Special Real Estate Situations

Dec. 2, 2015

Short Sale Myths

Trying to navigate your way through a short sale can be tough. Knowing how short sales work and how to make the sale happen is important in surviving the short sale process. Along the way there will be a lot of myths to dispel about short sales.  Here are just ...

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May 27, 2015

What You Need to Know Before You Buy a Short Sale

In this market, short sales can sometimes be a good deal for a buyer but they also come with some potential pitfalls. A short sale is when a seller needs to sell their home for less than they owe on their mortgage. In order to get a bargain and not ...

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Jan. 28, 2015

Now is a Great Time to Invest in a Rental Property

It is a great time to be a real-estate investor. If you are looking to jump in the investor market low home prices and low interest rates make this a great time. According to Zillow.com. the real-estate market is starting to recover: U.S. houses lost $489 billion in ...

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May 21, 2014

How to Get a Mortgage When You Are Self-Employed

Getting a mortgage these days can be tough and it is even tougher for small-business owners. Potential self-employed borrowers usually have variability in their income streams. Today, banks are requiring more financial documentation from all buyers, and self-employed borrowers tend to face more scrutiny.

Small-business owners may have a smaller income because ...

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May 1, 2013

Uncover Your Home's Hidden Past

Many homes in our area have stories to tell. If you live in an older home, you may want to know its hidden secrets. You may have wondered who slept in your bedroom or when the home was actually built. Your home holds many clues to its history and its ...

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April 24, 2013

Avoiding Foreclosure

If foreclosure is looming you may feel helpless. It is possible to still sell your home and avoid foreclosure. You must sell it quickly and that is not always easy. Here are some tips to get aggressive, and get your home sold fast.

Price it right! Don't try to ...

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Feb. 6, 2013

Buying a Foreclosure: What You Need to Know

Many buyers today think buying a foreclosure means big savings and this can be true but buyers also need to be aware of potential pitfalls. A foreclosure takes place when a homeowner or property owner cannot pay the mortgage fees on the property and is forced to give up the ...

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Jan. 16, 2013

Looking For a Condo

When it comes to searching for a home, there are a lot of factors that you have to consider. This is especially the case if you are shopping for condos, as you will be sharing a lot of common space with your neighbors as well. The first thing to look ...

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Aug. 29, 2012

Tips for Building a New Home

Have you noticed the number of new construction homes going up lately? A recent report by The U.S. Census Bureau and US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) showed single-family home building permits up almost 5%.

The process of building a new home can be stressful; there are ...

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Aug. 15, 2012

After Foreclosure: How to Own a Home Again

Unfortunately, many homeowners have gone through a foreclosure in recent years but that doesn't mean that future homeownership is out of the question. Hard work and discipline and these tips should have you on the road to homeownership again soon.

1. Keep a steady job

Potential lenders will need ...

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