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Category: Real Estate (43 posts)

How Many Homes Should You View Before Buying?

How Many Homes Should You View Before Buying?

August 10, 2022 | Posted by: Carlos Tovar

If you are beginning the home-buying process, you may begin to wonder how long it will take until you find the perfect home for you and your family. The answer to that varies due to different factors. ...

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Tips for Buying Rental Investment Properties

Tips for Buying Rental Investment Properties

July 6, 2022 | Posted by: Carlos Tovar

Most people float the idea of investment property around at some point in their life, and the growing popularity of real estate buy-and-flip shows only makes the prospect more enticing. However, befor ...

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5 Negotiation Secrets Smart Buyers Use to Get Better Deals

5 Negotiation Secrets Smart Buyers Use to Get Better Deals

June 22, 2022 | Posted by: Carlos Tovar

Being a buyer in today's real estate market can be challenging. The market is very competitive right now, making the average buyer feel like it is impossible to secure a good deal. Luckily, some trick ...

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Home-Buying 101: A Guide to Purchasing Your First Home

Home-Buying 101: A Guide to Purchasing Your First Home

April 20, 2022 | Posted by: Carlos Tovar

Home-Buying 101: A Guide to Purchasing Your First Home Buying a home involves a lot of complex steps, but by doing your homework ahead of time, you can boost your know-how and have more confidence in ...

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5 Benefits of an Investment Property

5 Benefits of an Investment Property

April 6, 2022 | Posted by: Carlos Tovar

5 Benefits of an Investment Property Building a strong real estate portfolio is a great way to create passive income now and a strong investment portfolio for later. If you are looking at buildin ...

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Tips for Picking the Right Home to Flip

Tips for Picking the Right Home to Flip

March 16, 2022 | Posted by: Carlos Tovar

Guide to Choosing a House to Flip for Maximum Profit Not every property will make a promising flip. Here is everything you need to know to maximize your profits from the very start while minimizing ...

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Can Housing Upgrades Affect Your Insurance?

Can Housing Upgrades Affect Your Insurance?

February 23, 2022 | Posted by: Carlos Tovar

Housing upgrades have the potential to leave you underinsured so it is important to always contact your home insurance before starting a home renovation. Home renovations are trendy right now due to ...

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Rent to Own Homes vs. Mortgage: How Do They Work?

Rent to Own Homes vs. Mortgage: How Do They Work?

February 9, 2022 | Posted by: Carlos Tovar

Rent to Own Homes vs. Mortgage: How Do They Work? If you're hoping to achieve your dreams of homeownership, rent-to-own and mortgage are two options to consider. Here is everything you need to know a ...

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Five Great Benefits of Owning an Investment Property

Five Great Benefits of Owning an Investment Property

October 20, 2021 | Posted by: Carlos Tovar

Five Great Benefits of an Investment Property Maybe you have considered investing in real estate but aren't sure if it's the right move for you. There are several benefits to an investment property, ...

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How to Handle a Low-Ball Offer in Real Estate | Home Selling Advice

How to Handle a Low-Ball Offer in Real Estate | Home Selling Advice

September 15, 2021 | Posted by: Carlos Tovar

How to Handle a Low-Ball Offer in Real Estate - Home Selling Advice How to negotiate and handle low-ball offers on your real estate property in a buyer's market without compromising the value or wort ...

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Buying Land To Build A Home in Ontario

Buying Land To Build A Home in Ontario

June 16, 2021 | Posted by: Carlos Tovar

Buying Land To Build A Home If you've been dreaming of escaping your unruly neighbors, the hubbub of the city, or the restrictions of your homeowners' association, then buying land to build a home is ...

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Your House-Closing Timeline: A Step-By-Step Guide | Ontario

Your House-Closing Timeline: A Step-By-Step Guide | Ontario

June 7, 2021 | Posted by: Carlos Tovar

The process of buying a house can be quite exciting. However, the process is laborious, and it can also be nerve-wracking, especially if you do not know what to expect at what stage. The process is lo ...

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What Are the Next Steps After Your Offer Was Rejected? In Ontario

What Are the Next Steps After Your Offer Was Rejected? In Ontario

May 19, 2021 | Posted by: Carlos Tovar

What are the next steps after your offer was rejected? Finding an ideal home can be a daunting process. It involves talking to a wide range of realtors and having a myriad of meetings with your mortg ...

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Investing In An Apartment Complex

Investing In An Apartment Complex

May 5, 2021 | Posted by: Carlos Tovar

Investing In An Apartment Complex Investing in an apartment complex is one of the most effective ways of building wealth in the real estate industry. Some of the benefits that are associated with inv ...

