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Foreclosure Properties - Opportunities For Investors

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 Denis Darling (September 30, 2008)  Foreclosure properties are those that lenders have closed on because the homeowner has failed to make payment on the loan. The home itself rarely has any problems with it, and in many cases, the value of the home is more than the sale price. With these key facts in place, you can see these types of properties are in fact quite an investment opportunity for most investors. If you are .. (Foreclosures)

What Not to Do During Your Foreclosure Procedure

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 Jill Borash (September 30, 2008)  As soon as the foreclosure procedure has started on your home, you are racing against a ticking clock. How fast that clock is running depends in large part on you but it also depends on the laws that govern your state and on how much your lender is willing to work with you. But at the end of the day, it is the decisions that you make or fail to make that will decide whether or not you .. (Foreclosures)

Get the Best Foreclosure Relief Plan

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 Peter Baptiste (September 29, 2008)  If you're facing foreclosure today, you're not alone. What you really need to get is a foreclosure relief plan. Many Americans are facing just this situation. It might surprise you to know, though, that your bank doesn't want this to happen any more than you do. Your bank doesn't want the foreclosure to happen because it puts a burden on them that may in fact cause their failure. And .. (Foreclosures)

Buy the Most Lucrative Tax Foreclosure Properties at Attractive Prices

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 Kevin Simpson (September 29, 2008)  In order to get the most lucrative real estate in a good locality, you can easily buy the tax foreclosure properties at affordable rates. The foreclosed properties are generally those real estates of the borrower that are repossessed or foreclosed by the concerned banks and financial institutions if the loan or mortgage borrower is unable to pay the amount back to the lender. The .. (Foreclosures)

What Are Preforeclosures?

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 Kevin Simpson (September 29, 2008)  For a buyer who is looking forward to affordable real estate investment solution, Preforeclosures are the best way to go for cheap realty investment without burning a hole in one's pocket. Such an investment makes sure that you have the facility of availing cheap homes. While going for Preforeclosures homes, it is essential to have readily available funds as the seller of such .. (Foreclosures)

Foreclosure Prevention - Better Than a Cure?

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 Marlon Baugh (September 28, 2008)  When our industry was flooded with easy money such as exotic mortgages i. e. 1% mortgage rates and the lure of lower payments and more house associated with adjustable rate mortgages has caused the ripple effects of an unseen record number of foreclosures in today's markets. The most common causes of foreclosures are life events, such as: - Death in the family - where there is no life .. (Foreclosures)

How to Weather the Foreclosure Storm

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 Marlon Baugh (September 28, 2008)  During the housing boom over the last few years, have created an amazing opportunity for sellers as it wasn't uncommon especially in the south Florida market to see a house appreciate 50,000-100,000 in as little as one year versus normally appreciation rate of about 5% per year. This housing boom was also fueled by the availability of easy credit, from no documentation loans (based .. (Foreclosures)

Different Types and Process of Foreclosure Auction

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 Ron Victor (September 25, 2008)  Foreclosure means forced sale of property pledged as security for a debt that is in default. Foreclosure generally takes place when the homeowner is not able to pay mortgage fees on the property and so he has to give back the land so that he can pay his fees. Foreclosure means that the mortgagee, lender, or lien holder obtains a court order for taking the property from the borrower as .. (Foreclosures)

How Can I Avoid Foreclosure - The Answer

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 James McKerr (September 25, 2008)  If you finances are not looking too good and you are facing the real threat of foreclosure then you are reading the right article. Below is some step by step advice that will help you get back on track and avoid foreclosure of you home loan. Habits You need to either change your existing financial habits or develop new ones. You most likely either spend money on non essential items or .. (Foreclosures)

What is a Bulk Foreclosure?

