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The Advantages of Buying a Property

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 Adam Singleton (August 12, 2008)  Buying property is always a big step - no matter if you're moving in with a loved one, going it alone or purchasing a multi-bedroom place to share with friends - and it always requires a lot of work. However, as with most things in life, if you plan in advance you'll cut your workload and be able to get the best deal. There are obvious benefits to being the owner of your home; the .. (Buying)

How to Make Your Dream of Having Your Own Home Come True

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 Eliza Maledevic (August 11, 2008)  You and your family can be jumping to the moon because of the joy and excitement you are feeling with the fact that you will be buying a home in Sarasota real estate market. Yes, renting a home can be tiring since you are paying money will a house that will never be yours. So, knowing the fact that you will be getting your very own home, you can be jumping for joy, but that joy can be .. (Buying)

Phoenix Real Estate Market at Risk of Sudden Slowdown Due to Newly Passed Housing Bill

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 David Lorti (August 11, 2008)  The Phoenix residential real estate market could see a 10% or greater drop in home sales with the elimination of down payment assistance tied to Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loans, which would have serious repercussions given the market's already challenging climate. Nestled in H. R. 3221, or “The Housing & Economic Recovery Act of 2008, " passed into law on July .. (Buying)

Buyer's Paradise - Why Now is a Good Time to Buy a New Home

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 Neil Terc (August 11, 2008)  Wow, can we be hit with any more doom and gloom financial news? Over and over, we are bombarded by the media as to how bad things are in the economy, which leaves you thinking that now is actually a poor time to buy a new home. Gas had been hitting record highs week after week, inflation is still increasing at a faster rate than in recent years, people are losing their jobs, and the .. (Buying)

5 Things That First Time Buyers Must Not Do!

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 Ross Taylor (August 11, 2008)  Go to every Mortgage Adviser in town - it is well known that every time a credit check is ran on you a “footprint" is left. When banks review your credit they see these footprints and assume that you must have been declined - or else why would you be asking them for money? The easy way to find the best mortgage deal is to simply go to the best mortgage adviser in town. Locate a .. (Buying)

When is the Best Time to Buy?

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 Rich Harvey (August 11, 2008)  When is the best time to buy Mangoes? Or petrol? When is the best time to buy shares? What about property? If you are like me and love the taste of Mangoes during the warm summer months, then you would also know that the price of mangoes fluctuates considerably during the year. Mangoes being a summer fruit are a seasonal commodity, which means that supply is extremely limited during .. (Buying)

Canyon Lake Real Estate Still Doing Well

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 Philip S Donahoe (August 11, 2008)  I was recently in Canyon Lake, Texas looking at real estate, deep in the heart of Texas Hill Country. Just north of San Antonio, Canyon Lake is one of the most beautiful areas I have ever seen. Now, just so you understand, I currently like in California High Desert which surrounds me with sand and Joshua trees. So arriving in Canyon Lake, Texas was an absolute pleasure with its .. (Buying)

Brazil - A Great Opportunity For Buying Real Estate

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 Simon Sinhert (August 11, 2008)  Brazil is more than beaches and Carnival, but that would be enough reason to travel there. Brazil is the largest country in South America, taking up almost half of the continent, extending from north of the Equator to south of the Tropic of Capricorn. It's population of around 180 million is the largest in South America. It's 2 major cities, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janiero are among the .. (Buying)

Buying Property in North Africa

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 Pauline Felward (August 11, 2008)  The British tourist has always been an adventurous sort, keen to get to new places before the rest of the world. Therefore, it isn't surprising that overseas property buyers are of the same persuasion. Brits have been at the front of the queue for the emerging markets across the new countries of Central and Eastern Europe, and the same is now happening with North Africa. This is .. (Buying)

Why Now is the Time to Buy Your Home Cheap in Today's Real Estate Market

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 Ted Mazzei (August 11, 2008)  Obviously the real estate market has crashed. The Real Estate Bubble has Burst. Home prices have tumbled, and you can buy a home really cheap today and profit from this opportunity down the road when the market comes back, as it always has. It is a Buyer's Market like we have never seen before, and the opportunities are very favorable now to buy a home cheap. Some other additional .. (Buying)

