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...]

8 Fresh Investment Ideas For 2015

With 2014 history and 2015 here, the inevitable New Year’s resolutions may be on your mind. No sense in listing those, because losing weight, working out and writing a novel are always … oops. But how about a bigger oops: that is, forgetting to twe … [Read more...]

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

At 31, Fermin Saucedo has his hands full. He’s the father of two young children, so it’s a new game for him financially speaking compared to a few years back. He has to figure out a way to save up for his kids’ education and do his part to support … [Read more...]

How To Get A Mortgage For A Rental Property

I waited for five months to hear back from the bank that they financially accepted my offer on the rental property: $85K! All of my paperwork was completed, the inspection came out better than expected and the bank was even giving me 2% toward … [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...]

A Proven Formula For Buying Rental Properties

The following is a true story but names have been changed in case the parties involved read this! It’s ten o’clock in the morning and John has just gotten another phone call from the property manager who’s currently trying to fill a vacancy in his … [Read more...]

Why We Bought Rental Property With A $40,000 Windfall

Two years ago, my fiancée, Laura, had finally completed her bachelor’s degree and was ready to start working full time. Like many of today’s graduates, however, she graduated with student loan debt. $30,000 of it. How did we tackle this problem … [Read more...]

Is Now The Time To Invest In The Housing Market?

Want to find the best places to invest? Look for areas others are avoiding. I would rather invest in something that has been down for 10 years than one that has been booming for the past decade. Today, no sector has suffered more over the past … [Read more...]