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3 Factors You Must Consider Before Buying a Home

Posted by Collin McGorty on Feb 14, 2018 9:00:00 AM

So you’re finally ready to start seriously considering buying a home. With spring right around this corner, there isn’t a better time to purchase. Whether you’re buying a first home or looking for an upgrade, the acquisition of residential real estate is a long process with many steps along the way. Here’s a few major priorities that you must accomplish before closing any deal.

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Topics: Buying, Mortgage, buying a house

How to Find the Right Real Estate Deal for your Business

Posted by Collin McGorty on Jan 10, 2018 9:00:00 AM

When it comes to the commercial real estate market, it isn’t always easy to find the right property for your company. It’s hard to prioritize different features and agree on a location that works for everyone while still staying within your budget. However, if you know how to locate the perfect real estate deal, you’ll be prime for success. Just use these proven tips and tricks.

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Topics: Buying, small business, office, commercial property, commercial real estate

What to Expect from the 2018 Housing Market in America

Posted by Collin McGorty on Dec 27, 2017 9:00:00 AM

With every New Year, there comes innovative real estate trends and patterns that define the nation’s housing market. As a consumer, you must always have your ear to the ground and stay up-to-date with what’s happening in real estate. If you’re considering buying, selling, renting or leasing a property this year, here’s what to look out for and expect from the 2018 housing market in America.

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Topics: Buying, residential real estate, Selling, millennial home buyers, buying a house

How to Get Started with Residential Real Estate Investing

Posted by Collin McGorty on Dec 20, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Over the long term, investing in residential real estate is one of the most productive and effective ways to grow your wealth. However, to actually find success in this field, there’s a whole lot that you need to learn first. Make sure you check out these savvy ways that you can get started with residential real estate investing.

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Topics: Buying, residential real estate, Finance, investment property

Is Buying a Foreclosed Property Really Worth it after all?

Posted by Collin McGorty on Nov 15, 2017 9:00:00 AM

In the past few years, many Americans have been snatching up foreclosed properties at record prices, especially because they’re usually sold far below the market rate. You’ll be hard pressed to find a property that’s bigger, more centrally located and with more potential for the same deal. However, with the seemingly endless number of pitfalls associated with foreclosures, is buying one really in your best interest?

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Topics: Buying, foreclosure, foreclosure properties, buying a house

Is “For Sale by Owner” Really the Best Way to Sell a Home?

Posted by Collin McGorty on Oct 25, 2017 9:00:00 AM

If you’re in the process of trying to sell your home, you will undoubtedly be faced with a critical decision on whether you are going to hire a real estate agent or handle the sale on your own. “For sale by owner” is a popular way to sell houses nowadays, but does that really mean it’s the most advantageous way to do it? Here are a few significant reasons why hiring a broker over selling the property yourself is always your best bet.

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Topics: Buying, residential real estate, Selling, house sale

How First Time Buyers can Start Saving for a Home

Posted by Collin McGorty on Oct 4, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Once renters decide to make the jump towards owning a home of their own, they must figure out if they could actually afford a down payment. There’s no point in even looking at homes until you know what you can afford! So, to help expedite owning your dream home someday, check out these tips that will assist you in saving for a home.

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Topics: Buying, residential real estate, buying your first home, buying commercial real estate, buying a house

Is a Starter Home Worth it for First Time Buyers?

Posted by Collin McGorty on Sep 6, 2017 10:00:00 AM

When young professionals are looking to transition from monthly rentals to owning a property of their own, they usually buy small-scale, affordable properties, rather than a “forever home.” However, a beginner home or condo isn’t exactly a minor expense by any stretch of the imagination. That’s why it’s extremely essential to sift through the facts and dispel every myth before deciding that a starter home is the best decision for you.

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Topics: Buying, residential real estate, buying a house, starter home

What to Ask a Mortgage Broker before Buying a New Home

Posted by Collin McGorty on Aug 16, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Whether or not a buyer receives a mortgage is ultimately what can make or break the purchase of a new home. Without one, an individual may not be able to afford loan payments, taxes and insurance. To receive a loan in the first place, one must meet with a mortgage broker to find the right plan for them. There are also a few important questions to ask to help ensure the home buyer’s financial well-being.

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Topics: Buying, residential real estate, Mortgage, mortgage points, interest rate

What are Tiny Houses? Behind the Latest Real Estate Craze

Posted by Collin McGorty on Jul 19, 2017 10:00:00 AM

As the years go by, we see so many different fads and trends in real estate. Some stick, others fall by the wayside. Some are huge, market-shifting breakthroughs; others are small-scale concepts. Perhaps none smaller than tiny houses, America’s most recent real estate fascination. If you aren’t familiar with how this viral sensation came to be, then perhaps you need to catch an episode of HGTV’s “Tiny House Hunters” to see what it’s all about.

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Topics: Buying, residential real estate, buying a house, tiny houses

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