First Time Home Buyers of Bank Owned Properties

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 Michael Mizuno (August 11, 2008)  The housing slump has created an opportunity for first time home buyers who were priced out of the market just a couple of years ago. Bank owned properties now account for more than half of all single family home sales in the three counties of El Dorado, Placer, and Sacramento. Buying a bank owned property is a little different from buying from a private party in that it is strictly a .. (Buying)

Saving Money When Buying Real Estate in Spain

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 Linden A. Walhard (August 10, 2008)  Real estate in Benidorm is extremely popular with investors, during recent times the market has been rock solid. If you are looking to purchase property to rent out then you will find there is a lot of demand here, especially during the summer. People are prepared to part with quite a lot of cash in order to rent in this area. Features of the Real Estate in Benidorm Most properties .. (Buying)

Downtown Austin - Urban Living

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 Ki Gray (August 10, 2008)  One of the more recent developments in the Austin real estate market are the multitude of loft condominiums springing up smack-right in the middle of downtown. This new push towards urban living reflects an interest in a pedestrian-oriented community, optimal for those who work in Austin's business center, but also attractive to others who appreciate an abundance of amenities offered .. (Buying)

How to Win an Auction, Using Illusion

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 Jesse Somer (August 10, 2008)  I've only ever been to two house auctions. At the second, I ‘won'; I bought the house, well, it's a unit. Let me tell you how it happened; it was one of the most intense weeks of my life. I was living overseas and I had to come back to Australia to get some medical tests. I'd be back in Melbourne for one month, and my partner told me it was a good time to buy a house. She had her . (Buying)

Top Tips For Buying That Home Today!

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 Summer N Banks (August 10, 2008)  When a buyer wants to buy a home, they want the property that will feel really hospitable. The neatness, tidiness and satisfaction can only be felt by the buyer. There are some important things the home buyers should know that might prevent them from buying a home. This can be by judging on the outer appearance and features since the inner features are what matters most. If you are .. (Buying)

Down With DAP's - a Small Provision of a Big Bail-Out

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 Lance Mohr (August 10, 2008)  Down payment assistance programs, or DAP's as they are commonly referred to, were popular grant and loan programs designed to help low income Tampa home and condo buyers purchase a property with very little money down. Notice I said “were" - DAP's have recently been all but outlawed with the reversal in underwriting guidelines. DAP's were touted by not-for-profit charities and .. (Buying)

There is Improvement in the Phoenix Housing Market

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 Lee Bell (August 10, 2008)  When the Phoenix metro area consisted of little more than rainless desert with dried-up aquifers from long-gone native peoples, a limited number of visionaries saw this land's potential back in the late 1800s. Currently home to more than 3.7 million residents, the Valley of the Sun has a rapidly expanding population. People are making their homes here by the thousands every month to .. (Buying)

Shopping Online For Real Estate? - Tips and Warnings

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 Clinton N. Maxwell (August 10, 2008)  If you're in the market for real estate then you may want to expand your options by searching for property for sale using the internet. This is a beneficial tool especially if you're looking for to buy out of your area. Sellers, both homeowners and real estate agents, use the internet to auction down payments, leases or selling a property outright. While you can find a great bargain .. (Buying)

Now is the Opportune Time to Begin Your Search For an Idaho Home For Sale

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 Antonious Driver (August 09, 2008)  A lot of hard lessons have been learned in recent years about buying homes in boom-to- bust real estate markets in the U. S. Too many people who have been tolerating living in crime ridden cities all over the U. S.in the hopes of quick profits on their homes, have awoken to see all of their sacrifice was for not. Now they are being told that a recovery is coming, but it could take years . (Buying)

Belize Real Estate - A Few Things to Consider

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 Antonious Driver (August 09, 2008)  You have seen the pictures and read the promo info on Belize and now you may have a few questions that would like answered. Is it that easy? What about the logistical issues regarding moving all of your furniture and belongings? What about real estate laws in a foreign country like Belize? Do they have escrow searches like they do in the U. S. ? Is there anything that can go wrong? .. (Buying)

Real Estate in Belize - What's the Scoop?

