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Can I Sell My San Antonio House if I Have Tenants?

Posted by Victor Alves // January 19, 2017

Can I Sell My San Antonio House if I Have Tenants?

We often work with landlords who are tired of being landlords, and we get this question quite often. The short answer is, yes, you have the legal right to sell the home any time you want. You own it and it’s your property. However, if you actually want the house to sell, the process can […]


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Get Ready To Buy Your First Home In 2017

Posted by Victor Alves // January 18, 2017

Get Ready To Buy Your First Home In 2017

There is nothing like owning your own home. The feeling you get walking into a place you can call your own is one of the best feelings you will ever have.  There are many would be buyers who are interested in home ownership but aren’t sure exactly where or when to start. On one hand, […]


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Options To Sell My House In San Antonio

Posted by Victor Alves // January 17, 2017

It’s already 2017. We live in a society where we have access to convenient options for almost every service. Remember when parents told their kids not to talk to strangers on the internet or get into strangers’ cars? Now with Uber and Lyft, we use the internet to summon strangers so we can get in […]


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What Type of Real Estate Investment Makes the Most Sense For Your Self-Directed IRA

Posted by Victor Alves // January 13, 2017

Private Mortgage Lending

Having the ability to invest in real estate with your self-directed IRA means that you have important and powerful alternatives to simply investing in stocks, bonds and mutual funds, as you would be limited to with a traditional IRA custodian. But even if you’re interested in using your self-directed IRA to invest in real estate, […]


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Title Issues When Selling An Inherited Property

Posted by Victor Alves // January 12, 2017

Title Issues When Selling An Inherited Property

One of the most common reasons why people decide to sell a house through real estate investing companies such as ShapeUp Homes is because they have inherited said property. Many don’t want to deal with having to fix it and go through the long process of selling it traditionally. Even though selling an inherited house through […]


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4 Questions Sellers Should Ask Real Estate Agents

Posted by Victor Alves // January 11, 2017

4 Questions Sellers Should Ask Real Estate Agents

Selling your home doesn’t have to be a painstaking experience. By finding the right real estate agent, the process can be as smooth. Before you commit to working with anyone, you need to get a few key questions answered.  Your agent’s knowledge of the area and marketing expertise are the factors that will get your home […]


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Sell My House Fast During Divorce: Negotiating a Buyout

Posted by Victor Alves // January 10, 2017

Sell My House Fast During Divorce Negotiating a Buyout

In an earlier article whether or not to sell your house in a divorce, we briefly discussed negotiating a buyout in a divorce. In order to negotiate a buyout, couples must decide on the valuable consideration of each person’s portion of the house. If couples are not communication well, which is sometimes the case, this […]


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Get Off The Fence: The Time To Buy Is Now

Posted by Victor Alves // January 9, 2017

Get Off The Fence The Time To Buy Is Now

Most buyers like to wait for the absolute perfect time to buy. They want the highest inventory, lowest demand, best rates and quickest turnaround. As any buyer knows, getting all of these may not be very realistic. While it is cliché to say that there is no time to buy like the present, in this […]


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4 Things You Can Do To Ensure Happier Tenants

Posted by Victor Alves // January 6, 2017

4 Things You Can Do To Ensure Happier Tenants

Happy tenants are often the best tenants. As a landlord your tenants are the backbone of the entire rental property operation.  Having a good tenant that pays on time and has little drama makes owning the property feel almost too easy at times.  On the flip side an unhappy tenant will drag their feet sending […]


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Mistakes People Make in Estate Planning

Posted by Victor Alves // January 5, 2017

Mistakes People Make in Estate Planning

We frequently come across difficult situations that arise out of simple mistakes people make in estate planning. There are many estate planning tips we could include, but here are a few that will help cover your bases: 1. Leaving instructions with someone you know, instead of putting your wishes in a will. One mistake people […]


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