Driving Forces in Today’s Residential Real Estate Market



After six decades of being the primary driving force in the economy, the baby boomers are officially in decline and taking a back seat to the millennial generation. This is happening not only economically but in sheer numbers as well. There are 75.4 million millennials compared with 74.9 million baby boomers. Unless you specialize in […]

Consider Real Estate Investing Partnerships



As an investor, there are many ways to partner with others to maximize profits. The key elements of any real estate investment are the seller, the buyer, the property, the source of funds,

DIY Tips for New Homeowners and First Time Buyers



Many new homeowners and first time buyers have something in common when it comes to DIY projects. They are anxious to get started making the home their own and bite

How New Tax Plan Will Affect Homeowners



The proposed new tax plan is a homeownership killer by lowering the home mortgage interest deduction from the current $1 million to $500,000. The impact to new

The Mortgage Industry’s Technological Future



Is the mortgage industry evolving with technology or will a technological revolution completely change the landscape? Right now, there is opportunity for either to happen

What You Need to Know About Tenants-In-Common Real Estate Investing



A frequently over looked form of real estate ownership is Tenants-In-Common (TIC). This form of ownership is sometimes used by unmarried couples buying a home together when the owners have different percentages of ownership. However, it certainly isn’t limited to unmarried couples. In many circumstances it can be the preferred way for two or more […]

DIY – High Tech Door Security



You might have a high tech home security system that warns you, your security company, and the police if a bad guy tries to break into your home. However, your first line of defense should always be putting physical deterrents in place to stop

Tinkering With Mortgage Qualifications



It had to happen sooner or later. The lower volume of mortgage applications is resulting in some tinkering to find more consumers that can qualify. Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and major lenders aren’t necessarily

DIY – Stopping Window Condensation



A common homeowner problem during late October and well into November is window condensation. There can be several causes as well as several possible fixes.

Pros and Cons of Buying a Vacation Home



Wanting to recapture that enjoyable experience has you contemplating buying a vacation home at your favorite destination. But is that a good real estate investment strategy?

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