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 Antonious Driver (August 09, 2008)  It seems that over the course of the past decade an increasing number of far flung countries have began to tout their attributes as retirement destinations. What's the real story behind the hype though and are these countries such as Belize really the prime retirement and real estate investment opportunities that they hold themselves out to be? Also, is it a safe place to live .. (Buying)

Best Source of Real Estate Listings, Internet Or Newspapers?

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 Prudence Wong (August 09, 2008)  Whenever I want to purchase my dream property, first I will go through the real estate listings appeared in news papers and then internet online websites. Where do you look for the best source of listings? When you intend to buy a property, first thing you have to do is searching through the real estate listings. Newspapers and internet online are the best sources of the information .. (Buying)

Gurgaon - A Real Estate Hub

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 Somaya Jones (August 08, 2008)  Gurgaon is located close to Delhi and is emerging one of the hottest destination for real estate. Real Estate In Gurgaon has gained more prominence. There has been a sudden increase in the demand of gurgaon commercial and residential properties. Finest properties are available in gurgaon by reputed builders such as dlf, unitech, vipul, vatika, emaar mgf and parasvnath etc. The .. (Buying)

BESTECH INDIA - A Premium Construction Company

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 Somaya Jones (August 08, 2008)  Bestech india pvt. Ltd. Is led by professionals Mr. Dharmendra bhandari & mr. Sunil satija. Bestech group is an iso 9001:2000 company. Bestech has been involved with the construction. Bestech has successfully commissioned many residential/ commercial/office complex, it parks, malls, amusement parks, & schools. Their work force consists of professionally qualified engineers, .. (Buying)

The Real Estate Market in Mohali

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 Somaya Jones (August 08, 2008)  Real Estate market in Mohali has been recognized and being developed as a full-fledged market for various residential and commercial properties. Mohali is part of the tricities- chandigarh, panchkula and mohali. It was built as an extension of chandigarh. Mohali shares its border and architectural planning with chandigarh. Mohali has finally emerged as a separate city, with an .. (Buying)

First Time Home Buyers Can Receive $7,500 Tax Credit on Their Home Purchase

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 Bill Burress (August 08, 2008)  At the end of July 2008, President Bush signed a bill into law (H. R.3221) that will give thousands of first time home buyers nationwide a check for $7,500.00. This bill is clearly an effort to help the housing market and to stimulate the economy. Although this part of the bill was buried amongst a myriad of other items, this is probably the most affective economic stimulus Congress has . (Buying)

Buying a Home - Preparing Your Offer to Buy

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 Ma Stj (August 08, 2008)  Buying a home is an exciting and potentially nerve racking time. Thankfully preparing an offer is one of the last steps in the home buying process. By this time you have found a property that suites your needs (and hopefully a little more) and you are ready to finalize everything. If you are comfortable doing this on your own, great. However it is strongly recommended that when you are .. (Buying)

What Kids Want in a House

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 Drew N Hartanov (August 07, 2008)  What do kids want in a house? Surprise! It's not granite countertops or hardwood flooring, it's not even their own bedrooms or a den. From a child's point of view, a house can only be as good as the relationships it fosters. When parents go out of their way to make sure the new family home meets their kids’ social needs, great things can happen. Fortunately, meeting your child's .. (Buying)

Government Causing New California Rush?

