Real Estate & Mortgage

There is an art to counter-offers and real estate negotiations. It's where having a talented real estate agent really pays off since his or her communication skills can greatly influence a seller's decisions. The buyer can help, however. They can set themselves up for success...

When you have a friendly and responsible tenant, renting out a house or apartment can be a fantastic way to grow your net worth and provide you with some additional income each month. However, if you find yourself dealing with a difficult tenant who never...

With more and more travelers abandoning the cookie-cutter hotel room and searching for something more personal, an entirely new cottage industry has cropped up. What once seemed unthinkable - namely welcoming strangers into your home has now become mainstream, and many reluctant homeowners are earning...

Deciding if you can afford a home means more than working out how large a mortgage you can handle. There are plenty of other costs that go along with homeownership, and not all of them are obvious to first time buyers. But if you don't take...

For the majority of homeowners, there's a nearly inevitable event somewhere on the horizon: Eventually, you will probably sell your home. Across the country, thousands of homes are sold every day. It's simply the nature of the real estate business; properties are constantly being bought and...

Buying a home is often an emotional decision, with good reason. Unlike other purchases, buying a house entails living inside of it, which is about as intimate a purchase decision that you can make. And that can lead to buyers falling in love with a home....