Real Estate

What is a real estate attorney?

What is a real estate attorney?

Buying a home isn’t just a simple purchase; it’s also a legal transfer of property from one entity to another. Because the legal side of this transaction can be so complex, sometimes it makes sense for home buyers or sellers to enlist an attorney who can look out for their best interests. While you’ll likely already be dealing with a myriad of costs as you work to close on your house, and probably...

The pros and cons of real estate crowdfunding

The pros and cons of real estate crowdfunding

Real estate crowdfunding is a new way to invest in real estate, and it has exploded in popularity in recent years. Crowdfunded real estate can be a lucrative type of real estate investment, but it isn't right for everyone. With that in mind, here's a beginner's guide to investing in crowdfunded real estate deals that can help you determine if it's a good fit for your risk tolerance and investment goals....

Key reasons to invest in real estate

Key reasons to invest in real estate

Real estate investments are often a great way to earn higher-than-average returns. Moreover, real estate investments also allow you to diversify your portfolio. Some suggest real estate investing, when done appropriately, is the highest-earning asset class a portfolio can have. Let’s look at some of the key reasons to invest in real estate. What is real estate investing? Real estate investing refers to...

Steps to success in commercial real estate

Steps to success in commercial real estate

Buying and owning real estate is an exciting investment strategy that can be both satisfying and when done astutely, lucrative. The growth in developed and developing areas has increased the demand for more commercial and residential properties. Investing in property involves the consideration of several factors, from a finance and investment perspective. There are many benefits to purchasing a commercial...

5 vital factors that drive the real estate market

5 vital factors that drive the real estate market

You've probably heard the adage that real estate prices vary depending on where you live. What happens in one part of the country has no bearing on what happens in another part of the country, and so on. While this principle holds in general, there are a few exceptions to the rule. In reality, no matter where you live, some universal elements drive the real estate market. What exactly are these variables?...

How to choose a property advisor

How to choose a property advisor

Looking for the right property advisor can be daunting. It can be challenging for beginners. But if you find the right one, it can be rewarding. There are many things to consider when purchasing a property and the right advisor can help you in innumerable ways. Fortunately, there are many ways in which you can choose the right property advisor. Keep reading to get some insight on how to choose a property...

7 things to inspect before renting a home

7 things to inspect before renting a home

Signing the lease to a new home or flat can be an exciting time for anyone. However, it’s important to not jump the gun and let that excitement get the best of you. There can be many things wrong with a home or flat that you may not see at first glance. This is why it’s crucial to do an in-depth check of the property before you agree to rent it. Here are 7 things to inspect before renting a home. 7...

Buying off the plan vs an established home

Buying off the plan vs an established home

There are lots of different ways to buy a home, and buying off the plan is one of them. Buying a property off the plan is very different from buying an existing home at an auction and walking in the front door. Building one instead can be a viable strategy, so we’ll go through how this works. Read on to find out more about buying off the plan vs an established home. Buying off the plan vs an established...

What to consider when comparing home loans

What to consider when comparing home loans

Looking for a home loan can often be a daunting and stressful task. Before you choose a mortgage offer, it’s important to shop around and compare multiple offers to get the best deal. If you can’t make heads or tails of all the jargon being thrown at you, here's what to consider when comparing home loans. What is a home loan? A home loan is an amount of money given by a bank, mortgage company or...

Buying a home as an unmarried couple

Buying a home as an unmarried couple

It’s increasingly common for people to live together but not be married. For example, in the past 20 years, the number of unmarried couples living together has almost tripled. You might be planning to wait to get married, or maybe you’re not going to at all, but what if you want to buy a home together? It’s possible to buy a home as an unmarried couple. However, it can be a little more complex than...

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