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Should I Buy This House? 5 Questions to Ask Yourself

Mar 04, 2021

Before you make one of the largest purchases of your life, be sure to think things through.

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What Is an Infill Lot, and Should You Buy One?

Mar 04, 2021

What Is an Infill Lot, and Should You Buy One?

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Understanding Cash-on-Cash Returns for Real Estate

Mar 04, 2021

Here’s one of the essential concepts to know when evaluating real estate investment opportunities.

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How to Use House Comps When Selling or Shopping For a Home

Mar 04, 2021

House comps can be a tremendous asset when you're in the market to buy or sell a home.

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How to Sell Your Home Without a Real Estate Agent

Mar 04, 2021

Learn whether selling your home without an agent is the right move for you.

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What Is a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA)?

Mar 04, 2021

See why a comparative market analysis can be a helpful way to value a property.

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How to Become a Real Estate Appraiser

Mar 04, 2021

If you love peeking around in built spaces, judging other people’s property, and assigning a dollar value to it, this might just be a dream career for you.

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What Real Estate Investors Need to Know About the Debt Service Coverage Ratio

Mar 04, 2021

This metric tells you and lenders how profitable a real estate investment is likely to be.

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What Credit Score Do You Need for an Investment Property?

Mar 04, 2021

The credit score you'll need depends on your qualifications as well as who your lender is.

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Determining Your Risk Tolerance: High IRR or Security

Mar 04, 2021

High returns in real estate investments can be great, but they can also come with additional risks. See whether security or yield is the better option for you.

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Calculating Net Operating Income (NOI)

Mar 04, 2021

Learn how net operating income (NOI) is used to evaluate a property’s potential income and profitability.