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Most automobile owners are familiar with car trade-ins. However, many homeowners have probably never considered that houses themselves can be actually be t [more]
The landlord of a rental property is not concerned about the daily price fluctuation of his/her property. Instead, a landlord focuses on the rent payments [more]
Traditionally in real estate, when sellers put their home on the market, they can consider many buyers and sell to whomever they want. But when an option c [more]
A new Urban Land Institute report delved into the effects of extreme heat and how it will change real estate in the U.S. Extreme heat is becoming a growing [more]
With the prospect of a looming financial downturn, I encounter investors daily who want to diversify their portfolios with investment options that will pro [more]
You are renovating because you want your house to look more beautiful and feel more comfortable. Consider your home renovation plan as a business plan or a [more]
New York Attorney General Letitia James joins a press conference to support rent controlled tenants who have been threatened with eviction because their la [more]
Reduce Stress Selling or purchasing a house can be a stressful task for anyone, especially for first-timers. Fortunately, it is a process that you can go t [more]
A bill that would impose a statewide rent cap and restrict evictions moved forward Tuesday, marking a victory for advocates who so far have been struggling [more]
Attention all California home sellers – we’re here to help you quickly and painlessly understand how the home closing process works in California and what [more]
Buying a home is a major investment. Keeping in mind the high price of real estate these days, and considering the price of homes, investment in real estat [more]
Don’t Close On A Home If These Issues Have Not Been Fixed When you buy a home, it’s normal to come across issues that need to be addressed.  Whi [more]
What is an Escrow Agent An escrow agent is a person or entity that holds property in trust for third parties while a transaction is finalized or a disagree [more]
It doesn’t matter if you’re owning or renting, buying or selling, or still sitting on the sidelines waiting to join the game. Just about e [more]
Take Care of These Tasks Before Closing On Your Dream Home. Buying a home is a major financial decision that should not be taken lightly.  With all th [more]
Here are 5 easy upgrades for your rental homes as the weather is getting nicer, the sun is shining brighter, and the days are longer, which means true summ [more]
Once an investor acquires a few single-family residential properties, the management of each property can become a full-time job, with plenty of overtime. [more]
No two escrows are the same, but did you know the escrow process can be fairly easy for all parties involved? It can – as long as you follow a few gr [more]
FSBO (pronounced fizzbo) is real estate lingo for For Sale by Owner, and it’s a term that you’ve probably heard before. Most people who seek to sell their [more]
At the end of the year, your escrow account — the account where your mortgage company holds the money to pay for your taxes and homeowners insurance [more]
When you’re buying a home, the escrow period — that time between having your offer accepted and having the keys in your hands — can drive even the mo [more]
So you want to save that hefty real estate commission? Many people buy or sell their first nests as a For Sale By Owner. When you sell your home through a [more]
What type of investment property is best? This question comes up more than any other from long-term buy-and-hold investors. Which is the best investment fo [more]
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Earthquake insurance is now more widely available than ever before in the commercial marketplace.  Coverage is available for most types of constructio [more]
Home prices have surged over the last four years and are still rising, cooling what has been a red hot housing market. But as buying a home has become more [more]
One of the first and most important decisions most people make when selling a house is selecting a real estate agent. The real estate agent is the seller’s [more]
Congratulations! Your offer was accepted, and you have opened escrow on your new home. So what’s next? How long should everything take? Is there a general [more]
If you’re new to real estate, you know there’s much to learn about the business—especially if you’re looking to rent out your property. To lighten the burd [more]
Clients take priority for professionals working in a service-based industry like real estate. Prospects will likely want to work with the same agent a [more]
We’re here to answer one burning question: how can residential real estate agents get more listings on Facebook? Do you have a weak or non-existent social [more]
Home renovation has become a very popular pastime for homeowners. The popularity of shows on HGTV has exploded over the last few years, inspiring people to [more]
Home renovation has become a very popular pastime for homeowners. The popularity of shows on HGTV has exploded over the last few years, inspiring people to [more]
In a real estate transaction, escrow fees cover the cost of the person(usually an escrow agent or lawyer) who looks after the earnest money from the buyer [more]
For veterans and active military, VA loans are a great way to achieve the dream of homeownership. More than 22 million service members have used these [more]
Confused about escrow? A lot of first-time homebuyers are (if this clip from Portlandia is any indication). But we’re here to tell you that the biggest mis [more]
While they certainly aren’t the only relevant factor, your credit scores have a big influence on your ability to get a home loan. Although you may feel lik [more]
Buying a home is a complicated process that involves sharing sensitive information with multiple people. And the latest major data leak highlights the risk [more]
The escrow process, which is also known as closing or settlement, is the endgame of the home-buying process. It is when the buyer, seller and other ne [more]
The secret is out: A strong recovery from the housing crisis means a burgeoning supply of realtors all trying to grab a piece of the market. What does that [more]
From communicating with tenants to staying on top of repairs, property management requires commitment and patience. When done right, it can be a wise and r [more]
Unfortunately, while renovation mistakes do happen, they can be costly. If you can at all avoid them, you should. With that in mind, I’ve laid out a list o [more]
The housing market crash has become a distant memory, and home prices are looking healthy again. But does that mean there are good opportunities for invest [more]
You’ve found the ideal house, and the seller accepted your offer. You’re giddy with excitement and want to move in – tomorrow. Not so fast; the [more]
When you get a mortgage, the lender usually adds the property taxes and insurance premiums to the monthly payment, setting aside the money in an escrow acc [more]
Buying a house is a minefield full of “I didn’t know thats.” From choosing the right home to qualifying for the best mortgage, you want to minimize the thi [more]
Whenever buyers put down less than 20 percent on a home purchase, chances are good the lender will require a mortgage escrow account. A mortgage escrow acc [more]
Apartment building loans are a lot like other residential real estate financing. It all starts with a property, borrower and lender, and it all ends, if al [more]