Entries by Casey Kunkel

6 Key Questions to Get You Set Up Where You Want to Be

Despite our society’s continuing move into cloud and virtual technologies, we remain bound by the physical world — and choosing the right location for your business is a crucial harbinger for how well it will perform over time. Should you head for the state with the best tax regulations, or set up shop by a […]

8 Proven Ways to Make Money in Real Estate

Real estate has produced more wealth than any other industry in the history of time. However, people still remain skeptical about entering into the fray. Most think that they need to start with some sort of capital. That’s clearly not true. The one magic power you do need is to be able to find the money. And […]

Selling Your Home? Relax! 5 Things to Not Bother Fixing First

iStock Selling your home? Then you’ve likely had that rude awakening where a real estate agent tours your home and breaks some tough news: Your house needs work before it goes on the market. For starters, you’ll have to fix the boiler. And paint. And replace those outdated cabinets … the list might go on and on. Given that all these tweaks cost […]

US Housing Market Still In ‘Buy Territory’!

According to the Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent (BH&J) Index, the U.S. housing market has continued to move deeper into buy territory, supporting the belief that housing markets across the country remain a sound investment. The BH&J Index is a quarterly report that attempts to answer the question: In today’s housing market, is it better to […]

7 Peculiar Emotions That Only Homeowners Truly Understand

iStock Buying a home is an awful lot like falling in love: Once you’ve moved in and officially made it to this new life stage, you’re bound to feel a whole range of emotions—exhilaration, terror, pride, pain—with an intensity that might throw you for a loop. So whether you’re a home buyer who wants to know […]

6 Inexpensive Ways to Transform a Room in 3 Hours or Less

Photo by sincerelysarad.com Is your home decor looking a little drab? Perhaps you grew weary of the whole look some time ago, but you haven’t had the time, money, or inspiration to redo it. But here’s something that’ll cheer you up: Enlivening your interiors can be done in three hours or less. Yes, just three hours! And it’s […]

The New Reason To Pay Off Your Mortgage Now

Shutterstock Many Americans will be taking the new larger standard deduction in 2018 instead of itemizing under the December tax overhaul, so a mortgage interest deduction is worthless. That’s a new reason to pay off your mortgage sooner rather than later. Another reason: Retirement security isn’t just how much assets you’ve accumulated, but how much […]

Does Your Home Staging Look Too Sterile? How to Warm Things Up

Photo by Jessica Helgerson Interior Design/Houzz Home staging—the practice of arranging furnishings and decor in a house so buyers can envision living there—is becoming an ever-more important tool for home sellers. In fact, studies show that staged homes sell 88% faster and for 20% more money than those that aren’t staged. And yet: Home staging can be taken […]

NOT Owning Your Home Can Cost You a Lot of Money!

Owning a home has great financial benefits, yet many continue to rent! Today, let’s look at the financial reasons why owning a home of your own has been a part of the American Dream for as long as America has existed. Realtor.com recently reported that: “Buying remains the more attractive option in the long term – that remains […]

What’s a Good CAP Rate to Buy Real Estate?

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Are you scared to have your money in the stock market (like I am) but also tired of almost no return on investment with your money at the bank? Do you really like the idea of being invested in income producing real estate with results you can actually see? […]