My husband is a Mason. We currently live in Florida. We first started dating 18 years ago, at that time he was an apprentice. His pay was about $8.00 an hour. Certainly not enough to live on but he knew that if he kept at the back breaking, hot, dirty work he would acquire a… Read More Housing, Real Estate and Immigration – Think They Don’t Effect You? Think Again
Buying a home for the first time can be scary. It’s the biggest investment one will probably ever make and of course should not be entered into lightly. But with the drop in home prices, mortgage rates at an historical low and ample properties on the market, this is a home buyer’s dream. With a… Read More Tips for First Time Homebuyers
On the surface house swapping seems like a win-win situation. The Internet is full of stories of homeowners who have tried unsuccessfully to sell their houses, sometimes watching their properties languish for over a year. They go to one of the various home exchange websites, list their property and state the kind of home they… Read More The Pros and Cons of House Swapping: Is Swapping a House a Good Alternative to Selling it?
Schemes The house deposit required with shared property ownership schemes is also reduced. As two-thirds of current mortgage deals for those wishing to buy a house outright require a house deposit of 25%, a homebuy scheme can prove extremely helpful in terms of getting on the property ladder.Shared property ownership or homebuy schemes are an… Read More The Benefits of Shared Property Ownership: Renting a House Vs Buying a house Vs Homebuy Schemes
Many homeowners in this market who have to sell their homes are doing short sales. A short sale means that the homeowner owes more on his property than the current market value of the property .A homeowner can attempt to negotiate that the bank takes less than the full loan balance at the close of… Read More The Home Short-Sale Solution
The real estate purchase process overwhelms many buyers because of the large number of choices and the importance of the making the right decision. For many, buying a home will be the most expensive purchase they ever make in their life. Figuring out how to cut through the clutter to find the best deal that… Read More The Process of Selecting the Right Home: Make Smart Choices around Real Estate Purchases
Identity theft is becoming a growing concern. Protectyourtitle.com reported that the average fraudulent Real Estate transaction cost $300,000. Compare that to the average cost of a Fruadulent credit card transaction which is $1200, you can see why Real Estate title fraud is becoming a growing concern. Home Owners have had there identity stolen and then… Read More Real Estate Title Fraud: Tips to Avoid Real Estate Title Fraud
The stagnant or even falling real estate prices throughout the United States make this is an opportune time for investors to add residential rental properties to their portfolios. With the income and other benefits they generate, rental properties can go a long toward fulfilling the goals set out in real estate investment plans. At the… Read More Tough Rental Times Now? Wait for Rebound: Investors Can View Sinking Rental Market as only Temporary
As foreclosures become more popular, real estate opportunists offer everything from foreclosure bus tours to foreclosure lists. Unsuspecting novice real estate investors often pay their hard earned money and get little value for their investment. Many foreclosure listing websites appear to be a Godsend to busy investors that don’t have the time to search for… Read More Navigating Real Estate Foreclosure Listings: Should Investors Pay for Foreclosure Lists?
Many investors are not interested in making updates or improvements to rental properties, and who could blame them? The goal of investing in property is to make money. Any capital or rental income infused into a rental home is money out of an investor’s pocket. It is for these reasons that when making improvements or… Read More Increasing the Value of Rental Property for Less: Simple Ways to Better Serve Tenants and Yourself at Little Cost