6 Habits of Successful Real Estate Investors

Traits that successful real estate investors share in common

Investing in real estate is a daunting, but potentially lucrative, endeavor. Being a successful real estate investor requires diligence in keeping a pulse on the market. It also is a necessary hunger to see long-term returns. Below are six common habits of successful real estate investors. Continue reading

Deciding Whether or not to Purchase a Vacation Home

When the time comes to decide whether or not to purchase a vacation home, you've got a lot to think about beforehand. Here are a few factors to consider.

Buying a second home is not a decision to be made lightly. A vacation home brings with it a myriad of responsibilities and opportunities in equal measure, all of which come into play simply because of all the components of property ownership.

Your vacation home is a secondary dwelling, not your primary place of residence. That distinction puts the matter of money and budget at the forefront much more so than it does with a primary home. Everyone needs a place to live, but not everyone necessarily needs a vacation home. However, they sure are great to have at your disposal if you can comfortably afford it. Continue reading

5 Factors to Consider Before You Start House Flipping

House flipping is hard work. Before buying your first house to flip, you’ll need to understand the process fully as well as avoid these common mistakes.

Flipping houses is hard work. Sure it seems relatively easy to do—you buy the home at a lower price, fix it up, and sell it off for a profit. Short and sweet at the surface, but in reality, there is a veritable laundry list of factors to consider first. Continue reading

Buying a Fixer Upper: 5 Things You Should Know

Before you call your real estate broker to jump in on buying a fixer upper, here are five important things you should know before you finalize the decision.

Buying a fixer upper has many benefits over the purchase of a move-in ready home that might have fewer problems. Every real estate agent will tell you that any home you move into will inevitably require some kind of improvement work. However, fixer uppers typically need a bit more TLC. This can get quite costly, but will offer a number of positive, and potentially lucrative, advantages in the long run. Continue reading

Is the Tiny House Movement Just a Trend?

More and more people are willing to make the switch to tiny homes. Is it just a trend, though, or will this movement continue to grow?
Like most movements, tiny houses started small…pun intended. These homes are characterized by a square footage of less than about 400-500 square feet, although there are no formal parameters for size.

Small homes are considered to be under 1,000 square feet, with tiny homes coming in around half that size. In truth, the average single family home now clocks in at upwards of 2,500 square feet, so anything significantly smaller could be considered insufficient, depending on the buyer. Continue reading

6 Tips for Pricing Your Home to Sell

A quick sale of your home requires a careful pricing strategy. AgentHarvest offers a few tips to help you price your home to sell.

Whether you’ve already got your eye on a new home, you’re planning a major move to a new city, or you simply want to unload your current property for some reason, a quick sale requires a careful pricing strategy.  Your Realtor should be able to help you figure out a price that delivers both a suitable return on investment and short timeline, but here are just a few tips to help you price your home to sell. Continue reading

Ideas for Your First Real Estate Investment

Property valueGetting started with real estate investing can be a daunting proposition for new investors. Like other investments, real estate comes with real risks, but the opportunities for success are great as well. If you’ve seen people invest with success and want to get started, here are three ideas for your first real estate investment. Continue reading

Is Buying a Home the Best First Investment?

first time homeownersPeople look at real estate with many different ideas in mind. Some people look at a real estate purchase as simply a home. It is a place to live until you move on to the next one. Others look at it as an investment, either a place to make or grow your money. For many, real estate investing is a career or a great source of income. For first time home buyers, is it the best first investment? Continue reading