• Moving With Pets? These Tips Can Help Nov. 28th 2019
    The prospect of relocating can be complicated enough before you factor in the needs of one, two or multiple members of your household menagerie. Marian White at Moving.com says the type of animal, along with their specific needs and health concerns, greatly affect how you prepare for their move. If you’re fortunate enough to be […] The post Moving With Pets? These Tips Can Help appeared first on RISMedia.

  • Beginner’s Guide: Purchasing a Rental Property With a Self-Directed IRA Nov. 14th 2019
    First and foremost, what is a self-directed IRA? A self-directed IRA is an individual retirement account that gives you complete control over your investment choices. Unlike other IRAs, you’re not limited to stocks, bonds or mutual funds. This means you can take advantage of investing in alternative assets—such as real estate, limited partnerships and gold—with […] The post Beginner’s Guide: Purchasing a Rental Property With a Self-Directed IRA appeared first on RISMedia.

  • 10 Home Staging Tips for Under $100 Nov. 03rd 2019
    Home staging can be a costly expense, especially if you have multiple homes on the market at once. However, there are some very simple (and cheap) ways to make a home look better without having to make major design changes or upgrades. These 10 home staging tips can help you move that home off the […] The post 10 Home Staging Tips for Under $100 appeared first on RISMedia.

  • Before Buying a Condo, Do Your Homework on the Project and Your New Neighbors Oct. 30th 2019
    (TNS)—With home prices in many parts of the country rising more rapidly than wages, condominiums and co-ops, which typically cost 10 percent or so less than single-family homes, are in high demand. The National Association of REALTORS® reports that the median condo/co-op value rose 5.2 percent in the 12 months through August, compared to 4.7 […] The post Before Buying a Condo, Do Your Homework on the Project and Your New Neighbors appeared first on RISMedia.

  • 8 Signs You’re Ready to Stop Renting and Buy a Home Oct. 29th 2019
    (TNS)—Renting a place to live may give you the freedom to move when you want and relieve you of the responsibilities of homeownership, but at some point, most people yearn for their own home. Buying a house is a good way to start building financial security. As you pay down the mortgage, you build up […] The post 8 Signs You’re Ready to Stop Renting and Buy a Home appeared first on RISMedia.

  • 7 Tips for Buying a Condo in 2019 Oct. 23rd 2019
    (TNS)—Buying a condo can be a great way to dive into homeownership without worrying about much of the upkeep that comes with single-family homes and townhouses. Condo dwellers can also typically take advantage of shared amenities, plus having professional management to take care of building maintenance. However, condos aren’t for everyone, so it’s best to […] The post 7 Tips for Buying a Condo in 2019 appeared first on RISMedia.

  • Tax Ramifications of Owning an Investment Property Oct. 15th 2019
    (TNS)—While owning rental property may not help you earn truly passive income, becoming a landlord can still build long-term wealth. After all, owning rental property means having your renters pay down the mortgage on a property you own. Depending on how much you can charge for rent, you may even be able to secure a […] The post Tax Ramifications of Owning an Investment Property appeared first on RISMedia.

  • Real Estate Q&A: How Do I Co-Sign a Mortgage and Not End Up in a Horror Story? Oct. 06th 2019
    (TNS)—Q: My sister has bad credit but a good job and wants to buy a house. I have strong credit but a modest salary. She asked me to co-sign her mortgage loan, and the bank insists on putting me on the deed. I trust her, but I am nervous. Should I do this? A: As […] The post Real Estate Q&A: How Do I Co-Sign a Mortgage and Not End Up in a Horror Story? appeared first on RISMedia.

  • 10 Tips for Buying Rental Property Oct. 03rd 2019
    (TNS)—If you’ve been watching reruns of HGTV’s “Income Property” and wondering if it’s time to buy a rental property and become a landlord, you’re not alone. Between our slow-growth economy, historically low interest rates and the mood of millennials to rent instead of own, income property has been on an uptick since the Great Recession. […] The post 10 Tips for Buying Rental Property appeared first on RISMedia.

  • Hurricanes Take a Toll on Homes: How Homeowners Can Protect Their Biggest Investment Oct. 02nd 2019
    It’s hurricane season, and for millions of Americans and others, that means getting ready to not only protect themselves and their families, but also the single biggest investment of their lives—their homes. Catastrophic property losses and damages due to hurricanes are becoming more commonplace. According to the Insurance Information Institute, in 2017 alone, Hurricanes Maria, […] The post Hurricanes Take a Toll on Homes: How Homeowners Can Protect Their Biggest Investment appeared first on RISMedia.