Posts

Showing posts from January, 2018

How much will you have if you invested $1,000 in Netflix in 2007?

Image

8 Things You Need To Know About Buying A Home

Image
I am a realtor and real estate investor based in Centennial, Colorado, With over 15 years of experience,  I aim to help homebuyers make smart, strategic purchases. I advises first-time and “experienced” buyers alike to build a team of experts, scrutinize their finances, and remain in control throughout the process.

Buying a home or investing in real estate is one of the most expensive and life-altering decisions most people make. Since it's not a topic that's heavily touched upon in school, most people end up "winging it" and learning on the fly.
Sure, that's one way to approach it. A better way is to get familiar with important concepts and practices that can help you make sound buying decisions and avoid costly mistakes.

As a real estate agent, investor, and coach, I've been through countless transactions with clients. My goal is always to provide a framework for buyers to make smart, strategic purchases.

Here are my eight best pieces of advice for buyers:

How much do you really know about real estate? Take this quiz

Image
Can you buy a piece of a shopping mall? 
See question No. 3

Real estate is an important component of the U.S. and global economies. For many Americans, homeownership doubles as a first investment. Beyond a primary residence, investors also can buy into the commercial real-estate market: Office buildings, multifamily housing, hospitals, parking lots, storage facilities, retail properties, call centers, distribution hubs, hotels and restaurants form a sector with its own economic ups and downs.

In 2016, the S&P 500 recognized real estate as its own sector, separating it from financial services where it had been buried for years—a move some view as a portent of more real-estate investment to come and that others view with indifference. Currently, real estate accounts for less than 5% of the S&P 500 by market cap.

How much do you know about real estate—and real-estate investing?

1. What foreign country’s investors are buying the most U.S. commercial real estate?

A. China

B. Canada

C…