real estate

What Exactly Is "We Buy Houses" All About?

What Exactly Is "We Buy Houses" All About?

You may have seen signs, billboards, and banners with the advertisement "We Buy Ugly Houses." For somebody who doesn't know anything about real estate investing, this might seem like a strange statement.  Who would want to buy an ugly houses? Who exactly is the "we" mentioned on the billboards and ads?

How Selling Your House For Cash Can Be A Win-Win Situation

How Selling Your House For Cash Can Be A Win-Win Situation

The Story of the Really Nasty, Totally Smelly, Make-You-Gag House

I recently paid cash for a house that I'll be rehabbing (that's investor-speak for fixing up) and selling.  It's in in very desireable Appleton neighborhood, near great schools, with great walkability, and will certainly yield a profit because I got a very good deal on it.  

You might ask how I beat out all the other investors competing for good deals in the area.  Did I have an in with the owner? No.

5 Steps to Sell A (Problem) Home in Appleton...Or Anywhere!

5 Steps to Sell A (Problem) Home in Appleton...Or Anywhere!

Selling a problem home can be just that - a problem!  Hopefully you'll never know what it's like to have a problem home on your hands.  Even having a relative who has to sell a problem home in the Fox Cities or anywhere else can be stressful, let alone doing it yourself. But there is hope!

Nail the Details: Open House Preparations that Shouldn’t Be Overlooked

Nail the Details: Open House Preparations that Shouldn’t Be Overlooked

Remember, you want to make it as easy as possible for buyers to envision your living space as their own, so don’t impose your family’s vacation photos and children’s artwork on them. Take down those bowling and hunting trophies — save them for your next home.