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 […]
If you’re looking for a way to create passive income and build wealth, look no further than investing in duplexes! Here’s everything you need to know.
Have no fear! It’s not all doom and gloom on the real estate market front.
New loan limits for 2021 have recently been announced, and I’ve got some great news for hopeful Portland home buyers! Right now (it’s December of 2020), conforming loans for the Portland area is at $510,400. (It is the same for much of the U.S., but not everywhere… it is determined by county). Starting January 1, […]
There’s a good reason why it’s called a “starter home”. It is because your first house isn’t your forever house. It allows you to learn and make mistakes, and realize that life changes. You change. Your city changes, your needs change. And that is probably why, statistically, people nowadays stay in these “starter homes” for […]
When I hear someone even whisper “I’m Thinking About Buying A House…” I want to look them straight in the eyes and say, “Hold up.” If I could get my potential buyers to take one – and only one – piece of advice when it comes to buying their first home, it is literally to […]
DUPLEXES. Admittedly, I’m a little obsessed with them. I mean, you basically get two houses for the price of one and a half. But what I don’t think enough people even consider is throwing down on a duplex with your bestie/sibling/parent/co-worker/dog-that-inherited-millions-from-its-rich-dead-owner. There are financing options available for purchasing a duplex with a 3.5% downpayment. That’s […]