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3 Tips on How to Buy Foreclosures for New Investors

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 Aubrey Clark (March 24, 2008)  National home sales rose 2.9% in February giving hope to the nationwide slump in house sales. Savvy home buyers are beginning to realize that one man's misfortune can be another man's fortune. Foreclosed homes are the main force driving this welcome birth in new home sales. Some markets like Las Vegas are reporting that foreclosed homes make up as much as 40% of reported sales in the .. (Foreclosures)

Finding Foreclosed Property Auctions - 6 Sources

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 Azhar Victor (March 24, 2008)  Foreclosed properties are actually a burden to the party holding them. There are costs involved and there are no earnings until they are sold off. Therefore, such properties can be purchased at real bargain prices that are well below market rates. Given the current environment, foreclosed property auctions should not be too difficult to find. However, how to find them? Where should you .. (Foreclosures)

Steps of Foreclosure Proceedings - Every Homeowner Needs to Know the Steps of Foreclosure

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 Stacy Fox (March 24, 2008)  More and more Americans need to know the steps of foreclosure proceedings in order to protect their homes, their credit, and their sanity. For instance, did you know that the foreclosure process makes every effort to allow a homeowner to save their home? In fact, even after the house is sold at the sheriff's auction, you may have one last chance to buy it back. Because of this, .. (Foreclosures)

Steps of Foreclosure - Guide to the Steps of Foreclosure

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 Stacy Fox (March 24, 2008)  It's important to remember that foreclosure is a legal process. In America, every legal process requires specific action before anything gets resolved. In this case, there are several specific steps of foreclosure before the home is taken from its owner. This guide will help the distressed homeowner navigate the steps of foreclosure. First, there's pre-foreclosure. This is the period .. (Foreclosures)

Foreclosure Properties As Investments -2 Considerations And 3 Precautions

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 Azhar Victor (March 23, 2008)  It has been acknowledged that there is indeed an economic downturn occurring or impending in many regions. We are also seeing increasing volatility in the equity and financial markets. Added to this, is the inflationary pressures that are bearing down on investors. Given this situation, many investors are turning to safer investments. In this context, property or real estate is .. (Foreclosures)

Find and Search Free Foreclosure Listings

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 Zach Ford (March 20, 2008)  Foreclosures are a hot topic nowadays. Their popularity has expanded in such a way that you've heard about them in the news, you've read them in magazines, and you've even seen them in your neighborhood. It is no surprise because foreclosure homes are usually sold way below their actual market value. It is an irresistible deal for prospective home owners and investors. Therefore, in .. (Foreclosures)

3 First Steps When Faced With Foreclosures

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 Azhar Victor (March 13, 2008)  Foreclosures are a result of national economic stress. Some view it as a crisis and during or in anticipation of such a situation, financial institutions would be directing their energy towards recovering as much as they can, on loans extended to their customers. Home loans, therefore, become a key target. In an assumed or real economic crisis such as a recession, individuals, .. (Foreclosures)

Fort Lauderdale Real Estate - Foreclosures And The New Property Tax Relief Proposal

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 Vanessa A. Doctor (March 09, 2008)  Broward County is one of the most progressive area in th estate of Florida. The county has a population of about 1,787,636 ; which makes it the second most populated county in the state. Its county seat and largest city is Fort Lauderdale. The county has a vibrant economic, tourism, education, and arts & cultural scene, and despite the temporary concerns brought about by the US .. (Foreclosures)

Government Housing Proposals Do More Harm Than Good

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 Steve E Russell (February 27, 2008)  As with many government intervention programs, it seems the best way for the government to kill a fly is with a sledgehammer. By this statement, I am not implying that the current state of the housing market is insignificant; quite the opposite. The purpose of this article is to point out, yet again, that the government will not ride in on a white horse and save you from foreclosure, .. (Foreclosures)

How Foreclosure Listings Can Help In Your Real Estate Investment

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 Shawn Daren (February 21, 2008)  The most important part is to understand what are foreclosure listings. With the huge competition in the field, there are thousands of online tools on real estate investment, for both personal and professional use. Thus, before venturing into any tool investment, one must equip himself/herself with all the necessary information about these tools. Foreclosure listings are now a reputed . (Foreclosures)

Interest in Buying Foreclosure Properties?

