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"You'd like help with your monthly housing costs, but don't want a roommate. You want to invest in real estate, but rental properties can be difficult to finance. Why not buy a duplex and rent out the second unit? With the right home loan, you can buy both a residence and rental -- with as little as 3.5 percent down."

BUY A DUPLEX, TRIPLEX, OR  FOURPLEX AND LET YOUR TENANTS PAY YOUR MORTGAGE
    ​"With tight budgets and limited time, small businesses often struggle to stand out against the competition. But with a little innovation and elbow grease, these folks have come up with some pretty inspiring ways to market their businesses. Check out these top 20 small business marketing ideas that will help make your business one to remember."

TOP 22 SMALL BUSINESS MARKETING IDEAS FROM THE PROS
    ​​"Besides relying on a psychic reading, there are some real-world ways to make a fairly accurate prediction of how fast your home will sell. Heed the following information to learn how to price your home right and predict how long it'll be on the market, especially if your home is in San Jose, California, or one of the other top 10 fastest-moving markets. "

6 THINGS THAT WILL DETERMINE HOW FAST A HOME WILL SELL

   
The Mortgage Reports
December 21, 2016 | View Article
  FitSmallBusiness.com
December 19, 2016 | View Article
  Business Insider
December 15, 2016 | View Article

 

 

"CRS members who strengthen their referral business from existing clients and contacts, and also develop a stream of inbound referrals from other REALTORS®, are doing so with a combination of great service, meticulous data management and regular follow-up."

IT'S WHO YOU KNOW: BUILD A BOOMING REFERRAL-BASED SERVICE
    ​"Since 1992, the price of homeowners insurance has been determined, in part, by a seller or previous owner’s claims history. Unfortunately, the vast majority of American homebuyers are completely oblivious to that fact."

CLUE REPORT: THIS SURPRISING DATABASE CAN DRIVE UP YOUR HOMEOWNERS INSURANCE PREMIUMS
    ​​"We put together this list of real estate quotes from industry luminaries and other brilliant minds in order to get you thinking about not only why you love your career, but how you can maybe distill some of your own wisdom to become a quotable person."

29 REAL ESTATE QUOTES FROM THE PROS - INSPIRING ADVICE FOR AGENTS

   
The Residential Specialist
December 1, 2016 | View Article
  The Huffington Post
November 22, 2016 | View Article
  FitSmallBusiness.com
November 20, 2016 | View Article

 

 

"Unlike romantic entanglements, breaking up with your real estate agent as a seller if you’re not getting the service or the results promised doesn’t have to be dramatic. Here’s what you can do early on to minimize the damage — and how to handle the situation if, alas, you do come to irreconcilable differences."

HOW (AND WHEN) TO FIRE YOUR REAL ESTATE AGENT 
    ​"Renting a home in the U.S. isn’t as affordable as you might think. In fact, compared to owning a home, renting is more expensive in more than 40 states, according to a recent GOBankingRates.com study. But don’t lose hope just yet. If you’re looking for cheaper rent on a home you love, give these negotiation methods a try."

TIPS FOR NEGOTIATING CHEAPER RENT
    ​​"Many homeowners choose household upgrades with return on investment foremost in mind. But as a dizzying array of “smart home” gadgets enter the market, some homeowners are wondering: Will connecting a house to the Internet of Things (IoT) pay off when it comes time to sell?"

DOES SMART HOME TECH BOOST YOUR HOME'S VALUE?

   
USA TODAY
November 13, 2016 | View Article
  The Seattle Times
November 5, 2016 | View Article
  Reviewed.com
November 4, 2016 | View Article

 

 

"You have an offer. But it’s not just any offer — the buyer wants everything included. As in, really, everything: your couch, curtains, kitchen table, the works. Just pack the clothes in your closet and head to your next home. It sounds like the perfect scenario, right? Not so fast."

IS BUYING (OR SELLING) A TURNKEY HOME RIGHT FOR YOU?
    ​"Real estate is such a crucial part of McDonald’s bottom line that founder Ray Kroc famously quipped that he was in the real estate business, not the burger business. In order to get you inspired enough to start your own real estate empire, we interviewed 25 CEOs, investors, brokers, and tech gurus to see how they are making money in real estate."

HOW TO MAKE MONEY IN REAL ESTATE - 27 IDEAS FROM THE PROS
   

​​"Selling or buying a turnkey home isn’t for everyone. While buying a home fully furnished is not the norm in real estate sales, it does happen. And depending on the outlook of the seller and buyer, these sales can be either exciting or daunting.  Consider these perks (and pitfalls) to decide if it’s right for you."

I SOLD MY HOUSE (AND EVERYTHING IN IT!)


   
Forbes
October 25, 2016 | View Article
  FitSmallBusiness.com
October 24, 2016 | View Article
  Trulia
October 19, 2016 | View Article

 

 

"In the fast-paced world of real estate, brokers are often at their most competitive when it comes to battling for the best agents. These are the men and women on the front lines of the industry, representing the company and tasked with bringing in revenue."

THE WAR FOR TOP-EARNING AGENTS
    ​"Halloween is the one time of the year when homeowners are allowed—heck, even encouraged—to freak out friends and neighbors with a bountiful display of blood, gore, ghouls, and other scary decorations in their front yard. Yet one display may have gone a bit too far."

WHEN A HOME'S HALLOWEEN DECORATIONS GO TOO FAR
    ​​"Renting a home in the U.S. isn’t as affordable as you might think. But don’t lose hope just yet. If you’re on the fence between renting and owning, or if you have your eye on a dream home with a ridiculously high rent, there are proven ways you can lower your rent."

PROVEN WAYS TO NEGOTIATE CHEAPER RENT

   
RIS Media
October 17, 2016 | View Article
  realtor.com
October 17, 2016 | View Article
  GoBankingRates
October 17, 2016 | View Article

 

 

"Scoring a rate cut from your real estate agent doesn’t always come easy. But there are a few reasons your agent may be willing to take a pay cut, leaving you with more money in your pocket (and more money for the down payment on your next home). Here are three main factors to consider."

THE SECRET WAY TO SAVE MONEY ON YOUR HOME SALE
    ​"In a hot real estate market where you keep losing out to other buyers, you might fantasize about taking a hint from The Godfather and making the next seller an offer they can’t refuse. But since you live on the right side of the law, you need to play fair. Learn how to make an offer on a house that gets the job done with these eight tips."

