Five questions to ask before renting that home

Rental properties are taking on a larger portion of our housing market these days with all the problems and foreclosures that the home buying market is facing. The more people that lose their homes, the more renters that seem to flood the market. With these added people to the rental market, it has become much more competitive. With that competition comes plenty of room for people to be taken advantage of as with any business. If you are looking to rent a home, there are a number of questions that you should ask first. Here are five vital questions you must ask before renting that home: Read more »

International real estate investment

The real estate market is a very competitive market to get into because there are various risks you have to take if you decide to invest in real estate. The risk is even greater once you decide to expand your property holdings outside your country of origin because you are unaware of the local market conditions in other countries. But along with the risks, you should also expect to get a high reward if you invested your money wisely in the international real estate market. Read more »

Learning the economic indicators for real estate investment

The real estate can be quite a tricky business venture. One day, it can spell rewards for you and the next day, it might not be such a smart business venture anymore. The real estate industry is highly dependent on economic indicators because the prices involved in purchasing a land and a home are not something that can be taken for granted. But the ironic thing is that regardless of how unstable this commodity may be, many people still continue to have this at the top of their priorities. Perhaps in this day and age when everything seems to come with a cost, most people still dream of owning one of the basic and most important needs of any human being—shelter. Read more »

Pre-foreclosure buying tips and etiquette

Nobody wants to have a foreclosure on their credit record. This will hurt them for a long time to come, especially if their credit record is reasonably okay otherwise. For this reason, many people facing a foreclosure are more than willing to allow someone to purchase their home at an extreme discount to avoid those proceedings. This called buying a pre-foreclosure. Pre-foreclosures are a sticky situation sometimes. It is very hard for the person that is losing their home, and all the equity they have in it. The situation is not the most cordial from a buyer’s perspective. Still, the purchase of pre-foreclosures is a good thing for both parties. The buyer is getting a property at an extreme discount, and the seller is getting out from under a potential bankruptcy. How in the world does one go about inquiring about such a situation? Read more »

Debunking common myths about renter’s insurance

The main reason we purchase an insurance policy is to protect ourselves in the event something goes seriously wrong in our lives. Fortunately for most, the day never comes where we have to face a total loss when it comes to the personal belongings we have collected over the years. However, should we be forced deal with all of our possessions being wiped out due to a fire, a natural disaster, theft, or even vandalism it would be nice if we didn’t have to replace everything out of our own pocket. Read more »

Essential tips on buying property

Buying property is the biggest financial commitment of our lives. With inventory diminishing daily and multiple offers being extremely common, it is of great importance that you position yourself to have the “Best Chance” to get your offer accepted. You enhance your chance of buying property of your choice by doing the following. Read more »

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