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For many first time home buyers or younger real estate buyers purchasing a multi-family home can be a very smart move. There are a lot of benefits to buying a multi-family home that can help you start your path to becoming a real estate investor or even just make your own ability to make house pa...
06/17/2012
I am proud of this Realtor for donating her hard work and effort to help out two military families. Many Realtors have sacrificed their time and effort to work for FREE for their clients (including me) and done so with a servants heart to help their clients fulfill their dream of homeownership. I...
06/16/2012
The number of people who are homeowners is at an all time low since 1997. With only 65% of Americans actually owning their own home, we have seen a 1% decrease of home owners in just this past year alone.   Most attribute these new lows to a number of problems including homes lost to foreclosures...
06/14/2012
REO stands for Real Estate Owned. These are homes in which the lender ends up actually owning the property because the house did not sell for the price required by the bank at a public auction.   Generally the lender will set the minimum bid at the amount owed on the property, which may be more t...
06/13/2012
As with the purchase of any home there are people who simply prefer the personality of an older house with all its intricacies while others prefer the crisp, modern styles of a new construction home. It is a matter of preference in most cases, however, you may be surprised that some of the newer ...
06/12/2012
There are a number of reasons why people move from larger homes to smaller homes or “downsize.” The irony of downsizing in today’s world is that we seem to live with a “bigger is better” mentality. We are driving oversized trucks & SUV’s, super-sizing our meals and televisions are always viewed a...
06/09/2012
By Les Christie @CNNMoney April 19, 2012: 7:02 AM ET   NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- The Federal Housing Finance Agency laid out new rules aimed at speeding up the short sale process, a move that could keep many homes from falling into foreclosure. In a short sale, the bank that holds the mortgage must ...
06/08/2012
One of the best aspects of purchasing a home that needs some TLC and work to turn into a livable house is that it really doesn’t matter what the current real estate market is at the time, you generally can get a great deal on the house. Many people buy fixer-uppers and flip the houses to resell f...
06/06/2012
The Policy Development and Research Office of the Housing and Urban Development department has released its report of the housing market conditions in the country during this year’s first quarter. Compared to the previous quarter, permits for constructing new housing were up 8% totaling 720,000 u...
06/06/2012
As with all homes you need to take precautions, especially when you’re buying a fixer-upper as there may be all sorts of hidden problems that could make things difficult for you after you have completed the purchase. Just as with purchasing a regular home, you probably want your purchase agreeme...
06/06/2012
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