REALTORS® Know What Dads Want – In A House!

There’s one feature that nearly always bubbles to the top when it comes to what fathers want in a home: a fabulous outside! This is according to watercooler conversations with members of the Orlando Regional REALTOR® Association – folks who spend much of their day touring homes with prospective homebuyers and helping them narrow down…

Buying a For Sale By Owner Home

Have you ever thought about buying a For Sale by Owner Home? There are some things that you need to be aware of when buying a house directly from the owner.  Nowadays, everyone is trying to save money and sell their house on their own. You can save money buying a for sale by owner…

What Do You Need to Know about Congestion Pricing?

“Live in the city,” they said.” It’ll be great,” they said. And while that may be true for many reasons, traffic’s probably not one of them. Soon, if you dare get behind the wheel of a car in a city like Manhattan, congestion is about to get a little worse. Not necessarily because of more…

Best Practices for Credit Bidding at Foreclosure

You currently hold the first mortgage on a rental property in California. The borrower is behind in payments to you and has disregarded all communications from you. You decide to file a notice of default to start the foreclosure process. Three months lapse, the sale has been set, the date of sale approaches, and you…

Home Upgrades Millennials Love

A recent study by COUNTRY Financial showed that young people care more about buying a home than getting married, paying off student loans, and traveling. But in the hot real estate market in the Portland area and surrounding suburbs, younger home buyers can’t be too selective. In fact, they’ll often end up with a fixer-upper…

4 Hazards Facing New First-Time Homebuyers

Home ownership is a cornerstone of the American dream. Unfortunately, there are many ways that the American dream can turn into your family’s personal nightmare. These hazards include purchasing more house than you can really afford (becoming house poor), unexpected surprises that weren’t identified during the home inspection, and finding out that your pre-approval for…

Don’t Judge a House by its Photo

Judging a property by its photograph may prove expensive when you discard poor photos without knowing if they represent excellent real estate opportunity for you. PJ Wade suggests a time-saving, better way to choose property. If you spend hours on the internet trying to find your dream home by searching through photos or video of…

Top Pros and Cons of Real Estate Investing

Considering today’s volatile markets and unpredictable political environment, many people are looking for other ways to invest their money besides traditional stocks, bonds, and 401(k)s. Real estate investing has jumped to the forefront as a way to not just save for the future but also generate cash flow and grow wealth. Like any investment, real…

Are You Grown Up Enough to Be a Homeowner?

Forever young. That’s what we all strive to be, right? But when it comes to owning a home, even the most mature of us can want to run and hide like a little kid when problems arise. If you’re looking to buy your first place and aren’t sure you’re up for the responsibility, asking yourself…

Bitcoin vs. Property Investment: The Risks

Unless you have been living under a rock for the last few years, by now you will most certainly have heard of the cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, and some of the success stories from people who were lucky enough to make the most of it before it was even a ‘thing’. However, if you are looking to…

Find The Right Agent For You

Finding the right Realtor® to help you with buying or selling a home can seem daunting. Your best friend’s sister’s cousin may be an agent referral but does that mean that they’re the right agent to fulfill your needs? Getting referrals from friends and family is great but sometimes those referrals don’t work out and…

4 Reasons to Hire Professionals Movers for Your Next Move

Few things are more annoying and stressful than having to plan a move to a new home or apartment. Not only does it require endless planning, but it always takes longer than it needs to. By hiring professional movers, though, the moving process can be greatly improved. Whether you’re moving from a Loomis, California ranch…

The 10 Most Affordable Beach Towns

Kids frolicking in the sand. Afternoons spent on the sailboat. Watching the sun set over the water. Ponying up a $50,000 monthly mortgage payment. Because you need that kind of cash to be able to afford a beach house, right? Maybe not. SmartAsset’s 2019 look at the most affordable beach towns in the country might…