Being a Real Estate Investor Uncovered

Being a Real Estate Investor Uncovered

Here’s a candid real estate investor’s journey to his mini-retirements and living his dream with his family. Chad Carson shared his story as a real estate investor in the Business Insider. I believe it to be a great read on his journey and shares great...
How to Win a Home Bidding War

How to Win a Home Bidding War

Home bidding war is now a term you tend to hear often. In many hot housing markets, bidding wars have been breaking out on a regular basis — and some house hunters are getting beaten out time and again. But it’s not always about who has the most money....
Airbnb First-timer Cheat Sheet

Airbnb First-timer Cheat Sheet

Airbnb first-timer cheat sheet should be the mandatory part of Airbnb terms and conditions but unfortunately, it’s more of a trial by fire rule. You need to realize being a successful Airbnb host isn’t just about landing a booking; it’s about what...
How to Avoid Being House Poor

How to Avoid Being House Poor

You may not have heard of the term “house poor” but you probably know what it means. The family that owns a 3-bedroom home, but can’t afford to pay their credit card bill. Investopedia described it as, “A situation that describes a person who...
Mistakes First Homes cause for Homebuyers

Mistakes First Homes cause for Homebuyers

Mistake first homes can cause first-time homebuyers to make. Before you go anywhere, take a step back to make sure you’re really prepared. Here are some rookie mistakes to avoid. #1 Mistake: Not knowing how much you can really afford. Shopping for real estate without...
Shower Heads Buying Guide

Shower Heads Buying Guide

Shower Heads come in a variety of styles and usability options. Choose a shower head based on water pressure levels, finishes, features, and spray types. Start by taking a look at where it will need to be installed, and then narrow down your selection based whether...
A Guide to Understanding Your Property Tax

A Guide to Understanding Your Property Tax

Homeowners across the United States pay taxes on their property to support a variety of local public services. Although millions of Americans pay property taxes each year, many misunderstand how their bill is calculated. We at The Appraisal Foundation also find that...
About Boomerang Buyers

About Boomerang Buyers

This year we should see the surge of so called boomerang buyers, those who lost their homes to foreclosure but are ready to buy again. CBS News Business analyst Jill Schlesinger says 7.3 million people they lost in foreclosure or short sale between 2007-14. Well those...
Appraisal 101

Appraisal 101

Home ownership is the ultimate dream for many in the United States, but going through it for the first time can be a daunting process. We find that first-time home buyers often misunderstand one of the key components of the home buying process: the appraisal. It is...
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