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10 things First-Time Homebuyers Must Not Overlook

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 Michael Mclaughlin (February 05, 2009)  Buying a home is, perhaps, the single biggest purchase many people will make in their lifetime. Before putting your John Hancock on the 30 year mortgage, check out these 10 potential pitfalls of purchasing a home. What’s the condition of the home? The property should be worth the price you paid; otherwise, you are duped. You can have a real estate assessor or an inspector help .. (Buying)

10 Creative Ways to Afford your First Home

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 Michael Mclaughlin (February 05, 2009)  Owning a home may well be the best investment many people will ever make in their whole life. The Census Bureau reports a very strong correlation between ones net worth and whether they own a home or not. OK, but that down payment is difficult to accumulate, right? Sure it is, but it’s one of the best financial efforts you’ll ever do for yourself. Following the tips below .. (Buying)

Austin Homes : Good Opportunity for First-Time Homebuyers

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 Aniruddha Badola (February 04, 2009)  The housing slump could be a golden opportunity for individuals who are planning to buy their first home. Although there are many affordable properties for sale in and around Texas, it may be a good idea to consider investing in new Austin homes for various reasons. For one, this part of Texas offers a wide variety of alternatives to families, regardless of size. No matter how big or .. (Buying)

Avoid These Mistakes Of Beginning Investors - II

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 Aniruddha Badola (January 17, 2009)  In the first part of the article on “Avoid These Mistakes Of Beginning Investors" – we had discussed some of the steps you must undertake while investing in Austin Real Estate Market. In this concluding article, we will discuss the rest of the things to remember before making any property investment in Austin, Texas. 1. Inspect, approve, and confirm all documents. The list .. (Buying)

Are We Seeing Signs That the Property Market is Improving?

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 Michael Hanna (January 16, 2009)  We all know that the property market is taking a major hit at the moment and house prices are at a all time low and many people are wondering how long this will last. Early predictions did state that 2009 will be a tough year for us all in particular the housing market. However is there signs that the property market may be showing signing that things are picking up for the property .. (Buying)

Buy to Let Still Seen As a Good Long Term Investment

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 Jack M Mack (January 16, 2009)  The property market is currently experiencing a hard time due the current economic climate. Some Landlords may now be thinking that now would be a good time to sell up and cut their losses. However a recent statement by the Association of Residential Letting saying that they think that now is not the time for landlords to consider selling up. As people will always need a place to live .. (Buying)

Is the UK Government Doing Enough to Improve the Housing Market?

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 Jack M Mack (January 16, 2009)  It is clear that the UK is in a recession we are in no doubt of that and one of the worst hit areas has been the housing market. The government have introduced a lot of ideas but are they doing enough to help? In this article I will discuss what the government has done and from there you can judge for yourself. I think no matter what the Government does it won't make everyone happy and .. (Buying)

Can You Afford to Buy a Home?

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 Cherryl Hanson-Simpson (January 16, 2009)  Owning a home is one of the biggest dreams for most persons. They envision the time when they can get rid of their landlords, make their own home décor choices, and stop worrying about home security. However, owning a home can become more like a nightmare if you bite off more home than you can chew. It's important to match your home ownership plans with what you can truly afford. The .. (Buying)

Buying Property in Today's Economy - Ensure Quality Through Building Analysis and Home Inspection

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 Matt Gallo (January 16, 2009)  Smart investors are eyeing today's real estate market as a potentially lucrative venture; prices are down and mortgage rates are low, so there are some real deals on the market. But if you're looking to capitalize on the down economy by buying property at reduced rates, be sure you know what you're getting before you complete the purchase. Building analysis and home inspection can help .. (Buying)

Real Estate Purchase Contracts - Be Cautious About Delayed Possession

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 Joel D McDonald (January 16, 2009)  Possession is the last action in the process of buying real estate, where the buyer gets control of the home that has been bought. At closing, the keys are given to the buyer and the seller will no longer have a legal right to be in the home. This is an important event and its significance and implications are often overlooked. In some cases a seller will ask for permission to stay in .. (Buying)

