homebuying: Choosing the Right Paint Colors for your Home - 03/13/17 12:06 PM
Have you ever stood in front of the paint chip display at your local Lowe’s or Home Depot and wondered how there were so many shades of tan? Or WHITE for that matter! How are there 20 different shades of WHITE??!! Or maybe you’re like me, and you hand that job off to your spouse with a sweet little pat on the back! ☺
My wife and I have been married for 14 years, and we’ve lived in 10 different houses. Two of those houses we’ve built, and the others we’ve remodeled in some way, form or fashion. (I know, I know. … (8 comments)

homebuying: Dream Home - 02/05/17 03:23 PM

When you think of your Dream Home, what do you think of? If money was not a problem, would that change your desires? What elements are your “must haves”? Do you want a wide front porch with rocking chairs? Would you like to have an outdoor kitchen and patio overlooking a pool? Enough room for all of your children and grandchildren to come over and be comfortable? Large master bath and a Jacuzzi tub? Lots of storage space, large closets, big kitchens, and low maintenance landscaping are other things that also top most lists.
Maybe you want a House on the … (6 comments)

homebuying: I’m Ready to Invest. Do You Take VISA? - 02/02/17 10:00 AM
You’ve thought about it long and hard. You’ve made a list of the pros and cons. You’re ready to make your mark in the world of property investment. There’s only one problem. You don’t have any money. Chances are if you have tens of thousands of dollars in savings, you’ve already found your income niche. The truth is few people use their personal savings to buy investment properties. So where do they get the money?
1) Leverage the equity in your home.This is the most common method used by first time real estate investors. This is a powerful method to use, because … (2 comments)

homebuying: 6 Things to Look for When Buying a Home - 02/02/17 09:41 AM
If you’re buying a home, chances are that you want this to be a long-term spot for you and your family. Sometimes when house hunting we can get caught up in the moment and forget to inspect the most important things!
 
Here’s a quick checklist!
 
1- Know your budget. It is important that you buy a home at a price that you’re comfortable with.
 
2- Determine your deal breakers.  Think about the purpose of your home and your lifestyle. What do you expect from this home? More storage? A big backyard for barbecuing and a pool? Extra bedrooms for guests?
 
3- Check the … (4 comments)

homebuying: “You Gotta Know When to Hold ‘Em; Know When to Fold ‘Em… - 02/02/17 09:28 AM
“You Gotta Know When to Hold ‘Em; Know When to Fold ‘Em…
…know when to walk away; know when to run.” While singing along with this old Kenny Rogers classic I thought to myself, this pretty much sums up the philosophy behind investing in rental properties. You don’t just jump in the game and hope for the best. Investing requires knowing your properties, knowing the market, and knowing the neighborhoods. This is a poker game you don’t want to lose, and you won’t if you do your homework.
We’ve talked several times about getting into the market, but how do you know it’s … (1 comments)

 
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Ruston, LA

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