Aaron and his wife, Makiko, are DINKS living in Oregon. Originally, both had full-time jobs. Then, Aaron’s mom suffered from failing health and decided to move in with them. Aaron decided not to sell his mother’s house. Instead, he kept it and rented it out so his mother would have a steady source of income from the rental in addition to her social security and small IRA … [Read more...] about Resources to Learn How to Invest in Real Estate
Such a loaded question but one that is frequently asked by too many. The matter of fact is that investing is a buzz word that a lot of people like to throw around but may not truly understand. Did you know that you don't have to be putting your money into the stock market to be investing? In this article, we will talk about different types of investments, how they have panned … [Read more...] about What is Actually Worth Investing Money In? Part 1 of 2
Home insurance is a touchy subject for some. Many don't even fully understand what is truly covered by their policy. A common question people ask, however, and can never get an exact answer to is: are you legally allowed to get insurance for a property that is not under your name? Short answer: yes. Long answer: keep reading. … [Read more...] about How to Insure A Property Not Under Your Name
Whether you own a home in New York or Florida, you’ll likely want to renovate at some point to have it updated and modernized. It’s no secret that most renovations can be quite costly. Nevertheless, many people say that the final costs end up being 20%-30% more than they were expecting, even when they tried sticking to a strict budget. Luckily, there are several ways that you … [Read more...] about How To Save Money On Your Next Home Renovation
If you're planning on selling your home in the near future, then you may be planning some home improvements. In today's post, we're going to talk about how your floor plan can influence your home's value. Specifically, we're going to talk about the pros and cons of open floor plans. Open floor plans utilize large, open spaces and minimize the use of small, enclosed rooms … [Read more...] about Getting the Most Value Out of Your Home: Open Floor Plans
Buying a fixer-upper home can be a great way to save money on your starter home. You can also customize your home. This way you can add stylistic touches of your own. However, there is a big difference between a fixer-upper and a total flop. … [Read more...] about Your Starter Home: 3 Tips To Find The Fixer-Upper Among the Flops
When you decide to sell your home, it's important to make sure it is in the best condition possible. This is especially important nowadays with so many people looking at images of homes online. In fact, the National Association of Realtors shows that 56% of home buyers aged 36 years and younger found their homes using the internet. With that in mind, it's crucial your … [Read more...] about Landscaping Tasks That Should Be Done Before Selling a Home
Just like everyone, luxury home buyers have a list of features they must have in order to purchase a home. Their list may be different than someone looking for a starter home, though. Here are some of the things luxury home buyers need to make a purchase. … [Read more...] about 7 Features Buyers Want in Luxury Homes
President Donald Trump's comments about the stock market going down has fired up fact-checkers who are graciously reminding us what causes a selloff. … [Read more...] about Has Donald Trump Even Lost Any Money in the Stock Market This Week? Probably Not!
Homeowners insurance is getting more expensive and climate change has everything to do with it. Insurance companies set prices based on risk, and are increasingly embracing technology that helps make weather predictions. These tools aim to rein in losses amid the growing frequency of extreme weather events that have forced insurers to make bigger and more frequent payouts … [Read more...] about Is Climate Change Making Your Homeowner’s Insurance More Expensive?