HOW TO (FINALLY) GET YOUR OFFER ACCEPTED
    ​​"When any homeowning couple break up, the biggest question is usually 'Who gets the house?' While divorce law is still state-specific, here are some issues that a judge will likely take into consideration when deciding which spouse gets the house."

GETTING A DIVORCE? HERE'S WHY YOU MIGHT NOT GET THE HOUSE

   
Forbes
October 11, 2016 | View Article
  Yahoo! Finance
October 3, 2016 | View Article
  Fox News
September 21, 2016 | View Article

 

 

"If you own a property that's close to a major university, it will always be in demand from renters," Ailion says. And it could be a good investment. He estimates that the value of his family's 1,200 sf townhome has skyrocketed to $85,000 in just four years."

STUDENTS SHARE STRATEGIES FOR MAKING COLLEGE AFFORDABLE
    ​"If you’re shopping for a condominium, you’ll see enticing prices, landscaped grounds and shimmering pools that you don’t have to sweat every weekend to maintain. But buying without doing your research first can lead to unexpected financial burdens or trouble reselling."

8 QUESTIONS TO ASK BEFORE BUYING A CONDO
    ​​"After viewing one too many photos of your toilets (and let’s keep in mind that one is really one too many), it seemed like a good idea to address the top 4 don’ts for your home listing photos."

TOP 4 DON'TS FOR YOUR HOME LISTING PHOTOS

   
U.S. News & World Report
September 14, 2016 | View Article
  SelfStorage.com Blog
September 6, 2016 | View Article
  Military Spouse
September 1, 2016 | View Article

 

 

"With the marketing environment getting more and more diverse, it can be confusing for a realtor to know where and how to generate real estate leads. Narrow down the options and to ensure that your marketing dollars are spent effectively."

TOP 39 REAL ESTATE LEAD GENERATION IDEAS FROM THE PROS
    ​"The listing price is the foundation when you’re selling your home. It’s the base upon which your entire home selling strategy is built, ultimately determining how long your home will be on the market and the price for which your home will be sold."

OVERPRICING YOUR HOME: A PRICE YOU DON'T WANT TO PAY
    ​​"For years, it’s been widely reported that women typically earn less in the workplace than men — as evidenced by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data. Now, it’s apparent there’s a housing gender gap, too, indicating that men are benefiting more from real estate than women."

HOW TO FIX A GENDER GAP IN THE HOUSING MARKET
   
FitSmallBusiness.com
August 24, 2016 | View Article
  Saving Thousands
August 19, 2016 | View Article
  NMG Media Group
August 16, 2016 | View Article

 

 

"We asked leading real estate professionals for their best open house ideas, and their answers cover the basics (clean and stage the house) to the innovative (hire a drone banner to advertise your event)."

REAL ESTATE OPEN HOUSE IDEAS & TIPS FROM THE PROS 
    ​"Selling your home in a competitive market doesn’t mean you’ll automatically get offers for more than your asking price. When a reasonable offer from a strong buyer comes in, the sellers who expect extravagant offers often turn it down. What happens then?"

5 WAYS A HOT MARKET HURTS SELLERS
    ​​"Investors are often torn between their guts and their heads. While there’s nothing inherently wrong with consulting your emotions when making purchasing decisions, stock buyers do need to beware of relying too heavily on their guts."

8 WAYS YOUR EMOTIONS ARE KILLING YOUR INVESTMENTS
   
FitSmallBusiness.com
August 15, 2016 | View Article
  Forbes
August 9, 2016 | View Article
  GOBankingRates
August 5, 2016 | View Article

 

 

"If you’ve ever bought or sold a home, you probably know that the seller has to disclose any major problems before the sale can go through."

BAD NEIGHBORS AND OTHER NIGHTMARES YOU MIGHT NEED TO DISCLOSE TO BUYERS
    ​"Signs show another bubble coming. Let's explore four reasons the housing bubble burst and whether we're experiencing the same conditions today."

WARNING SIGNS: ANOTHER HOUSING BUBBLE IS COMING
    ​​"Your home is falling apart, and you're almost positive you can't afford to repair it. Here's what you need to know about getting the most out of your fixer-upper when you sell."

HOW TO SELL YOUR HOUSE, EVEN IF IT'S FALLING APART
   
realtor.com
July 28, 2016 | View Article
  BeSmartee
July 26, 2016 | View Article
  Fox News
July 19, 2016 | View Article

 

 

"You love the house sooo much. The problem is, lots of other people probably do, too. How can you stand out in a competitive environment? Try writing an offer letter that knocks the seller's socks off."

HOW TO WRITE AN OFFER LETTER THAT WILL WIN THE HOUSE
    ​"Astronomical student loan debt is a growing burden.The stifling debt has cramped the ability for Americans to save long-term for retirement — a potentially ruinous cycle."

75% OF U.S. WORKERS SAY HIGH STUDENT LOAN DEBT IS CRIPPLING THEIR RETIREMENT SAVINGS
    ​​"The real-estate market in the second half of 2016 favors sellers. Banks now fix up foreclosed properties, so they can charge more for them in competitive markets. However, whether they represent a bargain depends on where you live."

HOMEBUYER'S GUIDE 2016
   
Fox News
July 18, 2016 | View Article
  US Student Loan Solution Center
July 11, 2016 | View Article
  Consumers Digest
July 2, 2016 | View Article

 

 

"Is it possible to buy a bigger home without having to pay big bucks? Realtor.com offers some tips to potential buyers who are looking for a larger home on a smaller budget."

FOR BUYERS WHO WANT TO UPSIZE ON THE CHEAP
    ​"A home seller’s market is simply a matter of economics. It’s still possible to buy a home in a seller’s market, though it’s obviously more difficult than it is in a buyer’s market or otherwise."

8 TIPS FOR HOME BUYING IN A SELLER'S MARKET
    ​​"Whether you’re managing debt, living paycheck-to-paycheck, or considering a bankruptcy, practice these expert tips to deal with financial stress in the best way possible."

10 BEST AND WORST WAYS TO HANDLE FINANCIAL STRESS

   
REALTOR Mag
June 30, 2016 | View Article
  MortgageLoan.com
June 27, 2016 | View Article
  GOBankingRates
June 25, 2016 | View Article

 

 

"What are the common mistakes people make when trying to invest in real estate?"

BRUCE AILION - TAX LIEN AND REAL ESTATE INVESTING PODCAST
    ​"So you're ready to buy a home. Congrats! You know you need a great Realtor by your side, and odds are you need a loan. But from whom?"

