First Time Home Buyer

March 4, 2013 - 5:02 PM
If you are considering buying a home in the Bay Area but are not a 100% sure you can make a long term commitment, you might want to consider a residential lease option. A lease-option, or a rent-to-own agreement, offers more flexibility while still allowing you to hold onto the option of purchasing the home Read More

Need Help Buying a Home in the Bay Area? Learn About Lease Options

If you are considering buying a home in the Bay Area but are not a 100% sure you can make a long term commitment, you might want to consider a residential lease option. A lease-option, or a rent-to-own agreement, offers more flexibility while still allowing you to hold onto the option of purchasing the home in the future. Many Bay Area home buyers are using lease agreements to scope out a neighborhood before committing to the full home purchase.

How Lease-Options Work

March 1, 2013 - 12:13 PM
Real estate has always been a popular investment option for anyone looking to create short-term income and long-term gains. One niche that you may wish to consider if you are looking into investing in Atlanta real estate is rental properties located near a college or university. Because Atlanta is home to Read More

Buying Investment Property in Atlanta's College Towns

Real estate has always been a popular investment option for anyone looking to create short-term income and long-term gains. One niche that you may wish to consider if you are looking into investing in Atlanta real estate is rental properties located near a college or university. Because Atlanta is home to more than 30 colleges and universities, buying real estate in Atlanta offers an investor a number of rental property opportunities geared toward students or faculty.

February 26, 2013 - 4:20 PM
First time Seattle home buyers are often faced with expenses that they did not face as a renter. Property taxes, for example, must be paid each year by all property owners in Seattle. Seattle home buyers who fail to pay their property taxes when they become due and payable can face severe penalties and Read More

What Seattle Homebuyers Need to Know about Property Taxes

First time Seattle home buyers are often faced with expenses that they did not face as a renter. Property taxes, for example, must be paid each year by all property owners in Seattle. Seattle home buyers who fail to pay their property taxes when they become due and payable can face severe penalties and negative consequences. For this reason, if you are planning on buying real estate in Seattle, you should understand how the property tax system works.

February 26, 2013 - 10:50 AM
College towns, with it's high population of students, create a strong need for rental properties. Students who are ready to live off campus need temporary housing that is affordable, yet comfortable. As a college town, the northwestern region of San Diego is one of these areas where rental need is strong. Read More

Buying Investment Property in San Diego's College Town

College towns, with it's high population of students, create a strong need for rental properties. Students who are ready to live off campus need temporary housing that is affordable, yet comfortable. As a college town, the northwestern region of San Diego is one of these areas where rental need is strong. What's more, homes in this area sit just minutes away from some of the most coveted beaches in the U.S. Investors thinking of buying a second home in San Diego can profit by investing in a college town.

What Is a College Town?

February 24, 2013 - 9:00 AM
For those interested in Salt Lake City real estate who may not be qualified for a traditional mortgage, a rent-to-own agreement may help. These agreements can benefit both buyers and sellers, in the right situation. In order to understand if this is your best bet for selling or buying a home in Salt Lake Read More

FAQs about rent-to-own contracts in Salt Lake City

For those interested in Salt Lake City real estate who may not be qualified for a traditional mortgage, a rent-to-own agreement may help. These agreements can benefit both buyers and sellers, in the right situation. In order to understand if this is your best bet for selling or buying a home in Salt Lake City, you must first understand what these agreements entail.

What Is a Rent-to-Own Agreement?

February 22, 2013 - 11:08 AM
Buying real estate in Richmond, VA - or in any city for that matter - requires careful research, and one of the many decisions you may need to make is whether or not you should buy a home or a condo. Both options are available throughout the Richmond and its surrounding neighborhoods. Richmond, Virginia is a Read More

Richmond Real Estate: Condo or house?

Buying real estate in Richmond, VA - or in any city for that matter - requires careful research, and one of the many decisions you may need to make is whether or not you should buy a home or a condo. Both options are available throughout the Richmond and its surrounding neighborhoods. Richmond, Virginia is a densely populated city with more than 1.2 million people calling the metro area home. Located on the James River, it also contains various neighborhoods that offer access to a range of waterfront activities.

February 21, 2013 - 1:54 PM
Owning your own home has long been, and still remains, the American dream.  For many though, the price of purchasing that first starter home seems out of reach. While that may be true in some areas, there are a number of cities and towns across the country where a buyer can still get quite a bit of home for Read More

How much house can you afford with $150K?

Owning your own home has long been, and still remains, the American dream.  For many though, the price of purchasing that first starter home seems out of reach. While that may be true in some areas, there are a number of cities and towns across the country where a buyer can still get quite a bit of home for under $150,000. The key is to do your homework and conduct a thorough property search to find a dream home you can afford.

February 20, 2013 - 3:16 PM
When selecting any real estate in the area, your budget is a main component. Look at the property listings in Portland to determine which style is right for your needs. Property at $100,000 to $200,000 in Portland For those looking for real estate in Portland, you will find a range of property types to Read More

Where to search for affordable Portland real estate

When selecting any real estate in the area, your budget is a main component. Look at the property listings in Portland to determine which style is right for your needs.

Property at $100,000 to $200,000 in Portland

February 19, 2013 - 4:06 PM
If you’re thinking of buying a home in Philadelphia, you have a rich selection of areas in the Philadelphia property listings to choose from. Often called the “city of neighborhoods,” Philadelphia has many distinct communities, each of which possesses a singular vibe, attractive amenities and loyal residents Read More

Buying Real Estate in Philadelphia

If you’re thinking of buying a home in Philadelphia, you have a rich selection of areas in the Philadelphia property listings to choose from. Often called the “city of neighborhoods,” Philadelphia has many distinct communities, each of which possesses a singular vibe, attractive amenities and loyal residents who are immensely proud of where they live.

February 19, 2013 - 3:59 PM
If you’re looking at Phoenix real estate listings and hinking of buying a home in Phoenix for the first time, it’s a great idea to learn about the different costs that come with owning a home. Like the cost of property taxes and how Arizona property taxes work. Having an estimate of your potential property Read More

What first time home buyers should know about Phoenix property tax

If you’re looking at Phoenix real estate listings and hinking of buying a home in Phoenix for the first time, it’s a great idea to learn about the different costs that come with owning a home. Like the cost of property taxes and how Arizona property taxes work. Having an estimate of your potential property taxes can help you prepare for all the costs of home ownership before you go through the process of buying a home in Phoenix. To help you get an idea of what you might have to pay, take a look at the following information on property taxes, calculations, deductions and penalties.

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