Tag Archives: Real Estate

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Don’t Do These 3 Things When Buying Your First Home

Property Virgins host Egypt Sherrod shares real estate advice for first-time homebuyers

Egypt Sherrod knows a thing or two about what you should and shouldn’t do when buying…

By Alisa Gumbs

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Women of Power: Actress Turned Agent Ayo Haynes Discusses How to Successfully Enter the Real Estate Industry

For Ayo Haynes, what was once a means to supplement income between acting gigs has since evolved into a lucrative career in real estate. Here's how she successfully transitioned from actress to agent

The last several years have generated an influx of public curiosity in real estate. As…

By Tia Walker

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Women of Power: Brie Bythewood Talks Success in the Growing Profession of Real Estate

A 10-year real estate industry veteran reveals the highs and lows of her career

The final installment of our African-American Women in Real Estate rests with Brie Bythewood.  The…

By Tia Walker

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Real Estate Confidential: Lisa Phillips Shares Insider Tips on Investing in $30K Homes

Don't let bad credit or large down payments stop you from making money in real estate

Real estate entrepreneur Lisa Phillips has built her real estate empire on homes purchased for…

By Maryann Reid

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Keeping It Real Estate

While African Americans have long known the benefits of home ownership, there is still much more to the real estate game beyond your home

Real estate investing is the art and science of buying real estate. African Americans have…

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How Much Can You ‘Really’ Afford to Spend on a Home?

Building a housing budget that won’t make you go bust

Financial experts say we should spend around 30% of our after-tax income on housing, but…

By Stacey Tisdale

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The Investing Habits of Wealthy Blacks

Study shows an emphasis on real estate not held by other groups

“Owning land is what many of our forefathers experienced as a way to gain wealth.…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Apartment Rental Prices Are On The Rise

Smaller markets leading the charge as vacancies shrink

There has been growing demand for rental properties in recent years, as the sluggish economy…

By Stacey Tisdale

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[WATCH] Word on the Street: Oprah Winfrey Buys $14 Million Ski Oasis in Colorado

Home features heated driveway and high-tech home automation system

The home was originally built for its previous owner, tech executive Bob Wall. Completed in…

By Janell Hazelwood

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To Buy or To Rent? That is the Question

How to decide when homeownership makes sense

There is no question that it is one of the smartest ways to build generational…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Celebrities Giving Back: Beyonce’s $7 Million Housing Gift

Apartments provide residential as well as social services for tenants

The housing accommodates men and women and supports its residents by providing meals, job readiness…

By Janell Hazelwood

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UK’s Cameron Jamaica Visit Raises Question: Should Blacks get ‘Paid Back’ for Slavery?

Economic toll and legacy of slavery estimated in the trillions

“You’re talking about hundreds of millions of dollars,” says Stevenson. “These folks were situated on…

By Stacey Tisdale

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How Buying a Historic Home Can Save You Money

Hattie Wilson's story of becoming a homeowner

Choose a good realtor. Inquire about available properties in historic districts. Select a realtor that…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Entrepreneurs Summit: David J. Grain’s Tips On Turning Passion into Enterprise

Private equity firm innovator shares his influences and lessons

Entrepreneur David J. Grain shares tips on success before his confirmed appearance at Black Enterprise’s…

By Raqiyah Mays

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The 4 Cs of Being a Powerbroker

Skilled negotiator and business leader Harold W. Johnson II shares secrets

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A powerbroker is defined as “a person or group having the ability…

By Nicole Cober, Esq.

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Real Estate Startup Faces Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

Zillow is being accused of 'sexual torture' by a former employee

Real estate startup Zillow is facing a harassment lawsuit from a former employee who alleges…

By Patrick Austin

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Cool Jobs: HGTV Realtor Talks Taking Her Business International

Christian Ross details how she's become a trusted leader in the housing market

Young real estate agent talks taking her business beyond the Atlanta area and into international…

By Courtney Connley

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Gerard Barrett is Creating Wealth Through Preparation and Opportunity

'Every deal offers a creative outlet and allows me to bring my artistic passions and business acumen to life'

Gerard Barrett, Founder and Managing Principal of PrimeLerner Companies, speaks about his passion for real…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Young Jeezy Donates $1 Million to the Jay Morrison Academy

Rapper's scholarship donation will help students succeed in the real estate market

Atlanta rapper Young Jeezy has donated $1 million to the Jay Morrison Academy to help…

By Courtney Connley

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From Storefront to Wall Street, Ernesta G. Procope Has Blazed Trails in Insurance and Real Estate

Celebrating this year's Black Enterprise A. G. Gaston Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

History-makers seldom have an example to follow; they make a path for others to follow…

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