What is the Average Time to Foreclose on a Property in the USA?

What is the Average Time to Foreclose on a Property in the USA

Many people have speculated that a recession and rising unemployment could cause more foreclosures which could then cause a housing crash. If there is a recession and more unemployment that cause foreclosures it is important to know how long foreclosures take in order to get an accurate idea of when those foreclosures may hit the … Read more

Ways to Make Easy Money

I am a real estate investor and while investing in real estate can make you a lot of money it can also take a lot of money! Especially now with high-interest rates and expensive properties, it takes a lot of money to invest in real estate and the more of it you have the better … Read more

Is the House you Live in an Asset or Liability?

House You Live in Asset or Liability

Assets and liabilities have had their place in the financial world for centuries. Over the last couple of decades, there has been some disagreement over what an asset is based on the book by Robert Kiyosaki: Rich Dad Poor Dad. In that book, Kiyosaki defines an asset as: “Something that puts money in your pocket”. … Read more

What is the Best Investment in a High Inflation Environment?

What is the Best Investment in a High Inflation Environment

For many years inflation was steady and not a big concern in the US. However, that has changed in the last year and high inflation is now a worry for many people. High inflation raises the costs of most goods and can make it tougher for many to make ends meet. High inflation can also … Read more

Are Real Estate Investors Really Buying More houses?

How many Houses are Landlords and Real Estate investors Buying

There is growing sentiment that landlords have been causing the recent rise in housing prices and that landlords have caused rents to increase as well. We hear in the news constantly that landlords are buying a record amount of properties. We also hear that hedge funds and institutions are buying all the homes making it … Read more

How Much Does it Cost to Maintain a House?

How Much Does it Cost to Maintain a House

Buying a house is a dream for many people and has been accomplished by most households in the United States. As of the middle of 2022, 65.8% of households own a home in the US. Achieving the dream of owning a home is fantastic, but maintaining a house also takes some work. It can also … Read more

Can You Time Real Estate Markets?

Can You Time Real Estate Markets?

Many people try to time real estate markets or predict when the ups and downs will be. While it seems easy to time a real estate market after seeing what happened in the past it is much more difficult trying to predict the future. The world’s smartest economists have trouble predicting real estate markets. There … Read more

Is There Really a Record Number of Houses Being Built Right Now?

record number of houses

A lot of people have been saying a record number of houses is being built in the United States right now and those houses will hit the market soon causing inventory to spike. The truth is there are a record number of “properties under construction” right now but there is much more to the story … Read more

How Does Buying a Short Sale Work?

buying short sale

As an investor, I have purchased many short sales for long-term rentals and fix and flips. As a Realtor, I have helped sellers sell short sales and buyers purchase short sales as well. Short sales are very unique and much different from fair market sales and even REO sales (foreclosures). Owner-occupied buyers and investors can get … Read more

Is Real Estate Inventory Increasing Significantly?

Is real estate inventory significantly increasing

There have been a lot of articles and headlines coming out recently saying that inventory is up, the real estate market is cooling down, and a crash may be coming as well. There are many articles that are saying sales are down as well and insinuating that prices are down too, even though they are … Read more