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Things To Look Out For When Viewing A Property

Things To Look Out For When Viewing A Property

April 21, 2021 | Posted by: Carlos Tovar

Becoming a homeowner can be quite an exciting experience; however, house hunting is not a process without challenges. Depending on your personal preferences, needs, and budget, you need to carefully ...

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Buying A Home As A Senior Citizen | ON

Buying A Home As A Senior Citizen | ON

April 7, 2021 | Posted by: Carlos Tovar

Buying a home is for everyone — or those who can afford to pay for their mortgage. Albeit you're 60 or 70 years old, it's possible and beneficial to own a home so long as you have the financial mean ...

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Benefits of Investing in Multi-Family Real Estate

Benefits of Investing in Multi-Family Real Estate

February 8, 2021 | Posted by: Carlos Tovar

What is Multi-Family Real Estate? Any residential property that contains more than one housing unit is classed as multi-family real estate. Some of the most prevalent examples of multi-family real ...

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Top 3 Biggest Home Seller Mistakes

Top 3 Biggest Home Seller Mistakes

February 1, 2021 | Posted by: Carlos Tovar

Selling a home can be a daunting process; finding a real estate professional may help ease a lot of the stress. They will not only help find a buyer and undertake the complex process of closing the de ...

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Renting VS Buying a Home

Renting VS Buying a Home

January 18, 2021 | Posted by: Carlos Tovar

Your colleagues, friends, and family may be enjoying the comfort of their homes, but you're still living in a rental property. Such situations may compel someone to think about purchasing a property. ...

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Five Tips for Buying a Condo

Five Tips for Buying a Condo

January 11, 2021 | Posted by: Carlos Tovar

Yaaay! You finally got enough to facilitate the down payment of your first condo, or perhaps this is your investment property. Here is a simplified guide that includes some tips for buying a condo.& ...

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Cons of For Sale By Owner (FSBO)

Cons of For Sale By Owner (FSBO)

January 4, 2021 | Posted by: Carlos Tovar

You finally place your ad on the for sale by owner site! You are looking forward to answering tons of inquiries about your beautiful home but heard nothing yet. Selling your home shouldn't be this har ...

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Real Estate 101: Getting Your Home Ready To Show

Real Estate 101: Getting Your Home Ready To Show

December 28, 2020 | Posted by: Carlos Tovar

So...you decided to sell your home? This was not a decision that was taken lightly. This is a home you've grown fond of and grown in love with deeply. Countless memories were created, maybe your child ...

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Tips for Real Estate Investors

Tips for Real Estate Investors

December 21, 2020 | Posted by: Carlos Tovar

In today's business world, investing has gone beyond traditional assets, such as stocks and mutual funds. The real estate industry presents excellent investment options and a chance to expand your por ...

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Advice for First-Time Home Sellers

Advice for First-Time Home Sellers

December 7, 2020 | Posted by: Carlos Tovar

When buying your home, you probably dreamt of passing it down to future generations. Now, things turned out different and you are looking to sell. You fell in love with your home and made a ton of ...

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Top 3 Home Improvement Ideas to Increase the Value of Your Home

Top 3 Home Improvement Ideas to Increase the Value of Your Home

November 30, 2020 | Posted by: Carlos Tovar

Homeowners are often excited about home renovations and updates. Some property owners also use that opportunity to fulfill their wish lists, such as adding a master bedroom or hardwood flooring. Wit ...

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5 Things NOT To Do When Selling Your House

5 Things NOT To Do When Selling Your House

November 23, 2020 | Posted by: Carlos Tovar

The process of selling a residential property can be time-consuming and emotionally involving, especially if it is your first sale. While your home's curb appeal influences a prospective buyer's poten ...

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Useful Tips for Buying and Selling A Home During Covid-19

Useful Tips for Buying and Selling A Home During Covid-19

November 9, 2020 | Posted by: Carlos Tovar

The coronavirus pandemic has derailed buying and selling activities in the property market. Albeit fewer homes have been listed for sale, the industry is gradually recovering. Prospective buyers can m ...

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6 Signs a Home Will Likely Increase In Value

6 Signs a Home Will Likely Increase In Value

September 28, 2020 | Posted by: Carlos Tovar

A home is a massive investment. Any new homeowner will naturally hope their investment will gain value. While nothing in life is guaranteed, there are some excellent indicators that a home is likely t ...

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6 Persistent Real Estate Myths You Really Need to Ignore

6 Persistent Real Estate Myths You Really Need to Ignore

September 14, 2020 | Posted by: Carlos Tovar

Whether you're a home-buyer or a seller, it pays to understand the real estate market if you want to get a good deal. Unfortunately, a series of damaging ideas has grown up around real estate which ca ...

