Posts Covering Real Estate

Buy a foreclosure in these 10 towns

Buy a foreclosure and save money. In these top towns, your profit potential is higher, so consider them.

When you should sell your home, and when you shouldn’t

Is it time to sell your home? Maybe, if you want to downsize, lock in your profits, spend less for housing,

Should you sell your house or rent it out?

If you have to move, should you sell your house or rent it out? It depends on the numbers and how you feel about becoming a landlord.

Rentals: Financing and managing more than 4 properties

Buying, financing and managing rentals can be challenging when you have more than four. Here’s how to do it with maximum efficiency.

Complete guide to building a house

Is is cheaper to buy or build a house? Which option will give you what you want, at a price you can afford? This complete guide to building a house will help you answer that question and get the most home for your money.

How to buy a short sale home

Buying a short sale home can get you a great deal. In fact, it should, because short sale transactions are not exactly fast or easy much of the time.

Buying an investment property: maximizing your money

Buying an investment property can start you on the road to wealth. Many rich people got there that way. But if you lack experience, avoid mistakes by following these tips.

How to fire your real estate agent

How to fire your real estate agent if he or she is not getting the job done. In many cases, it’s not that hard to do.

Home inspection checklist: What to expect on inspection day

In this article: Here’s what to expect during a home inspection: A home inspector will look at a house’s HVAC system, interior plumbing and electrical systems, roof, attic, floors. windows and doors, foundation, basement and structural components. The inspector will provide a written report with the inspection results. A home inspection generally takes two to […]

Considering a home with a long commute? Don’t drive yourself crazy

Considering a home with a long commute? Reconsider, for the sake of your wallet, your health and your sanity.

Types of homes and how they affect your mortgage

Types of homes Different types of homes qualify for different mortgage loans and rates. The main types of homes you can buy are: single family residence manufactured home condominium cooperative (co-op) townhouse multi-unit (2-to-4 unit) properties So how does this work in practice? Your loan availability and what you pay for it depends in part […]

You want to fire your real estate agent. Can you do that?

If your real estate agent isn’t getting the job done, you may wonder: Can you fire your real estate agent? And how do I go about it? Here’s what you need to know.

Home flipping near 12-year high: Here’s how you can benefit

Home flipping could be your key to owning a home Home flipping tips for a successful investment: Save a significant down payment Be patient, and look for a true bargain Build in a 20 percent cushion for your costs Home flipping is still a (better) thing Eager to have a home of your own? Here’s […]

Making an offer on a home without seeing it first

Making an offer on a home is challenging enough if you have seen it. But what about if you haven’t? Here’s how to compete in a seller’s market while still protecting yourself.

5 steps to finding the best-value homes for rent — and getting one

To get the best homes for rent, you need to be an attractive prospect for landlords. Check your credit and clean it up or at least explain any blemishes Get references in advance Choose property you can afford so they know you’ll be able to pay on time Rental housing: Get the most for your […]

Don’t be a victim of mortgage fraud

Mortgage fraud: unlikely, but possible According to the FBI, you are not the most likely victim of mortgage fraud — most cases are perpetrated by borrowers against mortgage lenders. Often those involve exaggerations, white lies or outright falsehoods on loan applications. Should you lie on your mortgage application? However, mortgage industry professionals who abuse their […]

What mortgage rate history can tell us about the future

How useful is mortgage rate history? Mortgage rate history may sound a pretty boring topic. Indeed, you may subscribe to the Henry Ford school, which believes that all history is bunk. However, knowing how mortgage rates behaved in the past can help you understand what might happen to them in the future. That knowledge could […]

Tips for landlords: why landlords should consider a blanket mortgage

A mortgage for residential landlords Are you unfamiliar with the term “blanket mortgage?” Don’t worry. Plenty of professionals in the financial sector have never been near one. And they know little more about them than you do. But if you invest in real estate — perhaps as a residential landlord — you may find a blanket mortgage […]

Tips for landlords: Beware of tenants who are identity thieves

Tips for landlords: how to avoid tenants who are identity thieves

One more reason to buy rental property: tax cuts for landlords

New tax cuts for landlords mean that if you don’t actively manage rentals yourself, the government has a present for you in the form of a 20 percent deduction.

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Single women experience slower home appreciation than single men

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2018 Conforming, FHA, & VA Loan Limits

Mortgage loan limits for every U.S. county, as published by Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)