When it comes to making money, experience is everything

Rookie real estate agents often have a tough time getting their businesses going, but a new study says it’s worth hanging in there. According to the 2018 Real Estate Agent Income Guide, a study conducted by pre-licensing firm Real Estate Express, most new agents double their income in the second year of doing business. Those

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Almost one third of U.S. households “cost-burdended” due to rising home prices

The number of “cost-burdened” Americans who’re struggling due to housing costs has risen to almost 14 million households within the last 30 years.

SmartAsset study reveals cities where rents are getting cheaper

Rents are increasing across the nation due to the inability of many potential home buyers to secure a mortgage, or so you thought.

The Ups and Downs of Being a Real Estate Agent

When I first entered the real estate field, I was fresh out of college and found a job working for a top agent in the Austin area.  I did all of the grunt work and running around that he didn’t want to do.  I entered listings, fielded office calls, took photos, and filed paperwork.  There

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How to Get Financing Your New Home Purchase

Like with so much else in personal finance, getting the best possible deal on a mortgage depends on preparation, comparison and timing.  Not only is it important to get your financial house in order before applying, but you must also carefully determine how much house you can afford, cast a wide net when it comes

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Medium Apartment Buildings Are Preferable

While almost every real estate professional with an opinion says that apartment complexes with over 150 units are the way to go, it’s not necessarily true. Multifamily complexes are indeed a great investment. However, what you really want to invest in is where you earn the most rent per unit. Often that is in complexes

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Building Passive Income Streams With Real Estate

The way to achieve your real estate investment business goals is by being very clear what your goals are and having a plan to attain them. For many people, the primary real estate investment business goal is creating a passive and massive income stream. Passive income is having monthly checks come into your business while

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Will Zero Percent Interest Rates Force Older Homeowners Into Reverse Mortgages?

I can honestly say that the current state of the housing market in the U.S. is unlike anything we’ve ever seen in it’s history. Though the Federal Reserve has implemented one round of money printing after another, with unprecedented amounts of cash going to help bolster the secondary mortgage market, housing is still barely conscious

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Widespread Employment Changes May Result In More Problems For Housing Industry

The impact of widespread reductions in the working hours of employees in a large variety of industries would be highly likely to trigger more delinquencies and foreclosures for housing. In the past week and a half since the presidential election confirmed that the Affordable Care Act would be implemented, I’ve personally heard from local employees

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Real Estate Segregation – A Different Kind of Discrimination?

Has the U.S. real estate market become an archetype for a growing chasm between the haves and the have-nots? The National Association of Realtors (NAR), in the 2011 profile of Home Buyers and Sellers revealed some interesting facts: “Many of the demographics covered in the report show trends that have not been seen in the

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