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    Is Lease Option the Right Sales Strategy in the Current Market?

    September 9th, 2009

    It may be difficult to sell a home or investment property in today’s market, especially as prospective buyers delay their purchases in expectations of better deals, assuming home prices will continue to decline. However, with the market starting to show early signs of bottoming, there may be a possible, timely solution for both sellers who intend to sell their property and buyers who consider buying but still remain somewhat unsure whether this is the right time. That solution is a lease option.

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    Top 13 Realtor Blogs

    August 24th, 2009

    Top 13 Real Estate Blogs

    If you are looking for an informative real estate blog to get up-to-date information and exchange your views, here are thirteen choices that can educate you about the latest market developments or help you come to the right decision about your home purchase or investment.

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    Taking Advantage of Bank-Owned Properties for Sizable Return on Investment

    August 20th, 2009

    The economic downturn, rise in unemployment to nearly two-decade highs, and tightening of lending standards have forced many American families to default on their mortgages and to lose their homes. As a result, the total number of foreclosures has surged to record highs in recent years. In 2008 alone, some 2.2 million homes were in foreclosure and another 3 million homes are expected to enter the process this year.

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    How to Identify Promising Markets for Real Estate Investments

    August 12th, 2009

    In the general investment theory “buy low and sell high” is the paradigm of investing. In real estate investing, which is subject to multiple influences of the local market, this paradigm is supplemented by an additional consideration for maximum return on investment: property location. When the two are combined, buying properties at low prices in the right local markets can yield substantial returns on investments. However, the question is how to spot when a particular property market is ripe for investment. The answer may lie in the specific economic dynamics of that market.

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    Transactional Loans: A Solution for Short Sales Financing

    August 6th, 2009

    Intense regulatory scrutiny has prohibited the practice of back-to-back closings that allowed investors to close both property purchase and resale transactions simultaneously using the resale funding to purchase the property from the original seller. This simultaneous closing, called “flipping,” allowed the middle buyer/investor to serve as an intermediary who simply cashed in on the price difference between the original purchase price and the resale price without any personal funding involved in the transactions.

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    Three Alternatives to Conventional Real Estate Financing

    August 4th, 2009

    Many homebuyers and investors have been reeling about how difficult it is to get credit from conventional lenders. Indeed, banks have tightened credit to the point that their lending standards today are most stringent in over fifteen years. With scarce and relatively expensive credit from conventional lenders, several viable lending alternatives have emerged. Here are three possibilities to secure financing for your home purchase or investment:

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    How to Locate Good Wholesale Opportunities

    July 21st, 2009

    Wholesaling or flipping real estate should be the buzz-word of investing in real estate this year. With the number of distressed and foreclosed properties climbing through the roof, small real estate investors have plenty of opportunities to make quick profit in the current market. And the opportunities for money making are bounded only by the investor’s motivation and willingness to work hard in order to find the right properties and to close the deals with prospective buyers.

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    Choosing the Right Entity for Your Real Estate Business

    July 16th, 2009

    If you are a single real estate investor or a group of investors with an intention to establish a business, there are many considerations you will need to make. However, one of the most important decisions will involve determining the structure of your business that limits your personal liability and ensures protection of personal assets. There are several types of business entities that exempt their owners from personal liability and safeguard their investment assets.

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    9 Sure Fire Ways to Flip Houses Fast in a Slow Market

    June 23rd, 2009

    The housing market has hit rough times in all parts of the country. Flipping houses is one aspect of real estate that remains a bright spot during this gloomy time. To flip a house, you contract to buy the home then immediately sell your buying rights to another buyer. The following are nine suggestions to help you flip homes fast, even with the economic downturn.

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    Top 10 Real Estate Investing Blogs

    June 9th, 2009

    Pay close attention to what you’re about to read…

    The secrets you discover on these blogs cost you nothing and could make you rich!

    Here’s my list of 10 blogs that consistently provide great information for real estate investors (beginner, intermediate and advanced). While there’s definitely more good real estate blogs than the ones you’ll find below, you just can’t go wrong with these.  If I forgot some, let me know about it by writing a comment.

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