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Does Renting Make Sense Given the Bad Real Estate Market

One of the basic tools used by financial advisors is to show their clients the advantages of homeownership versus renting. As you've probably heard, renting always seems to come out as the bad ..
(July 11, 2008)
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When a Seller is Unreasonable Outrageously So

In this era of more people buying homes in foreclosure and dealing with a third party (the one that holds the mortgage) there can be unexpected issues that will leave the buyer scratching their heads .
(July 25, 2008)
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Freddie Mac Critical to the Mortgage Market

The mortgage market in the United States is an interesting one because of the presence of semi-government entities in it. Freddie Mac is one such entity and a critical one to keeping the mortgage ..
(July 29, 2008)
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Evaluating Neighborhoods When Home Buying

Location, location and location - it is the first rule of real estate that we all learn. While we have all had this rule hammered into our collective psyche, another rule is arising in this current ..
(July 30, 2008)
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Photographing Your Home Before Listing it Online

When it comes to real estate, the internet is a beautiful thing. It has revolutionized the real estate industry. Instead of spending countless hours [and dollars in gas] driving around looking at ..
(July 30, 2008)
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Should You Buy a Fixer Upper in a Slow Market?

Flip that home and make big bucks. Buy a fixer-upper and clean up. This is the common theme of more than a few television shows and they make it look pretty easy. The real questions, of course, are ..
(July 30, 2008)
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What Happens to My Mortgage When the Bank Fails?

To say the current real estate market is a mess would be a slight understatement. We haven't seen problems like this since the Great Depression. This is particularly true with banks, which are ..
(July 29, 2008)
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Getting Comfortable With Real Estate Contracts

Selling or buying a home is one of the biggest transactions you will ever enter into during your life. As with most transactions of this sort, a contract is required. Ah, but what if you are not a ..
(July 11, 2008)
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The Secret to Enticing Buyers in a Slow Market

The real estate market has typically been touted as a stable field where your investment will grow slowly, but surely, over time. And then the 21st century came and everything went nuts. The real ..
(July 11, 2008)
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First Time Buyers and Model Homes

Buying home is both an emotional and financial decision. You want to stick to your budget, but you eyes can get mighty big when you see some homes. This is particularly true if you are a first time ..
(July 11, 2008)
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Two Repairs to Do Prior to Selling Your Home

When you list your home on the market, you have to realize potential buyers are going to go over it with a fine tooth comb. This means you need to make repairs before hand. Since you probably aren't ..
(July 11, 2008)
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Returns on Real Estate vs. Stock Market

There is always going to be debate amount investors over the returns on Real Estate vs. the Stock Market. Each side has their valid points and it is mostly going to be up to the investor to make his ..
(July 10, 2007)
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Do You Need a License to Flip Properties?

You often hear about people who are studying for their Real Estate License. Does this mean that you need a license to flip properties? The answer to this question is a resounding no! A Real Estate ..
(July 10, 2007)
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How the Lease Option Works in Real Estate

It is a bit hard to nail down exactly how the lease option works in Real Estate. A lease option is similar to a knife fight, there are no real rules. A lease option, or rent to own, type of ..
(July 10, 2007)
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What is a Short Sale?

In exploring the world of Real Estate investment, you are going to find a great deal of properties that are on the way to foreclosure. If you know how a Short Sale works, you might be able to make ..
(July 10, 2007)
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Historical Returns on Real Estate Investments

There are many emotional factors connected with the ownership of Real Estate. Do the historical returns on Real Estate investments justify the confidence so many investors have in them? The ownership .
(July 10, 2007)
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The Basics of Foreclosure

Foreclosure is an unhappy event for all concerned. The basics of foreclosure vary from state to state, but the end result is usually the same. Everyone loses with the exception of potential Real ..
(July 10, 2007)
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Understanding the 1031 Exchange Tax Rules

Understanding the 1031 Exchange Tax rules is necessary to enjoy the full benefits of the tax-deferred concept. It is usually a good idea to get some assistance from a tax expert to help you through ..
(June 20, 2007)
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What Properties Can Be Used For a 1031 Exchange?

In addition to the strict time limitations on 1031 Exchanges, there are certain properties that can be used. These properties must satisfy the Internal Revenue guidelines. The idea behind the 1031 ..
(June 20, 2007)
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The Origins of the Six Percent Real Estate Agent Commission

The commission paid to the Real Estate agent is a serious amount of money and a concern in any transaction involving the sell of Real Estate. Where did this six percent commission come from? The idea .
(June 20, 2007)
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The Uniform Residential Loan Application

Apply for a mortgage and you will soon learn the joy of the loan application. The Uniform Residential Loan Application is the most commonly used document. The “URLA” represents an effort .
(June 08, 2007)
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Advice on Getting the Best Mortgage

As you know, the real estate market has changed dramatically in the last year. This means you must also change your way of thinking to take meet your goals in buying a home. The first five to six ..
(April 11, 2007)
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Mistakes to Avoid When Seeking A Home Loan

Applying for a home loan can be like preparing your taxes. It is stressful and confusing. That being said, there are some basic mistakes many people make that can be easily avoided. Credit score. ..
(April 11, 2007)
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Selling Your Home in a Slow Market

For much of this decade, sellers of real estate were in the catbird seat. Alas, the game has changed. This is now a buyers’ market. If you want to sell your home now, you need a new approach. ..
(April 11, 2007)
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MLS Options When Selling Property

Exposure is the name of the game when it comes to selling your home. Multiple listing services are a good way to get the exposure, but not all such services are the same. A multiple listing service ..
(March 08, 2007)
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