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…

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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…

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…

The Battleground: The Rent vs Buy Debate

If you were to ask different professionals in the real estate world, it will end up being a heated debate, that’s why! There are so many pro buying and pro renters out there who will stick..

Condo or Co-op, what’s the difference?

Only in New York, or as far as I know, there are such things as cooperatives (co-ops). Here, co-ops and condominiums (condos) seem to cause so much confusion, uncertainty, and loyalty depending on the person you talk to.

7 Things You Should Know Before Buying a Home

Never bought a home before but thought that it may be time to dive into investing in one? Well before you do, let me give you some tips to help you make a more educated decision before stepping into the world of home ownership.

Here are the 7 things you should know before buying a home.
1) CAN YOU AFFORD A HOME?

Being a First Time Homebuyer: What to Expect

So you’re done with renting or living with family or friends and you’re ready to move on up to obtaining your first big investment. You’re now ready to buy your first home!

Congrats on making, in my opinion, this wonderful and smart decision. Buying your own place is a great thing, hell, if you want to keep renting and just get an income producing property, that is a smart choice as well.

I feel everyone should own property and have the power to choose in living in it or renting it out. Property is an asset that usually increases in value, if you make the right choices on where you obtain it, and it can be liquidated when necessary or even borrowed from like your own personal bank.

6 Quick Tips for Passing a Board Interview

Buying a cooperative share isn’t as simple as buying a condo unit due to the fact that you will have to go through an application and board interview as well as your financing priorities. If you..