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 Billings Farnsworth (September 25, 2008)  You have probably heard the term “bulk foreclosure" and wondered what this could be. This term refers to an investment made by someone who is buying up property foreclosures in a certain area or that are held by a particular lender. As with most purchases in life, whether it's for chocolate or real estate, they will get a better deal by buying in bulk. Investors often do this so .. (Foreclosures)

Foreclosure Investments

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 Sal S Vannutini (September 25, 2008)  By investing in real estate market foreclosures, you can make money. The profits are very good, when choosing the right listed property of distressed homes. This is the reason so many individuals begin investing in real estate. Real estate investing should be considered a business, however, when you run a business there are risks involved. Knowing the laws can reduce your risks to a .. (Foreclosures)

Foreclosure - 3 Pieces of Advice That Will Immediately Help the Homeowner in Trouble

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 Ed Packman (September 24, 2008)  Good advice is hard to come by these days, especially if the people giving you that advice stand to make serious money from your misfortune. It seems like every time a homeowner gets into a tight spot, there's a whole crew of professionals ready to “help them" get out of that jam. Whether it's a refinance with a loan officer, selling the home, conducting a short sale, or using a .. (Foreclosures)

House Repossession is a Hard Measure

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 Linda A (September 24, 2008)  When the housing market is in a down time, interest rates may rise, leaving homeowners who have adjustable rate mortgages with higher payments than they can afford. Under these circumstances, it's not unusual for homeowners to fall behind in payments and face repossession, or foreclosure. House repossession is a hard measure that the creditor takes against the debtor, while being .. (Foreclosures)

Foreclosure Homes in the USA

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 James Falken (September 24, 2008)  Looking for foreclosures? There are plenty to be found. A good way to find foreclosures is to contact and check with the various lenders. This is also a good way to find REO properties. What are REO properties? REO properties are homes and pieces of real estate that have already gone through the foreclosure process and are now owned by the banks. Most of these properties are usually .. (Foreclosures)

7 Steps to Take When Buying a House After Foreclosure

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 David S. Harrison (September 24, 2008)  Buying a house after foreclosure may seem like an impossible task with the current meltdown in the financial markets. It will be difficult but with hard work and discipline you can become a home owner again. Use these 7 tips to get you back to credit worthiness. Determine the cause of the foreclosure to begin with. This may seem obvious but some people just don't seem to understand .. (Foreclosures)

Suburban Tent Cities - The Coming Solution to the Expanding Rate of Foreclosure?

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 R Gonzales (September 24, 2008)  400,000 homes lost to foreclosure sale in just two months? This nightmarish USA foreclosure crisis is hitting our cities with tsunami force like pressures that are threatening the underpinnings of debt driven ‘wannabe TV star’ society. What is going on here? And, where is it going to lead? Is it partially due to the massive and unconscionable burden imposed on society by the . (Foreclosures)

Delay Sheriff Sale Auctions and Foreclosure Auctions!

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 Colin Andrews Egbert (September 24, 2008)  Not all short sales give you plenty of time to carry out the deal. In fact you may have to hurry to try and delay sheriff sale auctions to give you more time to complete the short sale deal. This is a really difficult thing to do. Even professional real estate investors find that attempts at delaying the sheriff's sale are frustrating. So, there are no guarantees you'll succeed. .. (Foreclosures)

The First Step to Stop Foreclosure

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 Robert Montrose (September 23, 2008)  The very first thing you have to do when facing foreclosure is sit down and consider whether you can actually afford to keep your home. You have to be able to make your mortgage payments. If you agree to a lender's “workout" solution, or are able to get a new loan and stop your foreclosure, great! But if you fail to make the agreed-upon payments, you'll be right back into .. (Foreclosures)

Outsourcing Your Short Sale Deals For Preforeclosure Investors

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 Terry Wygal (September 23, 2008)  If you've been investing in real estate, and more specifically preforeclosures, then there's no doubt that you've come across a short sale deal. A short sale is when the lender agrees to accept less than what is owed against the property in exchange for full acceptance of payment of the loan. In other words, if the loan balance is $400,000 but the bank accepts $300,000 as full payoff, .. (Foreclosures)

The Foreclosure Series Part 1 - Find Out If You Are a Potential Foreclosure Victim

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 Zeus John Martinez (September 23, 2008)  Have you started missing out on your mortgage payments? Are you one of those unfortunate people who has received a notice from your lender instructing you to contact them? Are you currently experiencing a hard time ordering your finances? If your answer to these questions is ‘Yes', then you are a potential candidate for home foreclosure. Nervous already? Don't be. There are ways .. (Foreclosures)

