Capital Gains Tax

Investing in real estate presents numerous opportunities to grow wealth.  Investing is not just purchasing properties to hold and rent or rehab and flip, your primary residence should also be considered an investment.  it is also your primary residence. Owning real estate presents value besides having a roof over your head. The tax implications areContinue reading “Capital Gains Tax”

Keller’s Myth-Understandings

In my ongoing efforts to share with you the value real estate investing, I want to introduce you to an excellent book and ideology.  My license is associated with Keller-Williams, Richmond West. Keller-Williams was founded by Gary Keller who has built an incredible corporation that has shifted from a real estate business to a technologyContinue reading “Keller’s Myth-Understandings”

Basic Math for Real Estate Investing

Investing in real estate is a means to grow your wealth.  To achieve success with this, some basic math concepts are really important in your decision making.  Many people buy property, and do not stop to consider the basic formulas that are related to the property’s ability to be valuable. It looks like a greatContinue reading “Basic Math for Real Estate Investing”

Investing Classes and Strategies

  When discussing real estate investment, you need to recognize immediately, how broad the topic is.  Yes, there are some overlying elements and features that are applicable to all niches within real estate investing, but each class comes with its own uniqueness.   The following is a list of some of the various classes one couldContinue reading “Investing Classes and Strategies”

Dealing with Financing

As the events of the last few years in the real estate industry show, people forget about the tremendous financial responsibility of purchasing a home at their peril. Here are a few tips for dealing with the dollar signs so that you can take down that “for sale” sign on your new home. Get pre-approved.Continue reading “Dealing with Financing”

Anyone Can Invest in Real Estate

We all think of ways to retire sooner, or ensure our children have college paid for, or have a lifestyle where we enjoy more luxury.  But what do we need to do this? We need to find ways to earn more money. Where does that money come from? One way is investing and there areContinue reading “Anyone Can Invest in Real Estate”

5 Tips for Buying a Home

Looking to buy a home? Here are five essential tips for making the process as smooth as possible. Get your finances in order. Start by getting a full picture of your credit. Obtain copies of your credit report. Make sure the facts are correct, and fix any problems you find. Next, find a suitable lenderContinue reading “5 Tips for Buying a Home”

Why Do You NEED a Realtor

You know have thought about!  Several times! Whether you’re a buyer or seller, “Can I do this myself?”     “Do I really need a REALTOR®??”   Before you hear the answer, think of these scenarios:   Would you put your own stitches in?     Would you install your own internet?   Would youContinue reading “Why Do You NEED a Realtor”

June 2019 RVA Housing Report

The June housing numbers have been reported for the Richmond-Metro area.  The numbers continue to reflect the one major challenge of the housing market:  inventory.  The inventory in RVA continues to remain small and has shrunk compared to last year.  At the end of June 2018, there were 2,894 homes on the market in Richmond-MetroContinue reading “June 2019 RVA Housing Report”

Counselors of RE Report 2019

The Counselors of Real Estate published a report on the top ten current and emerging issues affecting real estate in 2019 and 2020.  The full report can be found here, but you can get my Cliff Notes version of the top five below. Infrastructure:  Roads, railways, airports, water systems, and the power grid are havingContinue reading “Counselors of RE Report 2019”