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  • Real Estate in Chicago  By : Paul Gorney
    Real Estate in Chicago is moving well. The market it booming with new condo conversions and new condo buildings being built at an amazing rate. When you buy a home in Chicago you have many choices. It is challenging to figure out what is a good investment.
  • Investing In A Changing Real Estate Market  By : ron
    Lots of methods are there ways for explaining the real estate markets, including “hot” versus “flat” or “rising” versus “falling” or “buyer’s” versus “seller’s.” All real estate markets are subjected to greater fluctuations; but typically all those fluctuations do not influence the ability for the informed investor for attaining a profit.
  • Boost Your Spain Property Rental Profits with Viral Marketing  By : Chris Robertson
    These simple steps can help you boost your Spain rental property profits in no time...
  • Columbia lake resort land for sale – Columbia lake Texas, TX  By : Columbia lake resort land for sale – Columbia lake Texas, TX
    Columbia lakes land – offers most beautiful land for sale in Columbia lake resort. This Columbia lake resort land location is nearby cities included: Houston, Galveston, Gulf coast beaches, Texas, TX.
  • Where to find the best commercial real estate  By : Kris
    The profitability of any real estate investment depends a lot on your ability to locate the best commercial real estate deals available in the market.
  • Real Estate learning for beginners  By : Kris
    Understanding the various concepts and techniques of real estate investments can be difficult, especially if you are new to this field and do not have any knowledge of finance.
  • House pricing basics when selling a home as is  By : Kris
    The most important factor that needs to be taken into consideration while selling a home is probably the price tag that you set for your home. You need to set a price that reflects the real value of the home.
  • How to Sell Your Home Fast  By : Kris
    Some home owners like to hang on to their property until they get an offer that they just can’t refuse. And sometimes that’s the best plan of attack when selling your home; but sometimes it isn’t.
  • How to Sell an Ugly House  By : Kris
    Let’s face it, not all of us have homes that are easy to sell. Sometimes homes can be downright ugly and when that happens it is hard to sell them.
  • For Sale by Owner – Does It Really Work  By : Kris
    With any good piece of advice on house selling, there’s always some sort of evidence behind it that shows that it can work.
  • One Stop Shop for Real Estate Forms  By : Gloria Smith
    Like all business transactions, real estate deals, even if it’s as simple as renting or leasing out a room; or as complex as selling a multi-million dollar mansion, need to be conducted carefully. For the safety of the buyer/renter and the seller/landlord, all the terms and conditions concerning the
  • Foreclosure is a compound yet very effective recovery system.  By : johnbeck
    Foreclosure listings enlist all the homes and institutions held as mortgage, tax dues and many other dues on given criterion.
  • 2006 US Census: Cape Coral Florida real estate - 5th Fastest City in Growth  By : brad wozny
    Cape Coral Florida real estate - 2006 U.S. Census news ranks Cape Coral Florida the 5th fastest city in growth. Cape Coral real estate has experienced double digit growth. Here's why you may want to buy Cape Coral real estate, or move to Cape Coral Florida today. Also view Cape Coral Florida home for sale
  • Property Foreclosure  By : ron
    When a person buys a home, he has to take a loan regularly. The lenders,generally banks, keep the title to home collateral in this case. When the person is unable to pay the dues and payments in time, the ownership of the home is moved to the lender. Transferring of ownership to lender is called Foreclosure.
  • Credibility One Of The Most Over Looked Items In Real Estate  By : Alan Cowgill
    When a good real estate deal comes my way, I can grab it because I know the money is waiting for me. While my competitors are scrambling around applying at the bank, I've made an offer and closed the deal. Private lenders make it all possible and this article tells why.
  • The Most Important Form in Real Estate  By : Gloria Smith
    Those who are involved in real estate are aware that the process of transferring ownership of properties is a very sensitive matter. From the time the home owners decide to sell the house to the time you relinquish the keys to new owners, expect every step of the process to be recorded and formalize
  • Log Cabins  By : Mar
    A log cabin is a small house built from logs. It is a fairly simple type of log house, and was established both in rural areas and in cities in timber-rich regions, particularly in early United States and Canada. Some very old buildings in the American Midwest are actually log structures covered with clapboards or other materials. Many original log cabins still exist, although very few were originally intended to have exposed logs.
  • Country Houses  By : Mar
    A country house is a large dwelling, such as a mansion, located on a country estate.
  • Real Estate Multiple Listing Services  By : Mar
    Multiple Listing Service (MLS) (also Multiple Listing System or Multiple Listings Service) is a database that allows a broker representing a seller to share information about the property for sale widely with brokers representing potential buyers.
  • Real Estate Economics  By : Mar
    Real estate economics is the application of economic techniques to real estate markets. It tries to describe, explain, and predict patterns of real estate prices, building production, and real estate consumption. The closely related field of housing economics is narrower in scope, concentrating on residential real estate markets. Both draw on partial equilibrium analysis (supply and demand), urban economics, spatial economics, and finance.
  • The Housing Bubble  By : Mar
    The United States housing bubble refers to the economic bubble in real estate in the United States. This follows the stock market bubble in the 1990s which was called, among other things, the dot-com bubble. A real estate bubble or property bubble (or housing bubble for residential markets) is a type of economic bubble that occurs periodically in local or global real estate markets.
  • How to Motivate a Seller  By : Firoj Khan
    You want to show such a seller the advantages of your offer. If he is more motivated to avoid stress than by positive goals, in this case, you would want to make the process as easy as you can for the seller. In your real estate negotiations, gather any information you can on the seller's motivations, then decide how to use this information. Use a seller's own motivators, and even their own words. If they say "I understand" a lot, then start a statement with "I think you understand why..."
  • 3 Simple Ways To Make More Money From Your Real Estate Investment  By : Joel Teo -
    Real estate investment is one of the best long term forms of investment anyone can do and is readily understood by most of us. Some of us may be interested in buying properties that we can fix and flip, others might be interested in buying rental properties and make money from them. This article is for both kinds of investors and highlights three simple things you can do to make more money from your real estate investment whether it be in terms of rental or capital appreciati...
  • Tips For Insuring Your Property Abroad  By : HolidayHomeNow -
    Once you’ve bought your new property abroad, you’ll need to insure the building and its contents.