IS A BIG BANK OR LOCAL LENDER BETTER FOR A MORTGAGE?
    ​​"If you're buying a home that needs a little TLC, a typical fixed-rate mortgage isn't going to help you pay for repairs."

HOW TO FINANCE A FIXER UPPER

   
Player FM
June 9, 2016 | View Article
  realtor.com
June 8, 2016 | View Article
  interest.com
June 3, 2016 | View Article

 

 

"As technology advances and the ability to communicate with clients and co-workers becomes easier and easier it begs the question: is the traditional office dead?"

15 ENTREPRENEURS SHARE THEIR THOUGHTS ON THE FUTURE OF TRADITIONAL OFFICE SPACES
    ​"Since sale-leasebacks can be complex transactions, buyers and sellers should work with a real estate agent to hash out the details."

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT LEASING A HOME BACK TO ITS PREVIOUS OWNER
    ​​"Are you a real estate professional who’s looking for an inspirational real estate quote to hang on your wall or share with your clients?"

TOP 25 REAL ESTATE QUOTES FROM THE PROS
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Rescue A CEO News
June 1, 2016 | View Article
  U.S. News & World Report
June 1, 2016 | View Article
  FitSmallBusiness.com
May 31, 2016 | View Article

 

 

"We know, we know—you love your house. The kitchen is the perfect size, your weekly summer barbecues give your neighbors patio envy, and your ’70s-style conversation pit is totally coming back into vogue—as you knew it would."

5 COMMON (BUT TERRIBLE) REASONS FOR OVERPRICING YOUR HOME
    ​"You can flip a coin, flip-flop on a political position, or flip someone the bird. But only one type of flip potentially reaps thousands of dollars in sweet, sweet profits: flipping a house."

HOUSE FLIPPING: BEFORE AND AFTER PICS AND TIPS TO TRY YOURSELF
    ​​"You’ve seen the comps for your neighborhood, but you just know your home is worth more, so you’re going to list it at a higher price. This is one of a few reasons why sellers overprice their home, and none of them is smart."

5 COMMON (BUT TERRIBLE) REASONS FOR OVERPRICING YOUR HOME

   
Yahoo! News
May 17, 2016 | View Article
  Fox News
May 17, 2016 | View Article
  realtor.com
May 17, 2016 | View Article

 

 

"Mortgage rates are at their lowest levels since 2013, according to Realtor.com. That means lower monthly payments for homebuyers and refinancing consumers, along with more money in their pockets as a result."

WHY NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY A HOUSE
    ​"Mortgages are low but won't be for long. The message to buyers: 'Act fast.' So expect the good times to keep right on rolling, mortgage rate-wise, at least through the next six months."

U.S. MORTGAGE RATES AT THREE-YEAR LOW, BUT LONG-TERM VOLATILITY LIES AHEAD LONG-TERM
    ​​"Over the decade-plus since I graduated from college, I’ve gone on plenty of interviews, but it wasn’t until I started conducting interviews myself that I really realized how easy it was to put your foot in your mouth while selling yourself to a potential employer – and cost yourself the job in the process."

THE WORST THING I EVER HEARD IN A JOB INTERVIEW

   
MainStreet
May 16, 2016 | View Article
  TheStreet
May 16, 2016 | View Article
  CheatSheet
May 15, 2016 | View Article

 

 

"Spring is busy ticking off the season’s milestones: We’re watching the cherry blossoms, celebrating Mother’s Day, and tossing graduation caps. Another item you may want to add to your list? Putting your home up for sale."

SIX REASONS MAY IS THE BEST MONTH TO LIST YOUR HOME
    ​"Unfortunately, many people stay trapped in a job they hate because they are anxious about the uncertain income of self-employment. I interviewed business owners about how they overcame this type of anxiety. Here are their best tips:"

HOW TO OVERCOME ANXIETY ABOUT UNCERTAIN INCOME
    ​​"Why is May the best time to sell a house? We’ve asked real estate agents from several metro areas to chime in on why it’s such a magical month for home sales."

MAY IS THE BEST MONTH TO LIST YOUR HOME FOR SALE

   
Forbes
May 10, 2016 | View Article
  VocationVillage.com
May 10, 2016 | View Article
  Money
May 5, 2016 | View Article

 

 

"Most home buyers or sellers turn to a real estate agent to help. In the world of professionals, a typical employee or specialist will bill an hourly rate for their time and efforts. Real estate agents follow a different payment structure. How do they get paid?"

HOW REAL ESTATE AGENTS GET PAID
    ​"Call it the paradox of today's housing market. It is very easy to sell a house - many sell in days, some in hours. But that means it is more difficult to buy a house. And so some sellers are beginning to hang back and deciding not to sell."

DON'T SELL YOUR HOME, THERE MAY BE NOTHING TO BUY
    ​​"For motivation to clear away the cobwebs, consider the fact that updating a basement could net you a 72.8% return on investment, according to Remodeling magazine—that’s higher than a rehabbed kitchen or bathroom!"

8 BASEMENT RENOVATIONS THAT REALLY PAY OFF

   
Realtor Age
April 28, 2016 | View Article
  MSN Money
April 27, 2016 | View Article
  realtor.com
April 26, 2016 | View Article

 

 

"If you’re considering selling your own house and you want to know what you’re about to get into, here are some of the pros and cons of going it alone."

THE PROS AND CONS OF SELLING YOUR OWN HOME
    ​"Nobody ever said raising children was easy. But at an average cost of about $225,000 from ages one-to-18, raising kids certainly is expensive."

THE REAL COST OF RAISING A CHILD TO AGE 18? TRY $225,000
    ​​"How you negotiate when buying a home isn’t just about the price. It’s about being nice. Here are five ways to tip the odds in your favor."

HOW SELLERS CHOOSE THEIR BUYERS (IT’S NOT ALWAYS THE HIGHEST BID!)

   
The Hartford
April 25, 2016 | View Article
  TheStreet
April 25, 2016 | View Article
  49Miles.com
April 19, 2016 | View Article

 

 

"Everyone makes mistakes, even those seasoned professionals who never seem to falter—and who always seem on top of their real estate game. Perhaps what sets those great listing agents apart from the not-so-great ones is that that they learned from their mistakes. "

5 OF THE BIGGEST, MOST COMMON MISTAKES LISTING AGENTS MAKE
    ​"If you’ve started your own business but don’t yet have a business checking account, you could be missing a critical and highly beneficial part of running a professional service. Here are six reasons why a business bank account is a necessary tool for business owners."

