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Should I Invest in Real Estate or the Stock Market?

Should I Invest in Real Estate or the Stock Market?

When it comes to investing, should you put your money into the stock market or real estate?  This article will discuss the pros and cons of each so you can make a more informed decision. First, a few definitions and assumptions: when I say “investing” in real estate,...

Will City Centers Operate the Same Post COVID-19?

Will City Centers Operate the Same Post COVID-19?

City centers are the life of the party. Pre-COVID-19, people flocked to city centers all over the globe for work, leisure, and of course shopping! Currently, people aren't making the commute to city centers and a lot of residents who live in city centers have...

Understanding Closing Costs After Purchasing a Home

Understanding Closing Costs After Purchasing a Home

The home buying process can be a rather complicated and frustrating process to go through. So it comes as no surprise that buyers often get surprised at just how much more they need to pay once a deal has been reached. This last step is called the closing cost. The...

Looking Past COVID in Real Estate

Looking Past COVID in Real Estate

Real estate is one of the biggest fields affected by the coronavirus pandemic. General economic anxiety has resulted in less interested buyers, and it is harder for sellers to show homes, host open houses, and schedule inspections. However, after experiencing a sharp...

An Increase in Home Buying Applications

An Increase in Home Buying Applications

When the COVID-19 crisis struck, everyone predicted the worst for the economy. News about looming crashes, recessions, and depressions became an everyday occurrence. The housing market was expected to be particularly hard hit by the crisis, with predictions of a 22%...

Joining an Investment Club within Real Estate

Joining an Investment Club within Real Estate

Joining a club makes sense if you need to build a strong network within real estate. Just be cautious about what role your membership club plays within the lives of its members like you. You might be surprised to find some clubs saying that they offer opportunities in...

How to Find the Right Real Estate Program for You

How to Find the Right Real Estate Program for You

Real estate can be a great career. It's a good fit for people from all kinds of backgrounds. Task-oriented people with vision can make great real estate developers. People with great communication skills can be great at selling real estate. One of the keys to...

Is Real Estate an Essential Service?

Is Real Estate an Essential Service?

With so many states ordering residents to stay at home unless they work in a business that provides an essential service, many people are left wondering, "what counts as essential?" Real estate might not seem as essential as industries like healthcare and food, but at...

The Changing Ways of Home Buying

The Changing Ways of Home Buying

Real estate has been one of the most change-resistant industries out there. It's still a very local, face-to-face business. Real estate agents are licensed on a state by state basis. It's taken a long time for technology to make it into the real estate world. In...