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Home Buying 101 Archive


Downsizing a Home Requires Cutting Contents, too

By Greg Pearson ...


Moving with Pets – Impossible or Possible?

RISMEDIA, January 21, 2009-With people moving worldwide for work, Boxers are going bicoastal and cats are clearing through customs on a daily basis. Moving isn't just stressful for people, it's equally stressful for pets. So when it comes to moving pets, pre-planning is very important as animals can be very ...


Foreclosed Homes Can Be Good Deals, Bargains for Buyers

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Regional Spotlight – In Home Sales, a Buyer’s Market

By Brook Stockberger ...


Consumers On Alert for Mover Scams

By Amy Baldwin ...


Home Buyers Advised to Look Before They Leap

By John Spence ...


Optimize Your Clients’ Results – 10 Real Estate Resolutions For Buyers and Sellers

RISMEDIA, January 12, 2009-The New Year is here, and many are more resolved than ever to achieve real estate goals that went by the wayside in 2008 due to economic and other concerns. But, what's one to do to optimize their chances of success amid what's still a tumultuous, highly ...


Tips for Packing for a Move, Inexpensively

By Sharon Harvey Rosenberg ...


Taking Credit for First-time Home Purchase

By Mary Umberger ...


The Pros and Cons to Living in a Loft

By George W. Mantor ...


For Your Clients – Real Estate Misconceptions Debunked

RISMEDIA, Nov. 13, 2008-Buying and selling residential real estate can be complex and confusing, particularly amid a process rife with misconception. To dispel common real estate myths, Robert Jenson, CEO of The Jenson Group at RE/MAX CENTRAL, offers some "truths" to help real estate consumers better navigate the home buying ...


Buy a New or Gently Used Home? It’s a Question of Budget and Lifestyle

Home-selling Strategies by Chris Kaucnik ...


A Wall Street Alternative: 5 Timely Reasons to Invest in Vacation Property

RISMEDIA, Oct. 27, 2008-The stock market is down, and if you're like most people, your level of investing confidence has dropped as well. Yes, only those with nerves of steel feel good about playing the market right now. And if you're not one of those hearty souls, you're at a ...


7 Tips to Navigate the Real Estate Market for Investors

RISMEDIA, Oct. 22, 2008-Throughout our nation's history, investing in real estate has been one of the fastest ways to build wealth, but news headlines on the subprime lending crisis and lingering "For Sale" signs on neighborhood lawns indicates that this once tried-and-true investing method indicates a down real estate market. ...


Where We Are in the Current Real Estate Cycle and What It Means

RISMEDIA, Oct. 22, 2008-Real estate has been in the news just about every day as housing prices have fallen in many areas. There are all kinds of opinions about what's going on and where this is all heading. But these opinions are just guesses and do not take every piece ...


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