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 Paige Martin (February 18, 2008)  Buying a house in foreclosure is a way to purchase real estate at a meaningful discount - if you're able to accept some risk and willing to put down a significant amount of cash at closing. At times, individuals are able to buy pre-foreclosed houses at very attractive prices. I am currently assisting a homebuyer close a “short sale" / “pre-foreclosure" for a price around .. (Foreclosures)

Are Greedy Mortgage Brokers Responsible for the Foreclosure Crisis?

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 Nick Adama (February 18, 2008)  There have been a growing number of stories in the news about homeowners suing their former mortgage brokers over the loan that they were given. Lawyers, as usual, are seeking out victims in order to drag more people into the court system and attempt to wring money out of them, rather than actually providing any useful service to society. Many of these attorneys will be able to extract .. (Foreclosures)

Don't Miss Your Mortgage Loan Repayments And Risk Repossession

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 R. Charlton (February 17, 2008)  Over the past couple of years the risk of repossession has become a very real one for many homeowners and the UK, and this has been partly fueled by the series of interest rate hikes applied to the base rate by the Bank of England. Between August 2006 and July 2007 the interest rate rose fives times, each time by 0.25%, taking the base rate to 5.75% by July 2007. Interest rates were .. (Foreclosures)

Take Advantage of Deed In Lieu Of Foreclosure

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 Richard Cunninghamm (February 15, 2008)  Deed In Lieu Of Foreclosure means voluntarily given deed to the mortgagor as a last ditch effort to stall foreclosure. This only saves the home owner from foreclosure and relieves from all mortgage obligations and still you cannot keep your home. But this is less as damaging as the foreclosure could be. Deed in Lieu of Foreclosure: A Definition It is a disposition instrument in which a . (Foreclosures)

Getting Enough Time to Move Out after Foreclosure

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 Nick Adama (February 14, 2008)  Having to face the inevitability of moving out after facing foreclosure can be one of the most disappointing and nerve-wracking experiences for homeowners. Especially in states where the time to leave the property is very short, there is a real possibility that foreclosure victims may feel as though they will not have enough time to leave their house before the sheriff shows up to evict . (Foreclosures)

Stop Foreclosure In Houston - You Can Stop Your House Foreclosure In Houston Now!

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 Janet Brooks (February 12, 2008)  Are you like thousands of other good folks in the USA facing foreclosure? Are you suffering from overwhelming stress and sleepless nights because you simply don't know what to do or who to talk to? Well no matter if you want to Stop Foreclosure in Houston or any other city, with the right information-the same techniques that the pros use, YOU can stop your foreclosure and save your home . (Foreclosures)

Facing Foreclosure You Have Other Options

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 Barbara Newton (February 12, 2008)  Are you aware that the foreclosure rate in North Texas is at an all-time high and it has almost tripled in the last five years? Are you aware that on the first Tuesday of every month hundreds of families across the country, have and will lose their homes on their local court house steps? It is one thing to listen to these statistics on the news or read about them in our local newspaper, . (Foreclosures)

Free Foreclosure Booklet

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 Ray Caran (February 11, 2008)  This booklet has been written for investors who would like to learn more about the foreclosure business. It is written clearly so that the average person who is not a real estate agent will understand it and be able to apply the information to make money. On the other hand I know that Real Estate Agents are finding the booklet very informative. This has been proven as I have received .. (Foreclosures)

Houston Real Estate Foreclosures Explained

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 Paige Martin (February 10, 2008)  In Houston, Texas, banks or lenders have a legal right to foreclose on a home if the owner has missed mortgage payments. By doing so, they will regain the money that is owed to them by selling the property. In extreme foreclosure cases, the property may not be worth enough to completely cover one's debt to the lender. In this case, not only will their property be taken away from them .. (Foreclosures)

Steps To Prevent Foreclosure

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 Jared Lee (February 10, 2008)  Foreclosure can be a terrible experience in an individual's life. However, one can avoid a foreclosure by following a definite plan. 1. Save money: This is the most important aspect in an individual's life. It is important to save for a rainy day. One should put aside a considerable amount of money every month towards making an emergency fund. This money can be utilized in case of any .. (Foreclosures)