6 REASONS TO OPEN A BUSINESS CHECKING
    ​​"Many homeowners choose household upgrades with return on investment foremost in mind. But as a dizzying array of “smart home” gadgets enter the market, some homeowners are wondering: Will connecting a house to the Internet of Things pay off when it comes time to sell?"

DOES SMART HOME TECH BOOST YOUR HOME'S VALUE?

   
Real Estate Leader
April 18, 2016 | View Article
  GOBankingRates
April 9, 2016 | View Article
  Reviewed.com
April 9, 2016 | View Article

 

 

"There's plenty to like about apartment living, from enjoying rent payments that are often cheaper than a monthly mortgage to never having to mow the lawn or shovel the driveway. But when things do go wrong – often stemming from financial disputes with a landlord or building manager – apartment life can suddenly become no fun."

HOW TO HANDLE BILLING DISPUTES WITH YOUR LANDLORD
    ​"When you’re buying a home, there are plenty of fun things to focus on, like putting in an outdoor fire pit, chilling a bottle in that fancy new wine fridge, or relaxing in a soaker tub, to name a few. But before you start envisioning organizing your clothes in that fabulous walk-in closet, drop your eyes down a bit to focus on the home’s foundation."

FOUNDATION DANGER: FIVE THINGS BUYERS AND SELLERS NEED TO KNOW
    ​​"The housing market is, increasingly, back. In some markets, with a vengeance. More quality inventory is available, and buyers– particularly young ones — increasingly see homebuying as a good investment. Here’s what we can expect to see on the real estate front in 2016."

SEVEN REAL ESTATE TRENDS YOU'LL SEE IN 2016

   
U.S. News & World Report
April 8, 2016 | View Article
  Trulia
April 7, 2016 | View Article
  Inman
April 4, 2016 | View Article

 

 

"American parents love to complain about the high cost of college, but what if there was a way to recoup those costs, and maybe earn a few dollars more, with a fairly traditional financial move made on a regular basis across the fruited plains?"

TUITION MISSION: WHY YOU SHOULD BUY RENTAL PROPERTY IN A COLLEGE TOWN
    ​"Rates are important, absolutely. But they're not the only thing that matters. We talked with realtors, kicked out any lenders with multiple regulatory actions, then got pre-approved eight times ourselves. The most helpful lenders with competitive rates made the cut."

THE BEST MORTGAGE COMPANIES
    ​​"If you’re thinking about downsizing to a smaller home, then you’ve probably considered renting. It’s not a simple decision to make; there are a lot of questions to be answered. How much space do I really need? Are the neighbors noisy? What’s the right renter’s insurance?"

RENOVATING YOUR RENTAL: HOME IMPROVEMENT FOR THE NON-OWNER

   
TheStreet
April 5, 2016 | View Article
  Reviews.com
March 31, 2016 | View Article
  Extra Mile
March 24, 2016 | View Article

 

 

"​Today, many buyers, especially first time buyers, begin their home search on the Internet rather than consulting a Realtor or a mortgage banker. Here they click on a paid link and get an inferior lender that may not meet their needs."

HOW ARE YOU BEGINNING YOUR HOME SEARCH? (pages 20-23)
    ​"The homebuying process can feel cutthroat, especially in certain cities, but you’ll be in a better position to win the house you want with a knowledgeable realtor and a few simple tricks."

HOUSING MARKET TOO HOT? SIX WAYS TO WIN A BIDDING WAR
    ​​"With the U.S. presidential campaign in full swing, here's another election tidbit for political buffs on both sides of the aisle -- who you support for president may be directly tied to your personal credit health."

WHICH POLITICAL CANDIDATE'S FOLLOWERS HAVE THE BEST AND WORST CREDIT?

   
The Real Estate Book
March 20, 2016 | View Article
  Christian Science Monitor
March 19, 2016 | View Article
  TheStreet
March 16, 2016 | View Article

 

 

​​"​If you’re shopping for a house in one of the country’s hottest real estate markets, where the supply of houses is low and demand is high, you may find yourself in a bidding war, with multiple offers pushing prices ever higher."

6 WAYS TO WIN A BIDDING WAR IN A HOT HOUSING MARKET
    ​"As homes become bigger and mortgages grow to match, more and more homeowners are going to something much simpler and smaller: The tiny house.But is the tiny house movement really all it appears to be? As with any new trend, it's important to seriously consider the pros and cons."

SIX 6 PROS AND CONS TO LIVING LARGE IN A TINY HOUSE
    ​​"As a seller, you might think you have the knowledge and experience to sell your home yourself. Even if you live in a great neighborhood, you’re going to encounter obstacles throughout the selling process that could hurt the deal, and ultimately lose you some serious money."

FSBO: FINANCIAL PITFALLS OF SELLING YOUR HOME YOURSELF

   
NerdWallet
March 15, 2016 | View Article
  Clark Howard
March 14, 2016 | View Article
  Saving Thousands
March 11, 2016 | View Article

 

 

"​If you're buying a home that needs a little TLC, a typical fixed-rate mortgage isn't going to help you pay for repairs. This can be a big obstacle for buyers who don't have extra cash to make needed renovations or repairs before moving in."

HOW TO FINANCE A FIXER-UPPER
    ​"Are you planning for retirement as well as you think you are? Here are steps to make sure you're protected well after you list or sell your last property."

BUILD A SOLID FINANCIAL FUTURE: EIGHT DOS AND DON'TS
    ​​"No, you don’t have to be The Donald to make good money investing in real estate—but if you’re not throwing around billions of dollars, don’t expect to blazon your name on any high-rises, either."

FOUR EASY WAYS TO INVEST IN REAL ESTATE IF YOU'RE NOT DONALD TRUMP

   
Interest.com
March 3, 2016 | View Article
  Real Estate Business
March 1, 2016 | View Article
  realtor.com
March 1, 2016 | View Article

 

 

"​The real-estate industry has been plagued by hackers who target closings on home purchases. One of the common methods is a scammer will gain access to an attorney's or real-estate broker's email account."

SCAMMERS STEALING HOME DOWN PAYMENTS
    ​"Aside from the malls, office buildings, or ultraluxe residences preferred by the 1% of the 1%, there are plenty of opportunities that are more realistic for the rest of us. Here's a look at some of the most common options for a rookie to invest in real estate..."

4 EASY WAYS TO INVEST IN REAL ESTATE IF YOU'RE NOT DONALD TRUMP
    ​​"In a dream world, nothing external will affect the value of your home. As long as you’ve kept the place in tip-top condition and the market’s on your side, you should have no problem selling at or above the listing price—right?"