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 Drew N Hartanov (August 07, 2008)  The California Rush could be happening all over again, if the Government gets its way. Why? Because there will be a rush to buy that hassle-free house in California before the law interferes with the hassle-free part. There is the distinct possibility of a new law being passed that will be a real pain for all the let's-buy-this-house-now investors. Okay folks, you've heard it all .. (Buying)

Secrets to Finding the Right School When You're Buying a Home

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 Drew N Hartanov (August 07, 2008)  There are so many things to take into consideration when you're buying a house. Will your furniture fit? Will your life fit? Is the foundation sound? But if you have children, finding a house near a school that's a good fit is probably the single most important consideration you have. Let's do the math: American children spend an average of 6 hours per day, 5 days a week in school. .. (Buying)

You May Have Already Missed the Boat

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 Michelle Fradella (August 07, 2008)  Are you one of those buyers that keeps waiting for interest rates to drop and housing prices to plummet? Do you keep listening to the media's “gloom and doom" about the real estate market, and think that this is the truth in ALL markets? I'm sorry to tell you that you may have already missed the boat. In reality, interest rates, for our area, hit their lowest back in January, and .. (Buying)

Why You Should Buy Real Estate Now! Low Rates and Prices Guaranteed!

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 Sal S Vannutini (August 07, 2008)  If you want to invest in real estate, but have hesitated due to everything that you've seen on the news and read in the papers, fear no more. The truth is that this is the ideal time to purchase real estate. Interest rates are low and prices have never been better. Many homes have seen as much as $20,000 slashed from their listing price. All of this is due to the market crash last year .. (Buying)

Common Mistake to Avoid When Getting a Home

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 Michelle Grace Tapire (July 31, 2008)  When money is involved, you need to be careful. This is a lesson we learn through the things we have had the chance to experience; experiences involved in the purchasing and buying of items for our investments as well as selling. In either way, we can be leading to major problem when we were not careful on the situation that we are in. Decisions that are involved in the purchase must be . (Buying)

Buying Strategies? Learn Them!

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 Michelle Grace Tapire (July 31, 2008)  If you have plans of putting your money in real estate properties for profit, then, you need to know the important things in attaining your financial goals in this type of business. It does not really matter why you are planning to have the investment to be profitable, what you need to determine is how to make the success in the endeavor you have chosen in this business. There are .. (Buying)

Asking the Seller to Pay Closing Cost

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 Michelle Grace Tapire (July 31, 2008)  Closing costs involved in the real estate business transactions are essential parts of the negotiation. For those new people involved in the buy and sell of real estate properties, without the complete knowledge of the unforeseen cost you might be required to pay means that you may get over-budgeted in the purchase. As an investor involved in the property investments, you may be .. (Buying)

Having Fun Shopping For a House

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 Julia Vakulenko (July 31, 2008)  House shopping can be incredibly stressful for everyone involved. Some ways to limit the stress involved are important to consider since this is one of the most important decisions of one's life and stress can adversely affect one's judgment of the entire experience. 1. Write a list of everything the house should have and that you want the house to have. This need/want list is vital to . (Buying)

Home Bargaining in Todays Market

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 Julia Vakulenko (July 31, 2008)  When looking for a home, one has to go in with the idea of obtaining a great deal on the home. With today's market, this is more possible than it ever has been before. There are some good tips that one should follow to help get the best price possible for the home. Do not express too much emotion with the home. By making a note of all of the flaws, as well as some of the positives of .. (Buying)

Buying Or Selling a Fixer

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 Luis Pezzini (July 30, 2008)  Buying a Fixer-Upper The definition of a fixer-upper is broad; it really depends on each individual. What may be a fixer to you may seem like a tire down to someone else. It can be a house that simply needs “cosmetics" like fresh paint and updated fixtures - or a major renovation requiring foundation work and structural repairs. It's important that you assess your own abilities .. (Buying)

Few Guidelines to Think About in Buying a Miami Real Estate Property

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 Eliza Maledevic (July 30, 2008)  As people hear the place Miami, they will think about a pristine beach with lovely weather. Indeed, Miami is known with its pristine beaches, white sand, weather and lots of other attraction. Tourists, vacationers and others love to visit the place to relax and enjoy their days. Actually, there are some that wish to stay in this wonderful city. They would want to buy a home or second .. (Buying)

The Common Mistakes the First Time Home Buyers Should Avoid

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 Sheila Cristina Santos (July 30, 2008)  Do not be worried for being a first-timer in the home buying, some have been buying homes during their lifetime but still make some mistakes repeatedly. It is true that being able to find a home to buy is a nice thing and getting the money to purchase may have had some hard efforts made. However, this is a very good way of investing your hard-earned money. You can reach the goal of .. (Buying)

