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Moving Advice: How To Save On Your Next Move

What qualifies me to give moving advice? Well, since graduating from college, I’ve moved four times. (In my entire life, make that 10 moves.) Some of my friends have moved twice as much or more in their lifetime. And if you’re in a military family, yo … [Read more...]

How Do You Know When You’re Ready To Buy A Home?

Sibling rivalry doesn't end at childhood; just ask my sister. Amber bought her home at 25 years old, almost immediately after I purchased my house. She couldn't let her baby brother be the only homeowner in the family. After all, owning a home is … [Read more...]

A Home Buying Checklist: Organize Your Wants and Needs

If you came to me as a prospective home buyer and asked to go out shopping for houses, there are two things I would ask you: What do you want in a house and What do you need in a house? To many people, this subtlety is lost. If buyers tell … [Read more...]

How to Sublet Your Apartment Safely (And More)

If you’re a college student, recent grad, or anyone living in a big city, you’re no stranger to sublets: Apartments that one tenant subleases to somebody else, often for a short period of time (such as a summer break). Although the concept of a sub … [Read more...]

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

Fire. Theft. Vandalism. Flooding. Scary, right? Although we hope it won't happen to us, anybody could be a disaster victim. And that's why home owners have insurance---to protect the roof over our heads and replace possessions in case the … [Read more...]

The Consequences of Walking Away From a Mortgage

I hope this post doesn’t apply to you. That is, I hope you’re not in---or at risk of---foreclosure. We all know there are still a lot of foreclosures out there. As a Realtor, it’s especially obvious. Every time I drive to one of my short sale listi … [Read more...]

What I Learned From Buying My First Home

A few weeks ago, I closed on my first home. (Two months ago, I didn’t even know what closing on a home really meant...that's how fast this all happened!) Still, we've been on the road to this day for a few years. My husband and I paid off our s … [Read more...]

How To Get A Mortgage For A Rental Property

Editor's Note: Arthur Garcia is a friend of mine and a successful real estate investor. He's previously written for Money Under 30 about buying his first piece of investment real estate and his proven system for picking winning rental properties. His … [Read more...]

Should You Invest In Real Estate?

Editor's Note: Yesterday Sarah gave us some ways to help you figure out if you're ready to buy a home. But what if you're pondering buying real estate not as a home, but an investment? Real estate investing involves more risk and legwork than … [Read more...]

Is It Your Time To Buy A House? Four Questions To Ask Yourself

Editor’s Note:  Many of you write in asking if you’re ready to buy a home. Others have asked if rental real estate makes a good investment, which we will get into in two upcoming posts. If you’re a happy renter, know that we're not unduly glorifying r … [Read more...]