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The Best Real Estate Markets For Rentals To Invest In Right Now

The Best Real Estate Markets To Invest In For Rental Properties

Reading Time: 4 minutes The US real estate market is red hot right now and anyone with the funds or access to credit should seriously consider getting in on the action. Investing in rental real estate is one of the most fundamental ways to build wealth and with interest rates at historic lows and

Are Real Estate Investment Trusts A Good Career Path?

Are Real Estate Investment Trusts A Good Career Path?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Real estate provides many career paths, not just as a real estate agent. Real estate investors make a great living too, but sometimes you don’t want to invest in physical real estate yourself. It’s a lot of hard work, responsibility, and hassle. For some, investing in real estate investment trusts

How To Borrow Money To Flip A House

How To Borrow Money To Flip A House

Reading Time: 6 minutes To flip a house, you will need access to capital. For instance, data from Zillow indicates that in 2021, the average home value in the US is $287,148, and this price is predicted to move beyond $300,00 over the next year: Even though it is common for house flippers to

What Are Mortgage Points

What Are Mortgage Points? – Detailed Guide

Reading Time: 6 minutes Purchasing a mortgage point allows you to reduce the interest rate of your home loan, from the very first monthly repayment until the very last. Because you are paying an upfront cost to reduce your interest rate, purchasing mortgage points is commonly called ‘buying down your rate’. It is important

How To Calculate Real Estate Commission

How To Calculate Real Estate Commission

Reading Time: 4 minutes When you buy or sell real estate, if you use a real estate agent, there will be real estate commissions to deal with. As a buyer, you typically don’t pay the commissions directly – the seller pays them. However, the fees are usually figured into the sales price. The seller

How hard is it to sell a house without a realtor

How Hard Is It To Sell A House Without A Realtor?

Reading Time: 8 minutes Intro 90% of all buyers in the US use a realtor. That means 10% of buyers sell their house without a realtor. The goal of this article is to help you decide if you should join the small minority of people that sell their home on their own Table of

The Ultimate Apartment Rehab Checklist

The Ultimate Apartment Rehab Checklist

Reading Time: 6 minutes In a recent guide, we covered the ultimate house rehab checklist, but the idea of rehabbing an apartment is slightly different and carries some caveats the investor needs to be aware of. It’s not as simple as going ham with all of the upgrades you want, and there may even

The Ultimate Home Inspection Checklist

The Ultimate Home Inspection Checklist

Reading Time: 7 minutes Homebuying can be a convoluted process requiring many different moving parts to come together. That includes things like the buyer having to solidify their loan applications, the seller needing to get pre-approvals, and more. All of these parts need to culminate into one thing: a successful real estate sale. But

The Top 5 Ways To Find The Owner Of A House

The Top 5 Ways To Find The Owner Of A House

Reading Time: 4 minutes Sometimes finding the owner of a house is a lot more complicated than talking to them at their Open House or when you visit the home that’s listed for sale. If you stumble across an abandoned home or you notice a home is getting neglected and you wonder if it’s

Millenials Home Buying Statistics

Millennial Home Buying Statistics – 2021 Guide

Reading Time: 7 minutes Simply put, it has become more difficult for millennials to buy homes than it was for previous generations. There are a number of reasons for the decline in homeownership statistics, including the decline of marriage rates, more stringent credit requirements, the racial diversity of the US population, and several other