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The Outlook for Real Estate Markets in 2014? Sunny!

By kunwarpal, published on Apr 14, 2014

It’s amazing how time has a way of transforming even the bleakest of circumstances. A very short time ago the real estate market was in total upheaval and the lending industry had fallen flat on its face.

Doom and gloom were the order of the day. Thanks to sharper lender practices and an improving economy, the real estate market is not only on its way back, but most experts are asserting that the housing market is in full recovery.

Factors that come into play

The real estate market is highly responsive to a number of variables that affects its ability to stabilize.... (more)

Tags: real estate, real estate markets

The Price is Right: How to Make an Offer on Overpriced Home

By Robert Groleau, published on Mar 25, 2014

...holding out for a really high offer. Maybe they aren't all that serious about selling and they want to watch buyers squirm. Here's how to turn an unorthodox seller's game on its ear and get the house you want.

Find An Overpriced Home

To start out, you might want to hire a real estate agent. If you have friends or family in the business, this should be a slam dunk if you don't mind working with them. If you don't mix business and pleasure, then ask them for a referral or use a company like Agent Harvest to find a realtor.

Once you've got your agent, it's time to... (more)

Tags: real estate, overpriced home

Understanding Prospect Mortgage FHA 203K Loans

By bosmolskate, published on Feb 26, 2014

Unlike traditional FHA loans, Prospect Mortgage FHA 203K loans are intended specifically for borrowers looking for homes that need to be fixed or updated. These mortgages are not right for everyone, but with the proper knowledge, individuals can make the right choices for themselves and their families.

FHA 203K Loan Qualifications

While the qualifications may differ from lender to lender, the following are required for our firm:

640 middle credit score Approved licensed general contractor 3.5 percent down payment Reserves of 10 percent for repairs

Once a borrower... (more)

Tags: real estate, finance, home, house, loans, prospect mortgage

Reasons To Work With a Full Time Realtor

By Toni Okeson, published on Oct 3, 2013

Looking for a new home? There's a variety of ways the sale can go down and having a trusted realtor at your side is the best option. Here's a look at few reasons a full time real estate agent is best.

Beware of for sale by owner

On average, about 10 to 20 percent of home sales each year happen without a real estate agent, according to the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors. While some of these sales go off without a hitch, others are disaster. If you're interested in buying a home that's being sold by the owner, be sure they are willing to work with your real estate agent.... (more)

Tags: real estate, estate agent, charlottesville real estate agents, full time realtor

Why Do Short Sales Take So Long?

By TimThornton, published on Oct 28, 2012

Buyers get excited about the listed price of short sales when they see them online, but that excitement fades over the months--as they wait to hear back from the bank on their offer. Many, if not most, short sales end in buyer disappointment. RealtyTrac (R) reported last year that "Pre-foreclosure short sales took an average of 245 days to sell...". That's 8 months. Compared to a normal 30 day close--8 months is a lifetime. What is worse than that is that buyers can very often wait 4-6 months before the bank even considers a short sale offer in the first place. So, it's not the closing... (more)

Tags: real estate, short sales, why to short sales take so long, business 101

5 Home Improvements That Really Pay Off

By Tina Fountain, published on Aug 27, 2012

Sellers in the Atlanta real estate market face some stiff competition today. To make their home stand out from the rest, some homeowners consider home improvement to increase home value. However, not all home projects are created equal to Atlanta real estate shoppers. We have five home improvements that could really pay off when it comes time to sell your house.• Landscaping – Your curb appeal is the first impression potential buyers have of your home. Replacing a dead lawn or investing in some attractive plants and flowers may go far in attracting more potential buyers. Professional landscaping... (more)

Tags: atlanta, real estate, georgia, home values, homes for sale, realtors, home improvement, home selling tips, real estate agents

Buying A Seaside Condo In Italy For Under $30,000

By Marta Calligaro, published on Feb 8, 2012

Scalea is far from the most renowned coastal resort in Calabria, the southern Italian region on the tip of the country’s boot-shaped landmass. But for investors who can see past the gloomy headlines and want to make an investment in Italian real estate, Scalea is by far and away a fantastic opportunity. The town boasts all the usual features one would find at seaside retreats that are more popular with overseas tourists – a glorious sandy beach, clear azure waters and a temperature averaging a warm 50.5 degrees in January, rising to 78.5 in the hottest months of the year. Even October has typical... (more)

Tags: real estate, italy, holiday homes

Grab A Home Near Amalfi's Millionaires…On The Cheap

By Marta Calligaro, published on Feb 6, 2012

The beaches of Italy's Amalfi coast are among the most exclusive and glamorous anywhere in the world. That’s hardly a surprise. Its 70-mile shoreline offers breathtaking views as its winds through picturesque towns and villages such as Amalfi, Ravello and PositanoLittle wonder that since it became a staging post for Victorian-era upper-classes on the Grand Tour, it has attracted the world's rich and famous. It has price tags to match as well. A property overlooking the coast here can leave you with little change from $4m.

Yet if you are prepared to travel a short distance from here,... (more)

Tags: real estate, italy, property, villas, cilento, amalfi coast

Think It’s a Great Time to Buy Real Estate? Think Again

By Tiffany Sanders, published on Jun 13, 2011

...of foreclosures that was once projected to peak in 2009 and then in 2010 just keeps coming: wishful projections aside, there’s no clear end in sight. And since any guess as to when the market will stabilize is just that—a guess—opinions as to whether or not this is a good time to buy real estate vary. But that’s because most analysts are looking at the wrong factors. The real question for anyone considering buying real estate today isn’t whether prices will continue to fall, rise again or stay stable. The real question for a home buyer today is “When the dust settles, will I ... (more)

Tags: real estate, foreclosure, mortgage fraud

The California Foreclosure Process

By Allan S. Glass, published on Apr 29, 2011

...judicial and non-judicial foreclosure and which process is followed can often be determined by which “theory” of ownership has been established in the state.

California is a lien theory state that uses a trust deed and underlying promissory note to secure the loans made against real estate. Essentially the promissory note is an unsecured “promise to pay” agreement between a borrower and lender; to provide security for the obligation borrowers sign a deed, which is held in trust by a third party “Trustee,” until the the debt is paid in full and the lien is released. ... (more)

Tags: real estate, foreclosure, asg real estate, allan glass, short sale

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