Erik J. Martin

Erik J. Martin, contributor

Erik J. Martin has written on real estate, business, tech and other topics for Reader's Digest, AARP The Magazine, and The Chicago Tribune.

Articles by Erik J. Martin

- 6 min read

Is it STILL a good time to buy a house?

It’s been a good time to buy a house since mid-2019, with low rates creating record affordability. But is now, amid coronavirus, still a good time to buy?

- 6 min read

Buying a house from your parents: Pros and cons

Buying a house from your parents can help you save on down payment closing costs. But there are also unique challenges to buying your parents’ house.

- 5 min read

How to refinance a mobile home in 2020

Want to refinance your mobile or manufactured home? If you have a mortgage you likely can. If you have a chattel loan, there are extra steps to refinance.

- 8 min read

How much do real estate agents make? And who pays?

How much do real estate agents make? And who pays the real estate agent? The amount realtors and agents make depends on the home price and the local market.