The Foreclosure Series Part 2 - Dealing With the Early Signs of Foreclosure

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 Zeus John Martinez (September 23, 2008)  Financial trouble can lead to home foreclosure. Maxing out credit cards because you don't have enough cash to pay for necessities like food and utility bills is an indication that you're on the brink of the credit trap - a possible prelude to foreclosure. What is a credit trap? It is a situation where a person uses his or her credit cards as if they were cash. People who repeatedly do .. (Foreclosures)

Mortgage After Foreclosure - Here is How to You Can Do It

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 James McKerr (September 23, 2008)  Ok so you want to get a mortgage after going through a foreclosure. This can be a daunting task however if you follow the advice in this article you should be well on your way to getting another home loan, without using any expensive credit repair programs. If you are looking to get back to owning your own home this article could be one of the most important you have read for a long .. (Foreclosures)

Property Foreclosures Explained For Beginners

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 William King (September 23, 2008)  When individuals or businesses are not able to make full payment whilst buying some property, they may pledge that property to the lender as a security for the loan. In case the debtor (mortgagor) defaults, lender may seek compensation by means of foreclosure. Foreclosure is the forced sale of property in a public auction under court orders. Court orders are not compulsory in statutory .. (Foreclosures)

How to Get Help With Foreclosure and Avoid Being Scammed

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 Jill Borash (September 23, 2008)  Getting help with foreclosure is a whole lot easier than you probably think it is. With the explosion of foreclosures over the past few years, there are many state and government programs that have sprung up to help homeowners. That being said, there are also many scams that have sprung up to try to take advantage of homeowners whose homes are in danger of foreclosure. So how do you .. (Foreclosures)

What You Need to Know to Stop Mortgage Foreclosure

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 Jill Borash (September 22, 2008)  1. The sooner you act the better. As soon as you house goes into foreclosure, you are sitting on a ticking time bomb. The foreclosure process moves quickly. More quickly in some states than in others but you have very little time once the process has been started. You need to start talking to your lender and you need to get a plan together if you want to stop mortgage foreclosure. 2. .. (Foreclosures)

The Reality Of Perception

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 Jim Pappas (September 22, 2008)  Perception means a way of regarding, understanding, or interpreting something or a mental impression. Well, there you have it. How many of us “humans" have the same perception on anything? How about the part of the definition that says “mental impression"? Have you ever seen those “ink spot" drawings and been asked to give your “mental impression" of what you .. (Foreclosures)

How Congress is Providing Tax Relief to Foreclosed Homeowners

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 Rob Kosberg (September 20, 2008)  After Last year's passage of the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act of 2007, foreclosed homeowners have one less worry: taxes. When a homeowner defaults on a home loan, a mortgage lender will sometimes “forgive" the debt owed. What many people didn't know was that many times the government and the lender would place the tax burden upon the person being foreclosed. One example .. (Foreclosures)

How to Buy a Short Sale - The Basics

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 Greg Chan (September 20, 2008)  Are you interested in buying a new home or a real estate investment property? The current turmoil in the real estate market offers astute buyers great opportunities to buy real estate at a discount. A record number of homeowners are now either in or at risk for foreclosure. Foreclosure, however, will destroy the credit of a homeowner. An alternative to foreclosure is a short sale. In a .. (Foreclosures)

Stop Home Foreclosure - Follow These Simple Steps

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 Sal Farzin (September 20, 2008)  Mortgage foreclosure issues are nightmares. Getting a barrage of notices from the legal department of financial institutions isn't fun at all. Worse, you can lose your home anytime. If this is the situation you are in right now, do not panic. All the more you shouldn't ignore the matter right in front of you. Your efforts should be directed to finding ways on how to stop home .. (Foreclosures)

Stop Mortgage Foreclosure - Improve Your Chances With These Simple Strategies

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 Sal Farzin (September 20, 2008)  Your property will be subjected to mortgage foreclosure if you failed on the monthly payments of your home loan. Foreclosures are apparent to people who are not careful with their finances. Those who keep losing track of their monthly obligations are susceptible to it as well. More than thinking on how to stop mortgage foreclosure, you should be more focused on how to avoid it .. (Foreclosures)

