Buying Rental Property: How to Make a Good Investment

Don't wear your homeowner hat when you go out to buy rental property, because the elements to consider are very different. You may love houses with big backyards and picket fences, but the most important factor when buying a rental property is financial. Whether it's determining your return on investment (ROI) or per-unit cash flow, it's important to do the math first rather than buying based on... Continue reading
How to Increase Your Home Value

How to Increase Your Home Value

A home is often a person's biggest investment. When you're thinking of selling, it makes sense to select improvement projects carefully. Choose ones that will boost your home's value rather than spending money on expensive remodeling that may not attract buyers. Experts agree that some fixing-up is in order before you put your house on the market, but you may be surprised at how little money is... Continue reading

Where to Move Now: Best Real Estate Markets

Most financially savvy people consider home ownership a necessary step in building wealth. After all, wise real estate investing could bring big returns. BiggerPockets.com compiled a list of the best real estate markets for buying single- and multi-family homes in 2015. Whether you buy a property as your primary residence or as an investment to rent out, consider this data before making your move. Continue reading

Know Before You Owe: The New Loan Estimate Mortgage Form

Good news for prospective homeowners, the process for getting a mortgage has become a little easier… at least the paperwork has. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, or CFPB, has removed four forms from the process and replaced them with two new ones. Not only are the new forms more straightforward, but they also make it easier to compare mortgage estimates with the final offer. Continue reading

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