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Saturday
Jun182016

Magazine for Real Estate Investing

Readers with a passion for wealth creation from real estate investing have a focused resource in the periodical space.  Think Realty: The Magazine for Real Estate Investors® delivers “actionable ideas and money saving advice” six times per year.  First-time investors and experienced professionals can tap into content that speaks to issues faced in the dynamically rewarding industry niche of real estate investments.  Think Realty Magazine is published by Affinity Real Estate Media LLC.  Also check out ThinkRealty.com.  

Sunday
Apr172016

Blooms of Wisdom in Spring RE Guide from Money

Money published its annual "Real Estate Guide" in the May 2016 issue.  The focus is on four consumer types, specifically those Starting Out, Trading Up, Downsizing, or Staying Put.  Money’s guide suggests best moves or ideas for owners, sellers, and buyers, depending on where they slot themselves in the shopping hierarchy this season.  In a companion article on the debt side of the equation, Ian Salisbury covers "5 Ways Borrowing for a Home is Getting Easier." 

Sunday
Feb142016

Comparing the Housing Websites

Which are the housing websites matching your needs?  Consumer Reports® magazine shares pros and cons of popular housing websites with "Go House Hunting, Virtually" in its March 2016 issue. They take a look at four sites, and list geographic coverage, app status, frequency of data updates, and unique features.  

Sunday
Aug162015

Preparing Buyers

Keep Calm…It’s Just Real Estate: Your No-Stress Guide to Buying a Home
by Egypt Sherrod.  2015.  Running Press, Philadelphia.  224 pp. 

Navigating the process of buying a home can prove difficult.  What if there was a book written in a relaxed style by a credible professional, who gathers the most important steps to know in the process for you?  Now in her second decade of representing clients in the buying and selling of real estate, Egypt Sherrod concentrates her knowledge in Keep Calm…It’s Just Real Estate to save readers time, money, and a few headaches when they’re buying a home. 

With Keep Calm, Sherrod emphasizes her enjoyment working for first-time homebuyers.  The author maintains a multifaceted career, which includes hosting HGTV’s Property Virgins and the forthcoming Flipping Virgins, as well as a plethora of recurring appearances on other media outlets.  Her real estate experience informs her prose, centered on helping first-timers, but also those buyers who seek to avoid repeating past mistakes on previous purchases. 

The simplicity of focusing on the buyer’s side of the equation is something to like about Keep Calm…It’s Just Real Estate.  Sherrod lists key reminders

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