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Home maintenance calendar: A seasonal guide

Home maintenance calendar: A seasonal guide

Caring for your home might seem like a big undertaking, but the ideal home maintenance schedule is easy to plan and implement with the right resources. The recommended monthly and seasonal tasks detailed below can help you determine the strategy that best fits your...
Owning a home vs. renting

Owning a home vs. renting

You’re an investor. A smart one. And young. One of the many important financial decisions you will make is owning a home vs. renting. You’re building your investment portfolio, with a little money in stocks and bonds, a mutual fund, or maybe even a real estate...
Does ‘it’s better to buy than rent’ always apply?

Does ‘it’s better to buy than rent’ always apply?

In late 2017, I got a notice that my health insurance was going up 61 percent. My income was never going to increase by 61 percent, so I made the only decision that made sense. I decided to move. Page Leggett There wasn’t a lot I could cut from my budget, because I...
HUD’s voucher program could be a path to owning a home

HUD’s voucher program could be a path to owning a home

What is the Housing Choice Voucher program? The Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program, run by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), exists to help first-time homeowners who fall below a certain income bracket purchase a home with a voucher and...
Investing in real estate: A beginners guide

Investing in real estate: A beginners guide

What investment diversifies portfolios, pays off its own debt and builds equity, produces predictable and stable cash returns, appreciates in value, and reduces taxes through deductions? Real estate! Investing in real estate is the ultimate money maker. A successful...
Financing your real estate investment

Financing your real estate investment

There are dozens of ways seasoned investors finance their real estate deals, each with its upsides and downsides. But let’s focus here on investment financing methods beginner real estate investors prefer. What is financing in real estate? Financing means to provide...