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How To Stage A House For Sale

How To Stage A House For Sale

July 6, 2020 | Posted by: Carlos Tovar

It's time to sell your house, and you know you need to stage it for sale, but you're not sure how. This step-by-step guide will help you successfully prepare your house for the market, from fixing nec ...

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Real Estate: How to Boost Your Credit Score Before Buying Applying for a Mortgage

Real Estate: How to Boost Your Credit Score Before Buying Applying for a Mortgage

June 29, 2020 | Posted by: Carlos Tovar

For the vast majority of home buyers, obtaining a mortgage will be a vital part of the purchasing process. Of course, in order to be approved for that mortgage, you will need to ensure that your cre ...

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Four Tips to Sell Your Home in a Hurry

Four Tips to Sell Your Home in a Hurry

April 27, 2020 | Posted by: Carlos Tovar

  Selling your home can be a time-consuming process - a situation which is less than ideal if you want to move sooner rather than later. Luckily, though, there are a few things that you can do ...

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What to Look for in an Investment Property

What to Look for in an Investment Property

April 13, 2020 | Posted by: Carlos Tovar

Investing in real estate can be a great way to grow your wealth. However, in order to be a successful investor, you will need to identify the right properties to invest in. In particular, you will w ...

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3 Essential Tips For New Real Estate Investors

3 Essential Tips For New Real Estate Investors

March 30, 2020 | Posted by: Carlos Tovar

The world of real estate investing can be both challenging and rewarding in equal measure. As such, if you are planning on diving into the industry any time soon, you may want to pay close attention ...

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Buying Your First Home: When Are You REALLY Ready?

Buying Your First Home: When Are You REALLY Ready?

March 9, 2020 | Posted by: Carlos Tovar

Purchasing your first home is the dream of a lifetime and a massive investment toward your future. The process is full of hopes and aspirations but is also a huge commitment to take on. For those who ...

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Buying Your First Home: When Are You REALLY Ready?

Buying Your First Home: When Are You REALLY Ready?

February 24, 2020 | Posted by: Carlos Tovar

Purchasing your first home is the dream of a lifetime and a massive investment toward your future. The process is full of hopes and aspirations but is also a huge commitment to take on. For those who ...

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3 Lesser-Known Ways to Invest in Real Estate

3 Lesser-Known Ways to Invest in Real Estate

February 10, 2020 | Posted by: Carlos Tovar

Investing in real estate has long been a path to wealth-building. Real estate is an asset that can provide both ongoing income and value appreciation, making it attractive to those who seek long-term ...

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Real Estate: Four Features of Profitable Rental Property

Real Estate: Four Features of Profitable Rental Property

February 3, 2020 | Posted by: Carlos Tovar

Investing in real estate can be a frightening task for a first-time buyer. While the rewards can be huge, there are also a number of risks that you will need to consider. However, if you know what to ...

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Five Surefire Ways to Ensure You are ready to Buy a Home as a Recent College Graduate

Five Surefire Ways to Ensure You are ready to Buy a Home as a Recent College Graduate

January 20, 2020 | Posted by: Carlos Tovar

If you are a recent college graduate, you might think that buying a home is still many years off, but that's not necessarily the case. If you dream of homeownership, even as a young adult, there may b ...

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5 Reasons Why Your Home Isn't Selling

5 Reasons Why Your Home Isn't Selling

December 30, 2019 | Posted by: Carlos Tovar

You've put your house on the market, and you're ready to start spending all the money you know you'll make from the sale. There's only one problem. Your house isn't selling. After trying to figure ...

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8 ways to start the home-buying process

8 ways to start the home-buying process

August 19, 2019 | Posted by: Carlos Tovar

1. Start budgeting Most people start their home buying process by going to an open house or by going online to the Multiple Listing Service— a collection of private databases used by real est ...

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4 Hidden Problems That Could Be Hurting Your Home Sale

4 Hidden Problems That Could Be Hurting Your Home Sale

August 5, 2019 | Posted by: Carlos Tovar

One of the biggest fears that home sellers have is that their property will end up on the real estate market for months on end. This is a nightmare for a number of reasons. First of all, having your h ...

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The Benefits of Investing in Income Producing Properties

The Benefits of Investing in Income Producing Properties

July 15, 2019 | Posted by: Carlos Tovar

Making money in any real estate venture is a difficult task, and many people don't have the skills (or the stomach) for flipping houses. An alternative to this intrinsically risky activity is to purch ...

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