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December 26, 2016

Listing Fees: What Are They and How Will They Affect You?

Before you sell your home, learn about listing fees and how they will impact the home selling process as you list your home on the real estate market.
 
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December 16, 2016

Foreign Homebuyers: Tax Information, Best Places to Buy and Why

Over $100 billion dollars worth of properties were purchased in the US from April 2015 to March 2016 by international homebuyers, according to Mansion Global. Each year, foreign investors spend a ton of money on obtaining property within the United States. For most, this is a very wise and prudent use of their finances. In comparison to other global cities, properties located within the United States can be snatched up for a relative bargain. In a recent Bloomberg article referencing an AFIRE survey, “China’s economic slowdown, Brazil’s recession and Europe’s immigration crisis underscored for international investors that ‘the U.S., at the moment, really is the safest place for [...]

 
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December 15, 2016

How to Prep for a New Home

They say moving is one of life’s top stressors, and as someone who has recently moved into a new home, I can wholeheartedly agree. Read all about how to make the actual moving process seamless.

Once you’ve purged, packed, and have your closing date confirmed, you may think you’re finished. The unfortunate truth? There’s plenty more to do as your prep to move into your new home. Here is a handy dandy list of new-home to-dos!

Clean, Clean Clean

House Cleaning: While some sellers have the house cleaned before moving out as a courtesy to the new homeowners, there’s no guarantee that a) they will actually do that and b) that their cleaners will clean to the extent you want [...]

 
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December 14, 2016

Classic Bungalows – Real Estate in Short Supply?

Looking to buy a classic bungalow? Learn what to look for in a bungalow, the pros and cons of buying this type of home, and the best markets for them.
 
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December 12, 2016

Guide to Becoming a Real Estate Investor

With a new year upon us, you may be looking to purchase your first investment property. Investing in real estate is a terrific opportunity to diversify your portfolio while maintaining an appreciating asset. Buying a home is traditionally a daunting task but buying an investment property doesn’t have to be so intimidating. Here’s a quick guide to becoming a real estate investor. By the way, if you’re considering a property in an area that you are not as familiar with, be sure to check out ways to identify investment properties.

As with any large financial investment, the first step is to know your numbers. A thorough evaluation of your current finances and debts is needed. [...]

 
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December 12, 2016

Site Unseen: Risks and Factors Associated With Buying Blind

Buying property is never completely risk free. But, if you’re in a situation where you have to buy blind the risks add up. Here’s a guide to the many risks.
 
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December 12, 2016

5 Things You’ll Learn by Moving Across the Country

Cross country moving is tough, but you’ll learn a lot along the way. Here are five things you’ll learn by moving across the country.
 
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December 6, 2016

8 Great Gifts For New Homeowners

8 Great Gifts for New Homeowners

Moving into a new home is an exciting time and often a big achievement for most people. However, whether it’s a first or fifth house, moving never really gets easier—much less when you’re settling in before the holidays.

There’s new furniture to buy, endless to-do lists, and sometimes even major renovation projects to start on.

When attending a house-warming party this holiday season, or just dropping by for a tour of the new digs, bring a gift to congratulate the new homeowners. If you’re having a hard time deciding, here are eight ideas for a thoughtful and useful gift that new homeowners are guaranteed to love this holiday [...]

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