Avoid These Mistakes Of Beginning Investors - I

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 Aniruddha Badola (January 15, 2009)  Investing in real estate provides many owners with positive cash flow, tax benefits and the satisfaction of making an impact in others’ lives. Like any investment, real estate has market trends that, if ignored, can cause an investor tremendous headaches. Many first-time investors part with their hard-earned money without taking the time to study their investment. They rely on .. (Buying)

Making the Best Offer on a Home

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 Nancy Niblett (January 15, 2009)  Now that some states like Arizona have so many bank-owned homes and short sales the buyers have hit the streets again and are finding out quickly that they are not the only ones.   Buyers are flooding the market trying to pick up those low priced bank-owned homes or short sale deals and some are quickly finding out that not only do you need to be on top of things but you need to make .. (Buying)

Buying a Home in Winter

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 Matt Barker (January 15, 2009)  If you've been thinking about buying a new home but don't think that winter is a good time, you may need to change your perspective.  Though spring and summer are typically the most active real estate buying and selling months, house hunting in winter has its own benefits.  Knowing what they are and how to use them for your advantage can put you on the path to home ownership sooner .. (Buying)

The Small Town of Bastrop, Texas

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 Ki Gray (January 14, 2009)  Bastrop is a wonderful “little" city to live in. Nestled in the middle of the “Lost Pines" it makes a beautiful place to live and it is convenient to Austin- Bergstrom Airport, Austin and is growing by leaps and bounds! Since 2000, the population has jumped by more than 42% and the cost of living in Bastrop is nearly 22% lower than the rest of the country; no wonder people .. (Buying)

Buying a Home - 8 Steps That Make the Process Easy

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 Ben Janke (January 14, 2009)  There are thousands of different opinions out there on what you need to do to purchase a home purchase a home right. The Real estate process is a very complicated process that can be simple if you put into 8 distinct steps. If you break it down into smaller parts you can really make the transaction process faster, easier, and more fun for you and your family. Step one: Hire a real .. (Buying)

Don't Think About Buying a House Without Reading This First

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 Rick Goldfeller (January 14, 2009)  Buying a house isn't as easy as many think it to be. There are plenty of suckers falling for the sweet sales pitch of some bozo trying to sell them something for the sole purpose of getting “their share" of the transaction. Don't play a fool for these goofballs - it's important that you sit back and take your time to think things over. Here's a tip that'll help you with the search . (Buying)

Buying a House - Can Anybody Do It?

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 Jody Castro (January 14, 2009)  Anybody can buy a house. There are several ways: you may need to fix your credit to get financing, or find a real estate investor to buy a house. The most important question is do you have the necessary income to keep the house once it has been purchased. Before you buy a house you should determine if you can afford the house. If you go looking at homes and find one you like, then when . (Buying)

Five Reasons to Buy Existing Property

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 Laurie Y Cooper (January 14, 2009)  There are many reasons as to why you should buy existing Panama property. The beaches the culture the environment are some of the lucrative factors. The tax cuts as well as the booming Panama real estate market is another good reason to buy Panama real estate. There are tourists coming into the country from all over the world. As a result there is massive Panama property development and . (Buying)

What You Should Consider Before Buying a Property

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 Nick Neil (January 14, 2009)  There are a few things that you, as an investor, should consider before buying real estate and they are as follows: Saleability If you are planning to re-sell your purchase in the future, then it is important that you look into the saleability of your purchase. Make sure that you when you do decide to sell you can easily persuade people to take it off your hands. There's no use .. (Buying)

Government Auctions Tax Lien & Deed Properties - Pay Delinquent Taxes, Get a House For Under $2?

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 Nolan Speers (January 14, 2009)  Unless you have been under a rock, you've heard about foreclosures and what a great investment they can provide. But what if I told you there was a new type of foreclosure opportunity that has only existed for a few years which very few investors truly understand or have taken advantage of. Most people know that they can loose their house if they fail to make their payments in a timely . (Buying)

How Much Can I Afford to Spend on a House?

