Real Estate

  • Photo of Before You Buy: Calculating the Real Value of a Home

    Before You Buy: Calculating the Real Value of a Home

    How one calculates the value of a home says a lot about how we view this quintessential, property-based piece of the American Dream.

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    Top 10: The Most Profitable Service Businesses to Start

    The top 10 most successful businesses to start in the service sector all require little to no funding.

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    3 Easy Steps to Rebalance your Portfolio

    If you clicked on this article, you’re probably wondering if now is the right time to rebalance your portfolio. Before you start making wholesale changes, though, consider what your investment goals are and how long you’re willing to wait before tapping into your savings. A perfectly balanced portfolio for you can look vastly different than a balanced portfolio for someone…

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    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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  • Photo of Buying a Home: What Actually Happens on Completion Day

    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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