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Rents Are Rising at the Fastest Pace in Almost Two Years

May 2, 2018

The median rent in the United State rose 2.8 percent over the past year to $1,445, the fastest pace of appreciation since May 2016, according to Zillow. Potential buyers are having an increasingly difficult time finding a home they can afford, so they are renting longer. Rising mortgage rates only exacerbate the problem, as they […]


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Mortgage Rates Are on the Rise — Kevin O’Leary Says Follow These 2 Tips to Buy a Home That Will Appreciate

May 2, 2018

Mortgage interest rates are on the rise, so the cost of borrowing money to buy a home is becoming more expensive for many Americans. And that can have an effect on how quickly homes appreciate, Kevin O’Leary, an investor on ABC’s “Shark Tank” and a personal finance author tells CNBC Make It. O’Leary owns four […]


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Home-buying tips: How to land the right house in a tough market for buyers

April 26, 2018

It’s tough out there for would-be homeowners. They’re facing rising mortgage rates, higher home prices and a shortage of available houses in many markets. Plus, recent changes to the tax law do them no favors. So what can a potential homebuyer do? Get perspective Higher mortgage rates may feel like salt in the wound for […]


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How to Set a Home Renovation Budget

April 25, 2018

Before you start picking out tile and paint chips, be sure you know how much it will cost to remodel your house. Ready for a kitchen renovation? Anxious for a bathroom remodel? The easy part is knowing your goal for home remodeling — whether you’re trying to keep up with your growing family, add office space, […]


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14 Factors That Can Stall the Mortgage Closing Process

April 25, 2018

Once you find your dream house and your purchase offer is accepted, you need to get through one more step before you move in: mortgage closing. The time it takes to close on a home will vary from one person to the next. When everything goes right, loan closings can be completed in as little as 21 to […]


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Real Estate Lead Generation 101

February 17, 2016

What are the best real estate lead generation options today? Where and how can real estate agents, investors and other related industry professionals generate more leads for buying, selling and renting properties? What are some of the little known benefits, and pitfalls of common real estate lead generation channels today? Here are 12 ways for real estate […]


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Technology vs. People Skills: Which Real Estate Strategies Will Win?

February 10, 2016

The real estate industry caters to independent strategies. For every investor, there is another way to go about conducting business. Some may prefer to utilize the convenience of technology while others want to maintain personal relationships. However, for one reason or another, there remains a void between these two independent strategies. Smart investors will figure […]


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Real Estate Investing As A Business

February 3, 2016

“Investment is most intelligent when most business like” – Warren Buffett If investing is better when conducted most business like, does it mean that more real estate investors ought to be investing in a more businesslike fashion? Should every real estate investor be investing as a business? What does that really mean? What does it look […]


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Housing Still The Best Investment Tool Of A Lifetime

January 27, 2016

Many people are still wondering whether or not real estate is one of the best investment strategies for long-term wealth building. Is investing in homes still a smart investment for the average individual? Is a home still the best investment of a lifetime for most Americans? If so, why are some pessimists still questioning the rebound […]


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