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How to Lose Money in Real Estate

We’ve talked about how you can make money in real estate, but what are some ways this investment can backfire? By knowing how people can lose money in real estate, you’ll be better prepared to make a good investment. Market Downturns This is one of the most well-known ways of how a good home purchase […]

How to Make Money in Real Estate

Making money in real estate seems to be on everyone’s mind. Whether you’re a current homeowner looking to expand your investments or a first-time buyer, it’s a good time to review the four ways you can make money from real estate. #1: The Old-Fashioned  Like many of our parents and grandparents, the Old-Fashioned way involves […]

The Downsides of Selling FSBO

With real estate databases like Zillow and Trulia, it makes sense that selling for sale by owner (FSBO) became increasingly popular in recent years. FSBO is this seemingly easy way to sell your house and save money in the process. But all that glitters is not gold, and the same is true for FSBO. Even […]

Why “We Buy Houses for Cash” Is a Bad Idea

Who hasn’t seen one of those “We Buy Houses for Cash” billboards or commercials? Selling your house for cash might sound enticing — especially if you’re worried about selling — but as Admiral Akbar says… via GIPHY Here are just some of the reasons you want to avoid the “We Buy Houses for Cash” schemes […]

Bigger Energy Efficiency Upgrades

It ain’t easy being green, but with these bigger eco-friendly upgrades, it’s absolutely worth it. Each of these upgrades is an investment that requires a lot of up-front cash. However, the long-term benefits and savings from practicing energy efficiency adds tons of value to your home, your wallet, and the world. Energy-Efficient Appliances From washers […]

How to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

Saving the environment is on everyone’s minds. Taking the time to make your home energy efficient not only helps the planet, but it lessens the costs of being a homeowner. Find out how you can improve your home’s performance with these energy efficient upgrades. RealQuick: How does using less energy make a difference? We all […]

Post-Move Checklist

Congrats on moving into your new home! As exciting (and exhausting) as it is to get into your new place, the craziness of moving isn’t over just yet. Don’t forget these important post-move details that are essential to settling in. Switch Utilities Before you move out of your old place, call the electric and internet […]

Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

Performing fall maintenance around your home can do everything from saving money on energy bills to keeping you comfortable in the colder months. No matter if your winters are in sunny Scottsdale or wickedly cold Wisconsin, there are a number of things homeowners need to do each fall to prepare for winter.  Check your heating […]

Staging a Home for Sale: The Bathroom

Like your home’s heating and the weather, we only think twice about a bathroom when something’s off. When you’re getting ready to stage your home for sale, the bathroom is a room that surprisingly gets overlooked. Make sure your bathroom is set to shine with these staging tips! Thoroughly clean. Bathrooms are hardly the focus […]