3 NASTY NEIGHBORS WHO CAN BLOCK YOUR HOME SALE - AND HOW TO DEAL

   
Consumers Digest
March 1, 2016 | View Article
  Fox News
March 1, 2016 | View Article
  realtor.com
February 16, 2016 | View Article

 

 

"​You’ve probably heard that foreclosures and bank-owned homes are a quick way to get a great home well below market price."

HOW TO FIND AND BUY FORECLOSURES THE RIGHT WAY
    ​"Don't assume a transaction is a done deal until is is — or it may be derailed by these frustrating failures."

HOW TO HEAD OFF COMMON DEAL KILLERS
    ​​"On the advertising side, many people say print is dead, but not everybody is on the Internet."

MAINTAINING A HIGH LEVEL OF RECOGNITION

   
Trusted Choice
February 5, 2016 | View Article
  Real Estate Business
February 5, 2016 | View Article
  RIS Media
February 4, 2016 | View Article

 

 

​"The housing market is back on its feet -- or is it? Is the apparent rebound just another illusion?"

FORECLOSURE PREDICTIONS FOR 2016
    ​"On the advertising side, many people say print is dead, but not everybody is on the Internet."

HOW TO FINANCE A FIXER-UPPER
    "Looking to add new reps to your company this year? Seek out people with these characteristics."

HOW TO HIRE SUCCESSFUL SALESPEOPLE

   
Clark Howard
February 4, 2016 | View Article
  Interest.com
February 3, 2016 | View Article
  AIS Central
February 1, 2016 | View Article

 

 

"Things might be looking good for most, but the threat of foreclosure hasn't abated for many who are still living paycheck-to-paycheck."

FORECLOSURE PREDICTIONS FOR 2016
    "On the advertising side, many people say print is dead, but not everybody is on the Internet."

HOW TO BUY A HOME WITH FRIENDS - AND WHY YOU PROBABLY SHOULDN'T
    "There are signs that an agent could be sabotaging your home sale, and the signs are there almost before you even sign the listing."

IS YOUR REAL ESTATE AGENT SABOTAGING YOUR HOME SALE?
   
Improvement Center
January 28, 2016 | View Article
  NewsLiving
January 27, 2016 | View Article
  Yahoo! News
December 31, 2015 | View Article

 

 

"Things might be looking good for most, but the threat of foreclosure hasn't abated for many who are still living paycheck-to-paycheck."

EIGHT 8 REASONS WINTER IS THE BEST TIME TO SELL YOUR HOUSE
    ​"Think foreclosed homes are always ramshackle properties with overgrown lawns, boarded-up windows, and hordes of squatters? On the contrary, they can also be mansions on the beach or stately apartments..."

FORECLOSURES JUST GOT WAY FANCIER: HOW TO SCORE A DEAL ON A LUXURY HOME
    ​"You’re going to need more than a pretty picture to convince people to invest in your real estate crowdfunding venture."

HOW TO CROWDFUND YOUR NEW HOME

   
SheKnows
December 24, 2015 | View Article
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December 22, 2015 | View Article
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December 5, 2015 | View Article

 

 

"Can’t afford that down payment? Try crowdfunding for your new pad. Here are some tips on how you should go about crowdfunding a real estate purchase."

HOW TO CROWDFUND YOUR REAL ESTATE PURCHASE
    ​"Before you summon the moving truck, your dream home’s seller has to pick you, too. Luckily, the key to locking down your ideal abode doesn’t always mean offering the most cash. Here are five ways to tip the odds in your favor."

THE TRUTH ABOUT HOW SELLERS CHOOSE THEIR BUYERS
    ​"Hooray — it’s tax time! OK, few people get quite that excited about filling out government forms, but there’s good reason to appreciate the annual ritual. Tax deductions are a serious perk for homeowners, and they can be a major boon to your family’s finances."

6 HOMEOWNER MISTAKES ACCOUNTANTS SAY TO WATCH

   
Trulia
December 2, 2015 | View Article
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November 19, 2015 | View Article
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November 14, 2015 | View Article

 

 

"It’s tough to start over after your home didn’t sell, especially if you had an offer that ended without a closing. If you had backup offers waiting in the wings, lucky you! But if you didn’t, you’ve still got a few options for relisting your home after a sale falls through."

5 TIPS FOR RELISTING AFTER A SALE FALLS THROUGH
    ​"You’ve seen these signs. They promise to buy your home for cash. They don’t care if your home is ugly; in fact, some prefer the uglier, the better. They’ll close a deal quickly. It seems like a great deal, right? Well...yes and no."

WHO'S BEHIND THE "WE BUY HOUSES" SIGNS?
    ​"At best, the military clause is confusing; at worst, it offers conflicting information, requiring a trip to the legal office for an interpretation."

THE MILITARY CLAUSE: A LANDLORD'S PERSPECTIVE

   
Trulia
November 11, 2015 | View Article
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November 10, 2015 | View Article
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November 10, 2015 | View Article

 

 

"So, what's the draw of homeowners' associations? By the same token, what are the drawbacks? Here, real estate agents and homeowners weigh in on the blessings and the curses of HOAs.

5 PROS AND CONS OF HOMEOWNERS' ASSOCIATIONS
    ​"Would the material I’d learn be so earth-shattering that it would skyrocket my business to new heights, moreso than investing those hours and dollars directly into the business itself?"

SHOULD I GET AN MBA OR START A BUSINESS?
    ​"Across the U.S., homeowners' associations are on the ascent. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 59% of newly constructed homes in 2014 were part of a homeowners' association."

5 PROS AND CONS OF HOMEOWNERS' ASSOCIATIONS

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"It’s unfortunate but true: Scammers, posing as would-be cash buyers, are out there. And these all-cash home sale scammers are hoping to swindle sellers — and their agents — out of their hard-earned cash."

9 SIGNS A CASH HOME BUYER IS A SCAMMER
    ​"This is something that every renter should have on hand if you live in an uber-competitive rental market or just want your renter’s application to stand out from the pack."

WHY AND HOW YOU SHOULD CREATE A RENTER'S RESUME
    ​"In a tight rental market, owning a dog or cat may be pricier than you think. Boomers may encounter an unanticipated recurring cost that's increasingly common..."

PET RENT PUTS THE BITE ON EMPTY NESTERS
   
Money
October 29, 2015 | View Article
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October 20, 2015 | View Article
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October 15, 2015 | View Article

 

 

"Sometimes you can't sell the house you want to sell. You have to sell the house you have... your not-so-awesome house. What do you do?"

