How to Avoid Double Closing When Buying a House and Selling Another

November 3, 2014

If you’ve ever been involved in a real estate transaction before, you’re probably familiar with the term double closing. That’s an arrangement where you buy a new home on the very same day that you sell your old one. In a perfect world, you close on your old house in the morning, and then on the […]

Why You Should Buy the Least Expensive House You Can Afford

February 4, 2014

The housing market has changed a lot in just the past few years. The old philosophy of buying the most expensive house you can afford has become obsolete. There are far more advantages to buying the least expensive house you can afford. Consider some of the following . . . . Lower Down Payment and […]

The Amazing Benefits of Rental Real Estate

February 3, 2014

The stock market closed out 2013 with a new high. There’s certainly a lot of buzz around the market right now, but often that’s one of the best times to start seriously investigating alternative investments. As the saying goes, what goes up, must come down. That doesn’t mean that the stock market is headed for […]

Paying Off Your Mortgage vs Paying Down Your Mortgage

January 8, 2014

Should you pay off your mortgage, pay down your mortgage, or simply just make regular mortgage payments? This is a decision facing many of us because one of the biggest purchases we make in a lifetime is a home. Since few of us can afford to pay cash for a house, most of us use […]

What You Need to Know to Be a Successful Real Estate Investor

December 11, 2013

Historically, real estate has been one of the very best investment vehicles. Not only has it competed favorably with stocks, but it has probably been the primary way that middle-class people build wealth. But there’s a big difference between being a homeowner and being a successful real estate investor. The degree to which you can […]

How to Improve Your Credit and Buy a House

December 5, 2013

If you want to buy a house with bad credit, the drop in housing prices over the last few years may be a little frustrating. Real estate is still on sale but it may be tough to get approved for a home loan with bad credit. It doesn’t mean that you absolutely won’t be able […]

When Does it Make Sense to Rent a Home Instead of Buy?

November 22, 2013

For years, the idea of the American Dream has been homeownership. That particular dream, though, is fading a bit. After the last economic crisis and real estate crash, many people are rethinking the idea of buying a home. For some consumers, it just makes more sense to rent. Is the mortgage affordable? One of the […]

How to Buy a House Without Making Gigantic Money Mistakes

November 1, 2013

Buying a house involves making lots of decisions, many of which are daunting because of the high cost of real estate. I spent 20 minutes on the phone with a friend of mine a while back talking through various options and considerations for selling his home and buying a house in our area. I could hear […]

How to Sell Your House Without a Realtor

October 15, 2013

One of the advantages of having a real estate agent sell your home is that you have access to their expertise. In addition the agent is working on your behalf so that you don’t have to do as much with the nuts and bolts of selling your home. The biggest downside is the fact that […]

4 Mortgage Refinancing Mistakes

October 2, 2013

Thinking about mortgage refinancing? You’re not alone, with some of the best mortgage rates available in history many people are debating whether they should spend the money and refinance. The benefit of refinancing comes from borrowing at a lower mortgage rate so you can either lower your payments or reduce your loan term, either way saving thousands of dollars […]

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