Real Estate

  • Photo of Why Now Is the Best Time of Year to Buy a House

    Why Now Is the Best Time of Year to Buy a House

    Alongside the perks and benefits that go alongside it, owning a home is an indicator of proficient money management. Closing on a loan during the best time of year to buy a house or when mortgage rate predictions are low only makes things better. Having the income, credit score, and downpayment for it, even before getting an estimate mortgage payment…

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    Why It Pays to Stage Your Home

    Staged homes sell over eighty percent faster than homes that are not staged.  After having lived in one of the hottest home markets in America – Los Angeles – and working in home staging in that same city, I can say from personal experience that the difference staging a home makes in the sale of that home is significant.  That…

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    Understanding Stock Arbitrage

    Understanding where to find stock arbitrage is an opportunity for large, safe returns.

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    Buying a Home: What Actually Happens on Completion Day

    The hard part of buying a house is finally over – you’ve completed all of the paperwork, went through all of the motions to get a mortgage loan, and made your down payment. Completion day came faster than you expected, and now it’s time for you to pick up your house keys! In order to have a smooth and hassle…

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    Five Reasons to Invest in Real Estate

    Investing in real estate means that you purchase a future income stream from a property. You probably don’t realize that you could be earning money at the same time as using renter’s money to pay off your investment. By doing this, you’ll get more stability, higher returns, and diversification. Investing in real estate is especially beneficial if you’re about to…

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    The Hidden Burden of Sales Taxes

    Imagine that you’re in line at the grocery store. As the cashier rings up the other customers’ items, their total payment and sales taxes show up on the register. Meanwhile, when it is your turn, the checkout employee deducts your taxes or refunds you the amount in cash. If you happen to live in one of the states with no…

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    Good or Bad Idea: Living in States With No Income Tax?

    In 2018, more Americans moved to Oregon and Idaho than any other state (except for Vermont). Meanwhile, the State of Washington ranked sixth nationwide in terms of incoming domestic migrants. Perhaps most noteworthy is that Washington is amongst the states with no income tax, but Idaho and Oregon aren’t. Why, then, did more people move to the latter two than…

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    Why More Landlords are Requiring Renters Insurance

    Several years ago, many people had never heard of the widely available and cheap renters insurance. This is despite the fact that tenants can get tens, if not hundreds, of thousands in coverage for as low as five dollars per month. Today, however, the story is different. More landlords are starting to require that tenants have an apartment insurance policy…

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    Getting Started in Real Estate Investing

    Real estate is renowned as the industry that creates millionaires. But, it has also left its share of struggling dreamers in its wake. Real estate investing, in its many forms, can be appealing for the large potential income on a single deal and the passive income that can come from holding properties. Investing in real estate can even be done…

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