Lease option sales first became popular financing instruments in the late 1970s and the early 1980s. They were used primarily used as a way to circumvent alienation clauses in mortgages, but they have some other advantages as well. Proponents claimed the sale was not a...

Buying a home is without a doubt the most complicated purchase you will ever make. The list of logistical and financial details is long — from getting your downpayment together to paying legal and closing fees, all the while having to deal with a number of...

Real estate agents estimate that at least 20 percent of their sales result from an open house. That's one in five homes. If your property is presentable—that is, spotless from top to bottom— priced correctly, and located in a high-traffic area, you're well on your...

You've put your house on the market, and it's just not happening: not a single showing or not one purchase offer. Here are some approaches to isolating the problem—be it in the pricing, the marketing, or even the people helping you—and finding an answer to...

Here’s what to do when finding an apartment goes from annoying to criminal. The stress of finding an apartment is almost inevitable – the search, the competition, the upfront money … most renters avoid frequently moving for these reasons. But sometimes the rental process goes from...

Finding the right lender will help you find the right mortgage. One of the most exciting (and stress-inducing) events in life is house hunting. Seeking out your next sanctuary can certainly put stars in your eyes, but there is also a major milestone that almost every...

Win home shoppers over before they even think about stepping foot inside. A polished home exterior creates an inviting experience for visitors or passersby, which is especially important if your home is on the market. Check out our tips to get the most curb appeal for the...

The past few years I’ve been getting my hands dirty with rentals. I’m mainly a wholesaler but wanted to branch out. While I live in the Phoenix metro area, I found I was better able to find solid deals in the Chicago market. I discovered this...