Mortgage Foreclosures - What the Lenders Don't Want You to Know

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 Sal Farzin (September 20, 2008)  If you get a mortgage for your house, you should realize that you're putting yourself at risk of mortgage foreclosures. While you might be confident right now that you can pay off your debts easily, you don't really hold what lies ahead. Something may happen in a few years that can turn your finances awry. Therefore, you should plan ahead and prepare for these things so that you won't .. (Foreclosures)

Know Your Rights in a Foreclosure

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 Jill Borash (September 19, 2008)  Some great places to help you start understanding what your rights in a foreclosure are: 1. The Federal Housing Administration website. This is a great resource that has a lot of information about the recent laws that have been enacted to help people keep their homes and avoid foreclosure. This site can give you a better understanding of your rights in a foreclosure as far as whether or . (Foreclosures)

Finally - Ethical Foreclosure Advice!

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 Ed Packman (September 19, 2008)  It's just human nature to be scared when the thought losing your home hangs over your head, but I I'm seeing an injustice going on that I want to shed some light on for you. You see, there's a major myth that's making the rounds lately, here it is; as soon as a homeowner is in default on the mortgage, he must rely on a third party (foreclosure rescue or loss mitigation service) to avoid . (Foreclosures)

Are Foreclosures Worth the Money?

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 Julia Vakulenko (September 19, 2008)  Foreclosures often have this feel of dirt or ill-cared for homes. These homes are often and unfairly associated with those individuals who live in the darker corners of society. It is often felt that foreclosures are things that only criminals or the ill educated suffer from. This is not the case though, and with the recent numbers of predatory lending institutions coming about and the .. (Foreclosures)

The Importance of Factual Foreclosure Reporting

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 Chris Sopaz (September 19, 2008)  With the real estate market in its current downturn, and the financial sector facing issues of its own, economic woes are echoing throughout the nation. Housing prices have been falling and foreclosures have been increasing; the rate, at which no one may know for certain. As reported in prior articles the amount of inconsistency between one article's foreclosure numbers and another's .. (Foreclosures)

Lenders Mitigate Losses With Loan Modifications

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 Krista Scruggs (September 19, 2008)  In a day and age where foreclosure signs are dotting the neighborhoods in the same way that sold signs used to be seen up and down the streets just a few short years ago, lenders are struggling to keep investors interested in them with a mountain of bad debts on the books. What seemed to be a seemingly bottomless pit of potentially unreached consumers that could be wooed with the help .. (Foreclosures)

Real Estate Profesionals - Do Broker Price Opinions to Make a Mint in a Shaky Market

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 Tyler Monvest (September 19, 2008)  Today's real estate market is on shaky ground, right? Despite the fact that interest rates are being lowered, many traditional buyers just aren't buying right now. Foreclosures are reaching all-time highs. The housing boom several years back saw a market that went crazy with buyers and realtors were overworked but bringing in the money. But that has come to a (hopefully temporary) halt . (Foreclosures)

Government Auction Review Sites - How Can They Help?

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 Nolan Speers (September 18, 2008)  The real estate and economic crisis in the United States only continues to get worse.   Both home owners and banks all across the country are suffering due to foreclosures leading to seized properties.   Bank foreclosures and pre-foreclosures haven't been this high since the Great Depression.  It's such a tragedy that so many Americans, hard working for the most part, have to lose .. (Foreclosures)

John Beck Free and Clear Review

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 Richard Dawson (September 18, 2008)  For months and months, I've been seeing John Beck's late-night infomercial on tax sale properties. Having been in the tax sale industry for almost 10 years, I can tell you that I've occasionally seen deals as good, or better, than the deals you see on TV for John Beck's Free and Clear system. But let's look at some of the realities that come along with investing according to John Beck's . (Foreclosures)

Dealing With Foreclosure? What to Know

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 Brenda Williams (September 18, 2008)  Foreclosure is an ugly word. It is one of the most feared words in the English language, especially during the current tough times with the economy and the housing market. Foreclosure is when a lending party, which can be the federal government, repossesses a house or piece of property to help pay off the mortgage of that piece of property. The repossessed piece of property is auctioned . (Foreclosures)

