Do you Have What it Takes to be a Landlord?

You may have thought about buying a property and renting it out to tenants, but do you really know what it takes to be a landlord? Being a landlord is more than just finding tenants and collecting rent. It can be a full time job to take care of a rental property with tenants, be sure you know what you’re …

When Storm Damage Means You Need To Sell Your Home

Storms can be unpredictable and the toll they can take on your home can be just as rough. If your home takes a beating from a storm you can be left with expensive repairs that you may not be able to afford to make. How do you know when you should sell your home after storm damage? First let’s start …

Should You Sell or Renovate Your Home?

Every few years you may took a look around your home and think about renovating it.  Hmmm, should you sell or renovate your home? Maybe it’s time you upgrade your kitchen, or add in that pool you always thought about doing, or maybe you want to add on an addition to your home? Whatever it may be, you need to …

Selling Your House: A Guide For First Time Home Sellers

Selling your house is a big step… especially if it’s your first home. You’ve already been through the home buying process so you know a little more this time around, but now you’re a seller. So what really goes into selling a home? 1. Get Your Home Sell Ready So you’ve decided to sell your home, but is your home ready …

The Process of Closing on Your Home

So you’ve finally found a buyer for your home. That’s great! But you still need to close on the deal. Entering into escrow is just the beginning but it takes some time to get to the closing on your home. Here are all the things that need to happen before you can close: The buyer will need to secure funding. This …

The Short Sale Process

It’s unfortunate, but it happens more often than you may think. Sometimes you just can’t afford to make  your mortgage payments anymore. At risk of foreclosure, what is there left for you to do? A short sale is a way for you to avoid foreclosure and sell your home quickly without ruining your chances at buying another home. Here’s how …

Why Buying a Home is a Great Investment For Millennials

Buying a home is a great investment for millennials. Being in your early 20’s and thinking about buying a home may scare you, but it’s actually a great way to get started investing. Here are the top reasons to buy a home as your first investment. #1 Mortgages are Cheaper than Rent. In 42 out of the 50 states, it’s …

The Real Costs Of Water Damage and Flooding In Your Home

Rain, Hurricanes, plumbing issues, whatever the cause may be… water damage and flooding can happen to any home. Unfortunately that means cleaning up and repairing the damage. Let’s take a look at the real costs of water damage and flooding in your home. Clean-Up Depending on how much water is sitting in your home or basement, pumping out the water …

Community Matters: What to Look for in a New Neighborhood When You Have Children

A child friendly neighborhood? Cornell University has found that housing and neighborhood characteristics have a direct effect on a child’s cognitive, emotional, social, and biological development. No pressure, right? Choose the wrong neighborhood and your children could be destined to a lifetime of disappointment. The good news is, regardless of budget, there are a few clues that can cue you …

Myths about Real Estate Investors

Often times, Real Estate Investors get a bad rap and unfortunately, for the vast majority of investors, it’s just not true. There are so many myths and rumors going around about Real Estate Investors that it’s time we set the record straight. Myth #1 – Real Estate Investors don’t care about you, they just want to buy your home for …