The Risks of Real Estate Investing

Friday, December 07

As part of the Bigger Pockets community we're all fans of real estate investing. For many of us it's a passion. We share our knowledge and insight with new investors with the hopes of leading them on a path to success. However, we at Ali Safavi Real Estate feel it's equally important to remind pe...

Can Starbucks Increase Home Value?

Monday, September 10

Looking for clues on where to invest next? Here’s a hint: look for new Starbucks. According to CNBC and a new Harvard Business School paper, a new Starbucks is associated with a .5% increase in housing prices. Can coffee really have such an impact on real estate? No…but gentrification can.One of ...

The Luxury Real Estate Market Is Expanding

Thursday, September 06

Luxury home sales are on the rise. That may come as a surprise with an uptick in interest rates and questions over tax reform. But, according to Christie’s International, luxury home sales increased by a whopping 11% in 2017.Why? One big reason is the upward trajectory of equity markets - giving ...

Understanding Home Value

Tuesday, August 14

When you're getting ready to sell a home, whether it's your primary residence or an investment property, you’ll need to know how much it's worth. You know what you paid when you moved in. Chances are you’ve done a few renovations, but how much did those improvements increase the value? It's not a...

10 Ways To Save On Remodeling

Monday, May 07

Whether you are a homeowner or have multiple investment properties, remodeling is probably in your future. It feels great to have a fresh look, but a big price tag often looms over the experience. If money is tight don’t throw in the towel. There are a number of ways to be economical without sacr...

Hawthorne Real Estate is Heating Up

Friday, January 05

At Ali Safavi Real Estate we’ve talked at length about how to find good investment properties. For those who have flexibility on their location, finding real estate in emerging markets is a great option. But how can the average person spot an up and coming location before it hits its stride? A gr...