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An Overview of the Brownsburg, VA Real Estate Market

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 Brian Garvin (December 13, 2008)  Located in Rockbridge County, Brownsburg is nestled in the hills and woods of western Virginia approximately an hour's drive southwest of Washington DC and west of the state capitol, Richmond. The town is close to excellent transportation routes including Routes 64 and 81 as well as rail links making a commute to Washington DC easy. Several other major towns serve this predominantly .. (Buying)

An Overview of the Buckingham, VA Real Estate Market

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 Brian Garvin (December 13, 2008)  The Buckingham, VA. Real Estate Market is one of the best in the nation right now for any Real Estate Purchasers or Real Estate Seller. You can find very affordable homes and live in an amazing town away from the big city life like you have always wanted to. The homes in the Buckingham, VA. Real Estate Market are at an average VA. lue of $176,000, which is the lowest it has been in .. (Buying)

An Overview of the Callands, VA Real Estate Market

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 Brian Garvin (December 13, 2008)  The Callands, VA. Real Estate Market has reported an upbeat trend of holding property values and good Real Estate Buyer as well as Real Estate Seller activity. Nestled in the hills and woods of Southern Virginia, Callands has benefited from an excellent outdoors location and easy commuting distance to larger towns and cities for work and amenities. Callands is a great place to live .. (Buying)

Outlook is Hopeful For Home Buyers

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 Ki Gray (December 12, 2008)  There is a plan in the works to lower the rate on 30-year home mortgages to 4.5 percent, a number not seen in decades for home loans. The plan by the Treasury Department to help the hurting housing industry would be accomplished through purchasing mortgage-backed securities from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. For those with good credit and some money for a down payment, it is a great time .. (Buying)

How Does One Define a "Prime Location?"

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 Lavana James (December 12, 2008)  A prime location is quite simply a position that is first in excellence, quality and value. Every astute property buyer is aware that the key to a great property investment is location, location, location. There are the obvious prime locations - Cape Town's Atlantic Seaboard springs to mind. It offers unsurpassed views of both mountain and sea, access to a number of leading beaches and . (Buying)

14 Tips For the Successful Purchase of a Home

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 Evan Sage (December 12, 2008)  Outlined below are 14 tips that will help you execute the successful purchase of a property in regardless of whether the housing market is strong or weak. 1. Pre-approve it, Have you Toronto real estate agent help you determine how much you can afford and assist you in attaining the pre-approval for your mortgage or the transfer of existing financing. 2. Educate yourself, About the .. (Buying)

Understanding the Sellers Listing Price Strategy

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 Evan Sage (December 12, 2008)  The first and foremost important step in purchasing a Toronto home is preparing the offer, as the terms set out in the agreement will dictate your type of lifestyle for the coming years. To ensure the success of this important aspect of the purchase be sure to set up a meeting with your Toronto real estate agent once you have found the right Toronto home. It is with your agent that .. (Buying)

9 Tips on How to Determine the Right Offer Price For a Home

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 Evan Sage (December 12, 2008)  To determine your initial price for the property work with your real estate agent to understand the fair market value of the property. To establish a fair offer price use the factors outlined in this article to help calculate any increase or decrease in value. Be sure to keep your fair price determination to yourself. If your Toronto real estate agent is a dual-agent or subagent they .. (Buying)

An Overview of the Altavista, VA Real Estate Market

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 Brian Garvin (December 12, 2008)  The Altavista, VA. Real Estate Market today is showing to decline steadily due to problems with the economy. The jobs are declining also. This little town is a wonderful place to live if you have a steady job and you want to commute or are living on a fixed income or have an alternative source of income. In addition, you might be able to Buy Real Estate by finding an amazing property at . (Buying)

An Overview of the Amherst, VA Real Estate Market

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 Brian Garvin (December 12, 2008)  Amherst is a quiet town on the eastern side of Virginia that offers wonderful deals to Real Estate Buyers as well as Real Estate Sellers. In Virginia you have three major areas; the Mountains, Piedmont, and then the coast. Inland from the coast of Virginia is Amherst bordering Roanoke and Richmond as the larger cities. Around Amherst you also have Lynchburg VA, Madison Heights VA, and .. (Buying)

Is it a Good Time to Purchase a Home?

