Who Pays the Realtor’s Commission…. The Home Buyer or Seller?

  In every real estate transaction where a home is being sold, there are typical 2 Realtors involved; one that represents the home buyer and one that represents the home seller. (if … [Read more...]

Why Hiring Your Realtor to Be a ‘Dual Agent’ is BS

  Hiring a Realtor or Real Estate Broker is like a hiring a lawyer; you want someone to represent you and not the other party. You wouldn’t hire a lawyer who somehow tries to represent you … [Read more...]

Real Estate Agents vs. Real Estate Brokers vs. Realtors… What’s The Difference?

  You’ve probably heard the terms “Realtor”, “Real Estate Broker”, “Real Estate Agent” and a few variations of each thrown around and wondered, “What the heck is difference?”, … [Read more...]

Should You Buy an Existing House or Buy Land and Build a Home?

  When you’re in a hot seller’s market and homes seem to be selling within days of going on the market and for more than the asking price, you might start thinking to yourself, “Should I … [Read more...]

The Best Mortgage Lenders for Buying a Home

  When buying a home, finding the best mortgage lenders is essential to saving as much money as possible, both when you buy your home and for as long as you own your home. I started my … [Read more...]

How to ‘Back-Out’ of a Real Estate Contract

  Every home buyer has been through it. You make an offer to buy a home you fell in love with, get the offer accepted and then decide you don't like it as much and want to back out of your … [Read more...]

Getting Pre-Qualified for a Home Loan is a Waste of Time?

  Many home buyers think that getting 'pre-approved' and 'pre-qualified' for a home loan are the same thing.But the truth is that if you only get pre-qualified for your mortgage, you could … [Read more...]

5 Reasons To Be Buying a Home

  Taking the leap to buying a home isn’t the right choice for everyone but it can be a fantastic alternative to renting a house, if you're financially prepared. First-time home buyers … [Read more...]

What is a Land Contract?

  Using a land contract when buying or selling a home can have its advantages and disadvantages, depending on the real estate situation you’re in. Land contracts (also called … [Read more...]

First Time Home Buyer Guide

  Being a first time home buyer can be a little nerve-wracking, right?You have all the unknowns of what to expect and the fear that you might do something wrong. The good news is that … [Read more...]

7 Pitfalls to Avoid When Buying a House

  If there were pitfalls to avoid when buying a house that could save you thousands of dollars, you'd want to know about them, right?At Shiloh Street, we see too many home buyers focus … [Read more...]

How to Invest in Real Estate: Top 4 Ways

  If you're an aspiring real estate investor wondering how to invest in real estate profitably, I’d suggest focusing on one of the top 4 techniques I explain in this article. These … [Read more...]

Is Flipping Houses Smart Real Estate Investing?

  Flipping houses has clearly lost some of its luster since the good ol’ days before the real estate market crashed around 2007. Home buyers and real estate investors are still trying … [Read more...]

Buying a Condo vs Buying a House: The Pros & Cons

  What are the pros and cons of buying a condo vs buying a house? I’ll cover the 5 major differences so that you can make an informed decision on which type of real estate is right for … [Read more...]

4 Reasons to Buy a Bank Owned Home vs. a Short Sale

  It’s a no-brainer…. foreclosed homes are the best bargains in real estate today.  I don't have a day go by that a homebuyer doesn't ask me about foreclosed homes. But do you know why … [Read more...]

What is a ‘Short Sale’?

  ‘Short Sale’ is the buzz word in real estate these days and we haven’t had any shortage of homebuyers coming to us at Shiloh Street asking, “What is a short sale?” I’m going explain … [Read more...]

How to Buy a House with Bad Credit in 4 Steps

  There are many prospective home buyers out there wanting to know how to buy a house with bad credit.  Real estate prices are so low that you just don’t want to miss out, right? Well, … [Read more...]

How Much are Closing Costs When Buying a House?

  One of the first questions we get from first-time homebuyers at Shiloh Street Real Estate is, ‘how much are closing costs when buying a house?”   It seems like a confusing question at … [Read more...]

Buying a Foreclosed Home: Easy or Hard?

  Today, my mother-in-law had a co-worker at her hospital ask her a question about buying a foreclosed home, specifically bank owned homes.  Her co-worker wondered if the bank selling the … [Read more...]

The Dirty Truth Behind Realtor Fees

  Obviously, I like keeping things real even when I'm talking about Realtor fees and commissions.  Sometimes I’m a little too real or too honest or too blunt for some of my fellow real … [Read more...]