The nuts and bolts of reverse mortgages

The nuts and bolts of reverse mortgages

Reverse mortgages are presented as useful financial tools that could help the elderly in times of financial crisis. Why the elderly? Because you’d have to be at least 62 to qualify for a reverse mortgage loan. This type of mortgage is designed to help retirees get back on their feet […]

How to fix a fixer upper

how to fix a fixer upper

Thinking of buying a dump? Whether you plan on flipping the house for profit or fixing it so you can move in, there’s a certain checklist homeowners must go through when figuring out how to fix a fixer upper. Buying a rundown home has its pros and cons. On one […]

Hidden expenses homeowners often forget

Hidden expenses homeowners often forget about

Have you ever wondered why real estate experts insist you don’t buy more house than you can afford? Could it be because of the hidden expenses homeowners often forget? Buying real estate is great and kind of exciting. Becoming a homeowner comes with a lot of responsibility, but how great is […]

How to save for a down payment on a house

How to save for a down payment on house

How to save for a down payment on a house is a legit concern for anyone thinking of becoming a home owner. Going into debt, regardless of the reason, is generally a bad idea. Without certain loans though, some goals would be impossible to achieve! One of them is becoming […]

Best home improvements to increase property value

best home improvements that increase property value

Which are the best home improvements to increase a property’s value?  Whether you’re looking for ways to get a better appraisal or increase the value of your home to attract better tenants or buyers, investing in home improvements and small renovations are a must. Unfortunately, not all home improvements offer the best value […]

5 ways to invest in real estate (even with no money)

5 ways to invest in real estate even with no money

Buying real estate usually implies being stuck with a mortgage and living on the cheap to pay it off. But investing has changed over the years and today, there are actually plenty of ways to invest in real estate, even with no money! You might think real estate investing requires much cash and […]

Would you rather rent or buy the house you live in?

Should I rent or buy the house I live in?

Everyone needs a solid roof over their heads and the buy vs. rent debate has been going on for quite a while now. Would you rather rent or buy the house you live in? Some argue buying is always better. Others disagree, because of the flexibility that comes with renting […]

Reckless mistakes to avoid when buying your first home

Reckless mistakes to avoid when buying your first home

Applying for that first mortgage is a huge, yet exciting decision! However, as first time homeowners you should know about the reckless mistakes to avoid when buying your first home! Buying a house is one of the biggest purchases of our lives. I also believe it’s one of the very few reasons it’s […]

Home appraisal checklist for refinancing a mortgage

Home appraisal checklist for refinancing a mortgage

Refinancing an existing mortgage means jumping through some serious hoops. You would think having a good credit score is enough, but going through a home appraisal checklist for refinancing could save you a lot of money and a lot of headaches as well! If your appraisal is too low, you risk being denied […]

Turn investing in Airbnb properties into a money making opportunity

Turn investing in Airbnb properties into a money making opportunity

Is investing in rental properties a reliable business model? Can you really turn investing in Airbnb properties into a money making opportunity? Renting properties through Airbnb has become very popular lately and many are making ‘big bucks’ by renting out their homes to short or long term tourists. This is different that renting […]