My Tenant Said What? A Crazy Landlord Story Part 2


I will save you back story on this crazy tenant and instruct you to read part 1 before I get into how this story ended… Click here to read Part 1 of this story print

Airbnb and What Mom Never Told You About Saving Money


You can’t have missed all the recent hoopla concerning Airbnb lately. From being a red-hot new startup to bad press over misuse by some of its clients, seems the world is abuzz about Airbnb. And why not? If the business model behind Airbnb proves successful in the long run (or perhaps even the short run), [...]

My Tenant Said What? A Crazy Landlord Story


Since 2010 I’ve invested in several rental properties outside of my state of residence, and I rent them out predominately to section 8 tenants. I’ve learned a few things along the way and one of them is you have to sit back and just laugh at some of the shit they come up with.

What are Mortgage Points?

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Last week we took a close look at mortgages, and for the next few weeks I’ll explore different terms and concepts related to home ownership and buying a house. If you’re getting ready to buy your first home, then check back each Friday for the next couple of weeks to make sure that you know [...]

What is a Mortgage?


Don’t laugh! Some people truly don’t know the details about mortgages and mortgage payments. If you rent, you simply may not have had the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of mortgages. Now, you probably know that a mortgage payment is your house payment. You take a loan to purchase your home, and you [...]

Oops, They Did it Again, Mortgage Servicing Companies Gone Wild!

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Should we have seen this one coming all along? Perhaps, but even so the size of this growing problem is starting to look like scenes from the movie Wolf on Wall Street.

The Argument for a Low-Cost Home Stamp Duty Exemption


Home ownership is a dream that should be within reach of any hardworking Australian, but the fact is that fees added to the initial cost of buying a home make the purchase impossible for many people. Some economists argue that eliminating the stamp duty on cheaper homes would stimulate the real estate market by encouraging [...]

Living for Your Home or Living in Your Home—You Decide


It’s a fact. Many folks buy more home than they should. As a result, they live their lives in a stressful struggle to meet hefty mortgage payments, foregoing other pleasures life has to offer.

More Real Estate “Fails” for the First Time Buyer


Real estate agents must love first-time buyers! Usually, they don’t have the experience or knowledge necessary to take all the right steps to buying a house. Check out the following tips for first time buyers so you can avoid these mistakes.

Homeowners Insurance is for More Than Your Typical House


When you think of homeowners insurance, do you picture a cute little house in the suburbs with a white picket fence? For many people this is the standard image for a “home,” but in reality, residences come in a variety of shapes and sizes. You might live in a townhouse, a duplex, a row house, [...]

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