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Building Vs. Buying

If you are in the market for a new home, one of the biggest decisions is whether to buy or build. More often than not, first-time homeowners chose to buy, for many reasons, some of which we will cover shortly. However, for the more experienced homeowner, building a...

4 Small Details that Boost the Value of a Home

It may be a sellers market, but that does not prohibit some houses from sitting on the market for months because they are missing what potential buyers crave in a new home. Luckily, there are many inexpensive, relatively quick fixes that can help boost the value of your home before you sell.

How School Districts Harm or Improve Real Estate

Shopping for a new home is one of the most important things someone will do in their adult life. Not only are they finding a place for the whole family to live for the next several years, but they are also buying an extremely important and expensive investment. There...

Top Real Estate 2019 Trends

Like any industry, real estate is evolving with the help of technology. When shopping for or selling a home, people use social media and visit online real estate websites to establish the area they want to live in as well as their price range. Once done, consumers...

Commercial vs. Residential Real Estate

When a person decides to invest in real estate, they need to determine if they are going to choose the commercial or residential space. There are some differences that an individual needs to understand before making a decision. Here are five key factors that make...

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 these bad loans, the borrowers ended up defaulting en masse.

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

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 any time...

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...