Archives for March 2019

Picking up the Bill: Who Pays the Realtor – the Buyer or the Seller?

The average real estate agent makes about $47,880 every year. But where do they get that money? Does the seller pay for the realtor or the buyer? Often times, it’s a little bit of both. Not sure how that works? Keep reading below to learn more about realtor fees, closing costs, and who is supposed […]

Starting a Business? Here’s What You Need to Know About Business Loans from the SBA

The US Small Business Administration (SBA), currently reports that there are over 30 million small business companies doing business in America today. Small businesses accounted for over 60 percent of all the new jobs created last year. Luckily, there are plenty of financing resources to help these companies boost their bottom line.

The Best Loan Options For Real People With Average Credit

With 80% of Americans now living in debt, if you’re currently in debt, you should know that you’re not alone. It’s important that you work hard to build your credit and pay your loans on time but you should know that it might take years for you to ever get out of debt.

What You Should Know About Buy One Get One Free

We’ve all seen “Buy One, Get One Free” advertisements. It’s the single simple word “free” that allures us as consumers to buy a certain item or shop at a particular store. Be clear that these sales tactics are not due to the charitable nature of corporations but because they are great marketing and sales techniques […]

ICE Bond: Acceptable Forms of Payment for an Immigration Bail

Did you know that there are more than 200 immigrant detention centers in the United States? No wonder that more people are finding themselves in a situation where they have to figure out how to bail their loved ones out on a bond. The biggest concern for most is how to pay for an immigration bail. […]

The Best Real Estate Investments on the Water for 2019

Many people dream of a house on the beach. Whether you think of it as a retirement home or a potential source of rental income, beachfront real estate is a wise way to invest your money for the future. Personal interests may influence your choice of location, including distance from your primary home and your relatives. Your budget […]

Real Estate News: Is 2019 A Good Time to Buy A House?

With 5.51 million existing homes selling in 2017 and 612,000 new constructions, is 2019 a good time to buy a house? In 2018, the cost of housing saw an increase as well. Should you buy now or should you wait? While you don’t have a crystal ball to figure out exactly what is going to […]

Tax Season 2019: 9 Small Business Tax Deductions You Should Know About

The average tax rate for small businesses in the United States is 19.8%. Now, that figure does vary depending on how your business is set up. For instance, sole proprietors will fork out a cool 13.3% each year. Small partnerships, on the other hand, are generally hit with a 23.6% tax rate. On average though, […]