Archive for: Real Estate & Renting

How We Save: Investing In Real Estate On The Side, Even With Two Young Kids

The 31-year old father of two found profits in turnkey real estate investing.

At 31, Fermin Saucedo doesn’t let being the father of two young kids stop him from pursuing real estate investing on the side.

Check For These 5 Dealbreakers Before You Buy A House

You need to know these 5 deal breakers when searching for a new home.

Buying a new home? From shoddy construction to prior pest guests, there’s a lot you need to check (and double check) before you sign on the dotted line.

Should You Buy Or Rent?

How you can decide when's the right time to buy, or if should you stick with renting.

Buying a home still makes sense, but becoming a homeowner before you’re ready can have costly consequences. How much you have saved and how long you’ll stay in one place are the biggest factors in deciding whether you should rent or buy.

For Homeowners, Apps That Organize Everything: From The Mortgage To The Leaky Sink

Apps for organizing your household inventories

New apps for iPhone and Android help homeowners keep track of home improvement to-do lists, mortgage payments, even your kitchen’s inventory.

How To Save Money When You Move

young couple moving into a house

From finding free boxes to skimping on expensive packing materials, there are lots of ways to cut costs on everybody’s least-favorite part of a new home: moving.

With New Fees, Credit Requirements, FHA Loans Are More Expensive But Still Accessible

The approval requirements for FHA loans have changed some, but FHA mortgages are still a good way to get into your first house.

FHA loans still help home buyers with relaxed credit and down payment requirements, but costs have gone up dramatically. For many, the wait to qualify for a conventional loan is worth it.

Should you use an Online Mortgage Lender? The Pros and Cons of Getting a Mortgage Online


Should you use an online mortgage lender, like Quicken or Lending Tree? It can actually be a great idea — but you’ll want to know what to expect first. If you have a lot of questions, working face-to-face with a local broker can be reassuring.

Renter’s Insurance: When You Need It, How To Get It

Just because you don't own a home doesn't mean you don't need insurance: Renter's insurance covers your belongings in the event of a fire, disaster, or burglary.

Just because you don’t own a home doesn’t mean you don’t need insurance: Renter’s insurance covers your belongings in the event of a fire, disaster, or burglary.

Savvy House Hunting: The 3 Secrets To Finding A Home That Will Appreciate

How to buy real estate that has the best chance of appreciating.

Your house should, first and foremost, be home. But if you’re keen that your property appreciates, here are the three things to look for and three types of homes to avoid.

So, You Wanna Buy a Duplex? 5 Things to Know About Multi-family Homes

So, you want to buy a duplex? Things to know before renting out a unit in your home.

Living in a multi-family home while renting other units is a great way to build wealth, but it’s not as simple as some make it sound. Read this before you even consider buying a duplex or other multi-family unit.