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25 Mistakes Made by First-Time Home Buyers

Source: Getty Images<p>Continue<br>Reading<p>1 of 27<p>How to make your experience go smoothly<p>There's nothing more exciting than buying your first home. But while …

Personal Finance

43 Best Napoleon Hill Quotes to Inspire Success in Life and Business | Inc.com

Napoleon Hill started his career teaching courses on selling and advertising, basing his classes on the premise that a positive attitude, relentless personal development, and consistent hard work were the keys to success -- and getting rich.<p>For the next 40-plus years, Hill wrote ten books that have …

Motivation

The 5 Greatest Life Lessons I Teach My Son (and You Should Too)

Well, it’s official. I made it another year, and like I have done every year since my wife and I survived the tsunami I take an hour on my birthday …

'I can't afford it': Owners outraged after monthly payments double at Ottawa condo

Joumana Azzi says she could barely believe her eyes when she saw it: her monthly condo payments were about to double, thanks to $2.3 million in …

Real Estate

Top 25 Real Estate Investing Books Recommended By Pros

For anyone venturing into real estate investing, your chances of success are higher if you learn from other successful investors. Fortunately, many …

Your 5 Biggest Home-Buying Mistakes, According to a Realtor

This former realtor shares common home-buying errors.<p>Today, I don’t work in real estate, but I was an agent for many years during my 20s and early …

5 things I wish I'd known in my 20s before owning a house and having kids

In your early twenties, it's realistic to think that you have 10 years of freedom to pursue your goals before 'settling down', getting a real job, buying a house and starting a family (if that's what you choose to do).<p>The average age of a first-time parent in Australia is 30 (and rising). The …

Motivation

Is the Real Estate Market Going to Crash?

In 2017, a majority of Americans began worrying that the real estate market was going to crash. In fact, 58 percent of those surveyed agreed that …

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4 Reasons You'll Never Find a Good Contractor (Insight From an Investor/Contractor)

One of the biggest complaints I hear among fellow investors is how difficult it is to find a good contractor. Even contractors recommended by other …

Home Improvement

What Not to Do on Your Facebook Small-Business Page

More entrepreneurs are tapping into the world’s largest social media network: There are more than 70 million businesses now on Facebook, up from …

Tips from Real Estate Insiders on Selling Your Home

While many Americans consider selling their home an emotional experience, in actuality it's not - selling your home is a business transaction and …

Real Estate

9 Things Real Estate Agents Wish You Knew About Selling Your Home

When it comes time to sell your house, having a great listing agent is one of the keys to making it happen. And yet, the agent can't do it <i>all</i>—your …

Real Estate

9 high-impact books that will make you smarter every day

Lifelong learning is the "ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated" pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons. The pursuit of knowledge is easier than it has ever been before.<p>Cultivating the mind is essential for your personal growth. Digging deeper will separate you from the …

Self-improvement

13 Habits of Self-Made Millionaires, From a Man Who Spent 5 Years Studying Rich People

From reading to exercising, these are the daily habits of self-made millionaires.<p>All self-made millionaires had to start somewhere.<p>Much of their …

24 favorite books of executives, founders, and CEOs that everyone should read

The most successful people often are serious about self-improvement, which can come in the form of a good book. Here are two dozen excellent reads recommended by founders, executives, and other high achievers.

CEOs

6 tips from top entrepreneurs on turning real estate into real wealth — even if you start with nothing

At least 30 U.S. billionaires made their money from real estate; some say that it's the greatest way to create real wealth and financial freedom.<p>These six tycoons and members of The Oracles suggest how you can invest $100,000 or start with nothing.

Real Estate

4 Tech Tools Real Estate Agents Need for Success in Today's Market

In the past, it was easy to close a deal by placing an ad in the paper, getting a phone call, showing a property, and working your magic. Today, some …

Real Estate

The science and psychology of why videos go viral

The videos and memes you keep seeing on your feeds aren’t an accident. There are actually six principles that drive virality.<p>Ever since Malcolm Gladwell’s “Tipping Point,” psychologists have been trying to get to the bottom of what makes something “go viral.” But according to Wharton marketing …

Social Media

80 Smart Questions to Ask BEFORE Hiring Your Next Property Management Company

My husband and I are self proclaimed self-managing landlords. We’ve owned seven houses in three different states and self manage all of the homes …

Baltic Sea

7 Must-Read Real Estate Books for Beginning Investors

Thirteen years ago I was a brand new real estate investor. I had just graduated from college with a biology degree, and I decided to jump into the …

Real Estate

The Secret to Finding Your Passion Is the Opposite of What You've Been Told

To discover your future, look to the past.<p>Like many Millennials, I was told I could become whatever I wanted to be when I grew up. Before the age of ten I cycled through dreams of acting, singing, and becoming a veterinary pharmacist (true story).<p>Trying to find my passion was a near-obsession that …

Life Goals Are a Waste of Time, Here’s What You Should Do Instead

People set all kinds of goals. To visit Paris and see the Eiffel Tower, to run a marathon in less than four hours, to swim with dolphins, to earn a …

The Top 5 Most Motivational Books I've Ever Read

Note: Personal development books are perfect for listening during your commute or workout. If you're into audio books and haven't tried audible by Amazon before, you can sign up here and get two free audiobooks.<p>Self-help books get a bad rap.<p>Yes, many fill their pages with trite pieces of advice and …

Motivation

I read 15 books this year on happiness, productivity, and success — here are the most meaningful insights I've taken away

The bad thing is that one time a stack of said books collapsed on my desk neighbor.<p>Without a doubt, the books that moved me most this year focused on psychology and behavioral science — and as 2016 draws to a close, I'm reflecting on everything I learned.<p>Below, I've rounded up the most meaningful …

Self-improvement

9 Things You Need To Stop Doing If You Want To Be Successful

Earl Nightingale, American motivational speaker and author, once said, “We become what we think about.” Perhaps truer words have never been spoken. …

Success

Seven great habits of the most successful people

Many people wonder how they can become highly successful, not realizing that they hold within them everything they need to achieve all of the success they desire.<p>Successful people are where they are today because of their habits. Habits determine 95% of a person's behavior.<p>Everything that you are …