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3 Kitchen Remodeling Myths Debunked by An Independent Contractor

Posted by R.H. Blanchard Contract Design on Oct 10, 2019 1:00:00 PM

It's considered common knowledge that if you can only update two rooms in your home, you should update your kitchen and your bathroom. The kitchen serves as the heart and hearth of a home, and a good kitchen remodel can exponentially increase the value of your property. However, just as quickly as you can make money by remodeling your kitchen well, you can lose money if you don't understand how to remodel your kitchen.

In this Q&A, an independent contractor gives you the dish on kitchen remodels, debunking some popular industry myths.

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10 Ways to Prep Your New England Rental Properties For Winter

Posted by R.H. Blanchard Contract Design on Nov 15, 2018 11:48:03 AM

Before the winter weather becomes "oh so frightful" (and the fire so delightful), it's a great time for landlords to look at their current preparedness for the winter weather that is headed their way in a matter of a few short weeks. Before the first significant snowfalls fall, it's a great time to stop and ensure that the rental properties you have are ready to keep the tenants residing inside safe, warm, and healthy throughout the frigid months ahead.

The following are 10 steps that you can take to make sure that your rentals are winter-ready before the significant snowfalls and cold temperatures of winter actually hit the greater New England Area.

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Remodeling Your Rental? 3 Valuable Projects for Increased ROI

Posted by R.H. Blanchard Contract Design on Aug 16, 2018 2:30:00 PM
Individuals in the real estate business enjoy high returns when they open the doors to their new rental units, but after some time, their ROI dips below their property maintenance costs. Remodeling your rental houses after a particular period to increase ROI is necessary. The critical thing to note is that some renovation projects are not valuable, which you should avoid as a landlord who is looking to increase ROI after remodeling your rental units.

Here are 3 of the best remodeling projects to consider to help increase the returns from your rental property. Read More

3 Essential Factors That Make An Awesome Tenant

Posted by R.H. Blanchard Contract Design on Jul 26, 2018 1:00:00 PM

It's no secret that landlords will end up hosting all kinds of tenants in their days as a property owner. One thing landlords definitely appreciate are awesome tenants who don't cause them any grief.

Simply put, these tenants are the ones who do exactly as they are supposed to do and live their lives without making the landlord's job more difficult than it has to be.

The question is: What makes an great tenant? The following are 3 essential factors to look for in your future renters that makes leasing to them a pleasure rather than a pain:

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The 10 Most Sought-After Features of Boston Apartments

Posted by R.H. Blanchard Contract Design on Jul 12, 2018 2:30:00 PM
Tenants who are moving to the Boston area are those who are looking to live life near quite a large city. Along with that comes a list of things that these tenants are looking for when they rent an apartment in the Boston area. Rentals that offer what people are looking for in the Boston area will be able to get premium prices for their rental properties and attract quality clients.

The following are 10 things that renters look for in an apartment in the Boston. Read More

The Basic Checklist for Renting Out Your House

Posted by R.H. Blanchard Contract Design on Jun 12, 2018 1:00:00 PM

Renting out a house can sound like a quick and easy way to make money, but getting everything ready can be a long and complicated process. Here is a basic checklist of things you need to do in order to get to the end of the road.

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