Buyers – What are you paying in maintenance costs?

Apartment Owners: Let’s Do the Math With Maintenance Costs How much does it cost each year to maintain your apartment? For apartment owners, that answer contains two elements: what you pay to buy the place and what you pay each month to carry it. These two factors, in theory, exist on a sliding scale to … Continue reading Buyers – What are you paying in maintenance costs?

Buy, Sell or Refinance in 2019?

What you should know about buying, selling or refinancing a home as the market gets more complicated in 2019 Buy, sell or refi: Your housing playbook for 2019   3:46 PM ET Wed, 19 Dec 2018 | 26:38 It's the most expensive purchase many of us even consider: A place to live. As we head into … Continue reading Buy, Sell or Refinance in 2019?

Rent or Buy: Either Way You’re Paying A Mortgage!

Rent or Buy: Either Way You’re Paying A Mortgage! There are some people who have not purchased homes because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. Everyone should realize, however, that unless you are living with your parents rent-free, you are paying a mortgage – either yours or your landlord’s. As Entrepreneur … Continue reading Rent or Buy: Either Way You’re Paying A Mortgage!

Hourly Wage Needed to Rent in Each State

~ some people might be surprised by where their state ranks, but what surprises me is the on average needed of $21.21/hr nationwide. Again many times you are able to buy rather than just be left renting ~ The hourly wage needed to rent a two-bedroom home in every state A new report shows the … Continue reading Hourly Wage Needed to Rent in Each State

Renting the Dream: The Rise of Single-Family Rentals

~ have you read this? possibly not as this was published by The Terner Center for Housing Innovation UC Berkeley, but it is interesting ~ Renting the Dream: The Rise of Single-Family Rentals Tenants living in single-family homes in the United States represent the fastest growing segment in the housing market today, but neither academic … Continue reading Renting the Dream: The Rise of Single-Family Rentals

Financial reasons not to buy a home

~ I believe that every person who can, deserves to own a home there are many benefits. I also understand that home ownership is not for everyone. Here are a couple of reasons why. I hope this does not discourage you, if you are working towards owning a home someday ~ Financial reasons not to … Continue reading Financial reasons not to buy a home

4 reasons fewer Americans are buying homes

~ please don't let the unknown deter you from buying a home. I can help guide you through the process. Step, by Step ~ 4 reasons fewer Americans are buying homes  While the U.S. homeownership rate has climbed slightly since reaching a 50-year low in 2016, it remains near a generational low at just 63.7%. … Continue reading 4 reasons fewer Americans are buying homes

The 2017 Cost of Renting vs. Owning a Home in Every State

The 2017 Cost of Renting vs. Owning a Home in Every State Traditionally, owning a home is touted as a smarter financial move than renting one. But with demand increasing and the supply of houses for sale falling, home prices have been rising nationally, according to real estate marketplace Zillow. So, you might be wondering: … Continue reading The 2017 Cost of Renting vs. Owning a Home in Every State

It’s Not Just You: 5 Signs Rent Is Totally Out of Control

It’s Not Just You: 5 Signs Rent Is Totally Out of Control Housing prices have soared so high in the U.S. that renting may increasingly look like a better option. But the truth is that rent prices are skyrocketing too. Here’s a look at how painful rent is for Americans lately, with no signs of … Continue reading It’s Not Just You: 5 Signs Rent Is Totally Out of Control

Forget Everything You’ve Read: Buying a House is NOT For Suckers

~ I completely agree, which if you have read my blog you will see. I fully agree with homeownership where it is feasible. ~ Forget Everything You’ve Read: Buying a House is NOT For Suckers by Brandon Turner | BiggerPockets.com By Brandon Turner updated April 21, 2017 Real Estate Investing Basics Recently, one of my … Continue reading Forget Everything You’ve Read: Buying a House is NOT For Suckers