Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Serving on your HOA or condominium Board isn’t always smooth sailing. There are many difficult decisions to make, disputes to settle, budgets to balance and much more. So, why do some people choose to serve on their board? Because there are perks to being on the Board. If you are less …
How to Find and Finance Bank
Home prices are still rising — they’re currently averaging just below all-time highs set in 2006, according to the Case-Shiller Home Price Indices. Combine that with slim housing inventory in many markets, and you may believe you’ve missed the opportunity to buy your first, or your next, home. But bank-owned properties, also known as real-estate...Read More
Top 5 Happy Landlord Tips
AzmanJaka via Getty Images Landlords come from all walks of life, and they can be pros or reluctant landlords who couldn't sell their home. Whether you're considering rental property investment, can't sell and need to rent out your home and move, or you're already a landlord, these five tips can help you sleep at night and keep a smile on your face on your way to the bank #1: The Right Rent Take the time to study your area's market rents and property types. Compare apples to apples, not apartments to single family homes. Call and ask about rents and features. Check the rental ads for promotions like free rent. A lot of this type of marketing may signal high vacancy rates. Be objective about your property's features and location, and set a…
What is After Repair Value and How is it Calculated?
After Repair Value - or ARV - is a concept used in real estate to calculate what size loan a lender like Rehab Financial will offer for your home rehab project.
Understanding Appraisal Values and Tax
Appraised value, tax-assessed value, asking price, sale price, fair market value … why do these numbers vary, and what’s important for homeowners to know?