Avoid Foreclosure - 8 Steps How Not to Lose Your Home

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 Thomas Haselhorst (September 18, 2008)  If you have a home and having trouble to hold it, you could be facing foreclosure. If you are in the marketing of buying a home - congratulations! You could make a fantastic bargain as many houses are being sold under market value. Now is the time to achieve the American dream of home ownership. However, this dream has turned into a nightmare for many Americans and foreclosure is at an .. (Foreclosures)

The Unique Potential of Loan Modifications

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 Krista Scruggs (September 18, 2008)  With foreclosures plaguing the mortgage industry and a softening real estate market making it virtually impossible for homeowners with their backs to the wall to quickly unload properties they can no longer afford, there is a new foreclosure avoidance tool making the rounds. Termed a loan modification, this tool allows lenders to alter the terms of the mortgage agreement between them .. (Foreclosures)

Surviving Foreclosure in a Volatile Economy

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 C Martin (September 17, 2008)  Foreclosure may be an inevitable reality for many that were swindled into contractual agreements founded on deception and false beliefs. The problem therefore is that innocent consumers eventually find themselves fighting for their home. Now, I don't want to make it seem as if every homeowner faced with foreclosure are victims of malicious mortgagors. In fact, many homeowners are .. (Foreclosures)

Trying to Get Foreclosure Loans

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 Jeff Glasser (September 16, 2008)  You may be interested in finding some way to get some help if you see that you are starting to have trouble paying your mortgage company their monthly payments. There may be foreclosure loans out there that can help you get out of the hole that you have found yourself in, if you are in foreclosure or approaching a foreclosure sale. These type of loans should be avoided at all costs as .. (Foreclosures)

Can You Stop Foreclosure on Your Home and Property?

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 John T Jones, Ph.D. (September 15, 2008)  Can you atop foreclosure on your home and property? According to RealtyTrac, nationwide, 303,800 homes received at least one foreclosure-related notice in August 2008, up 12% from July. One in every 416 U. S. households received a foreclosure filing last month. My son is a bankruptcy attorney. His business is increasing. People, like our government and because of our government, are in .. (Foreclosures)

3 Solutions to Help Prevent Foreclosure

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 Jill Borash (September 15, 2008)  1. Talk to your bank as soon as you know that you are late on a payment and ask for a workout agreement. The sooner you start an open dialog with your bank the better. I know that it can feel humiliating to lay out your financial story to some stranger at a bank. But the only way that you are going to get them to help prevent foreclosure is by being honest about where you are at .. (Foreclosures)

Real Estate Investment Through Foreclosure

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 Alexander West (September 14, 2008)  Foreclosure is when a property owner has not kept up with their contract, whether they're behind on payments, not paying taxes, not carrying insurance, or any other stipulation within the real estate deal itself. Foreclosure means that the financial institution has notified the owner that they are going to take back the property. The property owner can then fix the foreclosure by either . (Foreclosures)

Free List of Bank Foreclosures

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 Shawn B (September 13, 2008)  If you ever see an ad in your newspaper's classifieds section that promises a free list of bank foreclosures, just ignore it for now. Normally, they are simply used as lead generators by local real estate agents. They will call you back and just talk to you about your needs. Of course, they will also help you to understand the complexities of trying to pick up a foreclosure and explain . (Foreclosures)

A Thief Without a Gun

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 Regis Sauger (September 13, 2008)  In today's mortgage crisis, there are a lot of things happening that “Joe Sixpack" does not understand and more importantly is never provided the real story. There are hundreds of thousands of average folks that have lost their homes in the foreclosure crisis. Yet, there are a small percentage of home owners that have been provided with the real answers and are still living in .. (Foreclosures)

In Foreclosure and Want to Keep Your Home? Try a Short Refinance

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 Marlon Baugh (September 13, 2008)  This is definitely one of the big banks and lenders best kept secrets. But with the recent increase in foreclosures and the tightening of lender guidelines, which makes it even harder to qualify in today's market for a refinance, and not to mention the drop in property values in such areas as Fort Lauderdale and Miami has brought the short refinance to the front lines. While some might .. (Foreclosures)




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