Real Estate Basics Articles

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Should I Buy This House? 5 Questions to Ask Yourself

Dec 02, 2019

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

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What Is Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)?

Dec 01, 2019

It’s important to understand how private mortgage insurance (PMI) works before buying a home. Learn what it is and how it may affect you when getting a conventional home loan.

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What is an Investment Property?

Dec 01, 2019

An investment property is one you own to make money, but there's more to it than that.

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Should You Rent a Studio Apartment?

Nov 27, 2019

Studio apartments can be cost-effective -- and claustrophobic.

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

Nov 27, 2019

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

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What Is a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA)?

Nov 20, 2019

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

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How to Choose a Home Appraiser and The Best Time To Do It

Nov 20, 2019

Before hiring someone for your home appraisal, take a look at when you would want to use an independent home appraiser and how to hire one.

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Types of Real Estate Businesses to Make a Career Out Of

Nov 19, 2019

Choose a path in property based on your skills and abilities.

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Should You Pay Off Your Mortgage Early?

Nov 15, 2019

There are pros and cons to shedding housing debt ahead of schedule.

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What Are Internal Rates of Return (IRR), Cash-on-Cash Returns, and Which is Better To Use?

Nov 13, 2019

What's the difference between internal rate of return (IRR) and cash-on-cash return? Find out how to calculate your return on real estate and learn which calculation is better for you.

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Are Real Estate Investing Groups Right for You?

Nov 13, 2019

Finding like-minded partners can improve your real estate business prospects.