    Getting insurance for your property abroad is just as easy as getting it for your home in the UK. Insurance policies can be quoted for online and even purchased online, but before you rush into an insurance contract, take the time to compare not only the prices but also the level of cover you’re getting; more often than not, cheap prices mean lower quality cover.

    You can’t ...
  • Three Ways To Spot A Good Real Estate Investment  By : Joel Teo -
    Real Estate Investment has been with us for a long time but according to Forbes magazine, other than the tech wizards like Bill Gates, more people like the likes of Donald Trump have made more money in land than in any other area of business. Real estate has this endearing property that makes people willing to die to protect their turf and everyday there are new immigrants in the America and this represents a greater need for housing and more real estate demand.

    Most peopl...
  • What You Should Know Before Buying A Time Share  By : Dennis Conner -
    The concept of time shares originated in the 1960’s and quickly became a worldwide phenomenon, following the idea of a ski resort developer in the French Alps. He proposed the suggestion that holiday makers could stop renting an individual room and instead could buy the hotel. Obviously, this would require a huge sum of money and commitment and so it developed into the time share principle.

    Primarily concerning apartment style condominiums, but also found for houseboats, c...
  • Three Reasons For A Win Win Philosophy In Real Estate Investing  By : Joel Teo -
    Most people tend to take the all benefits are mine approach when they do real estate investment negotiations. However, it is submitted that a win win approach would take you further and help you close more deals than if you adopted a one sided benefits negotiating stance. This article will highlight three reasons why you should adopt a win win negotiating stance in real estate investment negotiations.

    Firstly, you can get more referrals both in terms of deals when you are ...
  • Five Key Principles To Real Estate Investment Riches  By : Joel Teo -
    Real Estate Investing is the craze today with people involved in the Carlton Sheets program spending money on courses to find out how they can make money in no money down real estate investing. This article hopes to help you create some sort of mental picture of five key principles that can help you make more money with real estate today.

    Principle #1- The money is made in the purchase
    Real estate investing is like value investing in stocks and you want to purchase the re...
  • A Quick Introduction To Land Banking And How You Can Profit From It  By : Joel Teo -
    Land Banking is on the rise today as an alternative investment medium with profits and principal to be returned to you after three to five years depending on when permission is given to develop the land. This article will give a quick introduction to the concept behind land banking and how it can fit as a part of your real estate investment portfolio.

    Real estate investment horizons or in laymen terms, the time taken for you to recover the amount that you invested may take...
  • Three Ways To Make Money From Real Estate Investing  By : Joel Teo -
    Making money in Real Estate investment is like what we call in the stock market investment circles made in the buying and this is also known as value investing. The difference between stocks and real estate is that we can actually purchase the property and make changes to it unlike in companies unless you buy a substantial share in the company.

    This article will highlight three different ways to purchase real estate investments at a bargain from the market price.

    Method...
  • 3 Reasons Why Human Traffic Flow Is An Important Consideration In Real Estate Investment  By : Joel Teo -
    Retail real estate investment property is probably one of the easiest type of property to understand when considering commercial real estate investment. Anyone you ask would tell you that the shop space with the best human traffic would fetch the highest rental. This article will expand on that basic idea and explain why this statement is true and how you can apply it to your property search criteria to find a good retail real estate investment.

    Before we go into the three...
  • How Real Estate Add Broke The U.S. Land Fraud Crisis Story  By : Mike Colpitts -
    For nearly three years I watched people buy and sell raw land and make huge profits. But then like a train barreling down the track the engine died.

