Happy New Year! At Tellus, our goal is to write helpful content for anyone interested in real estate. Here’s what was on the table this past month.

How Has Airbnb Affected the Real Estate and Hospitality Industries?

Since being founded in 2008, Airbnb has grown into an online platform used in 191 different countries. Airbnb allows homeowners in certain areas to earn more revenue than traditional long-term rentals. Learn more about the effects this platform is having on the housing market.

What Is a Balloon Mortgage?

A balloon mortgage is a type of mortgage that does not fully amortize over the life of the loan. Borrowers make interest-only monthly payments of the course of the loan and make one "balloon payment" at the conclusion. Learn more about the benefits and risks of balloon mortgages.

Finding the Right Financing: Fixed-Rate and Adjustable-Rate Mortgages

Purchasing a home often requires a hefty commitment in both time and money – finding the right loan with the terms that best suit your situation is crucial. Learn more about these types of mortgages and what homebuyers should consider.

What Are Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac?

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) that make financing home purchases more accessible to consumers. Learn more about these Government entities that provide funding for mortgage lending.

Real Estate Debt and Derivatives

If you remember the housing crisis that gripped the U.S. economy in the late 2000s, then chances are you’ve heard of derivatives – but what are derivatives exactly? Learn more about this instrument of the real estate asset class that triggered an economic crisis.

Tellus Partners with TaskRabbit

Tellus is thrilled to announce a new partnership with TaskRabbit! TaskRabbit conveniently connects you with Taskers to help with all your home projects and errands. Learn more about the partnership that's making good help easier to find.

Final Word

Thank you for reading the best of December! Tune in next month for more articles. And if you ever have ideas or suggestions about what to cover, you can always email us at blog@tellusapp.com