3 Ways to Get Home Values Wrong

One of the most significant roles of a real estate agent representing a home seller is to provide them with an accurate market value. Homeowners use the information provided by agents to make many financial decisions in their life. The value received could even be an impetus to whether a home seller decides to move […]

10 Ways to Save Money on Home Renovations

Whether you’ve bought a new home, or you’re sprucing up an investment property, home renovations can add immediate and long-term value to your home. They can also be costly. With mounting material and labor costs, your renovation dreams can quickly put a strain on your budget. But renovating your home so it better suits your […]

What Is a VA Loan? Benefits, Requirements, and How to Apply

Military borrowers looking to buy or refinance a home might want to consider a VA loan. Backed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), this loan option can make buying a home easier for those who might otherwise struggle to afford a mortgage. While VA loans have a funding fee that borrowers need to […]

Tips for Obtaining a Mortgage During Retirement – You Need a Strategy

You’ve been working all of your life and living within your budget. You’ve never had trouble qualifying for a mortgage because your credit rating was high, your debt-to-income ratio was good, and you bought a house that you could afford. Now, you’re fully retired and want to sell the old family home that still has […]

Ed Kushins on 5 Biggest Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a Vacation Home

As the founder of Vacation Property Partners, I encourage careful thought, analysis, and prudence before taking that big step to buy a vacation home,” states Ed Kushins, vacation property visionary, and entrepreneur. “Here are some things you can consider to mitigate some of the possible mistakes noted in the Yahoo Finance article.” Making an Emotional Investment Kushins […]

What Is Preferred Equity in Commercial Real Estate?

If you’ve ever purchased a home, you’re probably familiar with the term “equity” and what it means. When it comes to buying a house, your down payment is the initial equity you have in the property. The rest is financed through your loan with a bank, which you slowly pay off over time.  Unfortunately, commercial […]

Real Estate Investing Partnership Options and Considerations

As an investor, there are many ways to partner with others to put deals together and increase profits. The key components of any real estate investment are the seller, the buyer (investor), the property, the source of funds, and when you are flipping, the end buyer. As the buyer/investor, your role is to pull all […]


 ERA® Real Estate, a global franchising leader within the AnywhereSM portfolio of brands, announced today that PowerMark Properties based in Biloxi, Mississippi, has affiliated with the ERA® brand.  Now known as PowerMark Properties ERA Powered, the firm serves military personnel, retirees, investors and first-time home buyers in the greater Mississippi Gulf Coast region from Louisiana to […]

How to Know When a Recession Has Started

At the end of August, the government updated its economic numbers for the U.S. economy’s performance in the April-June quarter. The update confirmed what it had reported last month: That the economy shrank for two straight quarters.  Six months of economic contraction is a widely held but informal definition of a recession. The post-pandemic era […]

How to Create an Effective Real Estate Listing

Working as a real estate professional means wearing a dozen different hats, and often all of them at once. However, the trick isn’t always to work harder – it’s to work smarter. This applies to creating effective real estate listings that attract the perfect buyer for that property. Whether you’re in need of tips in […]

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