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Why to Buy a Home Now by Phoebe Chongchua with If you're renting and wondering if you should buy a home, consider what bestselling author, David Bach, says, "The average homeowner is worth 35 times more than the average renter." He advises renters to take ac...
Should You Use an IRA LLC or Solo 401(K) to Invest in Real Estate? by Phoebe Chongchua with Nobody would argue that there has been severe disappointment in the stock market performance. That has a lot of people looking for other options such as...
Is A Mortgage Modification For You? by Broderick Perkins with Home loan modifications are designed to save homeownership, but they've also created a new mortgage maze pitted with "buyer bewares." Both government-sanctioned counseling agencies a...
Market Conditions by Realty Times Staff, the online real estate marketplace, reported this week that home values fell 11.6 percent in 2008. This adds up to a painful $1.4 Trillion loss. Adding to this number, foreclosures made up 19.9 percent of all transactions last year. This was esp...
DPAGroundSwell2 was launched today to coincide with the introduction of H.R. 600, FHA Seller-Financed Downpayment Reform Act of 2009, by Representative Al Green (D-TX). H.R. 600 is the 2009 version of last year's bill (H.R. 6694) that would restore seller-funded downpayment assistance (DPA). Refo...
Success with Short Sales by Phoebe Chongchua-Realty Times It may truly be the choosing of the lesser of two evils -- short sale or foreclosure -- but, if you have to get out of your home, finding a way to complete a successful short sale may provide the best outcome for a distressed homeowner. S...
What's IN Sidelined home buyers. Family or lifestyle additions or changes made in buyers households in the last three years are forcing those waiting out the market transition to finally get off the fence and say, it's time for our family to buy the new home that suits our new needs. Home uplift...
Washington Report: New Congress and Fannie Mae by Kenneth R. Harney The Obama administration still has three weeks before taking over in Washington, but the new Congress arrives in town much earlier - January 6th. Besides a massive economic relief package -- which...
Don't Miss Tax Deductions On Your Real Estate Investment by Phoebe Chongchua--RealtyTimes There are an estimated 11 million real estate investors in the U.S., according to IRS data. However, not all of them chose to be a real estate investor. Some accidentally became investors due to...
Market Conditions by Realty Times Staff With more job losses and worries over the economy, the National Association of Realtors is reporting that investment activity in commercial real estate is at a standstill. Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, noted, "Although access to residential mortgages h...

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