Retirement

Real Estate Investments: The Path to Early Retirement

Does real estate make a good retirement investment? It certainly can, and many people have secured a comfortable lifestyle by building a portfolio of real estate properties. Investing in real estate takes a certain amount of knowledge, skill, intuition, and guts. If you have these characteristics and do it right, real estate can be a great investment. However, nothing is 100% guaranteed, and some...

Understanding the Importance of Wills in Estate Planning

Understanding the Importance of Wills in Estate Planning

Estate planning is a crucial process that allows individuals to protect their assets and ensure the smooth transfer of their wealth to their loved ones after they pass away. One essential component of estate planning is the creation of a will. In this blog post, we will explore the significance of wills in estate planning and shed light on why having a will is essential for everyone. 1. What is a will,...

Spring into Action: Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal with Expert Guidance

To sell your home this spring, it may need more preparation than it would have a year or two ago. Today’s housing market has a different feel. There are more homes for sale than at this time last year, but inventory is still historically low. So, if a house has been sitting on the market for a while, that’s a sign it may not be hitting the mark for potential buyers. But here’s the thing. Right...

How To Make Your Dream of Homeownership a Reality

According to a recent Harris Poll survey, 8 in 10 Americans say buying a home is a priority, and 28 million Americans plan to buy within the next 12 months. Homeownership provides many financial and nonfinancial benefits so that interest is understandable. However, it's unlikely all 28 million Americans will accomplish that goal in the coming year. Experts project around five million homes...

Should You Consider Buying a Newly Built Home?

If you’re considering buying a home, you might focus on previously owned ones. But with so few houses for sale today, it makes sense to consider all your options, including a newly built home. The Number of Newly Built Homes Is on the Rise While there are more houses for sale right now than last year, there’s still a historically low number of homes available on the market. One reason for that is...

The Advantages of Moving Before Spring: A Guide for Home Buyers

Spring is typically the busiest time of year for the real estate market. Home buyers flock to the market, eager to find their dream homes and settle in before the summer months. However, there's a growing trend of home buyers moving before the spring season, and for a good reason. In this blog, we'll look at the advantages of moving before spring and what you need to know if you're considering moving....

Should You Rent Your House or Sell It?

If you're a homeowner ready to move, consider using your current house as a short-term rental property instead of selling it. A short-term rental (STR) is typically offered as an alternative to a hotel, an investment that has recently gained popularity. According to a Harris Poll survey, 28% of homeowners have temporarily considered using a rental service to rent their homes for...

The 3 Factors That Affect Home Affordability

If you’ve followed the housing market over the last couple of years, you’ve likely heard about growing affordability challenges. But according to experts, the key factors determining housing affordability are projected to improve this year. Selma Hepp, Executive, Deputy Chief Economist at CoreLogic, shares: “. . . with slowly improving affordability and a more optimistic economic outlook...

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