Ben Mizes is the CEO of Clever Real Estate, the online platform that connects home buyers and sellers with top-rated agents for a fraction of the traditional fee.

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How to Keep Your Home Safe This Halloween



Unfortunately, more than seven months into the COVID-19 pandemic, people are still uncertain of what is safe. For example, according to a new survey by Real Estate Witch, only 60% parents said they were planning on trick-or-treating this year, and only a third of those participants said that they would be taking extra precautions. For […]

Pros and Cons of Short-Term Rentals



Until recent years, finding a place while traveling was synonymous with hotels or other professionally run establishments. In the past decade, however, the long-established order was revolutionized by the arrival of a new player on the market: short-term rentals. This newer form of hospitality represents an unprecedented opportunity for travelers — and also for investors. […]

Where Can People on Unemployment Insurance Afford to Pay Rent?



As of August 2020, the U.S. unemployment rate sits at 8.4%. Although this is down from April’s high of 14.7%, it’s more than twice as high as this time last year — which hovered around 3.5%. That 8.4% unemployment rate equates to about 13.6 million people who currently aren’t earning a salary — many of […]

How Increasing Student Debt Will Affect Young Home Buyers



The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are widespread, and they’re not just affecting seasoned full-time workers. College students, in particular, are facing a lot of uncertainty — not just in the short-term but potentially for years — or even decades — to come. Students are having an even harder time paying for college in light […]

Should You Invest in Rental Properties or House-Flipping?



Although the housing market looks like it’s already recovered from the pandemic-induced downturn of last spring, don’t make the mistake of thinking we’re back to normal. With millions of potential evictions looming, a potential mass migration from cities to the suburbs, and historically low inventory coupled with sky-high demand, it’s safe to say the market’s […]

7 Things to Know About Buying Your First Investment Property



There are seven important considerations you need to think about before investing in your first rental property. Here’s the rundown.

What Investors and Landlords Need to Know About COVID-19



Learn how real estate investors and landlords will be impacted the fallout from COVID-19.