Single, joint or multiple agency?

Many clients I come across at appraisals know that they can use one or more real estate agents. They also know that using more than one agent could cost them more in fees. What they may not have considered is the fine print of each type of deal or the relative merits of using one, two, or many agents. Here’s […]

How to clean your windows like a pro

In an exhaustive search of the web, I have come across many articles advising people to clean their windows with vinegar and crumpled newspapers, or Windex and a rag, or other ineffective methods. Many of these techniques will give you poor results and are also quite time consuming and frustrating. Although I am a professional window cleaner, I freely share […]

What to know before flipping a house

Many people believe that they can change properties effortlessly, however, they are likely not satisfied with the preliminary results. A profitable spin is one where you generate income and there are many steps you need to take to help you be successful. For home buffs, there has been a lot of news recently, as houses that were overturned during the […]

Strip mall occupancy costs

If you are a renter, homeowner, or real estate agent, when looking at a retail property, what needs to be quickly understood are occupancy costs and expenses and their relationship to investment and lease combination. Occupancy costs and expenses can make or break the future of the tenants business and investment income for the landlord. High or uncontrolled occupancy costs […]

The appointment of Mr. Smith implies that the future of real estate is in rent-to-own and rent-to-own.

“Since collapsing into guardianship in September 2008, Fannie and Freddie have received $ 151 billion in taxpayer assistance. More will certainly be needed.” “If this Mr. Smith goes to Washington as director of the FHFA (Federal Housing Finance Agency), he will face a monumental challenge at a crucial time: how to protect taxpayers from even greater losses incurred by Fannie […]