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 John E. Angel (December 11, 2008)  Any person who has considered a home purchase quickly realizes the various hurdles associated with such a transaction and the increased difficulties which have been brought upon in some part due to the recession and the housing market meltdown. Even with these added roadblocks, it's not impossible to purchase a home as many might think. Together with a fairly large reserve of funds, .. (Buying)

The Multiple Offer - Coming Out on Top

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 Kevin Billberry (December 11, 2008)  The multiple offer is probably one of the most stressful situations for any potential home buyer. The whole process resembles a silent auction, where multiple buyers place offers on a home, with no idea of what the other is bidding. Generally, at the end of the day the winner is usually the one offering the highest price with the least conditions. Here is a sample multiple offer .. (Buying)

First Time Homebuyer Financing

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 Peter Boyle (December 11, 2008)  First-time homebuyers should apply for a loan before shopping for a home. Starting the home purchase process by becoming familiar with the home mortgage procedure is important. To save money, time, and energy, first-time homebuyers should begin the mortgage process first by contacting a local experienced lender. A skilled professional will provide first-time homebuyers with the .. (Buying)

Buying a Home on a MN Wetland - Beauty at an Affordable Price!

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 Teri Eckholm (December 11, 2008)  While browsing through the Q&A section of a popular real estate website, I ran across a question from a Twin Cities resident who was considering purchasing a home on a Minnesota wetland. This homebuyer was wondering whether buying a home with environmental lakeshore would be a huge mistake. I found this question rather interesting. As a Realtor who works mainly in the Anoka, Chisago .. (Buying)

The Lake Travis Community of Jonestown

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 Ki Gray (December 11, 2008)  Jonestown is a small community on the north shore of Lake Travis where inhabitants can enjoy all of the advantages of small town living but still be a short drive from a large metropolitan area such as Austin. Jonestown also offers some of the most breathtaking scenery in the Hill Country as well as access to Lake Travis and its many natural wonders. Jonestown is located on Highway 1431 . (Buying)

Right Time to Invest in Mexico Real Estate

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 Aniruddha Badola (November 28, 2008)  There has been fervent discussion about the impact of US recession on Mexico Real Estate and its future prospects. When talking about Mexican Property market, it may seem that it is closely related to the US real estate. Some may very well paint a gloomy picture for Mexico Real Estate market. But an in depth study of Mexico Real Estate will reveal a bright future for Mexican Real Estate . (Buying)

Buying a Flat - What You Need to Know

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 Oliver Wingrove (November 07, 2008)  Becoming knowledgeable about real estate is important to make good buying decisions. If you fail to take the time to understand the process better, it is possible that you will be bamboozled, either by the seller, their real estate agent, or even your own agent when making the purchase. The first step any flat buyer needs to take is to set a price to spend on the new acquisition. This .. (Buying)

Rules to Simplify Buying Your Dream Home

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 Oliver Wingrove (November 07, 2008)  Buying a new home isn't as easy as it seems, and it can be a real head-splitter. But buying a home can also become a wonderful experience, if you learn to find a detour to all the problems by following these simple steps: 1. Prepare yourself financially. Before making a decision to invest in a home, see if you can handle the mortgages. And also, make sure that you have proper finances .. (Buying)

Property Buying Process in Dubai

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 Mark Cijo (November 07, 2008)  Due to the wise planning by the Dubai leadership, the property buying process in Dubai has been incredibly lucrative. With development areas for the highest residential tower and largest mall in the world, Dubai is experiencing a booming real estate market. Owing to strong fundamental demographics, Dubai is enjoying a vibrant real estate market boom. In Dubai, real estate prices have .. (Buying)

How to Purchase a Home in Fisher Island - Some Easy Tips

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 Vanessa A. Doctor (November 07, 2008)  Fisher Island is one of the most popular locations in Miami-Dade County to purchase quality residential real estate properties. Considering that most of the homes available in the area are expensive - due to the recreation and entertainment facilities found in the island; it is best to give it some planning to ensure that the residence you buy will not spark any later on. For novice .. (Buying)

