Selling Your Home After Bankruptcy

June 25, 2019

Bankruptcy is a legal process designed to give you a fresh start by relieving you of heavy debt. There are generally two types you can go for: Chapter 7 and Chapter 13. In Chapter 7, some of your property gets sold and the proceeds go directly to your creditors. This process is sometimes also called liquidization. You won’t be left […]

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Buying A New Build

June 22, 2019

There’s really something about buying something brand new and unused. There’s a strangely rewarding sensation that comes with being the first person to get to use something. The exact same thing can be said for a brand new home. Maybe in your next home, you’re looking for something fresh and original. You want to be able to customize your home […]

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Short sales: What it means for a seller

June 21, 2019

There’s a lot of heat surrounding the topic of short sales, but it’s unclear to many what exactly it entails. Often used interchangeably with foreclosure, it’s actually pretty close and far off at the same time. In essence, a short sale is a home that is being sold and priced at less than the current owner’s outstanding mortgage. When a […]

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How Invitation Homes Leasing Company Works

June 14, 2019

Invitation Homes (IH) is one of the leading companies leasing out single-family homes across the country. They own, manage and renovate these homes and also offer a wide range of features present in each home that cater to every need. Starting out with a meager seven-person team, IH started out by buying cheap run-down homes and renovating them before renting […]

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Selling a home with deferred maintenance

June 12, 2019

“Deferred maintenance” is a term used by realtors and real estate agents that refer to a home in which basic up-keep has been… well, deferred. This encompasses pretty much anything that can be maintained in a home, such as any repairs, replacements or upgrades made to exteriors, interiors, plumbing, etc. Here’s just a couple specifics this would include: Cracked glass […]

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Trading in your home with Knock

June 4, 2019

Knock is a real estate tech company looking to make your home trade-in as easy as trading in a car. Sean Black (CEO) and Jamie Glenn (COO), both founding members of Trulia, started up Knock back in 2015 and now operate out of Atlanta, GA. Upon entering the industry, Black and Glenn were looking for a way to make moving […]

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Everything you need to know about Opendoor

June 4, 2019

In 2014, real estate company Opendoor opened up shop, radically simplifying the selling process for homeowners across the country. Opendoor aims to cut out some of the steps (and subsequently a lot of the money, time and stress) that comes with selling or buying a home. The company was co-founded by Eric Wu, Ian Wong, Justin Ross and Keith Robois. […]

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What can Offerpad do for you?

June 4, 2019

Phoenix-based home buying and selling company Offerpad was founded in 2014 by Brian Bair and Jerry Coleman, with Bair sitting as the current CEO of the company. Their mission? Provide the best way to buy and sell a home. Period. Combining industry experience with revolutionary real estate technology, Offerpad’s team created a platform for homeowners to receive competitive offers, make […]

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What is Zillow?

May 24, 2019

Zillow is an online real estate database company dedicated to “empowering consumers with data, inspiration and knowledge around the place they call home…” Zillow’s interests essentially lie in helping you, whether you’re a home-seller or buyer, or even just looking for a place to rent. Their mission is to “Build the largest, most trusted and vibrant home-related marketplace in the […]

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How to choose the best tenants for your rental property

May 22, 2019

Post your property listing online            Nowadays, the first place people look to for property listings is the internet. By posting your listing online, you’re able to reach lots of potential tenants, and maybe even find the perfect tenant. Try to keep the listing as detailed and honest as possible, that way, people won’t ask too many questions and you’ll attract […]

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Why Sell Your House To An Investor?

May 17, 2019

When it comes to selling a home, the majority of people work with Realtors to sell their homes simply because that’s the way things have been done for quite some time.  Not everyone has a great experience working the traditional route so if you’re tired of relisting or you’re looking to avoid the complications of the process, you could consider […]

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Steps in Processing Probate

May 17, 2019

Probate is the court process of collecting the deceased person’s assets, paying debts and taxes, and distributing what’s left to inheritors. Many people fear it is difficult and complicated, but it can actually be simple.  Probate refers to the process whereby certain decedent’s debts may be settled and legal title to the decedent’s property held in the decedent’s name alone […]

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Best ways to avoid foreclosure

May 17, 2019

Foreclosure is the legal way that your lender can use to be a legal owner of your house. Owners can end up in this situation for many reasons, but no matter why it happens, dealing with this kind of problem is frustrating and stressful. If you are facing foreclosure, this would be a good read for you, as we have […]

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Avoid trouble paying your mortgage

May 16, 2019

You may think it’s only the tenant who has a hard time paying the mortgage, but as a real estate investor or landlord, there may be times when it’s hard to pay the mortgage on your end as well. Here are some things you can do to avoid facing difficulty in paying your mortgage each month. Keep your properties full. […]

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About The Laughton Team

May 5, 2019

Since establishing the Laughton Team in 2007, we have aided thousands of families in the Phoenix metro area and Orange County, CA in buying and selling their homes. We always put our clients first, focusing on relationships rather than transactions. We operate under the core beliefs that complete honesty builds strong client relationships, excellent service and unwavering care creates client […]

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