Is Your Dream Home a Flip or a Flop?

Is Your Dream Home a Flip or a Flop?

Residential homeowners care about renovation quality because they have to live with the results. But for so-called house-flippers – real estate investors who purchase shoddy properties for the sole purpose of fixing them up for resale at profit – this...
Should You Buy or Build?

Should You Buy or Build?

What does success and achieving the American Dream look like to you? For many, the answer would be owning a home – with or without the stereotypical white picket fence. Owning a house implies permanence and financial in a way that even long-term renting never...
Hidden Costs of Homebuying

Hidden Costs of Homebuying

Buying a home requires a lot of money – in fact, a home might just be the most expensive possession a person will ever own. There are some obvious costs associated with buying a home, such as a down payment or mortgage, but others less-familiar costs can also...
4 Helpful Tips for First-Time Landlords

4 Helpful Tips for First-Time Landlords

With the number of homeowners shrinking each year, more and more people are turning to renting as a long-term housing option. Savvy investors might opt to take advantage of this pro-renting trend by buying an investment property or renting out their own home to...
Spring Cleaning: Preparing for a New Tenant

Spring Cleaning: Preparing for a New Tenant

Spring has come around again, bringing with it the end of another lease. You collect the keys from your previous tenant and wish them well; now, you have to start looking for a new tenant to fill the space. But the process of turning over a unit isn’t as simple...