Collect Paperwork Before You Purchase a Home

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 Karen Bellas (November 07, 2008)  There is nothing quite as exciting as buying a new home. For many buyers, it will be the largest investment of your life. Still, there is also no refuting the fact that purchasing a home is a stressful process because of the amount of time and paperwork that is normal with a home purchase. Even if you are just venturing out to look at homes or if you already know what home you want to .. (Buying)

How Much House Can I Afford Calculator - Check Your Loan Affordability

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 Samantha T (November 06, 2008)  If you'd like to find out whether you can afford a mortgage on your home, use the How much house can I afford Calculator. This calculator helps you to calculate and find out how much mortgage you can afford with your monthly income. How to use the Calculator The Calculator works such that you have to enter the mortgage amount you wish to take out, the loan repayment period, mortgage .. (Buying)

Should I Make a Down Payment? Do I Have To?

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 Jamie Woods (November 06, 2008)  I am considering buying a home soon. Should I save up for a down payment or should I pursue low or no money down financing? If you are wondering this, that's a very good question! The answer though will depend on your other fiscal and lifetime strategies and goals as well as your daily and monthly cash flow and other needs. Some new families or couples starting out choose to make a .. (Buying)

Home Buying - Affordability

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 Jamie Woods (November 06, 2008)  I have heard many of my friends who are renters asking, “The market looks ripe for buying. Can I get a house and still have a reasonable, secure, fixed & steady payment?" Well, if you're credit and job worthy, yes! Let's compare rent averages with housing payment averages! Rent on a 2 BR apartment in a decent section of the city I live near averages: $1000 - $1200 Rent on a 3 .. (Buying)

5 Things to Consider Before Buying a House

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 Lee M Hall (November 06, 2008)  New to the Rockville, MD area, we found a groomer to get our dog Rudy (Shih Tzu) cut. We like to get him cut as short as possible or “rat" style, for what he resembles once he is done. After an excellent cut, the owner/groomer and I had an interesting discussion about her townhouse. She bought it 15 years ago for about $250,000. It is now worth $750,000. Wow! That's terrific. .. (Buying)

How to Buy a Commercial Property

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 Fernando Gabbiera (November 06, 2008)  Buying a commercial property can be the best thing you have ever done, or the worst depending on who you are and what you are looking for. Buying a commercial property should be a process instead of something that you just rush into because you have decided on a whim that you would like to own such a property. Take the process slowly and be very thoughtful throughout the process to have . (Buying)

Helping Buyers Raise Their Credit Score

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 Julia Vakulenko (November 06, 2008)  Kind of like the school teacher, the real estate agent wears multiple hats in the financial market. When a homebuyer presents with the desire to buy a home and their credit score is just not high enough to secure the right home loan for them, the financial advisor hat must come out and the real estate agent needs to work with the potential home buyer to raise that credit score. The .. (Buying)

Buy Real Estate - A Guide For Buying

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 I Clark (November 05, 2008)  For those who want to buy real estate in the U. K. , there are many factors to consider. In this article, we'll present some important information about how to find houses that are both affordable and attractive. So, read on to learn the basics of buying real estate property in the British Isles. Real Estate Prices in the U. K. Can Vary By Region Buying real estate in the U. K. is a .. (Buying)

Miami Real Estate - The Beauty of Fisher Island For Modern Homebuyers

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 Vanessa A. Doctor (November 05, 2008)  Fisher Island is located 3-miles off the shore of Miami, Florida. Modern homebuyers consider this a place to purchase luxurious residential properties, as well as the availability of facilities offered in the surrounding area to make living in Miami a more memorable and comfortable experience. An Elegant Lifestyle Fisher Island came from a humble beginning of being a small town off the . (Buying)

When to Buy a Second Home? Here Are a Few Tips

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 Brandon Park (November 05, 2008)  As a real estate professional working in Mesquite, Nevada I have helped many people purchase second homes. I have also been there a few years later when they sell their vacation home because they did not use it enough or plans had changed. Here are a few tips to think about before jumping in and buying a second home. First, age in my opinion makes no difference. The vacation homes I .. (Buying)

Jacksonville NC Real Estate

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 Terrie Krumwald (November 05, 2008)  If you have been researching the Jacksonville NC real estate market then you for sure already know that it is the home of the 2nd Marine divisions Camp Lejeune. While this fact does account for a major factor in the relative steady growth in the local real estate market in the area, it is by no means the only factor. Named All American City in 1992 For instance, in 1992 the city of .. (Buying)

Considering Moving Or Buying Property on the Costa Blanca?

