When the real estate market is as hot as its been over the past decade, it’s easy to get caught up in…
When you’re a property owner, little odd jobs constantly pop up that you either have to handle out of necessity, or feel you should tackle in order to make some facet of your place more functional or aesthetically pleasing. If you don’t have a lot of experience or know many handy skills, however, deciding which… [Read More]
Naturally, most of us are Yes People. Saying yes is easy, comfortable, and non-combative. When it comes to new opportunities, saying yes is easier than the alternative, which could lead to regret. Unfortunately, the more successful we get, the more opportunities, choices, and requests we’re going to encounter. Continuing to be a Yes Person eventually… [Read More]
Productivity can often feel like an elusive or mythical creature … as if it’s something only certain people with very specific traits and skill sets can capture. Nothing could be further from the truth, though. Anyone can be productive — and that includes yourself — if you set your mind to it and devise a… [Read More]
One of the biggest issues people have with renting is they’re throwing money down the drain when they could be building equity. And while this is true, don’t assume that home ownership is an easy ride. As a homeowner, you face several unique expenses. Over time, these can really start to add up.
Most outsiders don’t understand just how much stress comes with being a landlord. They assume it’s a flexible job where you ride around town, check in on properties, fix a doorknob or two, and chat with tenants. But what they don’t realize is that it’s actually a struggle to keep the entire operation afloat. Chief… [Read More]
It’s often said that home ownership is the essence of the American Dream. But if there’s one thing that goes beyond mere ownership — that cuts to the heart of what it means to be an American — it’s being able to purchase your own undeveloped plot of land and build a custom home on… [Read More]
It’s doubtful that anyone becomes a real estate investor or rental property manager just for fun. You don’t take on considerable financial risk and spend a lot of time and effort to secure real estate, draw up contracts, and prepare a house to rent just because you don’t have something better to do.
Whether you’re getting ready to purchase your first home, are moving up in house, or are simply fed up with paying for expensive home repairs, you’ve probably heard about home warranty plans and wondered if they’re right for you. While there’s no clear-cut answer, this article will attempt to address some of the major pros… [Read More]
You’re probably well aware that the compounding nature of traditional retirement accounts, such as 401(k)s and IRAs, can make anyone wealthy over time. Even maxing out a Roth IRA each year (and nothing more), can make you pretty comfortable in retirement.