Owner Financing Tips for Buyers

February 16, 2018 by Marty Orefice | Financing, Real Estate

When you started out your lease-option, you were on track to qualify for a mortgage within two years. Your credit score was looking good, you … Read More

Saving for a Down Payment: Transportation

February 10, 2018 by Marty Orefice | Financing, Real Estate

In previous articles, we’ve discussed saving for a down payment through budget cuts to food and housing costs. This article discusses saving by cutting the … Read More

Saving for a Down Payment: Your Housing Costs

January 5, 2018 by Marty Orefice | Financing, Real Estate

The best way to start saving is to figure out how much you’re spending and create a budget. There are several key factors that go … Read More

What Are the Benefits of Owning a Home?

December 28, 2017 by Marty Orefice | Real Estate

The American Dream is to own a home, but lately, more and more people are opting to rent a home instead of buying one. Renting … Read More

How Much Should You Pay for Rent?

November 10, 2017 by Marty Orefice | Real Estate

You may have heard the widespread rule of thumb that states you should spend no more than 30 percent of your income on housing. By … Read More

How Appraisals Affect Rent to Own

October 20, 2017 by Marty Orefice | Financing, Foreclosure, Real Estate, Rent to Own

Many rent to own deals do not work because the buyer needs a mortgage to purchase the home, but does not qualify for one at … Read More

Are Rent to Own Homes More Expensive?

September 25, 2017 by Marty Orefice | Real Estate, Rent to Own

There’s a big misconception about whether rent to own homes are more expensive than the alternative. The confusion stems because the answer is different for … Read More

Using Rent to Own to Get into a School District

September 14, 2017 by Marty Orefice | Real Estate, Rent to Own

The competition to get your kid into the best school is fierce. Parents want their child to attend the best school possible, and they’re willing … Read More

Understanding Real Estate Owned (REO) Properties

August 28, 2017 by Marty Orefice | Foreclosure, Real Estate

Real estate owned (REO) means that the bank owns this piece of real estate. That happens when a homeowner is foreclosed on and the bank … Read More

Rent to Own a Tiny Home

August 21, 2017 by Marty Orefice | Real Estate, Rent to Own

Call it a social movement. Call it economically savvy consumers. Call it what you will, but tiny homes are cost-efficient and can be relatively nice. … Read More

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