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Are You Ready To Purchase Your First Home

Are you ready to purchase your first home?

As the market become more stable, many people are considering whether or not they are ready to purchase their first home. This is a personal decision that should be based on your ability to pay back a loan and the commitment that purchasing a home involves. Your decision should not be based on interest rates […]

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Entry Level Rental Property Investing — Even if You’re Renting

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You want to be a real estate investor, but you don’t even own your own home. How can you make it happen? Especially when you check out your assets and cash and can’t find a 20% down payment anywhere in the pile, it looks impossible. You’ve toyed with the idea of buying a personal home, […]

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Buying Real Estate Notes for the Small Investor

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There is a lot of information out there about buying notes as a real estate investment niche strategy. It can be very profitable, particularly if you approach it with more than one strategic goal. There are investors doing this now, and some are helping homeowners to keep their homes while profiting in the process. The […]

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Should You Worry About a Housing Price Bubble?

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The Case-Shiller Home Price Index reported that home prices rose on average 5.7 percent in January from January the year before. That was pretty much as expected, but there was also a statement in the report that could raise alarms in some circles: “Home prices are rising very rapidly — twice the rate of inflation. […]

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Flipping Houses on the Rise Again

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RealtyTrac.com has just released their annual house flipping report for 2015. The report showed that 179,778 single family houses and condos were flipped in 2015. This accounted for 5.5% all home sale transactions that year. This was up from a 5.3% share of sales in 2014. For this report RealtyTrac counted a flip as “defined […]

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Location, Location, Location … Near the Right Store

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I don’t think anyone who has ever thought about buying or selling real estate will not understand the “location, location, location” thing. Real estate doesn’t move, and there is a finite supply. Where a home is located has a lot to do with value and what buyers will pay to live there. Sometimes the location […]

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