Month: July 2015
Should Married LGBT Couples Buy a House Now?
Many LGBT couples have gotten married in the past weeks following the Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges. If you’re one of them, you may want to immediately do all of those things that you never expected you’d be able to do: get on your now-spouse’s insurance, legally adopt their biological children without a fight, and buy a house together as equals. But when it comes to buying real estate, should you immediately jump into this investment? Gay and […]
City Vs Suburb: Which is Best for You?
The quintessential “American dream” home is a large house with a white picket fence nestled in the bosom of suburbia. However, other people may have a different ideal which consists of flashing lights and constant activity that can only be found in the big city. If you’re confused about which one to pick, use this helpful guide that weighs cities and suburbs against each other using the five criteria most important to homebuyers – safety, schools, space, culture, and convenience. […]
5 Reasons Why FSBO Is a Bad Idea
Putting your house up as FSBO (For Sale by Owner) may seem like an attractive option for a number of reasons, such as having full control over every part of the selling process and saving money on the commission you normally have to pay an agent at closing time. However, these paltry benefits pale in comparison to the potential risks that come along with venturing into the real estate market on your own. Here are 5 reasons that make selling […]
Pros and Cons of Buying a Vacation Home
Most Americans seem to hold the incorrect assumption that a vacation home is strictly for the richest and most elite among us. However, what if we told you that buying and owning a vacation home is attainable for those of us with average incomes? What if we also told you that it could even be financially beneficial? There are many benefits of owning a vacation home. The following highlights the largest benefits: It’s a Home Away From Home As families […]