Author Archives: Rio Herbik

  • utility costs

    How To Estimate Utility Costs for Your Home

    So you’ve started shopping for a new home. Maybe you’re upgrading from an apartment to that very first single-family residence, or perhaps you’re looking to buy a larger home. While the monthly cost of that mortgage payment is certainly your biggest financial concern when preparing to buy a house, don’t overlook the other expenses that come [...] More  →
  • How To Rent Out Rooms In Your Home

    How To Rent Out a Room In Your Home (To Save For a New Home)

    It’s fun to fantasize about your future bungalow or ranch-style house, but if you don’t have the money to make a down payment on your first home or dream house, fantasizing is all you’ll be able to do. Looking for ways to move up to your next home? Rent out a room in your current [...] More  →
  • building a home in 2021

    What to Expect When Building a Home in 2021

    Last year a lot of things changed. Housing was one of them. If you're in the market for a new home now, no doubt you've gotten a taste of what it's like out there. With low inventory, and the ability to move anywhere from the increase in remote work, the market is tight.  Since prices for existing [...] More  →
  • big city move

    Is 2021 a Good Time to Move to a Big City?

    The pandemic has had a variety of ripple effects in our world including where people are living. A 2020 study by freelancing platform, Upwork, found that up to 23 million U.S. workers planned to move as a result of the shift to remote work. That's about four times the normal rate. Further, one in five of [...] More  →
  • inflation

    What’s The Deal With Inflation?

    You have no doubt heard the word “inflation” in the news a lot lately. But what is it? Does it affect you and is there anything you can do to mitigate it? If you’re not 100% sure about what inflation is and how it affects you, keep reading. We’re covering the basics below and how [...] More  →
  • duplex

    Buy a Duplex Now, Save For Later

    For many beginning investors, a duplex is a great entry point for getting into real estate. Duplexes are a type of multi-family home that includes two units in the same building.  As the owner of a duplex investment property, you have a few options. Depending on your financial situation and needs, you can live in one [...] More  →
  • up and coming neighborhoods

    20+ Up and Coming Neighborhoods to Watch for a Return on Investment

    Looking to buy real estate in an up-and-coming neighborhood? When you find an area that's gaining popularity, you can get in before the prices go up. Then, you're setting yourself up for a larger equity gain in a shorter amount of time. But where should you buy your next home or investment property? Here's a [...] More  →
  • spotify playlist

    23 Spotify Playlists for Homeowners to Check Out

    From the second you slide on your headphones, you’re entering a different world. Suddenly work and chores seem to be more enjoyable, and the time slips away. That’s why we couldn’t resist sharing a few Spotify playlists with you! Whether you’re driving around looking for your future home, working on a renovation project, or cleaning up a [...] More  →
  • stay encouraged competitive market

    How To Stay Encouraged While Shopping In a Competitive Market

    Home buying isn't always easy, but the rewards are sweet! Stay motivated and minimize stress with these tangible tips. 1) Enlist the help of professionals With so much to prepare for, consider, and learn along the way, a great way to take the heat off is to get help. Enlist the help of a solid [...] More  →
  • personal finance podcasts

    5 Personal Finance Podcasts to Listen to Right Now

    Whether you’re a finance nerd or a finance newbie, personal finance podcasts give you a chance to learn more about how to improve your financial situation. The best thing about podcasts is the ability to multitask. You can learn more about personal finance while driving, doing housework, gardening, exercising, or just kicking back at the [...] More  →