Renting vs. Owning: The Former is Getting More Expensive

November 19, 2019

It’s an age-old question that gets asked time and again by folks on the fence: Is it better to buy a home or rent? The answer, of course, has always depended on personal circumstances and market conditions. But lately, many experts say the verdict is becoming more evident. That’s because rent prices are through the roof […]


Condo vs. House: How to Choose the Right Home For You

November 12, 2019

Ready to start thinking about homeownership? Good! According to the National Association of Realtors, building personal wealth happens way faster for homeowners than for renters. If you’re just starting to dive into the type of home options available to you, here are some considerations when weighing the purchase of a single-family home versus a condo: Location First […]


Millennials Are Resorting to This Questionable Tactic to Buy Their First Homes

November 5, 2019

Home buyers in their 20s and 30s are ‘having to be very creative’ to come up with down payment money. Millennial home buyers are going to some troubling lengths to foot the bill for their first homes, according to a new survey. Millennials are more likely than their older counterparts to fund their down payment […]


Why Selling a Home Quickly is Important: A View of What Buyers Want

October 29, 2019

Other than the housing-led Great Recession of 2008, most recent studies find that the economy does not harm the housing market. A survey done by the National Association of Realtors reveals that the average time a home was on the market for 27 days, compared to 11 weeks in 2012. Professionals advise to hold onto […]


The 8 Biggest Mistakes People Make When Remodeling Their Homes, According to Real Estate Agents

October 22, 2019

As home sales and new home builds decline around the country, Americans are less inclined to invest in remodeling projects than they were a year ago. And it’s no wonder — remodeling isn’t cheap. The average kitchen remodel, for example, will set you back $20,500. It may not make sense to spend the money if you can’t recoup it down […]


Guidelines in Selecting a Real Estate Agent

October 15, 2019

A real estate agent is the best person that will surely help you in selling your property. He or she might make a huge impact in the entire process of selling a home. Most of the time agents claim to be “great marketers” and aggressive sales person.” How will you know if that agent is […]


Real Estate Investment Tips From an Expert

October 8, 2019

Real estate has often been referred to as a good and stable market for investors. It offers steady growth and on average, a higher return than stocks, bonds or mutual funds. Though it seems like a no-brainer for turning a pretty penny, there are many factors to consider before jumping into the game. If you’re […]


10 Things You Need to Know About Real Estate

October 1, 2019

First, real estate is always a good Investment-in our culture, land is valuable and can be used for many purposes. Second, loyalty matters in real estate-a client who is loyal to their Realtor will have the best protection and service from their agent. They will be guarded from various pitfalls during a transaction. Third, looking […]


8 reasons why buying a house is better than renting, according to people who have done it

September 24, 2019

Let’s be frank: Buying a home is no small expense. Not only are there recurring property taxes and insurance payments to make, but maintenance and upkeep gets expensive, fast. Business Insider contributor Kate Dore, a homeowner herself, recommends that the typical homeowner should plan to save between 1% and 4% of a home’s value for maintenance. But, […]


Get Started In Real Estate Investing With Your Small-Dollar IRAs

September 17, 2019

Have you thought about becoming a real estate investor, but aren’t sure where to get cash to start? I first learned of investing with small-dollar IRAs by attending a lunch-and-learn, and then spent part of my career working with the Notes department to help account holders understand the rules of using IRA funds to lend […]