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WHAT IS APPRECIATION?

What Is Appreciation? Appreciation, in general terms, is an increase in the value of an asset over time. The increase can occur for a number of reasons, including increased demand …

WHAT IS CROWDFUNDING?

Crowdfunding has become a loaded term, meaning so much more than just raising money from the public. In fact, it means different things to different people. New and old terms …

EARNEST MONEY DEPOSITS

Real estate has its fair share of horror stories. One that keeps both first-time homebuyers and seasoned pros up at night is the thought of sellers walking away with their …

ROOFING AND INSURANCE

Insurance companies view roofs as one of the most important parts of a home. Roofs protect homes from the elements and can prevent home insurance claims. If you have a …

WHAT IS A WRAP AROUND MORTGAGE?

“What is a wrap-around mortgage, and who is it good for?” A wrap-around mortgage is a loan transaction in which the lender assumes responsibility for an existing mortgage. For example, …

WHAT IS GENTRIFICATION?

What is Gentrification? Gentrification is a general term for the arrival of wealthier people in an existing urban district, a related increase in rents and property values, and changes in …

TOP 10 THINGS AFFECTING REAL ESTATE

TOP 10 THINGS AFFECTING REAL ESTATE 1. Interest rates & The Economy The Federal Reserve鈥檚 plan is to nudge interest rates back to historically normal levels. Concurrently, the passing of …