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Jake Cardenas

Jake Cardenas is co-founder and COO of Clever Real Estate, the free online service that connects you with top agents to save money on commission. Jake is a licensed real estate agent who is passionate about finance and real estate investing. He's a serial entrepreneur, having founded Drizzle SMS before working on Clever. He's a "jack-of-all-trades," skilled in design, operations, sales, HR, and more.

The author Jake Cardenas

Recent Posts

How to Sell Your Home with Redfin in Austin

Austinites have plenty of options when selling their homes. Within the steady housing market, real estate brokerages and iBuyers pop up all the time. Redfin offers both options in Austin.

How to Sell Your Home with Redfin in Austin written by Jake Cardenas

Jake Cardenas

September 30, 2019

Flat-Fee MLS Reviews in Chicago: How to Weigh Your Options

If you are selling your Chicago home and have decided to work with a flat-fee MLS listing service, it’s important to understand the advantages and disadvantages you’re facing. You do

Flat-Fee MLS Reviews in Chicago: How to Weigh Your Options written by Jake Cardenas

Jake Cardenas

September 20, 2019

Investment Property Loan Requirements — An In-Depth Guide

Investment property financing options are very different from traditional residential mortgages and loans. Understanding the different types of investing financing available, and the requirements and terms associated with each is

Investment Property Loan Requirements — An In-Depth Guide written by Jake Cardenas

Jake Cardenas

January 31, 2019

Are One Bedroom Apartments a Good Investment?

Are one bedroom apartments good investments? Before you decide, learn what you need to know to make the best decision for you. Review your lease. Speak with your landlord. Check

Are One Bedroom Apartments a Good Investment? written by Jake Cardenas

Jake Cardenas

January 11, 2019

Zillow vs. Redfin vs. Trulia

With so many options to choose from, deciding which real estate company to work with can be difficult. In this article, we'll discuss the pros and cons of Redfin, Zillow,

Zillow vs. Redfin vs. Trulia written by Jake Cardenas

Jake Cardenas

December 27, 2018

Yes, You Can Still Buy a Home with Bad Credit

Before you purchase a house, you will need to apply for a mortgage. Mortgage applications ask buyers how much they can afford to put on a down payment, what

Yes, You Can Still Buy a Home with Bad Credit written by Jake Cardenas

Jake Cardenas

December 14, 2018

Can I Use Two Realtors to Sell My House? (The Answer is No)

If the market is slow in your area, you might be wondering, “Can I use two Realtors to sell my house?” The short answer is no – but there

Can I Use Two Realtors to Sell My House? (The Answer is No) written by Jake Cardenas

Jake Cardenas

September 21, 2018

7 Ways To Get Investment Property Loans

An obstruction many would-be investors have with investing is the amount of money it costs. For some reason, many people think you have to have cash just lying around to

7 Ways To Get Investment Property Loans written by Jake Cardenas

Jake Cardenas

May 27, 2018

How to Make Money in Real Estate

You've seen those shows on HGTV where average people make it big in real estate from investing a little time and money. You've heard of people in their twenties becoming

How to Make Money in Real Estate written by Jake Cardenas

Jake Cardenas

May 26, 2018

Home Renovation Tips for Success

Taking on a renovation project can be a great way to improve your existing property and add value to your home. Renovations can range from small improvements such as

Home Renovation Tips for Success written by Jake Cardenas

Jake Cardenas

April 19, 2018

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