• Looking to Buy a Home? 3 Ways to Up Your Credit Game

    If you’re in the market for a house then you’re in the market for a loan, and the best way to lock down a good interest rate on that loan is to supercharge your credit score. Without good credit, you ...

  • Home Renovations that Pay Off

    Whether you are preparing to sell your home or just looking to make some smart renovations as an investment, there are certain upgrades that may have a bigger impact than others. Today’s home buyers can be quite persnickety when it ...

  • Negotiate Like a Pro in 4 Steps

    Buying a home? These four steps will help you negotiate like a pro!1. Make it your business to know the marketStart by looking at comparable listings in your desired neighborhood. Knowing if a home has been on the market for a ...

  • 5 Tasks to Tackle Before Closing Day

    You’ve finally reached the home stretch, and Closing Day is right around the corner! Before taking another step, though, be sure to tackle and complete these five tasks.1. Maintain your credit & employmentWhile it is certainly important to have a strong ...

  • How Much Homeowners Insurance Do You Need?

    Whether you’re a first-time homeowner or a complete veteran, the subject of homeowners insurance can still feel overwhelming. There are many factors to consider when deciding on an insurance policy, and one of the most important is determining exactly how ...

  • Top Tips for Buying a Home in Your Twenties

    Making wise investments while you’re still young can be difficult (and rare), but it sets the tone for a bright financial future. That is, if you do it right. Purchasing a home is a multi-faceted process. If you want to ...

  • How Important is Your Credit Score When Getting a Home Loan?

    You are ready to apply for a home loan and make your dreams a reality. You have a great job, little debt, and a wonderful future ahead of you. Perhaps your credit score is not great, or maybe you have ...

  • What You Need to Know about Buying a Condo

    Whether you are looking for a swanky city crash pad, a beach retreat, or a low maintenance space to call home, buying a condo can be an exciting venture. Loaded with perks that single family homes cannot provide, a condo ...

  • Boost Your Emergency Fund in 6 Steps

    According to financial experts, it’s a good idea to have six months to a year’s worth of savings set aside to cover emergencies that may occur. If you are like many people, the thought of setting aside even a small ...

  • Homeowner Tax Deductions Simplified

    Whether you just bought your first home or have a second home, the costs associated with home ownership can be high. The good news is that owning a home may help reduce your tax bill. Here’s an overview of homeowner ...

  • For Homebuyers, Move-in Ready Means More Technology

    If you have cable television, you are most likely familiar with all of the popular reality shows involving taking a practically dilapidated old house and upgrading or “flipping” it to turn a profit. This trend has become very mainstream in ...

  • Money Saving Tips for First-Time Homebuyers

    Purchasing a home can be fraught with unexpected expenses, especially for first-time buyers. If you are in the market for your first home, avoid costly mistakes with some advanced planning and by following these money saving tips. Get pre-approved, not ...

  • 10 Questions to Ask When Buying a New Home

    You are just a few hand shakes and signatures away from being the homeowner of the abode of your dreams. Before you pursue sealing the deal, take a moment to ask some key questions that will give you negotiating power ...

  • Thinking of Buying a Second Home?

    Not everyone is in a position to buy a home rather than rent, and even fewer are in a position to buy a second home as an investment property. As a result, it can be even tougher to navigate the ...

  • Where to Get a Mortgage - Online, Broker or Elsewhere?

    Many of us shudder at the thought of money talk, especially when it comes to the thought of how to finance a major life purchase such as a house. Perhaps the uncertainty for the conversation comes from not fully understanding ...

  • How Can a Buyer Benefit from a Short Sale?

    Is a Short Sale Right for Me? If you need a house fast, negotiating for a short sale is not the way to get it. Completing such a sale can be an difficult process, and everyone involved may be hung up for ...

  • Real Estate Market Data You Should Know Before Buying

    Buying a home is one of the biggest investments you will ever make, but even more importantly, it is one of the most crucial decisions you will make for your entire family.

  • Real Estate Market Factors You Should Know

    Whether you are an investor or simply want to maximize your personal bottom line, understanding market factors and projections can make a big difference.

  • Remodeling for Resale

    Sweat equity is one of the best ways to invest in real estate. A buyer can find a property in need of remodeling or repair, fix it up, and sell the house for a profit.

  • Residential real estate: investing vs. speculating

    Residential real estate is an attractive investment that has historically created opportunities for wealth creation, tax advantages and a variety of other benefits to owners, but how can you differentiate between an investment versus speculation?

  • Top Growth Markets for Real Estate Investing

    One of the most simple and often overlooked real estate investing strategies is to seek out high growth areas and avoid those areas with declining populations.

  • The Value of Hiring a Property Manager for Rentals

    One of the biggest mistakes novice real estate investors make is trying to do everything themselves instead of hiring an agency to handle it for them.

  • Finding a Great Broker to Help with Real Estate Investing

    One of the critical issues when investing in real estate is a trustworthy broker who understands your needs and the type of investment you are searching for.

  • Real Estate Investing Rules: Advice You Can Use

    These tried and true, simple yet powerful real estate investing rules will serve you well in any market.

  • Hidden Costs of Residential Real Estate Investing

    Here are a few of the most common “hidden” costs to watch out for and great reasons why every real estate investor should use the services of a qualified appraiser, inspector and real estate agent.

  • Real Estate Investing and Leasing Options

    For investors flush with cash and tired of the ups and downs of the financial markets, real estate investing presents a compelling way to earn regular income.