    I wasn’t just close to the dealings of others. I purchased a parcel of land in a subdivision of the Florida panhandle two and a half years ago. It’s a small 35 parcel development, where only 7 homes have been constructed. We had a home built on ours.

    What I was witnessing burned on my conscience. As an ex-professional journ...
  • 3 Things To Consider When Hiring A Property Management Company To Look After Your Property Investment  By : Joel Teo -
    Property managers can be a very useful to land owners as the larger property management companies have scale of operations and can run your property for the busy landowner. This would in effect free the busy landowner with more time to look for more real estate deals. This article deals with three things to take note before hiring a property management company to look after your property

    Firstly, the most important thing people think about when hiring a property manager wo...
  • 3 Reasons Why You Want To Hire A Property Management Company To Run Your Real Estate Investment Property  By : Joel Teo -
    Real Estate Investment sounds like a cool thing to do during the weekend but the problem arises when you start having to many properties to handle. The solution to your real estate investment problem would be to hire a property manager who can then run your property for you and deal with any problems that may arise. The key is to get a reliable person who can then do any repairs or maintenance work for you.

    This article will highlight three additional reasons why you might...
  • Real Estate Investment Success Series Tip #6 –The Real Estate Investment Game Plan  By : Joel Teo -
    This article is part of the Real Estate Investment Success Series and continues from http://www.realestateinvestment101.info/real_estate_agent_secrets.html

    Have you heard of those people who are landlords of a few properties and remain that way all their lives? Now contrast this to savvy real estate investors that use the power of leverage to vastly increase their cash flow. This article strives to highlight one game plan advocated by many real estate gurus to financial we...
  • Three Reasons Why You Should Consider Real Estate Investment As An Investment Option  By : Joel Teo -
    If you are like most of us, each day when you open the financial times, you are besieged with different investment instruments and opportunities and wonder with dismay how to make your money grow. Why not spend some time considering real estate which is one of the oldest investment options of all time. This article will deal with three reasons why you should consider real estate investment as part of a larger investment portfolio.

    Firstly, have you ever wondered why when t...
  • 2 Simple Ways To Identify A Bargain From Your Real Estate Investment  By : Joel Teo -
    Most people spend their time wondering when the real estate market is good to enter and purchase real estate based on some friend’s recommendations. Others are more emotional and buy real estate on their whim and fancy. Such ideas may work sometimes but are not very reliable indicators on when to enter and exit the real estate market. Thus this article highlights a 2 step process to analyze your real estate investments.

    Firstly, in real estate investing, just like in the s...
  • 3 Areas That A Real Estate Investor Should Be Aware Of When Choosing A Commercial Real Estate Investment  By : Joel Teo -
    Commercial Real Estate Projects are largely similar to residential real estate except that they can be many times larger in terms of scale and may require large amounts of financing. This article covers three areas that one should be aware off when contemplating purchasing commercial real estate.

    Zoning Problems

    Real estate investment has a lot to do with zoning of the land and if the zoning changes while you are rebuilding the property, you might have to incur a larger...
  • Real Estate Investment Success Series Tip #2- Three Keys To Successful Investment Real Estate Financing  By : Joel Teo -
    This article is part of the Real Estate Investment Success Series and continues from http://www.realestateinvestment101.info/Making_Money_with_Real_Estate.html

    Successful investment real estate financing has been done by many real estate investors for years. Donald Trump and other real estate developers have used other people’s money for years to finance the building of real estate projects so the key here is to learn how to finance your next acquisition and how to make mo...
  • Real Estate Investment Success Series Tip #3 – 3 Reasons Why Owning A Commercial Property May Make You More Money In Real Estate Investment  By : Joel Teo -
    This article is part of the Real Estate Investment Success Series and continues from
    http://www.realestateinvestment101.info/Real_Estate_Financing.html

    If you ever have been a landlord for residential property, I am sure that you get complaints from tenants about leaking roofs in the middle of the night. But what keeps most people back from investing in commercial real estate is the fear of the unknown since not many of us are born commercial landlords. However we can lea...
  • Real Estate Investment Success Series Tip #4 –how To Spot A Real Estate Investment Bargain  By : Joel Teo -
    This article is part of the Real Estate Investment Success Series and continues from http://www.realestateinvestment101.info/commercial_property_investment.html

    As mentioned in our previous article, like in value investing in stocks as made popular by Benjamin Graham, money is made in the purchase of real estate investment property. You want therefore to purchase property with good rental yield and that is at a discount relative to the surrounding area. This article identi...
  • 3 Reasons To Hire A Realtor To Help You Buy A Home!  By : Kris Bickell -
    Buying a home is one of the most stressful – and exciting – events most people will ever experience.

    If you’ve never bought a home before, hiring a realtor to help you through the home buying process is practically a must!

    Even if you’ve gone through the home buying process before (especially if you’ve gone through it before) you know that it is a good idea to hire a realtor to help you find your new home.

