How Much of a Home Can I Afford?

Owning a home is a huge responsibility. When purchasing a home, we tend to initially think of the starting costs, the initial investment. But what about the long-term investment? And not only that, what about being able to continue to invest in your property without selling off your soul? Okay, I may be over exaggerating…

Don’t Hesitate, Just Make that Offer

So many times I have seen eager buyers find a home that they love but instead of making an offer right away, they want to see if they can find something better. After they are satisfied with their search efforts and decide to go back to the previous home that they fell in love with…

5 Maintenance Tips for Protecting your Real Estate Investments

Owning a home isn’t just about paying the mortgage, taxes, and insurance or doing renovations. It’s also about keeping up with maintenance. Just as with keeping your car in tip-top shape to maintain longevity and value (yes, vehicles naturally depreciate over time but a well taken cared of vehicle is worth more than a neglected…

Why I Stopped Using Brick and Mortar Banks

Saving money is important, we all know that. By saving, we can purchase a home or investment property, by saving we can go on amazing vacations overseas without worrying that we don’t have enough money, and by saving we don’t have to worry about emergencies which may cause us to use credit cards or forgo…

16 Tips for the Really Green Real Estate Investor

It’s not rocket science, it’s not something that is unheard of, and it’s not some illuminati top secret that is withheld from the masses. We all know, that many of the wealthiest people in the world became wealthy through real estate investing. Many of these real estate tycoons started with just one property that grew…

Intro to Credit Card Hacking

Credit cards are the devil!!! At least that’s how many people think. However, if you are smart with it, you can reap tons of benefits. What kind of benefits you may ask? What about free or discounted flights, cash, hotel stays, access to lounges that the public can’t access and tons of security. And that’s…

3 Credit Boosting Tips That You Can Implement Today

I am not here to tell you that you can boost your credit 100+ points in the next 30 days. Depending on your current credit situation, it may not happen right away, so please stay clear from places and people who claim that they can do a quick fix for your credit within a short…

Repairing Your Credit, the Painful Truth

I was there once, struggling to pay off my debt. It was like a bad dream: I was having collectors bombard me with phone calls and letters, I wasn’t able to get a new credit card or get a car loan, and I wasn’t able to move to a nicer neighborhood, all because my credit…