Uncategorized Are Prices And Rates Going To Continue To Rise Better Homeowners Are prices and rates going to continue to rise?    One of the most talked about questions in the real estate market has to do with “Will prices continue to rise now that interest rates have increased dramatically this year?” It is understandable to think that if the Federal Reserve is using interest […]
Uncategorized 58 Year Old Landlord Says Goodbye To Tenants 58-Year-Old Landlord Says Goodbye to Tenants Daniel Goodwin, Chief Investment Strategist Fri, July 23, 2021, 12:30 AM·7 min read Meet Frank and Linda, (not their real names). Frank and Linda have been married for 30 years and had begun having conversations around making plans for Frank to leave Corporate America before Frank turned 60. Linda […]
Uncategorized Doing Nothing Is Costing Something Doing Nothing is Costing Something It has been said that more money has been lost due to indecisions than ever was due to making the wrong decisions.  Many times, the larger the decision, the more likely procrastination comes into play and doing nothing will cost something. Buying a home is certainly one of the biggest […]
Uncategorized Less To Own Than To Rent Less to Own than to Rent 7/7/2021 The question is “financially speaking, are you better off owning than renting in the long term?” Renting a home has advantages.  It is usually a short-term commitment from year to year and the landlord is responsible for the repairs. Owning a home with today’s low mortgage rates, the total […]
Uncategorized Solved! What are Closing Costs? Solved! What are Closing Costs? Closing on your home involves more than just signing documents and getting the keys. You need to come prepared to pay closing costs, which can be quite expensive. By Terri Williams Q: I’m renting and thinking about buying a home since I would be paying the same amount—if not less—than I’m […]
Uncategorized This Is Why You Should Be Investing in Real Estate Right Now This Is Why You Should Be Investing in Real Estate Right Now by Kevin Leyes ENTREPRENEUR LEADERSHIP NETWORK CONTRIBUTOR Chairman of Leyes Empire, CEO of Leyes Media and VVS Investing in real estate might seem like the latest get-rich-quick scheme you’ve seen on TikTok, but it’s been making people rich for years. Leonard Stern of New Jersey started out as […]
Uncategorized “Mise En Place” for Home Buying In cooking, “mise en place” describes having all your ingredients measured, cut, peeled, sliced, grated, as well as bowls, utensils and pans ready to use before you begin cooking.  The advantage is to inventory the ingredients and recognize if you have everything you need.  You are less likely to leave out an ingredient or step […]
Uncategorized It’s Not Too Late To Refinance     With mortgage rates below 4% since May 2019, you would think that most people would have already refinanced but according to a recent Lending Tree survey, 49% of homeowners say they are considering a mortgage refinance in the next year.  The report estimated that over a third of homeowners are have mortgages above […]
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Uncategorized A Beginner’s Guide to Real Estate Investing A beginner’s guide to real estate investing, according to experts By Camryn La Sala April 30, 2021 | 4:25pm | Updated The coronavirus pandemic has put a lot into perspective for many of us. While no one’s quarantine experience was the same, one thing we can all agree on is that all that time at home certainly gave us time […]
Uncategorized Is the Housing Market About To Crash? Home Prices Have Hit a New High—Is the Housing Market About To Crash? By Clare Trapasso May 3, 2021 With home prices at a new record high and homes flying off the market in hours in some cases, it’s no wonder that Google searches for “when is the housing market going to crash” have spiked dramatically […]
Buyers Agent Turning Renters to Buyers One of the best parts of my career is helping renters become owners; so I am always happy to share on that subject and glad to have been a part of the latest issue of The Residential Specialist. Our community of dedicated CRS agents are the best and I am proud to be one. #CRS […]
Buying Buyers Guide: How to Negotiate House Price – MintLife Blog Buyers Guide: How to Negotiate House Price HOME OWNERSHIP, HOUSING FINANCES, MORTGAGES April 16, 2021 / Rocket Mortgage When you buy a home, the seller you’re buying from will probably expect you to negotiate the asking price. In fact, most sellers price their home a bit higher than market value to compensate for negotiations. Negotiating can be intimidating, but knowing […]
Budget Getting ready to buy that home – How to financially prepare Credits to mint.intuit How to Financially Prepare to Buy Your First Home HOME OWNERSHIP, HOUSING FINANCES, HOW TO April 23, 2021 (Last Modified: April 29, 2021) / Elle Martinez Home-buying season is coming up. With the warmer weather approaching, home buyers are eagerly waiting to find their dream place. Since buying a house is typically […]
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Uncategorized How Smart is Your Home? Selling or Buying Smart Homes More and more homeowners are employing smart home technology within their homes.  It may start with a video doorbell or lights and progress to other devices.  The smart-home device market is rapidly growing and Forbes research expects it to grow from $55 billion in 2016 to $174 billion in 2025. […]
Costs of Housing The Measure of a Home How Does It Measure Up? People are always looking for a “down and dirty” way to determine the value of a home and square footage seems to be one of the most common things used by people whether they are buyers, sellers or real estate agents.  While it seems straight forward, there are several variances that […]
Investing Is now the time for alternative investments? Alternative Investments In a recent article, The Wall Street Journal reported that investors have rarely been this flush with cash.  The economic uncertainty due to the pandemic and the volatility of the stock market has caused assets in money-market funds to increase to approximately $4.6 trillion, the highest level on record according to Refinitv Lipper. The […]
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Moving What to do before you get ready to SELL? Four Things Sellers Should Do Before the Sign Goes in the Yard 10/2020 Just like buyers should be pre-approved before they begin to look at houses, Sellers should have their home pre-approved.  The reasons are similar: appeal to the “right” buyers, discover issues with the home early, improve marketability, increase negotiations position and close quicker. For […]