Do You Need a Degree to Become a Landlord?

In our lives, we play many roles in the housing market. We rent, we mortgage homes, and we purchase them — but how do we make the ultimate move, from lender to investor? Do we need certifications, or a particular accreditation, to become a landlord ourselves? There has never been a better time to start asking this question. The financial sector has been experiencing an almost year-long economic boom, with the rate of US wages rising to their highest level in a decade and the construction industry Read more […]

5 Reasons to Move to South Dakota

It’s time for a change and you are ready to move anywhere but where you currently live. Maybe you’ve lost your job or are looking for a totally new lifestyle. For whatever reason (and of course you have at least one!) you are looking for somewhere to move. Oddly, one of the states you probably haven’t considered is South Dakota. Most people looking for a new life don’t automatically think of the Dakotas, but there are several good reasons South Dakota would be a good choice. Here are just Read more […]

The 10 Dumbest Green Buildings on Earth

While any structure built in a way that lessens its footprint is welcomed, some of the buildings that people try to turn green simply make no sense. LEED certification, in all its greatness, does not take the building’s intended purpose into account; this leaves us with some hilarious, unabashedly self-contradicting buildings. Here are the ten of the most laughable green buildings: 1. BP’s Helios House Gas Station – Los Angeles, Cal. Yes, there is an LEED-certified gas station. It’s actually Read more […]