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    • 8 Reasons You Probably Aren’t Cut Out to Buy a Fixer-Upper

      If you binge-watch enough 30-minute TV episodes, or spend a substantial amount of time scrolling through Pinterest boards, you might eventually be tempted to buy a fixer-upper for your next home. Before you have to go slamming hammers through drywall and using crowbars to rip out kitchen cabinets, take some time to consider carefully whether... [Read More]
      Written by Leon Green
    • Buying a House: It’s Not For Everyone

          Conventional wisdom says, “Buy a house! It’s the American Dream!” Indeed, millions have found this works for them over the years … but many have also had the opposite experience. In those cases, the people who don’t find home ownership to be practical, desirable, or financially prudent are folks who probably shouldn’t have... [Read More]
      Written by Leon Green
    • What Does It Take to Flip a Property Successfully?

      New property investors often gravitate toward the idea of property flipping, because it sounds very enticing. The idea is to buy a house that’s either in poor condition or is being offered at an extremely attractive price, fix it or improve it in some vital ways, and then sell the home again, sometimes mere months... [Read More]
      Written by Leon Green
    • The 10 Phases of Selling a House

      Selling a home for the first time can be nerve-wracking, especially if you’re looking to buy a new house and aren’t sure how the timing is going to work out. The process can get complicated, which is why it’s important to work with a selling agent (and possibly a lawyer), but the better you understand... [Read More]
      Written by Leon Green
    • 7 Tasks You Should Do the Week Before Listing Your House

      For those who have never done so, selling a house might look fairly simple. However, as you know, there’s a lot more to the process than just planting a sign in the yard and posting an online listing. It can sometimes take weeks or even months of preparation before you’re ready to put a residence... [Read More]
      Written by Leon Green
    • 6 Projects to Take Care of Before Listing Your House

      Most people find it fairly easy to make the decision to move. However, actually executing a move is a whole lot harder than it looks on paper. One of the more challenging aspects of the process is selling your current house so that you can buy your next one. And if you want to get... [Read More]
      Written by Leon Green
    • Understanding the Pros and Cons of Investing in Mobile Homes

      When it comes to investing in real estate, there are plenty of options. You can buy single-family homes, multi-family homes, apartments, townhomes, condos, vacation rentals, commercial properties, even tiny houses! But there’s one unique, yet potentially lucrative option you probably haven’t considered: mobile home parks. When most people think about mobile home parks, a lucrative... [Read More]
      Written by Leon Green
    • How to Stay Sane When Moving to a Bigger House

      In the late-90’s and early-2000’s, the economy was rocking, the internet was booming, and money was flowing. As a new generation of homebuyers began accumulating wealth, a trend emerged and people started buying and building “McMansions” – larger than average homes with more square footage than the average family really needs. Right around 2009 to... [Read More]
      Written by Leon Green
    • How to Start Learning About Real Estate Investing

      Ask almost any successful person about the quickest, most efficient ways to build wealth and they’ll point you to real estate. Chances are, you know this and have thought about investing in the past – but something is holding you back. What’s Holding You Back? If you’ve always wanted to invest in real estate but... [Read More]
      Written by Leon Green
    • How to Avoid Bias When Purchasing a Home

      Unfortunately, the human mind is not a perfect instrument for making decisions. Our brains are hard-wired with cognitive biases that affect the rationality of our decisions, whether we like it or not. Learning to overcome these biases, and emotional factors that may undermine the rationality of our choices, is vital if you want to make... [Read More]
      Written by Leon Green
    • How to Accurately Estimate Repair Costs on a Flip House

      House flipping is something every real estate investor has thought about trying at one point or another. It offers a chance for huge returns over a short period of time, but it can also prove to be costly if you don’t know what you’re doing. In addition to picking the right property, one of the... [Read More]
      Written by Leon Green
    • 9 Reasons You Might Accept a Lower-Priced Offer on Your Home

      As a seller, you’re obviously inclined to accept the highest-priced offer you can. In a competitive seller’s market, you might receive lots of offers at once, with some of them going well over your initial asking price. Even in a buyer’s market, with plenty of inventory to choose from, you may be forced to consider... [Read More]
      Written by Leon Green
    • 8 Cosmetic Problems You Can Easily Fix After Buying

      A lot of people have an unrealistic view of what the home buying process looks like – particularly if it’s their first time buying a home, or they have a past experience in which everything went swimmingly. One of the biggest misconceptions is that homes on the market come in perfect condition. This sounds ridiculous... [Read More]
      Written by Leon Green
    • 7 Tips for Choosing and Working With the Perfect Builder

      Have you ever dreamt of designing and building your own home? Do you have Pinterest boards filled with ideas? Do you look at homes and think, I would have done that differently? Building a home certainly isn’t easy, but it’s also not as lofty of a goal as you might think. The most important step... [Read More]
      Written by Leon Green