HOW TO SELL AN UGLY HOUSE
    ​"Besides getting a psychic reading, there are some real-world ways to make a fairly accurate prediction of how fast your home will sell. Examine these factors to get a handle on how long your home will be on the market."

6 THINGS THAT DETERMINE HOW FAST A HOUSE WILL SELL
    ​"How can real estate investors, especially newer ones, take advantage of an opportunistic U.S. real estate climate? An insider's knowledge of real estate is a great place to start. "

HOME APPRECIATION: INSIDER TIPS ON REAL ESTATE INVESTING IN A HOT MARKET
   
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"There are jobs beyond Walmart and McDonald's for retirees. That is good news, because the evidence is plentiful that many of us -- most of us, in some surveys -- lack a credible plan for a comfortable retirement and, for sure, lots of us lack the savings. "

5 GREAT JOBS FOR RETIREES
    ​"While you know that you have to pony up some amount of money upfront for application fee, broker's fee, or moving cost if you hire help, most landlords demand security deposit in case the new tenants cause any damage or issue to the rental.."

SECURITY DEPOSIT ALTERNATIVES: MONEY SAVERS OR MONEY DRAINERS?
    ​"The legalization of marijuana in many states has led owners of cannabis-related enterprises to seek out commercial practitioners for help in securing property."

POT BUSINESSES NEED YOU TO CLEAR THE HAZE
   
TheStreet
September 10, 2015 | View Article
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"With the Federal Reserve planning to raise short-term interest rates by the end of the year, now may be a good time to get a good rate on a home equity loan."

GOOD AND BAD REASONS FOR TAPPING HOME EQUITY
    ​"A Quick Guide to Getting Started on the Path of Property Management (For both the Reluctant Landlord and the Intentional Investor)."

THE INDEPENDENT LANDLORD
    ​"How you negotiate when buying a home isn’t just about the price. It’s about being nice."

THE TRUTH ABOUT HOW SELLERS CHOOSE THEIR BUYERS (IT'S NOT ALWAYS THE HIGHEST BID!)

   
MortgageLoan.com
August 10, 2015 | View Article
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August 5, 2015 | View Article
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August 1, 2015 | View Article

 

 

"When homes are selling like hotcakes, there can still be some sticky real estate situations to wade through."

5 WAYS A HOT MARKET HURTS SELLERS
    ​"Although over-40 first-time home buyers face concerns that younger generations do not, buying a first home at any age is an opportunity to manage finances, and it can be a step in preparing for retirement.."

HOW TO BUY YOUR FIRST HOME AFTER 40
    ​"Unlike negotiating with sellers at garage sales, flea markets, and antique stores, real estate negotiations take a lot more patience, confidence, and guts, or you could end up in the middle of a nightmare situation."

REAL ESTATE TIP: 7 WINNING IDEAS TO AVOID NEGOTIATION NIGHTMARES
   
Trulia
July 22, 2015 | View Article
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July 22, 2015 | View Article
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July 16, 2015 | View Article

 

 

"Tuition is only the tip of a very expensive iceberg. College costs go beyond room and board, tuition and textbooks."

THOSE OTHER COLLEGE EXPENSES YOU AREN'T THINKING ABOUT
    ​"Owning a home can be a risky venture, considering all the hazards and uncertainties that can imperil your property—from burglars and hail storms to a furnace that suddenly breaks down in the middle of winter."

HOMEOWNERS INSURANCE VS. HOME WARRANTY COVERAGE
    ​"If you live in an uber-competitive rental market or just want your renter’s application to stand out from the pack, you may want to create a renter’s resume. "

TIPS ON PUTTING TOGETHER A GREAT RENTER'S RESUME
   
Money
July 16, 2015 | View Article
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July 9, 2015 | View Article
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July 6, 2015 | View Article

 

 

"We’ve heard the stories of seemingly unsellable homes. The homes that are said to be haunted or the site of a murder. How about the listings complete with insect or snake infestations? Sometimes, homes are just plain odd. We asked real estate agents around the country to share their quirky home sale stories and how they overcame those challenges."

SELLING QUIRKY HOMES
    ​"The national unemployment rate was 5.4 percent in April, a far drop from the 10 percent seen in 2009, according to figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.That lower rate, however, could be enough to keep first-time homebuyers up at night, or even prevent them from buying a home. Unemployment insurance could make that decision a lot easier, along with preventing foreclosures."

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE CAN HELP FIRST-TIME HOMEBUYERS
    ​"Duplexes are attractive investments because one of the units can be rented out, bringing in cash; meanwhile, duplexes are "exempt from much of the municipal regulation that most states impose on housing structures of three or more units."

OWNING A DUPLEX CAN HELP YOU SAVE AND MAKE MONEY

   
OnCourse Learning
July 1, 2015 | View Article
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May 18,2015 | View Article
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May 8, 2015 | View Article

 

 

"In a housing market where inventory is low and demand and prices are high, it's still possible to get a fair price as a buyer if you have the right negotiating tactics. Having a good real estate agent is an important start."

7 PRICE NEGOTIATING STRATEGIES FOR HOMEBUYERS
    ​"Rreal estate and hiring pros share their expertise to give you a leg up on recruiting."

WHERE ONLINE SHOULD YOU BE RECRUITING AGENTS?
    ​"If you look carefully - or at least your real estate agent does - you can find signs that a neighborhood is improving and buy property before everyone else wants in and prices rise dramatically."

7 SIGNS A NEIGHBORHOOD IS IMPROVING

   
MortgageLoan.com
May 4, 2015 | View Article
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May 1, 2015 | View Article
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April 6, 2015 | View Article

 

 

"Buying a new home and need to sell the first? Here’s how to schedule your purchase and sale for a smooth transition."

HOW TO TIME MULTIPLE MORTGAGES
    ​"Searching for a new home is exciting — and overwhelming. Your search for a new home will be more productive (and less aggravating) if you follow the advice of seasoned sales professionals."

SHOP LIKE A PRO: HOME SHOPPING TIPS FROM REALTORS
    ​"Find out the two steps you need to take now so you’ll be prepared to fix or replace your water heater, HVAC, roof and more."

CAN YOU AFFORD YOUR NEXT HOME REPAIR?

  ​​  
Independent
March 19, 2015 | View Article
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March 18, 2015 | View Article
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March 2015 | View Article

 

 

"This week, we talked with Bruce Ailion, the associate broker of RE/MAX Town and Country in Woodstock, for his tips on career longevity in real estate."

