We all know (or can easily figure out) the concept of buying or something “as-is.” I’m about to try selling my bike as-is for $25 — it works well, but needs some tuning up, the tires are flat and I don’t have a bike pump. Maybe you’ve seen someone with a “For Sale” sign in […]
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Our real estate team recently had a lightbulb moment about a very important aspect to interior design. We’ve featured this topic in blogs about staging or renovation, but it’s time to shed some light on one of the most important parts of your home. In case you haven’t guessed yet, we’re talking interior lighting design. […]
We live in a time where almost every plan is being put on hold. Weddings, graduations, vacations, scheduled surgeries, and even basic human interaction are all at a standstill (and for good reason) due to coronavirus. But does the same logic apply for buying a house? At RealtyHive, we have many tools at our disposal […]
When you’re starting out in the real estate world, mortgages are one of the first things to learn about. They seem super confusing (after all, why is there a silent “t” in there?!), there are lots of different types, so where should you begin? Welcome to the Real Estate 101 class where today, we’ll cover […]
They keep your best interests in mind. They have experience in the area, and can help you find a property that you might not have otherwise found. Not only that, but since Realtors’ commissions are typically paid by the sellers, finding an agent to help you buy a house won’t cost you a dime. It’s […]
Remote work has taken off in recent years as an overall trend. But with the current coronavirus pandemic, tons of people are sent home to work remotely for the foreseeable future. Even when going to coffee shops and libraries to work is an option, we live at a time where it’s good practice to have […]
Most of us know (or at least have a general idea) how the traditional house-buying process works. But what happens if you’re looking to buy in a time-limited event? Are things drastically different? Should you plan on walking up to the house with briefcases full of cash like something out of a Scorsese film? The […]
You’ve got Zillow, Trulia, RealtyHive, and countless other online real estate databases these days. So what exactly is the point of a listing agent? Are they still relevant, particularly if you’re selling your house? Spoiler alert: The answer is yes. But we’re going to dive into this topic with full transparency, weighing the pros and cons […]
From healthy eating to getting enough sleep to certain yoga poses, we’re always trying to find the right balance. But in the world of home renovation, how much is too much? What is the “just right” amount, and how much should you expect to spend? If you’ve debated renovation for awhile now (or have never […]
Studying tax codes might sound like a snoozefest, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. At least, not if you think of yourself as Indiana Jones. As a real estate investor, you’re on a mission to maximize your revenue, to find the Holy Grail of properties, and to grow your financial portfolio. Understanding taxes […]
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