    There are so many details involved with purchasing a house, t...
  • Toronto; Boom Town For You  By : J Schipper -
    The Toronto real estate market is still going strong in 2006. While annual growth in property value has not been as spectacular as in Vancouver, is it still a respectable average of 6%, and there are hot neighborhoods all across the city where growth is much stronger. The average price of a home in Canada is expected to rise by 5.5 per cent this year, to $262,700. In 2005, there were 84,145 real estate sales in Toronto, according to the Toronto Real Estate Board. These statis...
  • Identifying Three Migration Trends That May Make You More Money With Your Real Estate Investments  By : Joel Teo -
    Real estate investment like any other form of investment is dependent on the economic principle of supply and demand. The ebbing and flow of the population in your target area will therefore be important to determine if your property will do well both in terms of capital appreciation and rental income. This article will therefore help you identify three migration trends that may make you more money in your real estate investment.

    Firstly, interstate migration is a simple c...
  • Finding ways to fund Rental Property Purchases  By : Adam VanBuskirk
    The single most obstacle that barricades potential real estate investors from entering the lucrative arena of owning rental properties is funding. Finding different means of obtaining funds to pay closing costs, putting money down on loans, and minor repairs if needed upon purchase is not an easy task unless your are already wealthy. Getting the money that you need to get started isn't necessarily easy, but below are a few methods that I personally found to work along with a few that I have hear
  • Excel at Owning Rental Properties by Creating a Niche  By : Adam VanBuskirk
    Owning rental properties is a profitable business and or investment the rentals are properly managed. But what happens when the local rental market is a renter's market, meaning that the supply of properties for rent exceeds the number of people looking to rent a property. Whether a landlord’s rental properties are already making lofty profits or are stuck in the market just explained above, the following paragraphs explain how they can create a niche in the rental market and watch their bottom line increase.
  • 5 Methods for Finding Bargain Properties  By : Adam VanBuskirk
    Finding a bargain property, one that is being sold well-below its worth or potential worth, is not as easy as riding a bike or watching T.V. Not that it is that difficult either, but the task of getting a good deal on an investment property can at times be cumbersome. In the brief list below, five methods for finding and grabbing that good deal are explained, and although the descriptive nature of the list is brief, it will give you just enough to ignite your thought.
  • The Bare Necessities of a Residential Lease  By : Adam VanBuskirk
    As a the small-time landlord goes about getting started managing the rental property they just bought, they are sure to discover that there are literally thousands of different variations of the residential property lease. It is always best to have a lawyer draft a lease, but lets be honest, how many people can afford to have a lawyer draft them a real estate form every time they need one; and still make profit? More realistically, the landlord will often navigate the web or travel to brick-and-mortar office stores to buy an affordable version of a lease. With so many to choose from, the list below highlights a few of the bare-minimums that one should check to ensure that the lease includes them.
  • REAL ESTATE FOR YOU………  By : HariKishan Pal
    If you have a website in your hand then you know a full range of real estate advisory and management services, including: property management, office, retail and industrial agency, consulting and valuation, project management, and asset investment brokerage.
  • LOOKING FOR DREAM PROPERTY AT AN AFFORDABLE PRICE?  By : HariKishan Pal
    India Real Estate Sector is booming. The returns at 10-13% per annum are almost 50% higher than those in the US and Europe and the current demand far outstrips availability in several metros.
  • Be A Power Real Estate Investor -- Even If You Don't Have Cash  By : Josette Pajotte -
    For several years now, the hottest industry in North America has been real estate. Homes, business facilities, and property are in increasing demand as our economy and populations grow. You can buy just about any property, anywhere, and realize appreciation in its cost within a relatively short period of time.

    Chances are that you or someone you know has purchased a home, then sold it several years later for a nice profit. Usually, you put that money into your next home, g...
  • Price Flight - Californians Revitalizing Downtowns  By : Jeanette Fisher -
    For decades, California has been known as a land of lots of cars and long commutes--commutes that turn freeways into endless parking lots. But with the price of gas heading above $3.00 a gallon, even Californians are beginning to look into the possibility of living closer to downtown areas.

    The trend toward revitalizing downtown areas isn't new. Witness the rebirth of such downtowns as Detroit, Michigan, or Portland, Oregon. But Californians seemed to buck that trend, cont...
  • 6 Selling Mistakes To Avoid  By : J.P.Lee -
    When it comes to selling your home, you can make many different mistakes. That is why it just makes sense to add an article about the common mistakes that you should avoid when selling your home yourself.

    1. Every seller naturally wants to get the most money for his or her house. The best way to do this is NOT to list your product at an excessively high price in the first place. When you set a high listing price, it will cause many prospective buyers to lose interest befor...
  • Buying A Property In France: It Is Easier Than You Think!  By : Cecil Jones -
    If you have been dreaming about buying an apartment or house in France but have hesitated, thinking that it must be too difficult for a foreigner, it is time to think again. The process of buying property in France is a lot easier than most people believe. Here are a few basic factors that you should consider if you are indeed interested in acquiring real estate in France.

