Looking For An Affordable Dream Home This Year? 3 Ways You Can Navigate The Buying And Selling Process

If you have decided that you want to make 2017 the year you finally move out of that old starter home and into a home you love, then you may be confused over all of the new ways people are buying and selling homes. If you bought that home over two decades ago, then you likely simply called a real estate agent who helped you find your perfect home and get it for a great price.

Things to Analyze with an HOA When Buying a Condo

Buying a condo to live in can be a great type of home to choose for many people; however, it is always important to make sure you choose a condo that is located in a well-run community. If you have never lived in a home that has a homeowner's association (HOA) before, you may have no clue what to look for as you investigate the home and its HOA. Here are several important things you should look at when choosing the right condo for your needs.

5 Ways To Increase Your Chances Of Finding A Home In A Desirable Neighborhood

If you are looking for a particular style of home or a home in a preferred neighborhood, it can be difficult to find available homes for sale. Even when houses are put up for sale in preferred neighborhoods, they are often bid on and taken off the market quickly. Some houses are purchased the first day they hit the market, so it is easy to miss them. However, if you know where to look for a house, your chances of finding one that you love in an area you want to live increase.

How To Get A Loan To Buy A Commercial Property For A Restaurant When You Have No Cash

You can cook, you've always dreamed of owning a restaurant, and you just noticed in the commercial real estate listings that the perfect property is on the market. Unfortunately, you don't have a downpayment for a commercial property. Luckily, there is a solution – While it can be challenging to get a loan to buy commercial real estate without some cash on hand, it isn't impossible. Check out these options: 1. Find an investor

Selling Your House? 2 Things You Need To Do First

When you decide to move, you might be tempted to call your real estate agent and get the ball rolling. Although your proactivity might seem like a positive thing, putting your house on the market before you are really ready might come back to haunt you later. Here are two things you need to do before you list your home, and why you won't regret it down the road: 1: Have a Pre-Sale Home Inspection

Pet Owners And Renting A Home: How To Negotiate The Pet Deposit

Americans love their pets. In fact, 72% of all renters that were surveyed in 2014 were pet owners. Naturally, property owners who are renting their property out may be hesitant to take in renters who are pet owners considering the fact that pets may cause excessive or additional damage to the homes. Most contracts will, thus, contain a pet deposit clause in order to protect the property owners. If you are a pet owner, familiarizing with your rights involved with owning a pet, and learning how to negotiate the pet deposit, is crucial in keeping your rent low and affordable.