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 Mark Eastwood (November 04, 2008)  The first thing to point out is the great difference between the northern Costa Blanca and the southern Costa Blanca. Starting in the south we have a very hot climate, the terrain on the coast is very flat. The sandy beaches are excellent in quality. Going north the terrain starts to change, you start to see more mountains only just inland and hills start to appear, once you get past .. (Buying)

Real Estate Agent Gold - Profiting With Owner Financed (AKA Seller Financed Or Owner Carry) Homes

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 Brandon Yeager (November 04, 2008)  For the real estate agent, broker, or professional, who understands how to structure owner financed deals, gold in the form of commission checks is awaiting. After having spoken with dozens of agents regarding the topic, I want to help provide solutions to your number one question: How do I get paid ? Agents upon hearing the words “would the owner be willing to finance the sale" .. (Buying)

Saving on Lender Fees by Buying Owner Financed (AKA Seller Financed Or Owner Carry) Homes

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 Brandon Yeager (November 04, 2008)  Buying Homes Owner Financed, or Seller Financed is not new, however 99% of the population has no ideas the millions of way an owner financed deal can be structured. More importantly, owner financed homes do not normally require application fees, application fees, mortgage insurance protections, or qualification using debt to income ratios. This article is going to explore these various . (Buying)

Closing Costs - Title Insurance & Property Taxes

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 Frank Rodriguez (November 04, 2008)  If you're in the market for a home or have purchased a home you're all too familiar with closing costs. When it comes to closing costs the list seems to go on and on. The bad news is that many of these closing costs are just not avoidable, but the good news is that many of the costs can be reduced or eliminated completely. Over the last few years lenders have become accustomed to .. (Buying)

Quality Luxury Real Estate - Isn't That What We All Want?

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 Angela Dolson (October 31, 2008)  What exactly defines luxury real estate? The houses that are thought to be a luxury home are no way a comparison to the luxury homes of old. One reason is because people are leaning more towards Eco-friendly building materials to build the homes. Everyone is looking to find how he or she can make anything more energy-efficient. The homes of today are equipped with many modern .. (Buying)

Luxury Homes - Wealth Defined

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 Angela Dolson (October 31, 2008)  Even when the real estate sector is at its lowest, there are some segments in the market that remain the same. One of these segments is the luxury real estate sector, which is targeted at very wealthy buyers. Quite predictably, agents who work on the very wealthy segment of the population are spared from financial uncertainties. As it is, while other real estate agents are scrambling .. (Buying)

Westchester Real Estate (Westchester, NY) - Find a Dreamy Property

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 Herman White (October 31, 2008)  Finding a luxury home can be easy if you already know in which areas you can find a large concentration of them. If you travel to the state of New York, you should know that in Westchester County, you can find a wide choice of luxury homes ripe enough for your picking. Westchester County is an upscale suburban county on the southern tip of New York and is part of the New York .. (Buying)

The In's and Out's of Choosing a Realtor

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 Aaron Curtis (October 30, 2008)  Buying or selling a home can be a tough task. You often end up overwhelmed with all the things you have to do, and still may not find the thing you're looking for. You need professional help; this is where a good realtor comes in. Here are some things you should consider in order to find a good, trustworthy realtor in the real estate market in which you're looking to buy or sell a home. . (Buying)

Is Bodrum One of the Best Places in the World to Live?