How to Save the World - Use Foreclosed Homes to Create Affordable Housing

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 Howard Bell (February 09, 2008)  I came across an article in the San Diego Union Tribune that was very thought provoking. The article discussed some novel ways which cities were brainstorming to solve the problem of foreclosed homes and the blight they create when they sit on the market. How will cities deal with rows and rows of foreclosed homes lowering the value of homes near them and inviting squatters or worse. .. (Foreclosures)

Sell And Rent Back - Avoiding Mortgage Foreclosure

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 Peter Shukla (February 07, 2008)  An executive who is experiencing fiscal difficulties is usually in no condition to perform properly. Workers generally make a real attempt to put money aside in order to purchase property some day. It's hard to describe people's intensely positive emotional investment in their homes. Nevertheless, there are those who end up suffering terribly because they can no longer meet the bank's .. (Foreclosures)

Explain Foreclosure Options To Your Seller To Gain The Winning Edge Over Your Competition

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 Robert Lam (February 05, 2008)  People who are in foreclosure and are distressed need help in resolving their situation. They are looking to us for answers and options. They are yearning for someone to come along and share with them solutions to help them out of their situation. Well, here are some options that you can share with your seller: 1. Loan Modification: The seller may be able to refinance the debt and/or .. (Foreclosures)

What Are Non-Judicial Foreclosures?

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 Ray Caran (February 04, 2008)  Each state has foreclosure laws that dictate the manner of foreclosure in that state. One of the most important distinctions in a foreclosure process is whether the foreclosure is conducted through the court system (judicial) or outside the court system (non-judicial). State law governs whether judicial or non-judicial foreclosure is used. Some states allow both types of foreclosure, .. (Foreclosures)

What Is Judicial Foreclosure?

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 Ray Caran (February 04, 2008)  Each state has foreclosure laws that dictate the manner in which foreclosure are handled within that state. One of the most important distinctions in a foreclosure process is whether the foreclosure is conducted through the court system (judicial) or outside the court system (non-judicial). This article will deal with judicial foreclosures and a later article will deal with .. (Foreclosures)

How Does A Trustee Sale Work?

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 Ray Caran (February 04, 2008)  When you attend a Trustee Sale properties are sold as is, where ever they are. You pay with cash or equivalent. A large note of CAUTION is necessary here as when you buy it you own it! Do a very in depth investigation of the property prior to bidding. Hiring a licensed home inspector would be a wise investment. At this point in your investment career you will need a reliable source of .. (Foreclosures)

How to Get Help - When a Foreclosure Seems Imminent

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 Chris Archer (February 03, 2008)  Your phone is beginning to ring - again. Feelings of despair run through your body, as look at your caller ID, and realize that the mortgage company is calling again. . . . to make payment arrangements. You're already four months behind, and with juggling all the other bills, you're not sure when or even how, you're going to be able to recover from this financial disaster. Home .. (Foreclosures)

What Is Loss Mitigation?

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 Ray Caran (February 03, 2008)  Loss mitigation is the process of trying to stop a home foreclosure before it occurs. The loss mitigation process can be led by an employee or representative of the lien holder or a third party that is working for the home owner. It is often better for a disinterested third party to handle the situation as they can work with a lending company without any emotional feelings. Loss .. (Foreclosures)

Effects Of Foreclosure

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 Jared Lee (January 31, 2008)  Very few people choose to go into foreclosure voluntarily. A foreclosure results due to the inability of the borrower to pay the monthly mortgage installments. People often fall behind their monthly payments as a result of various unforeseen circumstances that include medical emergencies, sudden loss of job, divorce and job transfers. These situations can occur in anybody's life. A .. (Foreclosures)

Buying Foreclosures - How Foreclosures Work

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 Jared Lee (January 31, 2008)  One good way of getting a home at a cheaper rate is to pursue foreclosures. Many homebuyers, who want to make sure that they get the best possible real estate deal, think about foreclosures. For a prospective homebuyer, purchasing a foreclosed property can result in big savings and various other benefits because these homes are sold at a rate that is way below the market value. Savings .. (Foreclosures)

