Millennial Buying Power: The Changing Face of Homebuyers

They may have taken longer to start buying homes, thanks to stagnant wages, ballooning student loan debt, and increasing housing and medical costs, but millennials now comprise the fastest-growing segment of homebuyers. They now account for 37% of the housing market. Millennials are now the largest population cohort, taking over the title from baby boomers […]

Qualifying for a Home Loan

Whether you’re looking for your first investment property or want to add one more short-term rental to a growing portfolio, having the assets to back your offer is crucial to your success. If making a cash offer isn’t an option, qualifying for a home loan is a great alternative. Before you start looking for a […]

Why Landscaping Makes a Difference in the Short-term Rental Market

Your home’s value depends on several factors. You have little control over some of them, like size, sale prices of similar homes, and neighborhood features. Others — like landscaping — are easier to adjust. In fact, landscaping can boost your home’s value by an estimated 5.5 to 13% almost immediately. Unlike other home improvement projects, […]

These Home Maintenance Mistakes Can Cost You

Becoming a homeowner is a major milestone for most people. Not only is it a place to live landlord-free, but it also helps you build wealth — especially if you choose the route of real estate investing and second home ownership. Yet, owning a home is not all fun and games. You have to take […]

How are new technologies affecting real estate?

Real estate is still a personal industry because buying and selling someone’s home is very much a personal process. But that doesn’t make it immune to technology. Innovative products and services are revolutionizing the real estate market by giving buyers and sellers access to more information than they’ve had before and automating tasks so agents […]

What to Look Out for When Touring Homes

You have your wishlist of what you want in your investment properties. However, choosing a property isn’t as simple as finding one with a suitable number of bedrooms, a spacious kitchen, and mature landscaping. The right home is the one that feels right, and the only way to know that is to walk through it. […]
Investment Properties and Luxury Vacation Homes

Relocating to Los Angeles? Here Are the Questions You Should Be Asking

Whether you’re moving for a new job or a new way of life, relocating is a big decision. Southern California has plenty to offer — beaches, entertainment, excellent weather, and more. There’s no shortage of cultural experiences, diverse dining options, outdoor activities, and nightlife. Chances are that you already know that, or you wouldn’t be […]

Areas to Watch Around Los Angeles

With its sunny skies, mild weather, and scenic views, has long been the city of dreams. The vibrant city offers plenty of things to see and do as well as a range of job opportunities with rising wages. Investors are finding their own opportunities in the City of Angels. The median home price increased by […]

How to Make Your Vacation Rental Home More Sustainable

According to a recent survey, 87% of travelers want to travel sustainably, which makes eco-friendliness an important feature of a luxury vacation rental. That’s why OpenAiRE, in collaboration with our property management team at Open Air Homes, has made significant improvements and enhancements to our rental homes over the past two years. By decreasing your […]

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