Real Life Real Estate: How Much Will It Cost to Live in These Animated TV Houses?
As real Americans grapple with the housing affordability crisis, it makes sense that many of our favorite cartoon characters can no longer afford to live in their hometowns in today’s market. A recent study notes that housing costs should be 30% or less of the total household budget, yet nearly half of the country spends […]
Is it worth investing in real estate crowdfunding?
Real estate is expensive. What about commercial real estate? Forget it. But in fact, you can invest in high quality real estate projects for as little as $100 and you don’t even have to clean the toilet for your tenants at 2am on a Saturday! How? Crowdfunding. Real estate crowdfunding has burst onto the investment […]
Best Real Estate Websites 2022: Find Your Next Home
You can buy just about anything online these days, including your next home. Whether you’re in the market to buy a new home or rent an apartment, chances are you’ve spent some time browsing real estate websites to see what’s available in your desired area. In fact, according to a recent report from the National […]
Real Estate Plans: Why All LGBTQ+ Families Need Them
To be honest, I didn’t think I’d have to think about real estate planning in my 20s. This is something that only millionaires should worry about, and I am far from deserving this title. Right? But something happened recently that got me thinking: Rowe vs. Wade was overturned. Now it seems that there is a […]
How to become a real estate agent
If you’ve been thinking about a new career or have started a part-time job to earn extra money, you may have considered becoming a real estate agent. Being a realtor is great if you like houses and enjoy working with people, but it’s not always the dream job that some make it out to be. […]
Dr. Seuss’ $19 million estate has just been listed for sale and the ocean views are amazing.
The whimsical worlds created by Dr. Seuss do not have the breathtaking vistas of his real estate. “You have gone to wonderful places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so…let’s go!” notes the listing provided by Barry Estates. That’s a fitting description of the late Dr. Seuss’ $19 million hilltop estate overlooking the […]
Due diligence in real estate: what is it?
If you are buying a home for the first time, the first thing you need to do is contact a great real estate agent. Once you do, you may hear them say something like this: “We may need to consider reducing your due diligence period or removing it entirely.” So what is this “due diligence […]
What is a real estate wholesaler?
In the individual housing market, you have no doubt heard of wholesale sales. Naturally, this may evoke thoughts of houses standing on the high shelves of warehouses. What is wholesale real estate? Investing in real estate can be carried out according to different strategies. The industry itself is huge and has many other asset classes, […]
Try the Three Zero Deal to Beat Real Estate Offers for Cash
On Day 11 of the house search, when Holly and I first heard about the legendary three zero offer, we thought it sounded crazy. On day 93, we decided it was necessary. Sure, a triple zero on paper might sound crazy, but in a hot housing market where each house gets an average of four […]
Here’s How to Write the Perfect Hot Market Real Estate Offer Letter
A few weeks ago, Holly and I won the contract to build our new home with ease. We went the extra mile on our terms by offering zero due diligence, no appraisal, and of course, as much overpayment as we could afford. And even with all this artillery, we only barely matched the terms of […]