THE SHORT LIST: BRUCE AILION'S TIPS FOR CAREER LONGEVITY IN REAL ESTATE
    ​"Where the norm used to be, 'First comes marriage, then comes the mortgage,' a recent survey found that for one in four married couples, joint homeownership came before wedding bells."

WHY MILLENNIALS PUT MORTGAGE BEFORE MARRIAGE
    ​"The expectation of marriage as a forever proposition has changed and thus
, they are not holding off on making major life decisions till marriage — whether that is moving in together, having children, starting a business, or
 buying a house."

BUYING A HOUSE BEFORE MARRIAGE: WHAT'S BEHIND THE GROWING TREND?

   
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February 23, 2015 | View Article
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February 15, 2015 | View Article
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February 7, 2015 | View Article

 

 

"​There’s more to a house than what first meets the eye. You don’t want to be stuck living in a money pit when you thought you were buying something move-in ready.."

DON'T GET SCREWED ON YOUR HOME INSPECTION
    ​"Rent or buy? It’s a question about as confounding as the chicken or the egg. Deciding whether to maintain mobility or put down some roots can’t be answered simply financially or emotionally."

IS IT BETTER TO RENT OR TO BUY?
    ​"Even if you’re not a social-networking genius, LinkedIn can be a powerful tool to make connections and drum up new clients."

SO YOU'RE ON LINKEDIN - NOW USE IT
   
Trulia
February 3, 2015 | View Article
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March 6, 2014 | View Article

 

 

"The housing market is heading into recovery, and many areas across the country have high demand and low inventory: these are the basic ingredients for multiple-offer situations. Agents with a strong sense of the market can guide their sellers on how to get the best bid — and their buyers on how to ensure they make the right offer."

DEALING WITH MULTIPLE OFFERS
    ​"Brokers with too many balls in the air risk missing company goals. Consider hiring a manager so you can focus on your strengths."

WHEN YOU CAN'T DO IT ALL
    ​"The overall value across most markets in Georgia will continue to increase and investors will continue to be a dominant factor in many of the larger markets."

2014 PROPERTY PREDICTIONS FOR GEORGIA

   
CRS
January 15, 2014 | View Article
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January 14, 2014 | View Article
  FFORWARD
January 17, 2014 | View Article

 

 

"Bruce Ailion of RE/MAX discusses the Atlanta market and his outlook for 2014."

2014 OUTLOOK FOR ATLANTA
    ​"Real estate sales tend to slow down around the holidays, but if your goal is to increase your brokerage’s profitability in 2014, the end of the year is vital to your team's success."

8 SECRETS EVERY REAL ESTATE AGENT NEEDS TO KNOW
    ​"Set the scene for a prosperous 2014, by encouraging your agents to incorporate the tips below into their year-end business goals."

8 SECRETS FOR A SUCCESSFUL 2014

   
MOR Financial
December 14, 2013 | View Video
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November 25, 2013 | View Article
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November 25, 2013 | View Article

 

 

"On older homes, the front door is usually not a stock size that can be picked up at a big-box store and installed. You may get more value from repairing or painting your front door instead of replacing it."

OLDER HOMES CAN BE TRICKY
    ​"Recent national numbers on unpaid child support are hard to come by, but $108 billion in back payments was owed to parents with custody of children in 2009, according to the federal Office of Child Support Enforcement."

WHAT TO DO WHEN YOUR EX WON'T (OR CAN'T) PAY CHILD SUPPORT
    ​"Study trends, read extensively, and attend seminars, webinars and conferences to have a pulse on what is on in the industry."

8 SECRETS EVERY REAL ESTATE AGENT NEEDS TO KNOW FOR A SUCCESSFUL 2014
   
Interest.com
November 23, 2013 | View Article
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November 20, 2013 | View Article
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November 18, 2013 | View Article

 

 

"The inventory of unsold U.S. homes climbed in September from a year earlier for the first time since 2011, while contracts to buy previously owned residences plunged the most in three years, data from the National Association of Realtors show."

BID WARS WANE IN U.S. HOUSING MARKETS ON SUPPLY RISE
    ​"We're hearing credit unions picked up a lot of market share following the global financial crisis and the subsequent refinance boom. The question is, can they maintain that progress now that refis have dried up and a greater percentage of the market is in purchase mortgages?"

CREDIT UNIONS CONFIDENT OF BIGGER MORTGAGE SHARE
    ​"Is your home steeped in spookiness? Here’s how to find out more about its dark past...if you're going to buy or sell a house with a questionable history, here are some helpful tips."

HOW TO BUY OR SELL A HAUNTED HOUSE

   
Bloomberg Business
November 14, 2013 | View Article
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November 5, 2013 | View Article
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October 29, 2013 | View Article

 

 

"When people look to buy a home, they sometimes want to save money. This doesn’t mean that they buy a home that is too small for them. Rather, it means that they focus on options that will cost less money than alternatives."

GETTING HOME LOANS FOR FORECLOSURES AND DISTRESSED PROPERTIES
    ​"Even though rates have gone up from where they were in March and April, they are still at a historic low relative to where they've been for the last 20 to 30 years."

4 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT FALL HOME BUYING
    ​"Leaves are turning colors, there's a chill in the air, and autumn is upon us. It's time for the seasons to change, and if you are a homebuyer, many real estate experts say it is also time to change your home-buying strategies"

FALL HOME BUYING STRATEGIES
   
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October 8, 2013 | View Article
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October 4, 2013 | View Article

 

 

"As the housing recovery continues in many parts of the country and mortgage rates inch upward, homebuyers are seeing their window of opportunity narrowing if they want to snag a deal."

COMPETING WITH CASH BUYERS IN A TIGHT HOUSING MARKET
    ​"Fall can be a great time of year to buy a home if you're motivated to get a good deal from an equally motivated seller. And while no one can predict how mortgage rates will move in the future, at least you'll know you've locked in a historically low mortgage rate this fall."

FALL HOME BUYING
    ​"Every day HUD has for sale many thousands of foreclosed homes at prices that sometimes are in the hundreds of dollars. Rarely are prices over $200,000. Many condominiums and free-standing homes sell for well under $50,000."

HUD HOMES: HOUSES OF HORRORS OR BARGAINS?

   
Auction.com
October 1, 2013 | View Article
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September 30, 2013 | View Article
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September 17, 2013 | View Article

 

 

"While most agents value professionalism above all else when it comes to their ads, some subscribe to the theory that there's no such thing as bad publicity. Which is probably what these agents were thinking when they cooked up their zany schemes to get noticed in a competitive real estate market."

