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Buying a Home

This is the Cheapest Way to Buy a House

Before you ever start shopping for a house, you’ll need to figure out how to pay for it. The process of getting a mortgage can be pretty complicated, especially for someone who has never done it before. Working with a knowledgeable and responsive mortgage lender or bank officer can really help. T...

  • 1 month ago
  • Leisl Bailey

Home Selling

Let’s Be Realistic: How Long Does It Take To Renovate a House?

So, just how long does it take to renovate a house? The short answer is way longer than you actually think it’s going to. As anyone who works in construction will tell you, massive renovation projects tend to hit hiccups along the way. These problems, like shipment delays, the discovery of mold w...

  • 1 month ago
  • Andrew S

2019 Millennial Home Buyer Report

It’s no secret that millennials — also known as Generation Y — have, generally speaking, not been a top priority for the real estate industry at large. The prevailing narrative is that a confluence of factors, including unprecedented levels of student debt, the rise of the gig economy, and co...

  • 1 month ago
  • Thomas O'Shaughnessy

Investing

Using Your Real Estate Investments as a Tax Shelter

Real estate investing is a great way to make a lot of money. It can also be a way to get hit with a lot of taxes. When investors buy and sell properties, or have rental income, much of this is considered taxable income. It’s important to be smart about your expenses and ensure that you are taking...

  • 1 month ago
  • Leisl Bailey

Investing

Are Airbnb Investments A Good Idea?

Airbnb investments are a newer—and often quite lucrative—way to invest in the real estate market. Airbnb is an online platform that allows travelers to book a stay in a private home, or room, owned by a total stranger. Although this sounds a little crazy, it has become a very popular way to tra...

  • 1 month ago
  • Luke Babich

Investing

The Top 12 Best Real Estate Business Ideas

You’ve probably heard the news: there’s a lot of money to be made in real estate. Seriously, there are millions to be made. But, in much the same way, the ways you can actually go about making this money seems to be nearly endless as well. If you have yet to get started, the sheer number of rea...

  • 1 month ago
  • Leisl Bailey

Investing

The Ultimate House Flipping Checklist

So you want to flip a house. Now what? Completing your first flip can easily be scary or overwhelming if you don’t have the right guidance. Because of this, we’ve put together the ultimate flipping a house checklist for you to follow along with. Whether you choose to print it out, leave it open...

  • 1 month ago
  • Andrew S

Investing

Steps to Becoming a Real Estate Investor

There are many ways to start in real estate investing. Choosing the right path will be determined based on your financial resources, your energy, and how much time you have and want to invest in investing! For many people it’s a family affair, for others it’s a solo adventure they do on weekend...

  • 1 month ago
  • Ben Mizes

Investing

Using HELOC To Purchase Investment Property

If you want to purchase real estate, you might find yourself hitting a roadblock before you even begin. Purchasing an investment property requires a down payment and many people don’t just have that much money lying around. Luckily, homeowners may have that money hidden away within the value of t...

  • 1 month ago
  • Andrew S

Investing

Should You Put Your Rental Properties in an LLC?

Thinking of forming an LLC (Limited Liability Company) for your rental investment properties?  If you own or are planning to buy a rental investment, forming an LLC protects you and your assets in caase a legal case comes against your rentals. But it may not be the best choice for you. Sometimes, ...

  • 1 month ago
  • Leisl Bailey

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