    1. It is no harder to buy a property in France than in the USA

    Despite popular images of a complic...
  • How To Make Fifty Thousand Dollars In Nine Months From Your Orlando Villa Investment  By : Sebastian Jay -
    Orlando in Florida is one of the hottest property investment locations on the planet right now. Purchase prices are low, increases in capital value are simply immense (in 2005 parts of Orlando saw home values rise in excess of 40%), and rental demand remains strong no matter what the time of year. Naturally, with so much going for the area, it is easy to see why demand for Orlando real estate outstrips supply - a situation that is predicted to continue through to at least 200...
  • Selling Your Home: The Price Is Right  By : James OBrien -
    Many real estate professionals consider price, marketing, and condition the three most important controllable factors affecting the sale of a home, with price being the most important of them all. If you really think about it, pretty much anything will sell if it’s priced right. An old non-classic beat up car would probably not attract many buyers at an asking price of $10,000, but at $500, fixer-upper buyers suddenly appear willing and able to purchase the vehicle. Market va...
  • How To Determine If A Home Based Business Is Right For You!  By : Kris Bickell -
    Is a home business right for you? Answer the following questions to find out!

    Here's How:

    1. Do you have space in your home?

    You will to set aside space in your home - quiet space that is well equipped - in order to run a successful home business. Depending on the type of business, at the very least you will need an office, computer, phone line, and a desk.

    2. Are you self motivated?

    Being your own boss is a great feeling. But you must be able to budget your ti...
  • Rental Properties; Persistance is Profitable  By : Adam VanBuskirk
    Real estate money-making ideas and programs are often pitched to eager viewers on televison and through radio as "get rich" opportunities, but the fact is there is no "quick" in get rich. Rental properties are a great means of building wealth, but patience, persistance, and excellent interpersonal skills are all necessary to make it happen.
  • Finding Short Term Housing  By : Adam Smith
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  • The Different Neighborhoods For Real Estate In Phoenix Arizona  By : Gray Rollins -
    The property values in different Phoenix neighborhoods vary widely, so although you may only be able to afford a small home in one area of the Sun Valley, you may be able to purchase a much more expansive dwelling just by shopping in another area of town. This makes it a smart idea to get to know the culture of different neighborhoods before you start looking seriously at real estate for rental or purchase. If you are new to Phoenix and are considering buying a home, it is a ...
  • BULGARIA - The Hype, False Urgency and Exaggerated Returns  By : computerincome
    Over the last few years there has been an unprecedented level of interest in property investment in Bulgaria. This has led to numerous real estate agents popping up both in the UK and in Bulgaria. Hype and over inflated capital appreciation figures have been rife.
  • 5 Ground Rules For Home Buying Success  By : Andrew Loh -
    There are few purchases in life that carry the financial and psychological weight of buying a home. Whether you are buying your first home, moving up to your dream home, or downsizing your home and your life after the kids have gone, it is important to understand the ground rules for success in the world of buying a home.

    Making the wrong decision in buying a home can have devastating and long lasting effects, while making a wise decision in home buying can greatly enhance...
  • Staging Your Home For The Quick Sale  By : Ken Jones Remax -
    Staging you home prior to going on the market is the most important task you can do to ensure top return on your number one investment! Here are a few tips that may help:

    Exterior

    Curb Appeal: First impressions are very important! Beautify the outside, especially the front.

    •Fresh paint
    •Remove weeds and/or moss and fertilize and patch lawn
    •Trim and shape shrubbery
    •Place fresh mulch in flower/shrub beds
    •Clean gutters and downspouts
    •Wash all windows
    •Plant f...
  • Why Waiting To Buy A Home May Not Be The Best Strategy?  By : Andrew Loh -
    Many first-time home shoppers have been discouraged by the high prices in the housing market, and many people wonder if putting the purchase off a few years would be a smart strategy. Many people are waiting for a drop in housing prices, but the chances of a significant drop in home prices is actually quite remote.

    While there are certainly pockets of the country where real estate can be said to be overvalued, in most areas of the country the average house is actually pric...
  • Economists Agree Real Estate Bomb Ready To Drop  By : Mike Colpitts -
    Real Estate markets all over America are making the transition from a sellers market to a buyers market, making many economists contend a national real estate depreciation is forthcoming.

    There are still isolated markets that are strongly appreciating, but they are the exception after 15 interest rate hikes from the Federal Reserve Bank, a series of hurricanes to hit Florida and Louisiana and weakening state economies in Indiana, Ohio and Michigan. Foreclosure rates are al...
  • For Sale By Owner  By : J. Charleston -
    Nearly everyone who sells their house goes out and gets a realtor right away. But this isn’t always the most economical way to get your house sold. Realtors charge an average of 6% commissions on the total price your home sells for. With the average price of homes well over $250,000, that can be as much as $15,000! And it only goes up with the price of your home.

