Are You REALLY Ready to Buy a Home in Columbia?

If you have been considering buying a house, you will need to make sure you are really ready. There are often unanticipated costs, so before you dive in, read on to make sure it’s the right decision for you! Our tips will help you decide if it is the right time, and help you get on … Continued

Buyers Lingo 101 | Columbia Real Estate | INVESTOR DEAL SOURCE

If you are considering buying a home in Columbia, you need to understand the terminology being used. Check out our guide to buyers lingo, so you can feel like a pro… even if you’re a first-time buyer! Buyers Lingo 101 Abstract of Title – This will basically give you a full paper trail of the property’s ownership. It will … Continued

Single Family vs Multi-Family Investments in SC: Which One Is Better

Investing in real estate can be a smart and lucrative way to make your money multiply. Once you enter the world of real estate investment, you will discover there are many ways to invest your money. You can purchase single-family homes, multi-family buildings, commercial properties and even niche investments such as land and mobile homes. … Continued

Why Honesty and Transparency In Real Estate in Columbia are Critical

We live in the information world. Buyers, sellers and everyone in between has access to more information than you think. With the real estate debacle of 2008 having taught everyone a lesson in improving real estate transactions, it is in your best interest to open the hood and show clients what is involved. Here is why honesty … Continued

5 Overlooked IRS Tax Deductions for Investment Property in SC

Buying investment property has one specific intention: to make a profit. Of course, maximizing profits means limiting the amount of taxes you pay on revenues. While most property owners deduct the interest and repairs, most overlook other key legal deductions. Here are 5 overlooked IRS tax deductions for investment property in Columbia. Be sure to … Continued

Buying a House | Drawbacks and Benefits of an HOA in SC

HOA’s often get a bad rap. In reality, they can help to provide a wonderful environment to call home. There are many benefits and amenities the come along with living in a community with an HOA, however, it’s not the right living situation for everyone.  In our latest post, we will discuss the drawbacks and benefits of an … Continued

4 Tips for Investing in Single-Family Properties in Columbia

The debate never cools: is it better (financially) to invest in multi-family or single-family properties? That’s like asking whether a hammer is better than a screwdriver. The answer is, of course …it depends. It depends on the job at hand, the materials and fasteners available, and what you’re trying to accomplish. But if, after doing … Continued

5 Tips to Build Credibility in the Real Estate Market in SC

Being a professional in the real estate market requires gaining the trust of a wide variety of people from other agents to clients and business partners. Trust is rooted in credibility; without it, no one has any confidence that you will follow through as promised. Here are 5 tips to build credibility in the real … Continued

3 Smart Financing Strategies for an Investment Property in SC

Popular television shows make real estate investing seem easy with guaranteed profits. What these shows don’t show you are the behind-the-scenes tribulations that investors must go through in securing and rehabbing properties. If you are new to real estate investment property buying, use these three smart financing strategies for an investment property in SC to … Continued

Pro’s and Con’s to Using a Buyers Agent in Columbia

When buying a Columbia house you have options! Some people choose a direct sale, others prefer to work with an agent. Just like properties are different, every situation is different too. Some people know exactly what they want, others need some time to compare multiple homes. Are you looking to purchase a home in Columbia? … Continued

3 Warning Signs To Buying A “Lemon” Home In Columbia

You’ve found what seems like the perfect home – either for investment purposes or to move into – and you really, really want it. This is one time, though, when your head should definitely rule your heart, when intellect should over-ride emotion. You need to take the time to make sure you aren’t buying a … Continued

Why Probate Properties Could Be The Best Deals in Columbia

Probate is the legal process that happens when a person dies and the executor must collect all assets, itemize all remaining debts and then liquidate all property to pay debts and distribute assets. Unlike property in a trust, probate requires court approval and is a lengthy process with attorneys and judges. Despite that, here are … Continued

Common Investment Property Mistakes Buyers Make in Columbia

Many people are diversifying away from stock market investments to more tangible portfolio assets. Real estate investments are certainly the most common tangible asset investors start with. However, real estate is costly and thus high-risk if you don’t know what you are doing. Avoid these common investment property mistakes buyers make in Columbia. 4 Common Investment … Continued