Alex Saudi's Blog Posts

5 Things to Consider When Planning a Family Picture Wall

One of the best parts of owning your own home is that you can do pretty much whatever you want when it comes to hanging things on the wall. No landlord will charge you $5 per hole you poke through

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How Long Does It Take to Buy a House?

There are a lot of steps to buying a house, and that takes time: It takes 50 days on average to just close on a home.How long does it take to buy a house? A lot depends on how much

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Beware The Pitfalls Of Attending Open Houses...

Why going to open houses is NOT the best way to find your next homeOK, so your goal—if you’re like most buyers—is to find the best house and get it for the best possible

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The Complete List Of Real Estate Terms & Definitions You Should Know

The real estate industry is notorious for its use of niche-specific lingo and acronyms. If you’re buying a home for the first time, or are just beginning your investing career, you’ll

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12 First-Time Home Buyer Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Every year, first-time home buyers venture into the market and make the same mistakes that their parents, siblings and friends made when they bought their first houses.But today’s novice

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The Everything Guide to Buying Your First Home

How to find exactly what you want, and how to work with the experts who’ll help you get it.So you’re thinking about buying your first home. Your very own house (and mortgage). A place to

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Buying a New Construction? Why You Need Your Own Real Estate Agent

When you’re house hunting, the allure of new construction is undeniable. You get to be the first to live in the pristine home—one untouched by grimy hands or muddy shoes. It’s full

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9 Housing and Mortgage Trends to Watch for in 2019

It’s going to be a challenging year for home buyers in 2019: They will continue to compete for a short supply of homes. Home prices and mortgage rates are likely to keep moving upward,

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Meet The 2019 Colors of the Year

Each and every year, major paint companies declare their color of the year. If you’re thinking about a new coat of paint for your home as we get deeper into 2019, here are the colors of

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Patio Planning 101

It’s finally spring! Time to break out the grill and the patio set and spend your evenings cooking out under the stars. Except, you don’t have a patio, you have a backyard that’s

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Is Single Family Real Estate Still a Good Investment? Signs Say Yes.

Most of us in the property management field already know that, despite occasional risks and business challenges, single-family rentals are good investments. But with the market uncertainties that

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Raise the Value of Your Home with These 6 Remodeling Tips

When it comes to home renovations, the money that you put in cannot always be recouped when it comes time to sell. Most people want to get the best value for their dollar when doing home renovations

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Make an Offer Like a Boss!

These 10 money- and time-saving steps can help you craft a winning bid.Ah, the offer!Know Your Limits | Learn to Speak "Contract" | Set Your Price | Figure Out Your

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The Best Week to List a Home Is Quickly Approaching

Home sellers expecting the quickest sales may want to make sure the house is in tip-top shape for showings because a big week in the housing market is quickly coming. The best week to put a home on

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When Is The Best Time Of Year To Buy A Home?

One question that pops up constantly from both first-time and seasoned homeowners alike is “When is the best time of year to buy a home?” Potential homeowners want to know the best time

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How Much House Can You Buy For One Dollar?

According to Zillow, the current US median home price is $218,000. That means if you have (on average) 218,000 dollars, you can buy a home.But how much home can you buy for a single dollar?Zillow

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Want To Increase The Value Of Your Home? Choose Paint Colors Wisely

If you’re thinking about putting your house on the market, obviously you want to do everything you can to increase the value before you sell. And if you want to add to that value without

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Choose Your Lender Wisely!

There are many advantages of working with a reliable, professional lender. Some of their very important services are as follows:PrequalificationA lending professional will pre-qualify you in order

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8 Reasons Most FSBOs End Up Hiring An Agent

Whether you’ve lived in your home for a few months or a few decades, you probably think you know it best. But that doesn’t mean you’re the most qualified person for the job when

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7 Signs That You’ve Picked the Right Real Estate Agent

Buying or selling a home can be a complicated and stressful experience. There can be a lot of moving parts involved that may come as a surprise to people who have never been through the process

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