    In many cases, the commissions you pay a realtor can be as much as you’ve paid toward your house so far. Or it ...
  • Malta Real Estate Increase Highest In Europe  By : Roger Munns -
    The Mediterranean island of Malta has recorded the strongest growth in property prices from countries in the European Union, and recent news could help see property inflation in double figures for the next few years.

    Figures released by the European Mortgage Federation show Malta’s rise of over eighteen per cent was higher than both France and Spain.

    Two EU countries, Germany and Austria, saw house prices drop, while Portugal, Greece and the Netherlands were barely into...
  • The Options For Financing An Investment Property  By : Gray Rollins -
    Any time a decision is made to purchase property, whether this property is investment property or for your personal residence, the question of how you are going to pay for it is bound to arise, as it should. Property is probably the single largest investment that most people will make within their lifetime. Despite what the late night infomercial gurus claim, there really is no one size fits all solution for financing. Homes that are for sale for no money down are few and far...
  • Tips For Investing In Real Estate  By : Gray Rollins -
    Over the last several years, real estate investment has been the center of much interest. Infomercials abound about the money to be made by real estate investment. Reality television shows concerning fixing houses and reselling them are in great abundance, and a new American dream has been born. While real estate investing can be quite profitable, it’s not as easy as they make it look on television. You must know your market area very well and while there is potential for gre...
  • What Your Real Estate Lawyer Does For You  By : J.P.Lee -
    If you are considering selling your house, you need to get a real estate lawyer. The buyers will have their own lawyer. The roles of each lawyer is not set in stone, but the traditional role of the sellers’ lawyer include:

    • Reviewing the sales contract
    • Making sure the titles and documentation for any chattels included in the sale are in order.
    • Reviewing mortgage information and ensuring the calculations are correct.
    • Reviewing property tax bills.
    • Pro-rating to ...
  • Is Purchasing A Beach Home A Good Idea?  By : Gray Rollins -
    From the time I was a very little girl I have known of my father’s dream to have a little house by the sea. It didn’t have to be a fancy house, for all he cared it could be a surf shack, but he wanted to wake up to the sun and sand, and drift off to sleep listening to the sound of the waves lapping the sand. While he doesn’t exactly have a house on the beach, he did live on a boat for a while and now resides in the US Virgin Islands. He’s most definitely in easy driving dista...
  • Advice For Buying Investment Property  By : Gray Rollins -
    Over the last couple of decades we have seen an increasing number of television gods who claim to have built their kingdom through real estate investing. While I cannot refute or support any one guru’s claim, the fact remains that while real estate can be quite a lucrative investment, it still remains a risky venture, especially to the untrained. What they aren’t telling you is the numerous mistakes that they made along the way and how much those mistakes may have cost them i...
  • What Does It Take To Become A Real Estate Agent?  By : Gray Rollins -
    Becoming a real estate agent is not the most painful of processes. It requires some study and education, but what in life doesn’t? It doesn’t require nearly the investment of time or funds that becoming a doctor or an attorney would require and yet offers quite a flexible and potentially lucrative career path. The first thing to remember before you embark on a career path in the direction of real estate is that it is not for everyone and you really need to research not only t...
  • Why Buy A REO?  By : John Nazareno -
    An REO is real estate owned by the bank, and many investors consider an REO property to be money just waiting to happen. An REO is different from a foreclosure property in that the bank has already tried to sell it at a foreclosure auction and has had no luck getting bids. Because the property was not bid on, the bank then became the owner of the property. Naturally, the bank does not want to keep the REO any longer than possible, and this makes it a great opportunity for an ...
  • What To Expect At A Foreclosure Auction  By : John Nazareno -
    Whether you are an investor that would like to get into buying foreclosed homes for your personal use or to flip the property or if you are having your home foreclosed on, you should know what to expect at a foreclosure auction. Of course, the actual steps that will be taken can vary a bit from state to state and from house to house, but it’s good to know what you will be getting into when you go to a foreclosure auction. Foreclosure auctions can be exciting, even fun, but kn...
  • Understanding Reos  By : John Nazareno -
    If you are getting involved with real estate you may have heard the term REO without really knowing what it refers to and how it could play a part in your current or future investments. REO is actually just an acronym that stands for real estate owned by the bank. REOs aren’t all that common because the bank doesn’t want them, but they do happen and you can really cash in as a result.

    How a Property Becomes an REO

    When a bank forecloses on a home or property owner, it i...
  • Real Estate - A Few Tips On Buying A Home  By : Will Clemence -
    The home buying process can seem complicated, but if you take things step-by-step, you will soon be holding the keys to your own home!

    But before going into the buying process you should first ask yourself if your are already ready for home buying.

