Ben Mizes

Ben Mizes

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.

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What Are Non-Conforming Loans?

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.

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Should I Refinance My Mortgage?

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.

What You Need to Know about Contingencies as a Home Seller

What You Need to Know about Contingencies as a Home Seller

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.

8 Home Buying Mistakes to Avoid

8 Home Buying Mistakes to Avoid

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.

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6 Reasons to Get a Pre-Listing Appraisal

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. […]

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