What You Need to Know about Down Payment Assistance Programs

If you’ve been dreaming of owning your own home but can’t seem to save up for the down payment, you may have more options than you realize. Down payment assistance programs are designed to help make the dream of homeownership attainable even for buyers who haven’t had years to stash away cash. But, there is […]

Deciding What Stays and What Goes: Downsizing with Dana Corey

Let’s be honest, downsizing is one son of a b****.  When you’ve lived in a place for so long and collected all kinds of stuff, it’s really hard to let it all go. But sometimes you just gotta do it. Whether you’re moving because of finances, illness, aging, or just a change, downsizing looks different […]

NAR Settlement Explained + 104 Things a (Great) Buyer’s Agent Does

We’re sure you’ve all heard about the lawsuit against the National Association of Realtors (NAR) going into effect this August. With all the noise and confusion in the media, it’s hard to separate fact from fiction. Luckily, over here we cut through the bullshit and give it to ya straight. Let’s dive right into how […]

How to Buy a House with Friends

Buying property with friends is a topic close to my heart because, let’s face it, housing affordability SUCKS and we gotta get creative. For some folks, teaming up with friends, family, coworkers, or lovers is the only option — and hey! That’s an AMAZING option. Making the dream of buying a house with friends into […]

Housing Affordability SUCKS! It’s Time to Get Creative

Lauren Goche

Today, we’re diving into a topic that’s not just close to my heart — it’s a TOTAL game-changer for anyone looking to buy property.  Investing in a duplex, triplex, or four-plex, whether on your own, with family, a coworker, or alongside a pal is more than just a sound financial move, it’s about reshaping our […]

Why You Should Buy Ugly and Sell Cute

We’ve all heard the saying, “Love at first sight,” right? Well, when it comes to buying homes, it’s not always that straightforward.  Yes, the property you buy is going to be your sanctuary, that spot where you kick off your shoes and unwind after a long day —  you should love it! But it’s also […]

Ready, Set, Reno: Preparing Yourself for a Fixer-Upper Journey

fixer-upper

Virgo season is upon us, and what better way to celebrate than with a blog allllll about the relentless pursuit of perfection? That’s right, we’re diving into the world of fixer-uppers!  Today, we’re exploring a few sage pieces of advice from my fixer-upper aficionado friend, Perry Eising (@perrysetgo). From how to save a pretty penny […]

How I Used a HELOC Loan To Move Into a New House

Strategically utilizing my HELOC is what made me go from barely getting along to really getting ahead in life. That’s why I’m hella passionate about this type of home loan as a real estate investing tool. Our goal here is to provide a helpful guide to demystify HELOCS and make them less scary. We cover the basics of HELOCs as well as how I used mine to put a downpayment on my second home. 

Self-employed? Here’s How to Buy a House

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Ah, self-employment… The joy and opportunity of being your own boss and setting your own hours are endless. As a self-employed person myself, I wouldn’t change it for the world. However, there is one downside that often gets pushed under the rug: buying a house when you’re self-employed is freaking hard! A lot has changed […]