Avoiding Foreclosure

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 Jared Lee (January 31, 2008)  Listed below are some tips that can be really useful in avoiding or stopping a foreclosure. 1. Most people have the habit of spending away every penny they earn without saving. It is important to save something for a rainy day. One should keep aside enough money as reserve that would be sufficient to pay at least 3 months of mortgage payments. 2. It is important not to miss the .. (Foreclosures)

Las Vegas Foreclosure - Get The Best Real Estate Deals

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 Ivan A Cuxeva (January 31, 2008)  The real estate market has been known to be the best kind of investment someone can make, especially when compared to other forms of investments which are highly risky, such as currency exchange and stock trading. Real estate investments have historically delivered a much better return than any other form of investment and there are some great deals in the Las Vegas foreclosure market .. (Foreclosures)

Rent Back House And Organize Your Budget

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 Peter Shukla (January 30, 2008)  A lot of hard-working people are heartbroken when they start to have financial troubles. When they cannot make their mortgage payments, it causes them to feel a lot of grief and despair. Everyone wants to own their own home. Sometimes things happen that prevent us from reaching our goals. Imagine what would happen when you would have to sell your house (for which you had taken a loan) .. (Foreclosures)

Government Foreclosure - Finding Your Opportunity

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 Jonathan Andrew (January 30, 2008)  For those facing foreclosure, there is little reason to be thankful. But for those wanting to purchase their own homes and having very few financial resources, being able to buy a government foreclosure may be the answer to their prayers. Foreclosure by government, because they can often be purchased at a large discount, can put homeownership within the reach of those who otherwise .. (Foreclosures)

Taking Advantage Of A Bank Foreclosure

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 Jonathan Andrew (January 30, 2008)  When homeowners are no longer able to make their house payments, the banks who are holding the mortgages on their homes will institute foreclosure proceedings. If the homeowners cannot pay off what they owe before the proceedings are finalized, the banks will be awarded title to the homes, which are then called bank foreclosures. While every foreclosure is someone else's sad story, it .. (Foreclosures)

What Is A Foreclosure And How Does It Happen?

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 Ray Caran (January 29, 2008)  Foreclosure means the process of legal action being taken by a lien holder. They repossess property held by a borrower who is in default. This is normally instituted by lending institutions such as banks or mortgage companies. The word distressed is used to describe the lender when a borrower fails to meet a legal obligation. They are distressed because their business is loaning money .. (Foreclosures)

How Do I Invest In Veteran Administration Foreclosures?

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 Ray Caran (January 29, 2008)  The Veterans Administration (VA) was established for the purpose of providing men and women who have served in the armed forces with various benefits. They provide many federal benefits such as health care, burial benefits, financial benefits and home loan assistance. They have been helping veterans purchase homes since 1944. It is available to veterans, active duty personnel, and some . (Foreclosures)

Government Foreclosure Homes

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 Amit Salkar (January 28, 2008)  Government foreclosure homes some times are a good bet in the property market. Foreclosed homes are a result of non payment of loan debt taken for buying the homes. The borrower fails to make the payment due to personal or professional setback. In such cases, the government agency seizes the property to recover the losses. These homes are insured by the government agency. When the owner . (Foreclosures)

Bank Foreclosure Homes

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 Amit Salkar (January 28, 2008)  Most people approach banks for buying properties and home loans. Various banks have different rates for taking back the loan amount. Bank foreclosures are properties that are seized by them or returned to the lender due to mortgage default. Cases where the property owners fail to pay the debt or cure the mortgage default, banks foreclose their homes. This comes into the bank's .. (Foreclosures)

Discreetly Getting Into Foreclosure Homes

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 Tom Beaty (January 28, 2008)  Investing in foreclosure homes is a great way to earn a lot of money. If you find the correct house from a list of distress homes, you will walk away with a favorable profit. Because of this reason, many people have begun investing in real estate. If you do not recognize investing in real estate a business, you will not do well. Understand that there will be hazards involved, much like .. (Foreclosures)

Foreclosure - The Lending Institutions Safety Net

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 Hayley Bingham (January 27, 2008)  When borrowing money to purchase a piece of land or a home, the property will usually stand good for the loan. Lenders most always require a certain amount to be paid down in cash on the property and will place a lien on the actual amount borrowed. The lien will be released once the loan is repaid in full. The lien actually gives the lender the authority to reclaim your property in the . (Foreclosures)

How Do I Invest In Freddie Mac Foreclosures?

