How to Buy A Home and Stay on Track for Retirement

August 20, 2019

Have you ever considered how buying your next house can affect your retirement? You may not think they’re connected, but choosing the wrong home could put your nest egg in trouble—and that’s not okay! I want you to set yourself up to live your dream retirement in your dream home. But to do that, you […]


7 Things Moms Look For In The Perfect Home

August 13, 2019

You’ve heard the saying, “If Mama ain’t happy, ain’t no one happy,” and that’s probably never truer than when Mama is at home. Moms are more likely to take on a larger portion of household duties according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and a study of women’s financial habits shows that 95% of women are […]


What Is a Short Sale?

August 6, 2019

Maybe someone has told you to steer clear of short sales, or maybe you’ve heard they’re a great deal! No matter what you’ve heard, the bottom line is this: Buying a short sale home is a complicated process. In fact, very few short sales are completed within 30 days. Knowing whether or not it’s worth […]


5 Ways Home Buyers Like You Survived a Seller’s Market

July 30, 2019

If you’re on the hunt for your next home, you’ve likely hit a few obstacles. Maybe every home you like is already under contract. Or you keep running into bidding wars and losing. Whatever your trouble, one thing’s for sure: The prices keep going up. According to the National Association of Realtors, the median price for existing […]


How Hopeful California Homebuyers Combat High Residential Real Estate Prices

July 23, 2019

Moving to coastal California may be a dream, but for startlingly few is it a reality. Residential real estate prices in California are extremely high — the state’s median home value is almost $550,000, more than double the average U.S. median home listing price of $276,000. While the demand to live in California exceeds the available home […]


Where Real Estate Investors Should Look In 2019

July 16, 2019

Real estate professionals — and flippers in particular — spend a great deal of time analyzing the markets, but the only thing we really need to know is which way is it heading. There’s a way to make money in any market, any economy, if you are paying attention and trusting the plan. I want […]


Six Mistakes First-Time Homebuyers Make, And How To Avoid Them

July 2, 2019

For most people, a car is their first big-ticket purchase. Apart from negotiating the price, and possibly taking out a simple loan, it is usually a straightforward transaction. Many dealerships have even gone to a “no haggle” pricing model where a buyer has to pay the posted sticker price without negotiations. However, once first-time buyers […]


8 Times Real Estate Was The Best Matchmaker Of All

June 25, 2019

There’s online dating apps and friends’ weddings to find the love of your life, but then there’s also real estate. Yes, good ol’ bricks and mortar (or the people who sell them) can sometimes be the way to find your better half. In all the years I’ve been hearing real estate stories, the ones that […]


Agency Exec On How Real Estate PR Has Evolved

June 18, 2019

Crisscrossing the grid, she connects Chicago. Emily Johnson is passionate about real estate. As president of Taylor Johnson, a public relations firm, Emily and her talented team serve the real estate industry exclusively. Among an inspiring cityscape of people and properties, they have a wellspring of real estate and related trades with which to work. Her […]


Five Key Factors To Keep In Mind When Setting Annual Real Estate Goals

June 11, 2019

Real estate is a constantly evolving market, shifting with changes in interest rates, economic landscapes and policies. As such, it is critically important for professionals working in the real estate market to keep track of current trends. Yet, deciding which factors to remember when forming yearly goals can be challenging. To help, five members of Forbes […]