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 Alfonso Alvarez (January 13, 2009)  One of the hardest lessons to be learned in today's economy is that, before purchasing a home, the buyer must ask the bottom-line question: “How much can I afford to spend on a house?" Even with the declining real estate prices, you must look at the big picture before deciding how much you can realistically pay. The first step is to determine your gross monthly income. That may .. (Buying)

3 Tips on Playing it Safe When Buying a Home

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 Ryan Tollefsen (January 13, 2009)  Being in the market for a home comes with many responsibilities. It requires homework before you start looking, researching while viewing homes and a final examine after you choose a home. With all this work, many things can be placed on the back burner and forgotten. When buying a home, you do not want it to go up in flames. Here are some tips that will ensure your protection when .. (Buying)

First Time Home Buyer - Don't Rush the Process

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 Ryan Tollefsen (January 13, 2009)  As with anything, there are always steps, or processes to take when completing a project or moving toward a goal. If any of the steps are skipped, or the process reversed, there could be hard consequences to follow. When buying a home for the first time, it is important to take it step by step. The first step to buy a home for the first time is to understand what a mortgage is, what is . (Buying)

Important Information For First Time Buyers With No Down Payment

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 Karen List (January 13, 2009)  A lot of first time buyers have been taking advantage of government assistance for down payment programs which was giving up to about 3% to help first time buyers get into a home with very little money needed from the buyer. The programs were great for those who have good credit, good income, a stable job, but just had a hard time saving money. Well, they just disappeared poof! Whether .. (Buying)

Sellers: Steps To Selling Your Homes at Highest Price

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 Aniruddha Badola (January 12, 2009)  The ability to reap additional profits on the sale of your home can be accomplished easily enough if you make the right improvements. Making these changes early on can provide the prospective buyer with an enhanced feeling about your home, more space, more light, more rooms, closet space, privacy, warmth and security. Basic, simple and inexpensive improvements can provide an improved .. (Buying)

How it Came to be Known as Rocky Point

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 Aniruddha Badola (January 05, 2009)  HOW IT CAME TO BE KNOWN AS ROCKY POINT In 1826 the area received the name of Rocky Point from Lieutenant William Hale Hardy, retired officer of the Royal British Navy, while in search of pearls and precious metals during his travels along the coasts of Sonora and Baja California . It was known on navigational charts by this name until 1936. Very near Rocky Point, Mexico a gold mine was .. (Buying)

Aquatic Wildlife in Puerto Penasco, Mexico

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 Aniruddha Badola (January 05, 2009)  More sea turtles and nests found in area Stressing importance of species for region ever since the legacy of “Peñasquita”, the first hawksbill turtle adorned with a satellite transmitter to track information concerning her migratory route and nesting grounds, released into the Eastern Pacific on October 24 th, more turtles and nests have been found in Puerto Penasco, .. (Buying)

Got Plane? Take it to Rocky Point

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 Aniruddha Badola (December 31, 2008)  Flying to the Sea of Cortez Got an hour or so and access to a private plane in Phoenix or Scottsdale ? If so fly down to Puerto Penasco and you can be at the beautiful Sea of Cortez in less time than you may have to wait at the border. Most Private plane owners in Arizona how easy it is to fly their private plane to Puerto Penasco, Mexico. Crossing the border by air and going through .. (Buying)

Feliz Navidad : Celebrate Christmas in the Mexican Way

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 Aniruddha Badola (December 29, 2008)  Celebrating Christmas in Rocky Point, Mexico can be a unique and unforgettable experience. In place of a white Christmas, you may find a very colorful set of festivities and traditions. The celebrations start 0 days before Christmas, on Dec. 16, with the traditional Posadas . Nine consecutive days of candlelight processions in which families get together to reenact the Holy Family's .. (Buying)

Charlottesville, VA Real Estate Various Purchasing Considerations

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 Brian Garvin (December 16, 2008)  Charlottesville is located in the county of Albemarle in central Virginia. The Charlottesville, VA. Real Estate Market is characterized by two distinct types of property. In the first instance, gentrified living in the town and secondly, rural properties with acreage in the county. In both instances, property values are significantly higher than average for Virginia and the immediate .. (Buying)