    Do you prefer or even enjoy moving into different places. Do you prefer using your savings for things like vacations, appliances, retirement or having your own business? Do you like to enjoy not having so much trouble with re...
  • Relocating To The Waterloo Region In Ontario  By : Rick Hendershot -
    The twin cities of Kitchener and Waterloo are located in the region of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. Also including the neighbouring city of Cambridge, this region has one of the most prosperous and most vibrant economies in Canada, with one of the highest standards of living and lowest unemployment rates in the entire country.

    The Waterloo Region of Ontario has a rich history and unique cultural flavour. Before the area was populated by European settlers it was the fertil...
  • Renovating To Increase The Selling Price Of Your House  By : Rick Hendershot -
    There are two ways we usually think of home renovations. We sometimes view them as improvements done in order to increase the value of the home -- in other words, as investments. Or we may think of them as simply increasing our own personal enjoyment of our home, without necessarily influencing the potential resale value.

    Thinking of a renovation project as an investment implies that a project should have an impact on the resale value of the home. Many of us are conditione...
  • How To Make Your Home More Saleable  By : Jeanette Joy Fisher -
    Every home seller wants two things: a quick sale at the highest possible price. Neither of those desires is unreasonable, but in order to achieve those goals, you'll need to do a few things to make you home more saleable and different from your competition--all the other homes for sale in your neighborhood and price range.

    First, look at the outside of your home, since that's what prospective buyers will see first. If you've ever bought a home, you know that you passed up ...
  • How To Help Your Agent Show Your Home  By : Jeanette Joy Fisher -
    Once your home has been spruced up, both inside and outside, you're ready to let buyers begin looking through it. However, since you also have to live in your home during the listing period, it means that you'll have to get the home ready for showings by agents, sometimes on short notice. Here are a few secrets you use to make your home look its best when you know agents are bringing clients by for a tour.

    First, keep your kitchen countertops clear, and keep dishes out of ...
  • Real Estate Lawyers  By : Karen Butterworth -
    Are you thinking about buying real estate in a foreign country? Your first though might be to hire a real estate lawyer, but wait you should know a few things before you do anything.

    There are many advantages when hiring a real estate lawyer and disadvantages as well. The advantages are many; they can read and understand a lot of the technical issues when buying the property. And can help you get a great deal and explain many of the aspects and what you have to do in orde...
  • Are You Buying A Foreclosed Home?  By : Claire Sessions -
    Buying a foreclosed home can be quite common. The reason for a foreclosure home is when the owner of the property doesn’t pay the mortgage. So their really isn’t anything wrong with the house; if you are feeling uneasy buying a foreclosed house.

    But there is a possible that the home owner never maintained the house. So be weary of that. Maybe the house needs some repairs, for example the roof might need repairing or the landscape might need some tidying up. Though it all ...
  • 7 Mistakes Home Sellers Make  By : J.D. Zandt -
    Not having a marketing plan

    Not planning or understanding the marketing approach that your listing agent will use when promoting a home. When selling your home there are no guarantees that the ultimate buyer of your home will have simply walked through the front door. In many cases you may have to bring your home to the buyer. Effective marketing will help ensure that your property receives maximum exposure to attract a ready, willing and able buyer in the shortest period ...
  • Fixer Upper Dream Or Nightmare  By : Mike Colpitts -
    The fixer upper seems to be the fix-all for many real estate investors. Fixer uppers are the most sought after of real estate purchases, but they sometimes turn into a headache rather than an equity building vehicle.

    “I’ve done well doing fixers,”said Matt Stansfield, who just completed his nineteenth fixer. “But I haven’t made money on all of them. Anybody who thinks they’re going to make a fortune on fixers and doesn’t have the know-how may be mistaken.”

    Stansfield ha...
  • Buying Real Estate In Texas With You’re IRA  By : Myra Johnson -
    Real estate has always been around somewhat popular, but over recent years since the dot-com businesses crashed popularity for real estate has soared. With real estate you have a little more security; a rental property might pay for itself overtime. That is what is attracting many to real estate.

    Like many parts of the country, Texas is experiencing a really big growth in real estate. Whether it's single-family homes, apartment complexes, condominiums or commercial develo...
  • Real Estate Success Is Found In Action  By : Mitch Johnson -
    So you think you can achieve real estate success, but you’re not really putting any effort. You think it’s all just going to fall into your lap. Well life doesn’t always work out that way. So the best way to find real estate success is by doing something. Just sitting around won’t do you any good. If you are out there trying to do something, then you have a better chance of getting those great deals that are just waiting for you.

    First you should set some goals for yourse...
  • Understanding Probate  By : John Nazareno -
    Probate is known as the legal process that settles the estate of the deceased and how the property of that person should be distributed. The probate process can really vary from state to state, so these are just general guidelines. If you are involved in the probate process you might want to seek legal counsel with an attorney that has experience with wills, or even those that have experience in probate court to protect your rights and really understand the probate system in ...
  • Investing In Property For Beginners  By : Jason Cox -
    When doing anything in life it is always a good idea to start small and see how it goes. It’s always better to be on the safe side. Well it’s pretty much the same concept for property investment. It would be better to start off small, by buying a small home and rent it, rather then buying a large expensive apartment complex.

