How To Get Started With Real Estate Investing

Today, most of the population aims to attain financial freedom as early as possible in their lives. They’re looking for every possible way to make extra income and profit. One way of earning extra income is by investing. Investing means putting money into a venture, such as property or stocks, to earn profits. A popular

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The Best Tips for Finding a Home Virtually

Would you buy a home you’ve never seen in person? That’s exactly what more and more home buyers are doing, thanks to changes in the real estate industry brought on by COVID-19, and the rapid development of sophisticated technology that makes shopping for a home through virtual tours a new normal.  Virtual home tours are

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Buy the Worst House in a Nice Neighborhood

Some people call it buying the worst house in the best neighborhood, but most nice neighborhoods work just fine – especially when houses to choose from are scarce. But either way, this equity-building strategy isn’t for the faint of heart. Back Door Entry to a Ritzy Area The theory is that lower-priced homes in upscale

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Reverse Mortgages: Understanding the Pros and Cons

A reverse mortgage is a type of consumer home loan that allows homeowners ages 62 and older to borrow against their home’s equity to receive either cash or a line of credit.  Unlike a traditional mortgage, homeowners don’t make a monthly payment; the loan is repaid when the homeowner or their heirs sell the house. 

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Why Real Estate CRM Software is Important for Agents

Managing your interactions with customers and clients can be an exhausting job. If you’re a real estate professional, then you’re already quite familiar with this! You probably spend a lot of time managing tasks related to prospecting, lead generation, client retention, and a whole lot of other responsibilities. That’s why real estate software is a

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Miami Real Estate Posts 10th-Highest Total Home Sales Month in History

Miami-Dade County real estate posted its 10th-highest total existing home sales month in history and its second-best May sales month ever, according to the MIAMI Association of Realtors (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system. “The rapid rise in mortgage rates, from an average of 3% to 6% over the past six months, is

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Mortgage applications rise amid strong demand for ARMs

Mortgage applications surprisingly jumped 8% last week compared to the previous seven day period, boosted by demand for adjustable-rate mortgages, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. However, applications are still down 10% compared to one week ago. The MBA said that last week’s jump in mortgage rates may have actually increased homebuying demand, as consumers

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How the Federal Reserve is Helping the Housing Market

At first glance, it might seem intuitive that rising interest rates will have a negative effect on the housing market. However, with a little more thought, the opposite is more likely to be true. Interest rates rising today and for the next several months is probably good for the housing market. Specifically for home buyers

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10 Ways to Make Your House More Sustainable

As a society, we are recognizing the need to become more environmentally conscious. It’s been shown that consumers are more often shopping with their values in mind, choosing brands that are good for the planet — not just good for their wallets.  Nearly all major corporations now have environmental goals, outlining the ways they intend

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8 Common Misconceptions That First-Time Home Buyers Have

If you recently shared with friends or family that you’re ready to buy your first home, you have no doubt been offered plenty of well-intentioned bits of advice about the process. But be aware: Not everything you’ve heard may be accurate.  Here are some common misconceptions first-time home buyers may have and the real facts

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