When you're used to driving to the office every day, sitting through long meetings, and sharing a community microwave, working from home can sound pretty darn good. It's a nice option to have, but working from home takes a special kind of discipline and flexibility. This is especially true if your spouse is also working from home or if your kids are out of school. If you're new to home-office life, here are a few tips to help it go smoothly. Eat and drink—the right stuff at the right … [Read more...] about Top Tips for Working from Home
Inspections, appraisals, and automated valuation models, while related, all have different functions but can be easily confused. Let's take a closer look. Inspections: A property inspection is ordered by the buyer and is meant to be an unbiased look at the condition of the property. While not necessarily required by a lender, an inspection protects the buyer from purchasing a home that requires expensive repairs or otherwise doesn't live up to its list price. A property inspector will examine … [Read more...] about Inspections vs. Appraisals vs. AVMs
In Mark McCormack’s book, “What they Don’t Teach You at Harvard Business School” he discusses a study conducted of Harvard MBA grads between 1979 and 1989. Graduates were asked if they had set clear, written goals for their future. 84% had not, 13% said they did have goals but surprisingly only 3% had actually written them down. Ten years later in 1989 they went back to these grads and found that the 13% with non-written goals were earning on average twice as much as those who had no goals at … [Read more...] about The Power of Goal Setting. Be SMART.
Posted on November 6, 2019 With Veterans Day just around the corner, Indeed wanted to better understand the landscape for veterans returning to work. Veterans have much to offer the civilian workforce, having faced unique challenges in active duty. Not only do they bring transferable skills from the time they spent in service, but they also have strong soft skills, including problem-solving, critical thinking, integrity and collaboration — all of which are crucial to high-functioning … [Read more...] about The Top-Rated Workplaces for Veterans in 2019
Chris Linsell|August 12, 2019 At last count, there were more than 1 million active real estate licenses in the U.S., and more than 86,000 real estate brokerages nationwide. As you can imagine, this makes choosing the best real estate company to work for very difficult for newer and experienced agents alike. If you’re like most agents, you’ve at least considered a major brand as a place to hang your license. But, which realty company is the best for you? To help make your choice a … [Read more...] about What’s the Best Real Estate Company to Work for in 2019?
What's the number one hurdle for renters making the leap to homeownership? That pesky down payment. Even with an FHA loan that only requires a minimum of 3.5% down, the thought of setting aside several thousand dollars is daunting (and for some, darn near impossible). A survey from Apartment List highlights the struggle for millennial renters, with 62% citing a lack of down payment savings as their reason for delaying homeownership. 48% have zero down payment savings, and just 11% have saved … [Read more...] about Can’t Afford to Buy a Home? Have You Considered Down Payment Assistance?