All in Real Estate
It takes a big pot of money to retire early. And if you want to have a nice lifestyle as well, it takes millions to safely retire early. But, if you are smart about your taxes, you can reduce those numbers significantly. Here's the smartest ways to keep your income taxes low for FIRE.
Mortgage recasting lets you pay down your mortgage and secure a lower monthly payment. But, when does it make sense to refinance instead?
Mortgage recasting is a little known but useful trick that allows you to pay down your mortgage balance and secure a lower monthly payment while keeping your original loan and rate. Read on to see when mortgage recasting makes the most sense.
You have your appraisal back, finally. But… uh… how do you read it. And what are all these Q’s and C’s?
Getting your house appraised can be a little intimidating if you have never done it before. Here’s a quick introduction into how the process starts, what information it is attempting to obtain, how much it will cost, and how it will end.
Real estate investing is one of the more profitable and accessible ways to invest your money, but being a landlord comes with a lot of responsibilities. Today I am going to take a look at some ways to mitigate the biggest challenges of being a landlord.
A home is often the most expensive and most emotionally meaningful investment anyone will ever make, which is why it is vital to know when the best time to buy a house is.
There are more ways to get started real estate investing than you might think. Even in an expensive city, there are plenty of options.
Happy Holidays! Now, a short break from our regularly scheduled programming. RFG is officially over 70 posts old! It’s time for me to thank my readers, and ask the most important question of all: where do I go now?
Remodeling is an exciting and nerve-wracking experience. Knowing what to do, where to start, and how long it will take to renovate a property can help make everything go more smoothly.
I’ve always wanted to own a vacation home, but it may not be worth the cost or the hassle.
You can avoid PMI without 20% down in many ways. You can use an equity partner, take a secondary loan, or use a loan that doesn’t require it. Here’s how.
I'm not sure what's wrong with me exactly, but when I see EVERYONE agreeing on something, I always want to disagree. So i’ll say it: I don’t think a recession is imminent.
How much do I need to make from my passive income streams to #fatFIRE (retiring early without extreme frugality)? Here’s my plan, and my own #fatfire retirement calculator.
This calculator asks a very simple question: when should I refinance… or should I at all?
What’s better: condo vs townhouse? Let’s dissect the positives and negatives of both across a variety of factors including Cost per Square Foot, Privacy, Outdoor Space and Maintenance.
I’ve repeatedly seen two narratives told over and over again. First of all, debt is bad. Second, although debt is bad, having a mortgage is alright because it acts like a forced savings plan, slowly enabling borrowers to build wealth. But can't the “forced savings plan” idea can be extended beyond simply mortgage debt, if executed intelligently with low interest, short term debt?
It seems like everyone I talk to about real estate believes that condos are the most egregious rip-off in real estate. In my experience, it’s exactly the opposite. So… are condos worth it, after all?