Rent to Own is for Furniture

The world is full of rent to owns and lease options. For people who can’t get a mortgage, these appear to be a way to move beyond renting and own a home. The problem is the traditional rent to own works better for buying furniture than buying houses. About the Author: Matt Lavinder is the founde …

Those Flipping Shows on TV

Are those “reality” flipping shows on TV an accurate description of what happens in real life when renovating a property? Find out how fantasy TV scenarios create unrealistic expectations and are rife with bad decisions in this common sense post.  About the Author: Matt Lavinder is th …

The Real Reason You Need to Stop Renting and Buy a Home

Debating whether you should continue renting or take the leap and buy a home? Before making your final decision, discover the real reason why buying a home is the best option for you in the long run. About the Author: Matt Lavinder is the founder of New Again Houses, which develops several properti …

Top 3 Mortgage Application Mistakes

Planning on buying a home? Find out the top 3 credit mistakes that new home buyers make and how to avoid them. About the Author: Matt Lavinder is the founder of New Again Houses, which develops several properties every month and sells many of them through its unique Bridge to Own Program. Top 3 Mo …

The Challenge of Pricing Homes in a Smaller Market

Smaller housing markets suffer from a lack of historical data when determining the price of homes. So, how is a home’s price ultimately determined? Read below to understand the process we use at New Again Houses when appraising a price. About the Author: Matt Lavinder is the founder of New A …