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    Kristi Adams

    Kristi Adams is a proud Air Force spouse and served on active duty herself as a Space and Missile officer. She is an Associate Professor for the University of Maryland’s School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation and holds a Master of Real Estate Development degree from the university. She and her husband have profitably owned rental properties since 2004. When Kristi isn’t writing about real estate, she’s writing about travel and has been published in several books and national publications. Find more of her writing at Kristi Adams Media.
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    January 25, 2023

    What Landlords Look For in a Tenant

    Renting a Home

    What exactly does a landlord look for in a tenant? Are there any secrets to rental success? There are several screening criteria that landlords rely heavily on.

    December 08, 2022

    What to Know About Buying, Selling, or Renting a Stigmatized Property

    Selling a Home

    Most sellers and buyers are aware that physical defects associated with a property require disclosure, but are there other required disclosures? If a “stigmatizing event” occurred on the property, the...

    November 18, 2022

    What Landlords Need to Know About the Eviction Process

    Property Management

    If you're a landlord and you're struggling with late rent, noise, cleanliness, pets behaving badly, pest infestations, criminal activity, or other neighbor complaints, and discover that your tenant wi...

    October 26, 2022

    Housing Horror Stories (and How to Get Help!)

    Property Management

    It’s that spooky time of year, and unfortunately in the world of real estate, there’s a chance that you may find yourself in a housing horror story. Here are some recourses!

    August 10, 2022

    How to Deal with Bad Tenants: Understanding Your Options

    Property Management

    Whether the issue is late rent, noise, cleanliness, pets behaving badly, or neighbor complaints— once a problem is encountered with tenants, it likely will not resolve itself without intervention.  

    July 29, 2022

    Tips for Choosing a Homeowners Insurance Policy

    Home Buying

    When it comes to selecting a homeowners insurance policy, it can be very easy to think all policies are created equal. And while lenders do require a homeowners policy to underwrite your loan, it's up...

    July 13, 2022

    How to Save Money When Buying a New Construction Home

    Home Buying

    You’ve weighed the pros and cons, and have your heart set on buying a new construction home. And yes, it’s entirely possible to dream big—and still save money. Here’s how!

    May 23, 2022

    How Rising Mortgage Interest Rates and Inflation Are Affecting the Hou...

    Selling a Home

    In the current housing market, military families may be asking questions like, does buying a home still make sense? What about looking to sell in the not too distant future? Are there strategies to he...

    April 25, 2022

    6 Tips to Make Moving Into Your Rental Home a Breeze

    Renting a Home

    For many military families, move-in day tends to be a swirl of emotions with a generous sprinkling of chaos. Whether you have decided to rent on or off base, don’t let the excitement of move-in day ov...

    March 30, 2022

    What to Expect When Renting a Home Overseas

    Renting a Home

    An overseas assignment, for many, is the experience of a lifetime! However, you will still need a place to call home. As you prepare for your overseas move, it’s important to realize that there are s...

    February 28, 2022

    9 Simple Ways to Stage Your Home on a Budget

    Selling a Home

    As tempting as it may be to simply list your home for rent or sale, taking the time to make repairs that matter and thoughtfully staging your home can provide a significant return on investment, ultim...

    July 30, 2021

    5 Myths of a Hot Seller's Market (and the Real Facts!)

    Selling a Home

    As a potential home seller, the power balance is squarely in your favor in a real estate deal right now. However, there are still limits in both market conditions and buyer’s tolerances. Before you li...

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