Author Archives: Rio Herbik

  • 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  →
  • pay off your mortgage faster

    Everything You Need To Know To Pay Off Your Mortgage Faster

    Are you looking to save money on your mortgage over the life of your loan and pay off your mortgage faster? Who isn't? The quicker you pay it off, the less interest you will pay. But what if you can't afford to pay much more than you are already paying? Then, this article is for [...] More  →
  • home shopping 2021

    How to Sell Your First Home and Buy Your Second – Move-Up Buyers

    Thinking about moving again? You're not alone. Every year, people decide to buy a new home. This group of people are known as "move-up buyers." What is a move-up buyer? A move-up buyer is a current homeowner that desires to sell their first home to "move up" into second/new home. The reasons vary. Maybe you [...] More  →