Chatham, VA Real Estate Various Purchasing Considerations

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 Brian Garvin (December 16, 2008)  The Chatham, VA. Real Estate Market shows to match many other towns across the nation. There are many problems with this little town that make it very difficult for some people to survive in. If you are looking for a new home to buy you might consider living in Chatham and taking advantage of these problems. Always remember that one persons adversity is another persons opportunity. .. (Buying)

A Review of Collinsville VA

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 Brian Garvin (December 16, 2008)  Situated in beautiful Henry County, Collinsville benefits from a great location and lies a short 10 minute drive from Martinsville, the county seat. Unlike many other parts of the United States, southern Virginia has escaped the ravages of the decline in the property recession according to Collinsville, VA. Real Estate Market professionals dealing in the area which makes for a prime .. (Buying)

Concord, VA Real Estate - Various Purchasing Considerations

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 Brian Garvin (December 16, 2008)  The county of Appomattox Virginia has a history that dates back long before the Civil War. It is most famous for the great battles, brought an end to the war and the surrender of the Confederate Army, as General Lee surrendered to General Grant. Concord is one of the many small towns that make up the County of Appomattox, which is the County Seat located in the Blue Ridge Mountains. If . (Buying)

A Review of Cullen, VA

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 Brian Garvin (December 16, 2008)  The Cullen, VA. Real Estate Market looks to be very promising. There aren't a lot of Homes For Purchase in this area because of the low population but that is because this little town might be the ideal place to live for you and your family or to Sell Your Home. There are many reasons you might consider buying a home in Cullen, Virginia which include the weather, the market, .. (Buying)

Why is it a Good Idea to Settle For Tenerife Property?

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 Dale Campbell (December 16, 2008)  Conduct a simple online search for the keyword Tenerife property and there will be pages full of information about the various properties for sale in Tenerife. Seemingly there are thousands of sellers or estate agents all desperate to attract buyers and thus sell one of their properties in Tenerife. But while there are these many options available and if you're contemplating an overseas . (Buying)

Why You Should Choose Bal Harbour Real Estate

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 L. Belenky (December 16, 2008)  Bal Harbour, Florida sits cozily tucked between the Atlantic Ocean, the Intracoastal Waterway, and at a perfect distance from the thriving and fascinating city of Miami. It is known as one of the most affluent and lavish addresses in the area, and is home to some of the most wonderful real estate around. Bal Harbour real estate is not limited to water and beach front houses, but also .. (Buying)

Financing Timeline For Home Buyers

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 Lee Keadle (December 16, 2008)  Many buyers ask us when they should start looking into financing for their future home purchase. It's important to start looking as early as possible into financing. If you think you may run into some credit issues, it would be a good idea to talk with a credit counselor (or your lender) about a year from your estimated move date. He or she can recommend ways that you can improve your .. (Buying)

What You Need to Know About Buying Property in Panama

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 James Quinn (December 16, 2008)  Welcome to a land of great living traditions, a land of history, a land of wondrous natural wealth. This land is Panama. Panama is bordered to the west by Costa Rica and to the east by Colombia, and is on two oceans - the Atlantic and Pacific. Panama is located between south America and central America and it is a bridge connecting two continents. Panama property ranges from Caribbean .. (Buying)

Real Estate Agents May Not Be Ethical

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 Peter S. Mason (December 15, 2008)  When buying or selling real estate, most of us use a real estate agent. After all, it's good to have professional help when dealing with such a major purchase. Or is it? When buying real estate it is important for you to remember that a real estate agent is a salesperson. Their job is to sell you a home. While most real estate agents are professional, unfortunately some are not. Here .. (Buying)

Consider Buying Alicante Property

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 Ken C. Morris (December 15, 2008)  If you like to be in the center of the action, be sure to consider buying Alicante property when buying a vacation home. It has everything you could want in a real estate investment. As you know, real estate is all about “location, location, location. " Alicante is near the Alicante Airport and to the attractions of Torrevieja and Benidorm. Thus this second-largest city in .. (Buying)

