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Renting vs. buying: Where do you land?

Posted by on January 14, 2020 at 12:03 am
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You’ve always been told that owning a home is the ultimate American dream.  Imagine renovating your master bath into a mini spa or choosing your favorite appliances for your dream kitchen. Or just getting to repaint whatever room you want. Plus, there’s the potential for financial gain when you own. But renting has its own […]

Securing Your Home

Posted by on January 9, 2020 at 10:36 am
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Do you or any of your friends own a second home? A cabin in the woods or a seaside bungalow near the beach? Perhaps a second property you rent out? If so, you’re among 7.5 million homeowners across the country. Second home ownership started booming in 2014 and it’s not hard to understand why. It’s […]

The Real Estate Agent!

Posted by on January 3, 2020 at 10:41 am

What Is a Real Estate Agent? Real estate agents are licensed professionals who arrange real estate transactions, putting buyers and sellers together and acting as their representatives in negotiations. Real estate agents usually are compensated completely by a commission—a percentage of the property’s purchase price, so their income depends on their ability to get a […]

DIY Little Free Library (Adorable AND Affordable!)

Posted by on January 1, 2020 at 11:41 am

A lot of people think they don’t have the skills to build their own Little Free Library book exchange, and don’t have the funds to buy one; maybe you’ve thought that yourself a time or two. After all, so many talented people have built wildly creative Little Libraries that seem like they belong in a […]

Winning a real-estate bidding war

Posted by on December 20, 2019 at 11:43 am

The housing market is less competitive these days but bidding wars can still happen. Want to be sure that you’ll place the winning bid a home? Then you better be prepared to pay in cash. A new report from real-estate brokerage Redfin examined the most successful strategies to use when dealing with competing bids for […]

What Kind of Person Pays to See Phish 100 Times?

Posted by on December 19, 2019 at 11:20 am

The man from whom I bought my ticket had seen Phish over 100 times. Encouragingly enough, he was in excellent physical shape and had a business and a wife and multiple kids who were spending the rainy closing hours of 2018 a safe and conspicuous distance from Madison Square Garden. It is possible to thrive […]

Are Airports Secretly Manipulating You?

Posted by on December 1, 2019 at 11:08 am
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Next time you fly, pay close attention to the airports. Their design may be more intentional than you think. Photo by DANIEL BOCKWOLDT/AFP/Getty Images. Over the years, airports have evolved from bare-bones transportation hubs for select travelers to bustling retail centers for millions. They’re being designed to both complement and influence human behavior. Everything from […]

The Do’s and Don’ts of Selling Your Home

Posted by on December 1, 2019 at 12:12 am
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Many homeowners will tell you how emotional it was to buy their first home, but you rarely hear about their experience selling it. It’s only natural to grow attached after creating so many wonderful memories, which can make selling a challenging process.  Fortunately, you’re not in it alone. Together, we can simplify the process and […]

Real Estate Opportunities for Entrepreneurs

Posted by on November 29, 2019 at 1:34 pm
5 Real Estate Opportunities for Entrepreneurs in 2020

Even new entrants can profit from one of the economy’s most dynamic and profitable sectors. Real estate has always been one of the most attractive investment offerings. Its relative stability makes it a good option for capital appreciation, and when done well, it can generate exponential profits. In 2019, the housing market made significant gains, driven […]