The Things First Time Home Buyers Should Know

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 Sheila Cristina Santos (July 30, 2008)  It is just common for first time home buyers to feel stressed and anxious on the plans of buying a home finally! You might be very eager in finding the information you need in getting the real estate information, it will really be essential in getting acquainted with the essential parts of being a buyer of a real estate property for your home. Consider the following things before you .. (Buying)

Spending Your House Hunting Time Wisely

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 Paco Vielma (July 30, 2008)  When it comes to looking for a house to buy, time really is money. That's because your decision on which house to spend your money on is one you're going to have to live with for a long, long time. So use your time efficiently, but don't be in a hurry to find a house unless you absolutely have no other choice. Your home search should take more than a weekend or two. This is an .. (Buying)

The UK Property Market Turns to the East

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 Ross Taylor (July 30, 2008)  According to recent figures from the National Association of Estate Agents, First Time Buyers are slowly returning to the housing market. However, even though the % of total houses sold to FTB's is increasing I feel there are two key facts that the hype is hiding. The NAEA like to think that there is a group of canny young people out there building up their deposits and biding their .. (Buying)

Northern Neck Waterfront Real Estate Determining Water Depths

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 Kenneth G. Smith (July 30, 2008)  You just spent $400,000 on a 1 acre waterfront lot in the Northern Neck and now you find out that you can't get your boat to the dock. You checked the water depth at the dock and it measured 5 feet. How could this happen? There are several ways but probably the biggest reason is because you didn't use a Realtor that knows the water and has experience on the water. There are several .. (Buying)

Whats New in Naples, FL?

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 Vk Melhado (July 30, 2008)  There's nothing like living in a brand-new home. It's clean and fresh, all the appliances are totally up-to-date, and there's no wear-and-tear from previous owners. One of the other major advantages if you buy early enough you get to choose the colors and many of the finishing details, so your home is truly custom built. If you've been thinking of moving to Naples Florida, or already .. (Buying)

Looking For a Home in the Southwest

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 Alice Lane (July 29, 2008)  Buying the perfect home in the southwest can be an easy task. Whether you live in Arizona or New Mexico, finding the perfect home could never be easier. With today's housing market on the decline, there are more and more pieces of real estate on the market. This is definitely a buyer's market, so make sure to make the most of your plethora of choices. Whether you are looking for a .. (Buying)

Chennai Real Estate Forging Ahead

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 George Gonigal (July 29, 2008)  India's real estate development is expected to grow at a pace of 30 per cent annually. This has a direct impact on the mega cities, especially the four metropolitans that provide real estate opportunities to grow manifold. Chennai real estate cannot be far behind. There has been a huge demand for real estate in Chennai amongst the commercial and residential properties. In recent years, . (Buying)

Elevated Expressways to Interconnect Bangalore

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 George Gonigal (July 29, 2008)  Bangalore is hasty on the growth and development front occupying the brand name of the first IT hub in India. The Bangalore real estate developers have provided the city first class infrastructure to serve the demand. The soaring number of IT and ITeS has given Bangalore a new name but also set of problems in correlation. Bangalore is facing a major time traffic congestion problem these . (Buying)

When Buying Property, Cyprus is a Country to Think About

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 Richard Flatt (July 29, 2008)  If you're thinking of buying property, Cyprus has a lot to offer. Of course the wonderful climate is one of the first aspects that people think about, but there is also the mellow way of life, the warm sea to swim in, the healthy foods, the rustic landscape and the welcoming people. There are direct flights from the UK to Cyprus and many ‘mod cons’ that people have grown .. (Buying)

First Time Buyers Alert

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 Carolyn Capalbo (July 29, 2008)  With the news that mortgage interest rates are now on the increase, all potential first-time buyers should be on the alert. The dilemma of “should we buy now while the interest rates are low, or should we wait and see if house prices drop further?", is over. There is now a new dilemma: will mortgage rates go so high that we can't afford to buy a house? For first-time buyers there . (Buying)




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