Entries by nick

What is Dual Agency: Why Buyers and Sellers Should Avoid It

  Real estate agents are trained to represent buyers and sellers. In a standard transaction, there is one agent representing the buyer and a second agent representing the seller. The two agents are usually the ones who do the negotiating on behalf of their clients, and the two agents often find themselves in the middle […]

Millennials Discuss why they Cannot Afford to buy Homes

  The American dream of owning a home with a white picket fence is open to anyone who wants to work hard and achieve success. But the generation known as the Millennials are saying that even with hard work, home ownership is out of their reach. When you listen to the reasons Millennials give for […]

Beyond the Commercials: Understanding Reverse Mortgages

  It is difficult to miss the television commercials and Internet advertising surrounding reverse mortgages and how they can help seniors to plan for retirement. In a 30-second commercial, any type of investment can sound enticing and great. But before you decide to commit to one of these reverse mortgage programs, you should first understand […]

How Real Estate Agents Determine Home Value

One of the many benefits in hiring a real estate agent is that the agent has years of experience in establishing a sales price that will be competitive in your area. It is important to remember that a real estate agent is not an appraiser, so a real estate agent is only going to give […]

Should You Sign A Binder?

  When you approach the real estate agent of a seller, you might be told that you have to sign a binder if you want to purchase the property in question. Is a binder something you want to sign, and can the seller’s agent force you to sign a binder in order to purchase the […]

The Steps to Buying Your First Home

  When you get advice on buying your first home, you usually get information on how to find financing and how to plan your move. But for first-time home buyers, information on how to handle your finances between the time you get pre-approved and apply for your mortgage can be just as valuable and important. […]

6 Real Estate Website Enhancements You Can’t Afford To Ignore

When you have a real estate website, you have the entire world as your audience. If someone from halfway around the world is going to relocate to your town, they will see the listings on your website and contact you about buying a home. You can also develop a healthy local network of website traffic […]

5 Real Estate Investments That Can Help You Retire Rich

  Real estate is one of the professions where you can get rich quick, but you can also lose everything in the blink of an eye as well. The best approach to getting rich in real estate is to be gradual about it and build wealth over time. When you take your time in building […]