How to Find the Right Real Estate Agent

If you’re like most first-time home buyers, you probably grind on the daily. The hustle is real, so why would you expect any less from your real estate agent? Finding someone who understands your needs and also knows her way around the block will make shopping for a home a little less taxing. Get Recommendations,…

Killing It at a Home Auction

You could go the traditional route and purchase a home with the help of a real estate agent. But you’ve been hearing the buzz about real estate auctions and the bomb deals to be had. Sounds like a super-smart way for a first-time home buyer to save money, right? Before you hop online or head…

Buying Your First Home: Bringing Friends and Family Along for the Ride

Buying a home can be stressful, whether you’re buying with a partner or solo. Seeking the guidance and second opinions of friends and family (hopefully homeowners themselves) is a great way to ease your mind — and make a more informed decision. You’ll learn from their experience and, more importantly, avoid their mistakes! Here are…

Is This Neighborhood Next Level?

Buying a home may be one of the biggest investments you will make in your lifetime. This single purchase has potential to significantly increase your net worth. And — added bonus — a home is the only investment you can actually live in. So what makes a good investment? We’ve all heard it before: location,…

The Not-So-Bad News About Short Sales

A short sale means that the owner of the home owes more to the bank than the home itself is worth (i.e. “under water” or “upside down”) and now wants to sell. The owner is in a bad spot, as he or she will get little or nothing from the sale, and the bank is…

5 Boss Moves to Make When You’re Considering a Foreclosure

America’s foreclosure rate is finally dropping, but there are still foreclosed properties out there — and ever will be. What is a foreclosure and how does it happen? Here are some common scenarios. The old man died and his elderly wife couldn’t make the payments on the house after he was gone. She also couldn’t…