Monthly Archives: July 2014

Know the Rules for Buying Property With Your IRA

Your Individual Retirement Account can invest in more than stocks and bonds—an IRA also can buy real estate. But it isn’t as simple as finding a property, investing and moving in. Be prepared to do a good amount of research … Continue reading

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5 Steps You Can’t Skip During Escrow

The escrow process, which is also known as closing or settlement, is the endgame of the home-buying process. It is when the buyer, seller and other necessary parties get together to seal the deal. While your real estate agent and … Continue reading

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Stage Your House in the Right Light

If you’re about to put your home on the market, you know about the staging, the paint touch-ups and the fixes you’ve kept putting off until now. Let’s add one more to the list—strategic lighting. The right light can make … Continue reading

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The Basics of Homeowners Associations

If you live in a newer suburban community or planned unit development—like some 63 million Americans, according to the Community Associations Institute—you are probably a member of homeowners associations, or HOAs. It’s also a good bet you haven’t given your HOA … Continue reading

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