Swing Into Your Senior Years With Housing That Matures With You

If you dream of spending your retirement years with the ninth hole in your backyard, you’ll have to do some planning well ahead of buying your forever home. In addition to looking at your finances, there are several features that might make the most sense if you’re looking to stay somewhere for the long term … Continued

Buying in Bulk: How To Save When Renovating Multiple Properties

Renovating is the best way to add value and interest to your property: which is vital for property owners who want to draw in buyers or renters. If you own multiple homes and you want to renovate all of them, you might be concerned about how to make this a cost-effective project. Nobody wants to … Continued

Housing recession could send home prices tumbling

U.S. home prices are finally falling from a record high notched earlier this year, and could tumble by as much as 20% by mid-2023, according to a top economist.  Ian Shepherdson, the chief economist at Pantheon Macroeconomics, said in an analyst note published this week that home prices have already declined 5% from their May … Continued

Volatile markets sending investors running for refuge

Its been a rough year for investors who have had to deal with wild market swings, skyrocketing inflation and a rising interest rate atmosphere. Stocks just completed one of the worst weeks in months, with the Dow, S&P and Nasdaq marking a fourth losing week in the last five. All three major U.S. stock indexes slid to … Continued

Can Poker Make You a Better Real Estate Investor?

Buying property can be a game of high stakes. For many, it’s the biggest single investment they’ll ever make, and it’s important to get it right. Are there specific skills and strategies to buying a house? There are, but it’s something that few of us do with enough frequency that they’ll ever become routine. We … Continued

How to Retire with an Upsized Home and Downsized Expenses

Whether you’re on the brink of retirement or still decades away from it, you’ve probably fantasized about spending your days pursuing personal hobbies like homesteading, seeing family, and relaxing. You may even be eyeing the prospect of starting your own business, such as an LLC, partnership, or corporation. One part of planning for the day … Continued

Moving In? Make Sure the Last Tenants Are Fully Out

There are few things worse than moving into a new house or apartment only to find a giant mess left behind by the last residents. When this happens, it can mean lots of headaches for you. And even if you don’t see any “leftovers” from the people who lived there before, they left plenty behind. … Continued

A Fast Guide to Curb Appeal

When it comes to selling a home, first impressions matter. Buyers aren’t likely to click on a listing, much less schedule a viewing, if the cover photo doesn’t catch their eye. You’re also unlikely to catch buyers from a “For Sale” sign with an unattractive facade. That’s why it’s so important to make sure you … Continued

Nearly 1 in 4 Americans Took out a Personal Loan in the Last Decade

Point of Interest A recent Interest.com survey found that 1/4 Americans have taken out a personal loan in the last decade and nearly 90% are satisfied with their experience. Taking out a loan has always been a popular way to handle unexpected expenses, but the COVID-19 pandemic has forced people across the world to reevaluate … Continued