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By Daniel Defendi Property investment can be an exciting opportunity for new investors. When evaluating the cost of a property, however, many homebuyers don't account for the ongoing expenses involved in owning and maintaining their asset. Related: Investing in Real Estate: How to Diversify Your Portfolio Investment property expenses add up and can fluctuate over...

By Art Lopez Moving to a new house, city or state is one of the most stressful things a person can go through. Even when everything goes smoothly, you'll likely be exhausted when all is said and done. However, if your whole move is marred by one mistake after another, your stress levels can skyrocket. It's perfectly normal to feel overwhelmed by the enormity of...

Everyone loves to see a good before and after shot. Regardless of whether it's a personal weight loss journey or a newly painted piece of furniture, it's all about the dramatic reveal and being able to see change happen right before your very eyes. So, why hasn't the real estate industry jumped on the #transformationtuesday bandwagon? It's the perfect opportunity...

By Kathy Fettke Flipping homes has never been so popular. According to ATTOM Data Solutions, 207,088 single-family homes and condos were flipped last year alone. That's almost 3,000 more than in 2016, and the highest level of flipping activity since 2006. Don't be misled by TV shows and real estate gurus who make it sound easy. Buying, fixing and reselling a home...

By Hannah Whittenly Determining the accurate value of a home can often be a difficult task. If you're looking to buy a new home, there are some factors that you should be aware of that can help you decide whether or not a particular listing is really worth its value. Here are four ways to find out if a home's price is really worth that much: Home Inspection Results Hiring...

By Steven Kaufman Many real estate investors or properties don't qualify for a traditional loan through a bank for a variety of reasons. This is where a hard money loan comes in. It can accomplish the same job of helping investors secure funding for their next investment property. Related: Your Home Loan Journey You're probably wondering how these loans work, and,...

By Roger Odoardi When it comes to getting approval for a home mortgage loan, borrowers can either work with a mortgage broker or a bank. Either option will take you one step closer to becoming a homeowner, but they involve very different processes and result in different mortgage terms. As you get started, it's helpful to remember that whichever option you ultimately...

By Daniel Defendi Looking after your tenants is key to a successful property investment strategy. If tenants don't feel safe, they're more likely to consider moving, which could cost you considerable time and money when it comes to covering rental losses. Securing your property not only keeps existing tenants happy, but will also be an attractive selling point for...

By Joy Bender What better way to invest your money than snatching up your dream vacation home? If you think you're ready to purchase a second home, don't rush into it. Read this guide to ensure it's one of the best decisions you'll ever make in your life. Related: Top 10 Second Home Locations Buying a second home is one of those treasured rites of passage, like getting...

From startup to success as a leader in the market Name: Keith Dunham
Title:  COO, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate HomeCity
Years in Real Estate: 12
Number of offices:  10
Number of agents: 320 You have quietly been building a business in Texas and we know online leads are a big part of it.  What has been happening over the last...