How Property Tax Deductions are Making Home Ownership More Affordable

August 29, 2018

Feeling burdened by your mortgage payments? You will be heartened to know that Uncle Sam is doing his bit to share your pain. Property tax deductions go a long way in saving you moolah and making home ownership more affordable. Did you know that your property tax deductions do not remain constant across your loan […]


What Does Foreclosure Do to Your Credit

August 22, 2018

Drop in fico score and credit score due to foreclosure

A foreclosure is viewed quite negatively by lenders. It is important to research the exact consequences of a foreclosure on your credit. So, what is a credit score? We know that a credit score is the barometer via which lenders gauge your credit worthiness. But, what are the various factors that impact your credit score? […]


Should I rent or buy a house in Alexandria, Virginia?

August 15, 2018

rent vs. buy in alexandria, va

Alexandria, Virginia is an interesting real estate market. Median home prices have increased from $439,900 in January 2016 to $529,000 in April 2018 – an increase of more than 20% in less than two and a half years. Around 39% homes in Alexandria, VA are owned and 52% are rented. The balance are vacant. So, […]


How to buy a house with no money down – All you Need to Know About FHA loans, HUD homes and USDA homes

August 8, 2018

fha loans, hud homes and usda loans for buying a house with no money down

It is a common misconception that you need to pay 20% down in order to purchase a house. Nothing could be farther from the truth. In this blog post I talk about some real estate investing hacks which will help you buy a house with no money down. How can you purchase a FHA home […]


Important Factors to Consider Before You Decide to Stay in a HOA Neighborhood

August 1, 2018

Pros and Cons of buying a home in a HOA neighbourhood

Apart from your monthly mortgage, there is an additional cost that you need to bear every month – your HOA fees. If we look at historical trends, number of Home Owner Associations have gained tremendously over the years. In the 1960s there were only 500 Home Owner Associations all over United States. Currently, Virginia alone […]


Tips and Tricks for Finding a Motivated Seller

July 25, 2018

Motivated sellers in real estate

Wondering how to spot a motivated seller? You are not alone. Hundreds of real estate investors are seeking a concrete answer to this question. Motivated sellers have an extremely strong inclination for selling a home due to personal reasons. Though it may sound slightly nefarious, it is your job to unearth the reason for which […]


Strategies for making money from a REO Home

July 18, 2018

How to make money from REO homes and how they compare to foreclosure and short sale

REO vs. Foreclosure – Which is Better? Many homeowners tend to confuse themselves between REO’s and foreclosures. REO results from an unsuccessful foreclosure. If a homeowner is unsuccessful in meeting his/her mortgage commitments, the bank forecloses a property. Following this, the bank attempts to sell the property via an auction. And, contrary to popular perception, […]


4 Common Mistakes That Amateur Real Estate Investors Make

July 11, 2018

Real estate investing is a complex business with lot of variables. Many amateur investors end up making instinctive and illogical investing decisions. If you are new to the real estate business, learning from other people’s mistakes will hold you in good stead. In this blog post, we share 4 common mistakes that amateur real estate […]


Expert Tips for Purchasing a HUD Home

July 4, 2018

Investing and making money from a hud home and insured and uninsured hud homes

There are many bargain hunters who are enamored by the idea of purchasing a HUD foreclosure. HUD home is owned by the Housing Urban and Development Authority.  HUD homes are available at extremely attractive market rates, and are often, far below market value. They are 1-4 unit residential properties. HUD homes are homes that were […]


Real Estate vs Stocks – Analyzing the Benefits of Investing in Real Estate

June 27, 2018

Advantages of investing in real estate over stocks

In this blog post I compare the two most popular investment avenues – real estate and stocks. We adopt a data driven approach in order to give some great insights that you will help you make better investing decisions. Real Estate vs Stocks – How to Make Data Driven and Better Investing Decisions Wondering where […]