Buying Land: 5 Things to Consider

November 23, 2012

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Whether you’re building a residence, need extra storage, or are purchasing as an investment or farm property, the time to buy land has never been better. It’s still a buyer’s market in many areas, yet many sources claim the housing market is turning a corner. In fact, due to the election year and historically low interest [...]

Timeshares 101

November 16, 2012

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“Timeshare” used to be a dirty word, and it still leaves a bad taste in many mouths. Say the word to some folks and they begin conjuring up images of a group of people who could make used car salespeople look like amateurs. Time has changed the timeshare industry, softened its edges and blurred its [...]

Can I Keep My House if I go Bankrupt?

November 9, 2012

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Bankruptcy is never an enjoyable process. And in some cases, yes, you will not be able to stay in your house. But not in all of them, say experts. Sometimes, filing bankruptcy could be just the ticket for keeping your home. Exempt vs. Non-Exempt Assets Bankruptcy is either the liquidation or reorganization of a person’s [...]

Digging for Gold – Investing in Condemned Properties

September 28, 2012

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To some people, broken windows, dilapidated roofs or collapsing porches mean trouble. People like Kenny Rushing, a Tampa, Florida-based real estate investor, see dollar signs. “More than 60 percent of the houses I have bought in Tampa were condemned properties,” says Rushing. “I have yet to lose money on those.” How Properties get Condemned Local [...]

Help Sell My Home Fast: Should I Sell My House and Carry the Contract?

September 21, 2012

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In slow markets, when homes just don’t seem to move as quickly as we’d like them to, offering seller financing may be the key to getting a home sold. With the sluggish real estate market of the last few years, seller financing has been dramatically increasing in popularity, but is it a smart move for [...]

Smart Real Estate Investing for the New Rebound

September 7, 2012

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A new real estate boom appears to be taking root and spreading across the U.S., but is this really the investment opportunity of a lifetime or are we being set up for another exploding bubble? What Would Warren Buffett Do? Legendary investor Warren Buffett has been known to dominate the headlines and even made the [...]

Selling Your Commercial Property in Today’s Market

August 31, 2012

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If you thought selling a home was difficult in this market, trying to cash in on a commercial property can be even more challenging. What can you do to sell yours faster? What Challenges do Commercial Property Sellers Face? The biggest difference in selling a commercial property compared to a home has to be the [...]

A Quick Guide to Buying a Home for a Parent

August 17, 2012

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Allowing your mom or dad to live at home in a property you provide is a wonderful gift – a way to say thanks for all they’ve done for you, and a way to be sure that they’re safe and comfortable. If you’re thinking about buying a home for a parent, you have several options [...]

How to Buy a House Debt Free

July 6, 2012

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Really want to own a home of your own, or take advantage of the many great real estate investment opportunities available right now, but don’t want to join the ranks of the millions of underwater homeowners out there or have the stress of meeting a mortgage payment every month? The Pros and Cons of Saving [...]

Does Flooring Add to the Value of a Home?

June 22, 2012

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Real estate agents and brokers from Palm Springs, Calif. to Nashville, Tenn. and Garden City, N.Y. can be found online encouraging homeowners to rip up the carpet and replace it with tile or hardwood flooring to increase the value of their homes. But does flooring really add value? New flooring can add a ton of [...]