Why Remodeling a House Is More Expensive For A Homeowner

The economy is plugging along. There is construction activity everywhere. You look around and see vans and trucks filled with tools and lumber, pipes, and ladders parked in every neighborhood. Cranes fill the air around high rises. Overall there just seems to be a flurry of construction activity. That’s good, right? Well, sure it’s good […]

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Subject To Transactions – The Basics

A “subject to” transaction is when a buyer assumes ownership of a home and takes over the existing loan balance and payments.  This is very different than “assuming” a loan, which basically means that the loan would transfer to the new owner.  Mortgages have not been assumable for decades. The loan remains with the existing […]

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Flip, Flipper, Flipping

Flip, Flipper, Flipping.  These words don’t come close to describing what most real estate investors do.  The word flip, when it comes to real estate, brings to mind too many bad HGTV episodes where the “flippers” seem to put a couple hours and not much thought into rehabilitating a house, then sell it in an […]

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I need to sell my house fast now what?

So you need to sell your house and you have a few phone numbers or websites you are thinking about contacting. There are many “investors” out there that claim to be able to buy your house for “FAST CASH”. Many of these “cash buyers” do not actually have any cash or access to cash. We […]

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What to do if you have crawlspace problems

There is no doubt that crawlspaces are horrible.  They get wet, they have termites, they have mold and fungus.  Overall they are just gross places.  Worse is that crawlspace problems can’t be detected until there is generally an expensive problem to fix.  Once subfloor, joists, or sill bands are rotten or termite infested, repairing them […]

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