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The Dynamics of a Housing Bubble

The Dynamics of a Housing Bubble

The 2008 financial crisis was spawned by an entire universe of shaky investments that involved the packaging of mortgages into securities. It turned out that many of these mortgages had virtually no chance of ever being repaid. When higher interest rates kicked in on...
Neighborhood Factors To Consider When Buying A House

Neighborhood Factors To Consider When Buying A House

There are a lot of factors to consider when buying a new home. Of course, you’ll want to consider things like the number of bedrooms and the size of the yard, but it’s important to keep in mind that you will not spend 100% of your time on your own property. The area...
Understanding Real Estate Terms Part Two: M-Z

Understanding Real Estate Terms Part Two: M-Z

Welcome to this month’s continuation of Understanding Real Estate Terms. We covered A-L in August with Part One. Now it’s time for Part Two! Real Estate terms can be confusing, especially when you’re knee-deep in a process you are unsure of. Use this glossary...
Understanding Real Estate Terms Part One: A-L

Understanding Real Estate Terms Part One: A-L

The real estate industry can be extremely confusing to those who aren’t immersed in it on a daily basis. In order to provide clarity and context to an otherwise overwhelming experience, I’ve created this glossary of related terms. Reference it any time you have a...
What Happens To Real Estate After A Death

What Happens To Real Estate After A Death

Roughly one of every five United States households received a transfer of wealth facilitated by the death of a family member or – the second case is far less common than the former instance – friend via inheritance according to a study by the United States...