Tiny living has turned into a movement that’s not going away any time soon. From the curious to the quaint, people are taking up residence in yurts, and converted grain silos, and even trees. Really, it’s no surprise floating homes have become so popular. If you’re curious about buying a house on the water, here are some things to consider. Floating Homes Aren’t Houseboats A floating home is … [Read more...] about What to Consider When Buying a Floating Home
Working in real estate is a high-pressure career, but it’s not without its perks. Who wouldn’t want to set their own schedule, and make good money while helping people? So what separates top real estate agents from the competition? Whether you’re thinking about becoming an agent, or you’re already on the path, here are a few tips for growth. Automate and Outsource Real estate agents are … [Read more...] about Quick Tips for Real Estate Agents
Home foreclosures are not uncommon in our economic market, but when a foreclosure sale is unsuccessful, the bank retains ownership. These properties are “real estate owned,” or REO properties. However, lenders don’t want the added responsibility of upkeep and management. REO properties can be a good investment, but it’s important to understand how they’re different from traditional transactions. … [Read more...] about 3 Things to Know About REO Properties
What is closing on a house? Closing day is a meeting that finalizes a real estate transaction. It officially transfers ownership of the home over to the buyer, and the seller receives payment for the sale. But before this can occur the buyer and seller need to go through the closing process, which is also referred to as completion or settlement. Closing day is scheduled for several weeks after … [Read more...] about What Sellers Need to Know About Closing Day
Escrow services aren’t just for new homeowners. An escrow account protects both people involved in a financial agreement. So do you need escrow when buying a car? Not if you’re driving it right off the lot. But if you’re buying a car from a stranger, an auction site, or ordering a classic model overseas, escrow can act as a middleman to safeguard the exchange. Fraudulent … [Read more...] about Should You Use Escrow When Buying a Car?
Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for home buyers to get caught up in a real estate scam. Thousands of victims have reported housing fraud to the FBI via their Internet Crime Complaint Center. Get savvy about the telltale signs. Here are five common real estate scams and how to spot them. Illegal property flipping: Property flipping is generally legal. An investor purchases a … [Read more...] about How to Spot a Real Estate Scam
A real estate agent acts as a go-between for buyers and sellers who are on opposite sides of a deal. Hiring a real estate agent can save you thousands of dollars because an experienced agent knows what to look for. While you might be most concerned with finding an open floor plan, agents notice things that you might not, like roof damage, or issues with mold. Buying or selling a property … [Read more...] about Hiring a Real Estate Agent
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It’s a bit early for twinkly lights, but as we move into autumn the housing market will slow down. Bad weather may not be as much of an issue in California, but no one wants to deal with wet moving boxes. Most homes are listed during warmer months. The last days of the year are shorter, and many people are busy with the holiday rush between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. Still, there are … [Read more...] about Selling a Home During the Holidays
Alternative housing solutions have caught the attention of Millennials saddled with college debt, as well as older generations ready to downsize. In particular, manufactured homes are becoming more popular. Many improvements have been made in recent years, as well as options for custom design. There are some lingering stigmas about factory homes, but as the demand for affordable housing grows, … [Read more...] about Manufactured Homes: An Affordable Solution?