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Invest in real estate, not the stock market

March 4, 2021

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. […]


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How to invest in real estate during COVID

March 2, 2021

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 […]


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Understanding Capital Gains Tax on a Real Estate Investment Property

February 27, 2021

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 […]


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What Happens When Homeowners Leave Their Forbearance Plans?

February 25, 2021

According to the latest report from Black Knight, Inc., a well-respected provider of data and analytics for mortgage companies, 6.48 million households have entered a forbearance plan as a result of financial concerns brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s where these homeowners stand right now: 2,543,000 (39%) are current on their payments and have left the program […]


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What’s the Difference between an Appraisal and a Home Inspection?

February 23, 2021

If you’re planning to buy a home, an appraisal is an important step in the process. It’s a professional evaluation of the market value of the home you’d like to buy. In most cases, an appraisal is ordered by the lender to confirm or verify the value of the home prior to lending a buyer money for the purchase. […]


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Financial Fundamentals for Homebuyers

February 18, 2021

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 […]


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What Experts Are Saying about the 2021 Job Market

February 16, 2021

Earlier this month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released their most recent Jobs Report. The report revealed that the economy lost 140,000 jobs in December. That’s a devastating number and dramatically impacts those households that lost a source of income. However, we need to give it some context. Greg Ip, Chief Economics Commentator at the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), explains: “The economy […]


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Owning a Home Is Still More Affordable Than Renting One

February 11, 2021

If spending more time at home over the past year is making you really think hard about buying a home instead of renting one, you’re not alone. You may be wondering, however, if the dollars and cents add up in your favor as home prices continue to rise. According to the experts, in many cases, it’s still more affordable […]


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The Pros and Cons of Owner Financing

February 11, 2021

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 […]


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Should I Wait for Lower Mortgage Interest Rates?

February 9, 2021

Historically low mortgage rates are a big motivator for homebuyers right now. In 2020 alone, rates hit new record-lows 16 times, and the trend continued into the early part of this year. Many hopeful homebuyers are now wondering if they should put their plans on hold and wait for the lowest rates imaginable. However, the reality is, […]


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