    The advantages of investing in something smaller are many; it can offer you a small financial footprint. If your investment should fail the consequen...
  • Free Mortgage Calculators Arm Buyers  By : Gerald Mason -
    In the olden days, you were at the mercy of your realtor, the seller and the mortgage broker. With a fixed rate mortgage, they decided the interest rate, the sales price and the terms of the contract. They made the decisions; you paid the bills.

    Early in the days of the Internet, online mortgage calculators quickly became popular. What you used to have to pay for; you could now get in seconds and with many alternatives. Advanced versions today permit you to make comp...
  • How To Choose The Right Mortgage Calculator For Your Needs  By : Gerald Mason -
    Hear about those people who, by adding $50 per month to their mortgage payment cut their loan in half? You can actually do that. Look on the web for a mortgage accelerator calculator.

    To start with, a simple mortgage calculator is useful. They let you input the amount of the principal you will be borrowing, the current interest rate, and the number of years to pay off the loan. These calculate mortgage repayments as a fixed amount over a fixed time with a fixed interest r...
  • What Does A Home Inspector Do?  By : Jim Waltman -
    Congratulations! You purchased a home. The next step is to get your home inspected. A home inspection ensures the integrity of your home. A general home home inspection inspector performs a visible inspection of the home’s internal and external systems. A general home home inspection inspector inspects:

    - Building Interior: walls, floors, ceilings, doorways, etc
    - Kitchen & Laundry Areas and Fixtures
    - Bathroom Interiors and Fixtures
    - Fireplaces & Chimneys
    - Garag...
  • What You Need To Know About Homeowners Associations  By : LendingTree Editorial Staff -
    Almost one in six people in America live in a community regulated by some kind of homeowners association, according to the Community Association Institute, a national non-profit group that provides resources to such organizations. They may live in the city or the suburbs, in a common interest development, privately owned community, planned unit development, subdivision, condominium, co-op apartment building, or mobile home subdivision.

    Depending on where you live, your loc...
  • How To Prepare For Your California Home Inspection  By : Jim Waltman -
    Some people think California home inspections are a pretty cut and dry process compared to home inspections in other parts of the country where weather causes more home damage. Actually, California home inspections take just as long as any other home inspection, and can even take longer based on the size and condition of the home and if areas in need of inspection are locked, blocked, or not easily visible. If you want your California home inspection to run as smoothly as pos...
  • Fear Of Buying A Home  By : Julie Jalone -
    Buying a home is a major decision. For most of us it is the largest financial transaction we have in our lifetime. Based on those comments it is easy to see why some potential buyers have a hard time pulling the trigger. Some questions they may be asking themselves include, can I afford this, what if I lose my job and can’t make the payments and do I want this responsibility? After writing that, I feel like I should sell my house! But let take a look at the situation because ...
  • “5 General Trends In The California Real Estate Market To Watch -- 2006”  By : John Nazareno -
    Historically, the real estate trends of California have always been the precursors for the rest of the country. Which is why leading players of the real estate market keep a close watch on the Golden State’s real estate market conditions.

    And whether you are a first time homebuyer, debating the viability of building your dream house in San Bernardino, or a real estate investor looking to sell condominium units in Los Angeles, you certainly want to know: When is it the opt...
  • Find The Plans For Your Dream Home!  By : Matt Shupe -
    For many people, having their home built for them to their own specifications is a dream that they think they can never realize. Finding the land to build on is the easiest part but then there is the need to find an architect or designer and have the imagination to know how you want your future home to look. This is not as easy as it sounds as it takes vision and an eye for possibilities, which most of us find very difficult to do.

    The Internet is an amazing resource with ...
  • Beware Of Agents Who Buy Your Listing  By : Jeanette Joy Fisher -
    If you're selling your home, there's a certain kind of real estate agent you must be aware of: the agent willing to buy your listing. They're not technically being dishonest, but you should be aware of what's happening in such scenarios.

    What does "buying your listing" mean? Well, in simple terms, it simply means that the agent wants to put a sign in your yard, bearing their company's name and phone number.

    Why? Because they want to use your property as advertising to ...
  • Do Realtors Get Paid Too Much Commission?  By : Sintilia Miecevole -
    This article was written to answer many of the most frequently asked questions on this topic. I hope you find this information helpful. I think most of us wonder out loud if realtors are paid too much commision.

    The real estate market has been quite exciting over the last few years. Record sales prices, transactions and astonishing new construction development has brought one and all who is anyone into the real estate profession. With numerous realtors and so little invent...
  • Central Oregon Real Estate  By : Rangerrob
    I have lived in Central Oregon for over six years now and I have been serving the Central Oregon Real Estate
    Agents and Brokers as a webmaster. I have watched the Central Oregon real estate market grow and I would
    like to share what I know about the Central Oregon Region.

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