Are Vacation Houses A Smart Investment?

September 18, 2019

There is nothing quite like spending time with friends and family at a vacation rental property. In fact, there is a chance that some of you are reading this right now sipping coffee overlooking your favorite morning spot. As much as you may relish your time spent there it doesn’t necessarily mean you should make […]


The Biggest Challenges Of Selling An Inherited Property

September 11, 2019

In the world of real estate, you never know what is on the horizon. There are plenty of times when situation is thrown on your lap completely out of the blue with unfamiliar circumstances. Such can the case with inherited properties. Dealing with an inherited property  or a property in probate can be one of […]


10 Things You Need to Do When Buying A Home

September 4, 2019

Everything you need to know about buying a home — on one index card. A home is often the biggest financial investment you’ll make in your lifetime. In fact, a recent Zillow analysis reports that the typical American homeowner has 40% of their wealth tied up in their home. Several years ago, I wrote a complete guide to […]


Say What? Home-Buying Lingo You Should Know

August 14, 2019

Need a crash course on real estate terms? This glossary will get you started. DTI, PMI, LTV … TBH, it can be hard to keep all this stuff straight. This lexicon of real estate terms and acronyms will help you speak the language like a pro.   Appraisal management company (AMC): An institution operated independently […]


How to Keep Your House Cool During a Heat Wave

July 17, 2019

If the summer heat is turning your house into an oven and causing the air conditioning bill to go through the roof, read on for 10 quick and affordable tips to help you keep cool and save energy. Keeping Cool Tip #1: Close Blinds and Curtains Inexpensive mini blinds or curtains can work wonders for reducing […]


The 5 Types of Real Estate Investments

June 19, 2019

Are you getting your start in real estate? You’ve come to the right place. There are five different types of real estate that are important to know, especially if you’re starting out as an investor. Whether your interest is in commercial, residential, industrial, mixed-use, or land–we’ve got you covered. Before you dive into real estate investing, however, […]


The Starbucks Effect – How Starbucks Stores Affect Home Values

June 11, 2019

Having a Starbucks location nearby is great for coffee drinkers. However, did you know the benefit it has for homeowners? The Starbucks effect adds value to help homeowners maximize their real estate investment. While people can have differing opinions about Starbuck – see all of the mania surrounding their Christmas, I mean holiday cups – one thing is […]


4 Reasons To Buy A Home This Summer

June 5, 2019

Here are four reasons to consider buying today instead of waiting. 1. Prices Will Continue to Rise CoreLogic’s latest U.S. Home Price Insights reports that home prices have appreciated by 3.7% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts that prices will continue to increase at a rate of 4.8% over the next year. Home values will […]


Smooth Out the Mortgage Application Process by Getting One Step Ahead of Your Lender

May 8, 2019

When Should You Apply for a Mortgage? Bankruptcy/Foreclosure If you’ve recently filed for bankruptcy or foreclosure, wait until after the bankruptcy/foreclosure period is over to apply for a loan. That’s typically two years from the date the bankruptcy has been discharged. You can borrow to buy a home before the discharge, but expect higher interest rates […]


Looking To Upgrade Your Current Home? Now’s The Time To Move-Up!

April 10, 2019

In every area of the country, homes that are priced at the top 25% of the price range for that area are considered to be Premium Homes. In today’s real estate market there are deals to be had at the higher end! This is great news for homeowners who want to upgrade from their current house […]