What is a home appraisal gap?

Here’s what happens if your home appraisal comes in low When you go to buy a home, your mortgage lender will almost always order a home appraisal. The purpose? They want to verify the home’s worth. Specifically, they want to be sure it’s worth the money they’re lending you and, most importantly, that they’ll recoup their investment […]

Invest in real estate, not the stock market

The stock market is a funny game. Not the kind of game that the rookie Game Stop investors are used to playing, but a real-life, action-packed, form of entertainment that toys with millions of Americans’ emotions and finances every day. You know what isn’t a game, and can also provide oh-so-sweet returns? Investing in real estate. […]

How to invest in real estate during COVID

Prepare for the investment opportunities to come after the pandemic passes Although coronavirus vaccines are being distributed throughout the U.S. and life is expected to slowly start getting back to normal in 2021, we are still quite a while from the old status quo. That is, if life ever truly returns to normal after living […]

Understanding Capital Gains Tax on a Real Estate Investment Property

Changes in tax laws have resulted in more complications, and owners of rental properties should invest more time and resources on tax planning. Real estate properties generate income for investors, but taxes play a factor in returns. OWNING REAL ESTATE produces steady income for investors, but the sale of residential and business properties can generate a […]

Financial Fundamentals for Homebuyers

Some Highlights When you’re thinking about buying a home, there are a few key steps to take before you even start to look at houses. From saving for your down payment to getting pre-approved for a mortgage, you’ll want to make sure you keep your financial plan on track from the beginning. Let’s connect today […]

The Pros and Cons of Owner Financing

Both sellers and buyers need to understand the risks A mortgage might be the the most common way to finance a home, but not every homebuyer can meet the strict lending requirements. One option is owner financing, where the seller finances the purchase for the buyer. Here are the pros and cons of owner financing for both buyers […]

How to Make the Dream of Homeownership a Reality This Year

In 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. inspired a powerful movement with his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. Through his passion and determination, he sparked interest, ambition, and courage in his audience. Today, reflecting on his message encourages many of us to think about our own dreams, goals, beliefs, and aspirations. For many Americans, one […]

Lifestyles of the Rich and Frugal: Manufactured Mansions Take Their Place in the California Sun

Opulent, customized factory-built homes offer huge savings and an attractive alternative to rebuilt Malibu “trailers” (like the one in the center), as pending legislation seeks to close a tax loophole. Malibu, CA — When does a “mobile home” get snapped up for a cool $4 million before it even hits the market? Answer: When it occupies […]

3 Reasons to Be Optimistic about Real Estate in 2021

The year 2020 will be remembered for many reasons, and optimism is one thing that’s been in short supply since the spring. We’re experiencing a global pandemic, social unrest, an economic downturn, and natural disasters, just to name a few. The challenges brought on by the health crisis have also forced many homeowners to reevaluate […]

2021 Housing Forecast

Some Highlights Experts project an optimistic year for the 2021 housing market. With mortgage rates forecasted to remain low, high buyer demand is expected to fuel more home sales and continue to increase home prices. Let’s connect today to determine how to make your best move in the new year. Facebook Share Linked In Share