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Friday, October 6, 2023   /   by Fahad Karamat

Building Wealth Brick by Brick: Your Guide to Equity and Real Estate Investment

The Blueprint to Building Equity 

Investing in real estate is a time-tested avenue for building wealth. Like any solid investment, it's about playing the long game and watching your equity grow, layer by layer, like the patina on a vintage bronze statue.
Laying the Foundation: Understanding Home Equity
Home Equity 101: Home equity is the portion of your property you actually "own." You can calculate it by taking the current market value of a property you own and then subtracting any loan amounts you owe on that same property.
Rising with the Market: As market conditions flourish and your property value escalates, so does your equity. It's like a fine wine gaining value as it ages in well-kept conditions.
Making Overpayments: Every overpayment on your mortgage is like adding an extra brick to your wealth structure. Not only do you reduce interest, but you also increase equity.
Renovations and Upgrades: Strategic home improvements are the equivalent of buffing and polishing ; ...

  real estate, buying land, home equity, strategy, real estate investment, rent

Wednesday, June 28, 2023   /   by Fahad Karamat

Respite on the Horizon: US Rent Prices Show Signs of Easing

Renters across the US, rejoice! Recent data from reveals a downward trend in median rent prices in May, breaking the persistent upward trajectory we've witnessed in the past years.

A Historical Dip

May's national median asking rent stood at $1,739, representing a slight monthly increase from April but, more importantly, a 0.5% dip from the previous year's May. This decline is noteworthy, marking the first of its kind since 2020, when started closely monitoring these trends.

Economist's Take

Danielle Hale, the Chief Economist at, perceives this decline as an early sign of fading rental-driven inflation. Hale optimistically points out that the blend of declining rents, easing inflation, and a robust job market spells a positive outlook for American households.

Rental Peaks and Troughs

The pandemic brought about unexpected turns in rental pricing. With "pandemic pricing" dominating 2020, rent soared in 2021 and early 2022 d. ...

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