First Time Home Buyer

December 10, 2012 - 1:44 PM
With a bustling downtown community, thriving business district, and residential communities along the banks of the St. Johns River; Jacksonville, Florida offers work opportunities and the ambiance of a riverfront community. Jacksonville homebuyers will find that the city's various neighborhoods have their Read More

3 neighborhoods you need to check out when buying a home in Jacksonville

With a bustling downtown community, thriving business district, and residential communities along the banks of the St. Johns River; Jacksonville, Florida offers work opportunities and the ambiance of a riverfront community. Jacksonville homebuyers will find that the city's various neighborhoods have their own distinct look, property style and amenities. Of these neighborhoods, Downtown Jacksonville, LaVilla and Brooklyn all have distinct benefits to consider.

Downtown Jacksonville

December 4, 2012 - 10:15 AM
retirement savings via real estate
Low interest rates on loans? Incredibly low. Interest on money in the bank? Incredibly low. When these two come together with a market still generously stocked with distressed and foreclosed properties, it’s hard not to consider the idea of investing in real estate. But should you trust real estate with your Read More

Best Retirement Plan: Invest in Foreclosures or Invest in a 401K?

Low interest rates on loans? Incredibly low. Interest on money in the bank? Incredibly low. When these two come together with a market still generously stocked with distressed and foreclosed properties, it’s hard not to consider the idea of investing in real estate. But should you trust real estate with your retirement money? In other words, is real estate a better bet than a 401K?

Price Is Right?

December 3, 2012 - 2:46 PM
Haight and Ashbury, commonly referred to as “The Haight,” is a vibrant neighborhood in San Francisco known for its rich nightlife, superb shopping and diverse community. In fact, the Haight is one of the richest commercial centers in San Francisco, and buying Bay Area real estate in this sector puts you in Read More

Buying Bay Area real estate in "The Haight"

Haight and Ashbury, commonly referred to as “The Haight,” is a vibrant neighborhood in San Francisco known for its rich nightlife, superb shopping and diverse community. In fact, the Haight is one of the richest commercial centers in San Francisco, and buying Bay Area real estate in this sector puts you in the midst of it all.

November 30, 2012 - 11:44 AM
Irvington, a historic, pristine neighborhood of Victorians and Craftsman bungalows in NE Portland, has enjoyed extreme popularity among homeowners for several years, commanding a median sold price of nearly $500K, well above the metro median, less than $300K. The Miller House, typical of the kind of home and Read More

Irvington: Historically in Demand- Is Winter Your Chance to Get in?

Irvington, a historic, pristine neighborhood of Victorians and Craftsman bungalows in NE Portland, has enjoyed extreme popularity among homeowners for several years, commanding a median sold price of nearly $500K, well above the metro median, less than $300K.

November 28, 2012 - 9:50 AM
win the home of your dreams
Last week we talked about the things you need to know to be a contender in today’s low inventory, high competition market. This week, part 2: 4 weapons that you can use to compete for, and win, the house of your dreams. 1.      See your mortgage broker, credit union, or other loan expert. The absolute first Read More
November 26, 2012 - 11:36 PM
Kitchen makeover
Kitchens... we all want them and need them, but many of we first-time buyers won't get the perfect, ideal version in our first home. That doesn't mean we'll just have to eat out a lot. Actually, kitchen makeovers are fun. You can go big or small-- rehab the whole space or just sub in a new appliance. No need Read More

New Ideas for Kitchen Makeovers

Kitchens... we all want them and need them, but many of we first-time buyers won't get the perfect, ideal version in our first home. That doesn't mean we'll just have to eat out a lot. Actually, kitchen makeovers are fun. You can go big or small-- rehab the whole space or just sub in a new appliance. No need to do it all at once, either. Your taste and needs will probably change with time, so take that time, and enjoy the process as you grow into your home.

Today we offer ideas-- some of them quite new-- to get your started on the kichen you've always wanted. 

November 21, 2012 - 9:40 AM
be thankful for thanksgiving homeownership
Thanksgiving is tomorrow, and in honor of that day, we offer some new, and perhaps surprising, reasons to be thankful for homeownership. Our Children Thank Us Research shows: If parents want their kids to do better in school, one of the most important things they can do is buy a home. A 2012 study by Richard Read More
November 19, 2012 - 11:28 AM
win your bid for a home
Low inventory all over the country? This phenomenon, so far, shows no signs of going away. But neither do prospective homebuyers, as metro after metro area reports an increase in home sales—despite drastic reductions in available homes for sale. Yes, it’s a tough out there. Today we bring you part 1 in a 2 Read More

Tips for Buyers in Competitive Markets, Part 1

How to win your bid in a hot marketLow inventory all over the country? This phenomenon, so far, shows no signs of going away. But neither do prospective homebuyers, as metro after metro area reports an increase in home sales—despite drastic reductions in available homes for sale. Yes, it’s a tough out there. Today we bring you part 1 in a 2 part series: Tips for Buyers in Competitive Markets.

November 13, 2012 - 10:06 AM
DINK homebuyers
  America’s generation Y, those young adults born in the late 70s-early 80s, is the largest population since the Baby Boomers. So, for real estate professionals, tracking the habits and desires of said generation is important. One interesting trend with direct impact on real estate: today, young, educated Read More
November 12, 2012 - 11:07 AM
Happy Veteran’s Day! To all who have served and their families, we send thanks. In honor of this holiday, we offer today a roundup of links to articles we’ve published with a focus on vets, as well as highlight additional resources. With the number of returning military estimated to number into the millions Read More

Helping America's Vets Become American Homeowners

Happy Veteran’s Day! To all who have served and their families, we send thanks. In honor of this holiday, we offer today a roundup of links to articles we’ve published with a focus on vets, as well as highlight additional resources.

American vets and homeownership

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