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 Ray Caran (January 25, 2008)  Freddie Mac stands for Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation. The acronym is FHLMC which may be pronounced Freddie Mac. It was established in 1970 to stabilize the nations mortgage markets and expand opportunities for homeowners and affordable rental housing. It was also to provide a continuous and low cost source of credit to finance Americas housing. Freddie Mac is similar to .. (Foreclosures)

House in Foreclosure - Is It Better to File Bankruptcy or Try and Defend the Lawsuit?

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 Nick Adama (January 24, 2008)  In nearly all cases of foreclosure, homeowners should seek out legal advice. This does not have to mean filing bankruptcy necessarily, but instead having a basic understanding of the legal process and how foreclosure will work its way through the courts. The lender spends thousands of dollars on lawyers who will pursue the legal process, and homeowners would be well served with the same . (Foreclosures)

Stop Foreclosure - A Creative Way To Stop Foreclosure

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 Thomas Bladecki (January 24, 2008)  The news is flooded with information and reports on the current foreclosure crisis across the country. Everyday, thousands of foreclosures are filed across the United States. People that are trying to stop foreclosure are having a difficult time finding potential buyers for there home. They often own more then it is worth, with foreclosures, being sold for pennies on the dollar this .. (Foreclosures)

How The Foreclosure Process Works

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 Jonathan Andrew (January 24, 2008)  It may not seem like a big deal to you, but falling behind on your mortgage payments by even a couple of months can lead to real problems. It's a regular practice of lending institutions to begin the foreclosure process once you are in default on two mortgage payments, so as soon as you foresee a problem in keeping current on your mortgage, you should contact your lender and explain .. (Foreclosures)

How Do I Invest In Fannie Mae Forclosures?

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 Ray Caran (January 23, 2008)  Fannie Mae stands for the Federal National Mortgage Association. The acronym is FNMA which may be pronounced Fannie Mae. It was established in 1938 to increase the amount of money available to borrowers to spur the growth of the country. The original intent was to make the cost of owning a home more affordable to low to moderate income families. They did not intend to compete with .. (Foreclosures)

House Repossessions - Reality Bites

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 Jason Coghlan (January 23, 2008)  A few years ago bankruptcy and house repossession were considered the domain of the feckless or business failures. How times have changed! The growing number of personal or business bankruptcies is testament to the change in our attitude to this. The general acceptance of these predicaments doesn't lessen the emotional pain and stress that this generates within a family. The loss of a .. (Foreclosures)

How To Invest In The Redemption Period Stage

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 Ray Caran (January 20, 2008)  There are four stages of foreclosure. they are pre foreclosure stage, the auction stage, the redemption period stage and the post foreclosure stage. This article will address the redemption. In this stage the property is redeemed the original owner. As in the previous two stages there are certain steps to follow. 1. Find properties that are going be redeemed. 2. Analyze the .. (Foreclosures)

How To Invest In The Auction Sale Stage

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 Ray Caran (January 20, 2008)  There are four stages of foreclosure. they are pre foreclosure stage, the auction stage, the redemption period stage and the post foreclosure stage. this article will address the auction stage. In this stage the property is auctioned off at the local county courthouse. As in the pre foreclosure stage there are certain steps to follow. 1. Find properties that are going to be auctioned. . (Foreclosures)

How To Invest In The Pre-Foreclosure Stage

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 Ray Caran (January 20, 2008)  There are four stages of foreclosure. They are the pre foreclosure stage, the auction stage, the redemption period stage and the post foreclosure stage. This article will address the pre foreclosure stage. Each stage affects the home owner in different ways. In this stage the homeowner is the seller. You as the potential buyer will need to follow certain steps. 1. Find properties .. (Foreclosures)




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