros and Cons

Owning a home has long stood as a milestone for success. Real estate agents and individuals alike encourage young families and individuals to take on the challenge of finding and buying a home as a way to mark their entry into professional and social maturity....
How to Rent an Apartment for the First Time

How to Rent an Apartment for the First Time

There are certain benefits to renting an apartment instead of buying a home, including free maintenance, access to communal facilities and no long-term commitment. However, it’s important for prospective tenants to choose the right apartment. The following tips...
Common Rental Terms Every Tenant Should Know

Common Rental Terms Every Tenant Should Know

Property descriptions can be difficult to muddle through, especially for first-time or young applicants. When it comes to apartment rentals, there are a number of terms that get thrown around; here, I provide a few handy definitions and explanations to help newcomers...
5 Updates Landlords Shouldn’t Make

5 Updates Landlords Shouldn’t Make

Jason Cohen is a real estate investor and broker working in Pittsburgh, PA who has built his career around turning dilapidated properties into profitable rentals. As a veteran operative in the field, Jason is well-equipped to discuss the do’s and don’ts of property...
Will Pittsburgh Be Home for Amazon HQ2? Part II

Will Pittsburgh Be Home for Amazon HQ2? Part II

Jason Cohen is a well-established real estate professional in Pittsburgh, PA. With over a decade of experience working in the city, he understands the important of keeping his metaphorical ear to the ground and maintaining an understanding of the trends that may...
GOP Tax Plan: Real Estate Boon or Disaster?

GOP Tax Plan: Real Estate Boon or Disaster?

Seemingly overnight, real estate forums and blogs exploded. After months of equivocation and will-they, will-they-not consideration, the GOP tax plan finally seems ready to pass into legislation – causing buyers, sellers, and real estate professionals alike to...