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Four Skills Needed to Succeed as a Lawyer

Four Skills Needed to Succeed as a Lawyer

If you’re someone who enjoys watching legal dramas, then you may have thought about pursuing a career as a lawyer. It’s a challenging field and not the right fit for everyone, but if it’s something you’re passionate about, work on developing these four skills....
Three Real Estate Investment Strategies to Follow

Three Real Estate Investment Strategies to Follow

Investing in real estate takes skill and knowledge of the industry. From market trends to shifting property values, in order to be successful as a real estate investor, there is much to know. It’s also important to be on top of the latest strategies. With the right...
Mistakes First Time Real Estate Investors Should Avoid

Mistakes First Time Real Estate Investors Should Avoid

Purchasing a property to rent out is very different than buying a home to live in. While the basics of it are the same, there are many common mistakes first-time real estate investors make merely because they aren’t aware of the process. If you’re thinking about...
What to Know Before Getting Started in Real Estate

What to Know Before Getting Started in Real Estate

The real estate industry is not new, but with all of the home renovation and design TV shows this day, it’s become a career many people are now interested in pursuing. If your only knowledge of what real estate is like comes from TV shows, then you may have...
Real Estate Trends for 2019

Real Estate Trends for 2019

2019 is here and with it new predictions for what will happen in the real estate market. In 2019, expect mortgage rates to increase. Costs will increase for home buyers, which will create a higher demand for rental properties. Technology advancement Technology will...
Real Estate Terms Everyone Should Know

Real Estate Terms Everyone Should Know

If you’re looking to buy your first home or your first investment property, there’s a lot of terms thrown around during the process that you may be unfamiliar with. Here are six of the most common real estate terms you may not know. Amortization Amortization is a way...
How to Prepare for Buying Your First Investment Property

How to Prepare for Buying Your First Investment Property

Becoming a real estate investor can be a really risky process. There are no guarantees that any property you purchase will be a success rental property. However, it can be a great source of extra income if you do it correctly. To maximize your profits, here are three...
Tips for Surviving Your First Year of Law School

Tips for Surviving Your First Year of Law School

When I first attended Fordham Law School I really did not know what to expect.   I was working at the time teaching as an Assistant Professor of Naval History and Science during the day at the State University of New York Maritime College and Fordham University....
How to Install Two Dishwashers in your Home

How to Install Two Dishwashers in your Home

If you hate doing the dishes, you may have considered adding a dishwasher to your home. But, if you really want to cut out the time you spend in the kitchen, you should add a second dishwasher. While it may seem excessive, adding a second dishwasher or a dishwasher...
What is Lis Pendens and When to File?

What is Lis Pendens and When to File?

The real estate market is littered with confusing terms that can turn someone away from buying a property. One of the terms people might not be familiar with is lis pendens. A lis pendens is a term a lawyer uses for a pending lawsuit related to the title of a...