5 Fastest Growing Cities Across the U.S.

When it comes to booming cities in the US, the south is taking over – more specifically, Texas. In fact, three of the top 5 cities with the fastest population growth are located in the southern state.

While obvious central …

Using Crowdfunding as a Source of Financing Commercial Real Estate

After coming up with a business plan and doing some market research, traditional commercial investors typically shop their concept around to a variety of wealthy investors or financial institutions to gather up the funds needed to make the commercial investment …

Private Showings Vs. Open Houses: Which Wins?

On the prowl for new digs? Before you sign on the dotted line, you’re going to want to have a chance or two to scope out a few places in detail first. That means you’ll either want to schedule a …

Turn Your Property Into a Dreamy Airbnb Destination

Just as Uber has revolutionized the transportation market, sites like HomeAway and Airbnb have dramatically changed the way travelers search for accommodations. Vacationers are no longer forced to rely on hotels when they need a place to stay while on …

Condo, Strata, HOA & Co-op – What’s the Difference?

For a lot of urban dwellers, buying a property in a common interest development (CID) is an affordable option. Not only are the prices typically a lot cheaper than your average freehold home, the location and amenities of such properties …

Understanding the Piggyback Loan, and How it Can Save You Money

Piggyback loans are appropriately named – they’re basically second mortgages secured at the same time as the first mortgage on a home purchase. Essentially, the second mortgage “piggybacks” the first.

This combo was commonly used years ago, but lost its …

Why Your House Plants Keep Dying, and What to Do About it

While some people are really good at keeping plants healthy and happy, others are unfortunately just as good at killing them. We all have good intentions when we bring a plant home, but without learning a little about them, their …

How Does the Fed Affect Mortgage Rates?

Homebuyers are continuing to enjoy super-low mortgage rates, thanks largely to the fact that the Fed has decided to keep a lid on interest rates – for the time being, anyway.

The Fed – as the Federal Reserve is affectionately …

Ways to Customize Your Rental Unit Without Taking Out the Paint Brush

Just because you don’t own the place you’re currently living in doesn’t mean you have to put up with boring neutral forever. While rentals can pose a number of challenges – from the ugly floors to the outdated light fixtures …

Should You Expand Your Present Home, or Move to a Larger Home?

Should you move or improve? That is the million dollar question.

When your family is growing, or you begin questioning whether or not those little quirks in your home are still charming, you may start to wonder whether you should …