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 […]

Tips for Finding Houses You Can Flip for a Big Profit

When it comes to real estate—especially buying and flipping houses and properties—there is money to be made whether you’ve been in the real estate business for a while, have just used a tagline maker to come up with the perfect slogan for your new company, or are trying it out on your own. With strong housing markets throughout the US, house flipping is on the rise. In fact, it is at the highest it has been in more than a decade. As of last year, over 207,000 homes and condos were flipped, Read more […]

6 Gift Ideas for New Homebuyers

An intoxicating joy often surrounds a new homeowner because buying a home is a long process that involves months, sometimes years, of visiting homes, saving money, securing a loan, and weighing options. It also involves you and your clients forming a bond, which is why you want to honor this monumental occasion, and show gratitude and appreciation.   You are happy for their new purchase, and you want to make this major milestone even more memorable with a small present. Here are some ideas Read more […]