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 Charmaine Smith (October 30, 2008)  Bodrum is a Peninsula located near the junction of the Aegean and Mediterranean Sea on the southwest coast of Turkey. It is a town where you can relish bits of both contemporary and ancient life, with its history dating back 2000 years. Besides this, its major attractions are the beaches, nightlife, the Museum and galleries in the Bodrum castle and the Mausoleum of Mausolus, which is .. (Buying)

Before You Buy Overseas Property - Ask Yourself These Questions

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 I Clark (October 30, 2008)  If you want to buy overseas property, there are many choices for you, more than ever before. UK investors can pretty well choose any part of the world and find property for sale, sometimes at surprisingly good prices. If you are not an experienced investor in this field, however, you should do quite a bit of research before investing. Buying overseas property is not something you .. (Buying)

Four Tips For Finding Good Overseas Property For Sale

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 I Clark (October 30, 2008)  While it isn't very hard to find overseas property for sale listings, you should be sure that you are making the right decision before investing. This is true for any investment, but when it comes to buying foreign property, unless you are very familiar with all the angles, it's easy to miss something. For one thing, it's much easier to thoroughly look over something in your own .. (Buying)

Tips When Buying Overseas Property

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 I Clark (October 30, 2008)  It's Lucrative and has the perks! Investing in overseas property is quite appealing to many people that want to settle abroad to reduce their cost of living or for a short term gain. Moving abroad and retiring in the tropics is a common longing for most of the people living in the UK. This is one of the main reasons why the number of people buying properties abroad is increasing. What .. (Buying)

The Urge to Own Land

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 Jim Hall (October 30, 2008)  OK, you've made the decision to get a piece of land and build your own home, right? Well, not so fast, partner. There are a few things to consider first. I will be discussing the advantages and some of the cautions of owning your own piece of the Earth. First, and most importantly, let me make this elementary statement. They are not making any more real estate. To be perfectly clear, .. (Buying)

Cheap Houses - How to Find Them

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 Christopher Turley (October 30, 2008)  We all have our dream homes. However, most of us do not have enough to purchase our dream house. If only we could find a great house with a lower price, it would be great. We often associate beautiful houses with big bucks. That is why we often settle for smaller simple houses. There is nothing wrong with living in a simple home. All that matters is that it is safe and comfortable. .. (Buying)

Five Helpful Tips Before Buying a House

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 Christopher Turley (October 30, 2008)  For most, buying a house is a dream come true. Finally, they get the chance to have their very own place. However, buying a house is unlike buying any commodity in the store. It does not only involve picking a brand, paying for it and taking it with you. Although the concept is the same, purchasing a house can be very difficult. You have to pay attention to details and make your .. (Buying)

Five Ways to Spend Less When Purchasing a House

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 Christopher Turley (October 30, 2008)  We are aware of how expensive houses can be. This is why you have to be wise when purchasing a house. You have to know where and when to purchase one. It is also critical that the buyer selects the right location. You cannot buy a house and move it to another suburb. Although this is the case, you can minimize the expenses involved when you purchase a house. Here are several ways to do . (Buying)

Purchasing Real Estate With Zero Down

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 John Turk (October 29, 2008)  You can buy real estate with minimal funds or zero money down! The key is learning how to leverage your resources to control a lot of properties. In this article, I am going to explain how you can make money simply by applying a few techniques I've used over the years. Interested? One of the techniques I like to use is “Subject to Financing" aka “Owner Financing". With this .. (Buying)

How Do You Buy a Home?

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 Thomas McGiveron (October 29, 2008)  In working with first-time home buyers, there's one clear question that needs a simple answer. How do you buy a home? That's the question. The purchase of real estate is unlike any other purchase because it is a major financial transaction. One that should not be taken lightly (as many are finding out now after the sub-prime lending frenzy). So how do you buy a home? I'm going to share . (Buying)

Can You Park Your RV at Your Home in Your New Neighborhood?

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 Nancy Niblett (October 29, 2008)  You own a Recreational Vehicle and you need to be able to park it and hope to park it at your own home. In the Phoenix area as well as across the country more and more areas will restrict you from parking your RV or other vehicles that are too tall for a garage and would stick up above the fence line when parking it in your backyard. What can you do? Your choices are limited; you can .. (Buying)




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