Investing In Real Estate: Condominium

Investing In Real Estate: Condominium

November 6, 2015November 6, 2015

Real estate has more to offer than simply finding a place to call home. It is very common for anyone to be interested in owning a piece of real estate, and according to stats collected in the last 50 ..

Importance of Hiring Contractors in Real Estate Investing

Importance of Hiring Contractors in Real Estate Investing

November 3, 2015November 3, 2015

Let’s face it: Real estate investing isn’t easy. In the beginning, we try to do everything ourselves. Finding deals, administrative work, building teams—real estate investors do it all. ..

Investment Trend Forecast for Real Estate in 2016

Investment Trend Forecast for Real Estate in 2016

October 30, 2015October 30, 2015

The Emerging Trends in Real Estate report makes projections in both commercial and residential real estate for the next year. A highly respected report, it surveys more than 1,400 people in the real e..

Different Approach to Mortgage Loans Outside the US

Different Approach to Mortgage Loans Outside the US

September 16, 2015September 16, 2015

Housing is at the center of the forces which enable people to attain wealth. This is true everywhere in the world, and you see powerful influences coming from all corners: policy and legislation, a lo..

To Buy or To Build: A First-Time Homeowner’s Guide

To Buy or To Build: A First-Time Homeowner’s Guide

August 28, 2015August 28, 2015

There are a lot of people buying homes out there, many of whom are trying to become homeowners for the first time. With the 2008 financial crisis still close in the rearview (and perhaps a new one bre..

When is the Best Time to Sell Your Home?

When is the Best Time to Sell Your Home?

August 27, 2015August 27, 2015

Timing is everything when it comes to selling your home. The value of your property and the number of potential buyers seeking a new house can fluctuate depending on what time of the year a house is l..

Why Real Estate Investing Isn’t Easy

Why Real Estate Investing Isn’t Easy

August 18, 2015August 18, 2015

By Rachel Hernandez Many people want to become real estate investors. They watch television shows about others who have made it rich. They hear stories about those who have been successful and made mo..

5 Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Bought My Home

5 Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Bought My Home

July 15, 2015July 15, 2015

Buying your first home and real estate property is a huge move for most people. It’s probably the biggest purchase they’ll ever make. The large amount of debt they’ll have, along with the monthl..

Should You Tap Into Your Home’s Equity?

Should You Tap Into Your Home’s Equity?

July 10, 2015July 10, 2015

If you’re like most Americans, your house is your most valuable asset. This means you’re sitting on a virtual gold mine, and who doesn’t want to capitalize on their assets? Whether i..

Buying Property Overseas: Avoiding the Common Investor Pitfalls

Buying Property Overseas: Avoiding the Common Investor Pitfalls

June 23, 2015June 23, 2015

When you think about investing in property, you might only think about what’s in your neck of the woods. But, if you only look in your own country, you might be missing out on fantastic deals in oth..

California Housing Financing Agency Helps First Time Homebuyers

California Housing Financing Agency Helps First Time Homebuyers

June 10, 2015June 10, 2015

California has one of the most challenging real estate markets for first-time homebuyers. Several cities in California have average home prices which far exceed the average person’s ability to pay. ..

Four Top Financial Mistakes Homeowners Make

Four Top Financial Mistakes Homeowners Make

May 20, 2015May 20, 2015

Our focus with a home tends to be on our lifestyle and family relating to living our lives.  Yet a home is our largest financial asset and it is a large physical asset that needs to be managed.  He..

Should You Sell or Rent Your Family Home?

Should You Sell or Rent Your Family Home?

May 11, 2015May 11, 2015

If it’s finally time to say goodbye to the family home, some hard decisions need to be made. Chief among them is deciding whether to sell it and use the funds to buy a new home more in line with you..

Finding Your Dream Home: 5 Ways to Save Time, Money, and Energy

Finding Your Dream Home: 5 Ways to Save Time, Money, and Energy

May 8, 2015May 8, 2015

To say the least, finding a dream home is an accomplishment that tops most people’s bucket lists. Whatever the desired location or living requirements of the parties involved, there is no shorta..

Why I Would Pay Off My Mortgage Over Investing in the Market

Why I Would Pay Off My Mortgage Over Investing in the Market

April 28, 2015April 28, 2015

This post has been written by Derek Sall, the owner and head writer of Life And My Finances. I am completely debt free. I have no credit card payments, no car payments, no student loans, and as of Dec..

Options for Refinancing Your Home

Options for Refinancing Your Home

February 9, 2015February 9, 2015

Refinancing your home is a great way to get extra cash for repairs and upgrades, which add to the value of your home. If you are not planning repairs or remodeling, you can use the funds for other thi..

The Pros and Cons of Selling Your House Without an Agent

The Pros and Cons of Selling Your House Without an Agent

February 5, 2015February 5, 2015

If you are preparing to sell your house, you are probably considering the possibility of going it alone, without an agent. The benefits of a successful sale without an agent are clear—you’ll save ..

Home Buying Made Easy

Home Buying Made Easy

January 6, 2015January 6, 2015

The dream to own your own home is instilled in us from a very young age. We’re spruiked glossy magazines and images on the TV and in newspapers proclaiming that the great Australian dream is to own ..

How Owning Your Home Will Change Your Life

How Owning Your Home Will Change Your Life

November 28, 2014November 28, 2014

You may have heard the news. For those hoping to purchase a first home, it’s a buyer’s market. Following the housing bubble of just a few years ago, the market has yet to fully rebound. That means..

5 Things I Learned From Buying My First Home

5 Things I Learned From Buying My First Home

October 23, 2014October 23, 2014

If you would have told me one year ago that I was going to be a homeowner by now, I would have rolled my eyes and told you to stop putting pressure on me. I’m doing just fine the way things are, tha..

House vs. Apartment: Which is Better for Investment?

House vs. Apartment: Which is Better for Investment?

October 20, 2014October 20, 2014

Investing in a real estate property is a great way to secure a steady extra stream of income for yourself in the future. It’s a popular trend for many young families that tends to not require too mu..

Guide to Renting Properties for Side Income

Guide to Renting Properties for Side Income

June 6, 2014June 6, 2014

Congratulations! You have just become a landlord or are considering purchasing your first property. This is a great step to becoming financially independent and controlling your own financial destiny...

The Top 7 Things You Must Know When First Flipping Houses

The Top 7 Things You Must Know When First Flipping Houses

December 4, 2013December 4, 2013

The following is a guest post about flipping houses. If interested in submitting a guest post, please read my guest post policy and then contact me. It’s rare that I go a week without someone asking..

Getting My First Home Mortgage

Getting My First Home Mortgage

April 23, 2013April 23, 2013

As some of you may recall, my girlfriend and I are in the midst of purchasing our first home. Previously, I wrote about the importance of a good realtor and the benefits of quality home inspection. Ou..