All posts by Brian Collins

Hearing Alot About The Leasing to Own Home Trend Recently? How to Determine If Renting to Own Is The Right Choice For You

Mar 3, 2016 | | 2 comments

Rent-to-Own homes are a way for people who don’t qualify for a mortgage, but want to buy a house.  This option allows a person to lease the house with the option to purchase at the end of that term. It’s not a common way to purchase a property, and the selection of rent-to-own properties is tiny […more]

What Are Capital Gains and How Do They Relate To You, As a Homeowner? Read On.

Feb 25, 2016 | | 3 comments

There are many questions about how capital gains works when it comes to your house after you’ve sold it. Your gain is actually your home’s selling price, minus deductible closing costs, selling costs, and your tax basis in the property; your basis is the original purchase price, plus purchase expenses, plus the cost of capital […more]

Taxes Play a Huge Role in Home Ownership. Everything You Need to Know About Taxes and Your New House

Feb 25, 2016 | | 275 comments

In order to not pay taxes on your home, you must meet a few requirements. For example, you must have owned the home for at least two years during the five years prior to the date of your sale. If you lived in a house for a decade as your primary residence, then rented it […more]

Don’t Let Anyone Tell You You Can’t Get a Mortgage With Bad Credit. Here’s How You Can Do It

Aug 26, 2015 | | 2 comments

Having no credit or poor credit is a major road block to getting a loan because you’re viewed as a high risk customer who might default. It’s just a fact that until you raise your credit score, you won’t fit the standard lending guidelines that traditional, big banks have to follow. Follow: Reality of Bad Credit […more]