ZANY WAYS THAT AGENTS TRY TO GET NOTICED
    ​"The fact is, buying a home today is absolutely, totally different from buying one in 2003. And right there is why so many myths swirl around a process that, in many ways, is utterly novel from what it has been. What was true isn't anymore."

TOP 5 MYTHS ABOUT HOME BUYING TODAY
    ​"Record low mortgage rates were available to homebuyers last year, but those who purchased property also forked over more in closing costs, according to a recent survey by Bankrate.com, a financial rate and personal finance website."

HIGH-COST CLOSING
   
Bankrate
September 19, 2013 | View Article
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September 9, 2013 | View Article
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August 31, 2013 | View Article

 

 

"Over the past year, closing costs averaged more than $2,400 across the country, a 6 percent increase from 2012 — based on good faith estimates for a $200,000 mortgage and 20 percent down payment for purchasers with preferred credit."

HIGH-COST CLOSING
    ​"Just because the condo meets your needs doesn't mean it will be easy to sell when the time comes. That's why you need to consider the location, layout and amenities that will appeal to future potential buyers. These 8 smart moves will help you think through these issues so you can buy a unit that will sell quickly for a profit."

DON'T GET STUCK WITH A TOUGH-TO-SELL CONDO
    ​"When it comes to refinancing, being ready for the unexpected is part of the key to success.With paperwork, credit verifications, and even getting finger-printed, refinancing can be a daunting process. So what can you do to make refinancing as seamless as possible?"

4 TIPS FOR AN EASIER MORTGAGE REFINANCE

   
NWI Times
August 31, 2013 | View Article
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August 26, 2013 | View Article
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August 15, 2013 | View Article

 

 

""n areas dominated by cash buyers, homebuyers who plan to get a mortgage need to go the extra mile.As the housing recovery continues in many parts of the country and mortgage rates inch upward, homebuyers are seeing their window of opportunity narrowing if they want to snag a deal."

COMPETING WITH CASH BUYERS IN A TIGHT HOUSING MARKET
    ​"When each of Bruce Ailion’s children hit their teens, each received a credit card with a clear explanation of what’s permissible—food, gas, movies, reasonable clothing. Before purchasing anything costly or unusual, they were asked to check in first."

WHEN'S THE RIGHT TIME TO GIVE YOUR KIDS CREDIT CARDS?
    ​"Bruce Ailion, an Associate Broker with RE/MAX Greater Atlanta-Cobb and a Board or Directors member with the Cobb Association of Realtors, met with Senators Johnny Isakson, Saxby Chambliss and Congressman Phil Gingrey on Capitol Hill Thursday to discuss the housing issues critical to the Marietta community."

BEWARE OF THE LEMON HOUSE

   
U.S. News & World Report
July 29, 2013 | View Article
  LearnVest
July 24, 2013 | View Article
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May 20, 2013 | View Article

 

 

"From mold to meth lab contamination, termites to title defects, and lead-based paint to latent sinkholes, defects and damage can be hard to identify prior to purchase.So-called 'lemons' are consumer goods that fail quality and performance standards soon after purchased."

BEWARE OF THE LEMON HOUSE
    ​"It isn't easy to decide to pay off a mortgage early or to invest that money instead. Just comparing the interest rate on the loan versus a projected interest rate on an investment isn't enough."

HOME NO LOAN: SHOULD YOU PAY OFF YOUR MORTGAGE EARLY?
    ​"Why the upswing in single women buying homes? We think the answer is simple. A single woman walking into a bank in pursuit of a mortgage or contacting a real estate agent to begin a search for the perfect home just isn’t something that’s frowned upon anymore by most of society."

SINGLE WOMEN ARE BUYING HOMES. DEAL WITH IT.

   
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May 10, 2013 | View Article
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May 7, 2013 | View Article
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April 25, 2013 | View Article

 

 

"Postal engineer Roy Joroleman created the classic, tunnel-shaped mailbox in 1915. His creation followed the heyday of mailbox design patents."

CHOOSING A MAILBOX THAT'S WORTH WRITING HOME ABOUT
    ​"For sale by owner (FSBO) is touted as a great way to save thousands of dollars when you sell your home. Here are eight reasons why you should think again."

8 REASONS NOT TO SELL YOUR HOME WITHOUT AN AGENT
    ​"Adding rental and property management services can boost your profitability. Be sure to protect those gains with these 12 risk-management ideas."

12 TIPS FOR REDUCING YOUR RENTAL MANAGEMENT LIABILITY

 
 
Chicago Tribune
April 19, 2013 | View Article
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April 2013 | View Article
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March 14, 2013 | View Article

 

 

"If you're feeling like your debts are spiraling out of control, you're not alone: Nearly 1.2 million people filed for bankruptcy last year. Unfortunately, many of them filed without fully understanding the repercussions of bankruptcy -- and some of them would have been better off not filing at all."

THINKING ABOUT BANKRUPTCY?
    ​"Renting a home or apartment can feel restricting. For one, it’s difficult to customize a space with paint or architectural changes that don’t violate the rental agreement. What’s more, few people want to spend time adjusting a rental unit, when their time their is so temporary. Leases have different durations and properties can be sold, forcing moves."

RENTER'S RIGHTS 101
    ​"The financial crisis of 2008 was terrible for homeowners saddled with heavy mortgage payments, especially the millions of low-income, first-time buyers who were tempted to buy in with deceptive loans during the height of the housing bubble."

WHY THE HOUSING RECOVERY IS NEARLY HOMEOWNER-LESS
   
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"If home prices are truly embarked on a sustained rise, the big gains in any new equity created will likely accrue to a smaller number of owners, many of them corporate investor-landlords, and to a few elite financial speculators positioned to make complex derivatives bets on housing bonds. "

WHY THE HOUSING RECOVER IS NEARLY HOMEOWNER-LESS
    ​"The indicators of a housing recovery are both plentiful and nationwide. According to the most recent Fiserv Case-Shiller data, the real estate market during the spring and summer this year was the strongest since the peak of the housing bubble in 2006.."

INVESTORS FUEL U.S. HOUSING RECOVERY
    ​"As the real estate industry looks for new ways to market and sell property during the downturn, technology firms are launching ways to use social media — like FavRav’s new Facebook referral tool – to help businesses grow. "

CAN SOCIAL MEDIA HELP REVIVE REAL ESTATE?

   
Truthout
January 14, 2013 | View Article
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