Buying a home is an exciting time and process, but knowing how much you can afford to spend is not always easy. Calculating how much home you can afford before you start looking helps you to understand your budget, how to create your wants and needs list, and what neighborhoods you should consider calling home. Continue reading
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
Fall is here and winter is just around the corner. As you prepare and plan for Thanksgiving and beyond, you can also prepare your house for the coming cold condition. If you live in a freezing or snowy climate, taking steps to winterize early can save you time, money, and frustration as winter settles in around you. Continue reading
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
Investing in real estate can be a life changing endeavor, but it is important to understand what you are getting yourself into and when to walk away from a deal. If it seems too good to be true, it probably is. Here are five red flags to look out for so you know when to walk away. Continue reading
Southern California is an attractive home to movie stars, financial executives, and foreign millionaires and billionaires looking to live a glamorous lifestyle, and the hills above Los Angeles and the beautiful coastline.
The area is also attractive to criminals with millions of dollars in illegal funds from drug dealing, money laundering, and other illicit activity. While Los Angeles County is happy to be home to movie stars and business executives, new U.S. Treasury Department rules will make it much more difficult for criminals to buy luxury homes in the area. Continue reading
Investing in real estate has many challenges, but the biggest question to answer is the biggest real estate priority in general: location, location, location. If you are looking to invest outside of your hometown, these top growing cities may be a solid bet, as they have growing markets and real estate needs. Continue reading
Home improvement projects are a great way to make your home more enjoyable and increase its value. However, some projects don’t pay, and getting stuck with the bill from home improvement projects without a future payoff.
Real estate investing is a tried and true path to wealth, and people have been discussing the topic for generations. From Mark Twain and Andrew Carnegie to modern millionaires, here are some top real estate quotes and what you can learn from them. Continue reading