Homeowners associations can be useful – but they also have drawbacks. Here are 6 things to consider when determining if those HOA fees are worth it.
Ben Mizes is the co-founder and CEO of Clever Real Estate, the free online service that connects you with top agents to save thousands on commission. He’s an active real estate investor with 22 units in St. Louis and a licensed agent in Missouri. Ben enjoys writing about real estate, investing, personal finance, and financial freedom.
Filing for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 doesn’t have to mean losing where you live. Here’s how to keep your home during bankruptcy.
Want to cash in on your home’s equity in a red-hot real estate market but don’t want the hassle of moving? A leaseback program could be just the thing.
Compare the pros and cons of the differences between conforming and non-conforming loans, and learn how to tell which would be the best choice.
Buying a house is more expensive than ever. An ARM can make it more affordable in the short term but could cause your rate to increase later on. Are they worth it?
Real estate expert Ben Mizes explains how to weigh the costs of refinancing your home versus the cost savings, as well as other considerations you need to have in mind that could affect the refi.
You might think agreeing to waive the home inspection is a good way to get your offer accepted, but it could be a costly mistake. Learn six reasons why getting a home inspection is a good idea.
Contingencies are part of a real estate purchase contract that you receive when you accept an offer on a home. They could mean that a “done deal” falls through if certain events trigger a clause in the contract. Here are the five most common types of contingencies you need to know.
It’s easy to get caught up in the homebuying experience and rush to find and get your dream home, but don’t make these eight homebuying mistakes or it could cost you.
Selling your home is likely one of the biggest financial transactions you’ll make in your lifetime. It’s only natural that you’d want to get the best return for the time and money you’ve invested over the years. One way to ensure you secure a good deal on your home is to get a pre-listing appraisal. […]