Sardinia Real Estate

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 Ian Baker (December 15, 2008)  Luxury property in Sardinia is currently in high demand. Sardinia is a beautiful Italian island situated off the west coast of Italy. As a Mediterranean island it is second only to Sicily in terms of size. It is surrounded by and just a stone's throw from Corsica, Tunisia, the Italian Peninsular and the Balearic Islands, making it a truly wonderful place to live. The landscape is .. (Buying)

Are You Buying Rental Property? Then Learn These Crucial Facts

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 Teo Zhenjie (December 15, 2008)  Buying rental property is an important long term investment and you have to know your facts before you jump into it. Find out how you can become the proud landlord of a profitable rental property now. Make Sure You Buy a Rental Property that You Can Afford One important difference between buying rental property and other types of investment is that you will most likely be taking a loan . (Buying)

Single and Buying a House

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 Samantha Asher (December 14, 2008)  Buying a house is a huge step in your life. It is a big commitment and probably one of the most, if not the most, expensive object you will ever buy in your life. It is also a very exciting feat for those who buy a house. It shows that they have been able to save up and now they have reached home-owner status. When you own your own home, you don't have to worry about landlords and you .. (Buying)

An Overview of the Aldie, VA Real Estate Market

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 Brian Garvin (December 13, 2008)  What are your needs when it comes to looking for a place to buy property? Maybe you have to look after a young family, and you need to think about making sure that the schools in the area are good and that there are plenty of resources when it comes to raising children. Maybe you have your eye towards opening a small business or of purchasing property and working as a landlord to .. (Buying)

An Overview of the Appomattox, VA Real Estate Market

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 Brian Garvin (December 13, 2008)  The Appomattox, VA. Real Estate Market is one that is rich with Civil War History and country lifestyle. This Virginia town's very name brings to mind the Civil War, as it was here that Union General Ulysses S. Grant and Confederate General Robert E. Lee signed the document that ended that bloody war. Today, Appomattox is home to both beautiful homes and serene locales. If you are .. (Buying)

An Overview of the Arrington, VA Real Estate Market

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 Brian Garvin (December 13, 2008)  Arrington is located in Nelson County, approximately thirty miles west of the State Capitol, Richmond and ten miles south-west of Charlottesville and Lynchburg to the south. A small town with a great community and family atmosphere for those seeking a low crime neighborhood with excellent schools and amenities on the doorstep. Also you'll find that several major towns and cities are .. (Buying)

An Overview of the Bedford, VA Real Estate Market

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 Brian Garvin (December 13, 2008)  The Bedford, VA. Real Estate Market is full of Military History and rural living. The homes in this rural Virginia town bring to mind our country's rich and storied history. If quiet, country living is your thing, Bedford is the town for you. Bedford has both beautiful homes and a calm, scenic location. It is just close enough to some urban areas that you do not feel isolated so you can . (Buying)

An Overview of the Boonesboro, VA Real Estate Market

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 Brian Garvin (December 13, 2008)  For many people, the idea of moving forward and of getting a new home and business is something that requires a great deal of attention and thought. If you are in a situation where you need to know for a fact that you are going to get the housing or property information that you need, you will find that you should stop and think about making sure that you know everything there is to .. (Buying)

An Overview of the Botetourt, VA Real Estate Market

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 Brian Garvin (December 13, 2008)  The Botetourt, VA. Real Estate Market is a market that runs the gamut. This Virginia County is very diverse, with very rural locales in the northern, eastern, and western parts of the county and increasingly suburban locations in the south, as they become part of Roanoke proper. With the wide variety of Real Property offered in Botetourt County, there is sure to be a home within that .. (Buying)

Bristow, VA Real Estate Market Reviewed

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 Brian Garvin (December 13, 2008)  When you are looking to Move To Another Area or Sell Your Existing House, you will find that there are things that are going to interest you when it comes to looking at what kind of home you want. You will want to think about your needs and you will also need to think about your future. You will find that a home that would be perfect for you as a single person will be quite untenable .. (Buying)




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