7 Reasons We Buy Rental Properties Rather Than Act as Hard Money Lenders

“The man who won’t loan money isn’t going to have many friends – or need them.” –Wilt Chamberlain “There are 350 varieties of shark, not counting loan and pool.” –L.M. Boyd “Sure, Homer, I can loan you the money. However, since you have no collateral, I’m gonna have to break your legs in advance.” –Moe […]

How Does Realtor.com Anchor You to High Prices?

“Houses are built to live in and not to look on.” –Sir Francis Bacon Have you ever looked for houses online? Have you used realtor.com to look for houses? Did you realize that you may wind up paying too high of a price for a house if you use realtor.com? Want to find out more? […]

The Differences Between a House You Live in and a House You Invest in

“If you wait until you have enough money to decorate and make your home your own, it will never happen. If you wait until you can afford to buy everything new, you are missing the point. It is the old, the new, the hand-me-down, the collected, the worn but loved things in your home that […]

Six Things to Consider When Buying Your Penultimate Retirement Home

How many times have you heard someone wistfully saying that when they retire, they’re going to build a home out in the country, get a home in the city, move near the kids, or some other dream which doesn’t involve the phrase “stay right here?” It’s a pattern for a lot of families. They start […]

Why You Should Buy LESS House Than You Can Afford

“The mansion should not be graced by its master, the master should grace the mansion.” –Marcus Tullius Cicero “I think maybe ten years from now, I’m hopefully going to be, in like, Tahiti or something. Kicking back like in my huge mansion, if everything goes right, it’s all up to me.” –Corey Haim When my […]

House Underwater and You Have to Move? Depreciation May Affect Your Decision to Sell

“Well, real estate is always good, as far as I’m concerned.” –Donald Trump Ahhh, the joys of home ownership. You get the white picket fence, the dog, the 2.5 kids, and you live in idyllic bliss. Until you find out that your job has been downsized or that corporate headquarters wants you to take a […]