Category: Home Buying

    • Real Estate Investing: How to Learn From Failure

      Our culture looks at failure as a curse word. We view it as an unnatural thorn in the side of what should otherwise be a smooth path to success. But this is the wrong way to view mistakes and disappointments. Because while they never feel good in the moment, failures have the ability to cultivate... [Read More]
      Written by Leon Green
    • Powerful Techniques for Building Home Equity

      One of the biggest perks to owning a home is that it almost always appreciates in value. While the market can certainly dip from time to time, the long-term, historical trajectory of real estate values shows that homes go up in price. Thus, any time you hang on to a property for a few years,... [Read More]
      Written by Leon Green
    • How to Find an Up-and-Coming Neighborhood Where You Can Buy a Home

      When buying a home, you have to consider the state of the neighborhood. Just as importantly, you’ll have to consider how that neighborhood might grow over time. This can be tricky to accomplish, since neighborhoods tend to develop in sometimes unpredictable directions, but if you approach this right, it can benefit you massively. Why Look... [Read More]
      Written by Leon Green
    • Open Houses: Are They Really Worth It?

        Residential open houses have long been a part of the real estate sales process. They’re normally held by the seller’s agent on weekends, and are designed to bring attention to properties. And while they’ve traditionally been very popular, many of today’s sellers – perhaps yourself included – are left wondering if they’re actually as... [Read More]
      Written by Leon Green
    • How to Get an Offer on Your Hard-to-Sell Home

      When you put your beloved home on the market, you expect it to sell fairly quickly – especially in this market. You view your home as special, safe, warm, and familiar. If you like it, how could someone else not fall in love with it also? Well, it doesn’t always work out that way. As... [Read More]
      Written by Leon Green
    • How to Research a Texas Neighborhood Before Buying a Home

      Buying a new house is exciting, and most homeowners have at least some idea of what they’re looking for. You might have a picture of a two-story home with a certain style, and a specific number of bedrooms or bathrooms, but have you given much thought to the type of neighborhood you want to live... [Read More]
      Written by Leon Green
    • 8 Quick Fixes You Can Make When Buying a House

      Buying a house – whether it’s your “forever home” or a house you’ll only be in for a couple of years – is a big deal. Any time you put down such a large amount of money and attach your name to debt, you want to make sure it’s perfect. The problem is that homes... [Read More]
      Written by Leon Green
    • Workforce Housing: What It Is And Why It’s Key To Your Portfolio

      Savvy real estate investors don’t just buy properties. No, the best investors develop a diversified portfolio that can withstand market fluctuations and provide multiple income streams. For Houston area landlords, this includes investing in workforce housing. Workforce housing specifically refers to those housing units that are not only affordable to moderate to middle-income earners, but... [Read More]
      Written by Leon Green
    • Using the KonMari Method to Prep Your House for Sale

      Marie Kondo is the award-winning author of the book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. Recently, she started her own Netflix Original reality television show in which she teaches individuals with too much clutter how to clean up their homes and their lives. The concepts she teaches are not only thought-provoking, but they can also... [Read More]
      Written by Leon Green
    • How to Invest in Real Estate if You’re in an Expensive Market

      Although the real estate market continues to sizzle across the nation, some people have discovered it isn’t as easy to get some skin in the real estate investing game as they thought it would be. Inflated values, outrageous asking prices, and steep competition in expensive markets are making it pretty challenging for a person who... [Read More]
      Written by Leon Green
    • How to Find Cheap Houses for Sale

        Some impressive events have happened in the housing market over the last seven or eight years. Many homeowners have seen their property dramatically increase in value. But for some of us who remain on the outside looking in, affordability has become a tough issue. If you’re trying to buy a house in 2019, you... [Read More]
      Written by Leon Green
    • How to Use Other People’s Money to Invest in Real Estate

        To a middle-class worker with a moderate income and limited assets, the notion of investing in real estate seems far-fetched: something reserved for folks in the upper crust. Those people often say things like “It takes money to make money.” But have you seriously considered whether this is actually true? If you do some... [Read More]
      Written by Leon Green
    • 8 Different Ways You Can Use Your Rental Income

        Ask any self-made millionaire or billionaire for a list of the best ways to build wealth and generate income, and almost every one of them will put real estate at the top. It’s one of the single most versatile and lucrative investment vehicles … and, when properly leveraged, real estate can generate thousands of... [Read More]
      Written by Leon Green