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More houses are being sold right now in nearly every part of the United States, which fact is being taken by the country as an indication that some kind of recovery in the housing market is taking place. The fact that many of the sales are to home owners who are purchasing their first home is als...
07/24/2012
These days, with bank foreclosures still showing no signs of slowing down and cheap student housing always a highly desired item, the smart real estate agent should encourage his or her clients to purchase a home for their college kids, either as a savvy investment or simply to save some much-nee...
07/24/2012
  There is a new kid on the block. It is a program that the government has come up with to help people keep their dream house. Thanks to the efforts of those hard-working guys at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, people are now going to be able to fight the foreclosure monsters and...
07/17/2012
  As you probably know, a pinball home is one that's been listed for way too high a price, and that some agents use simply to set up their cheap home listings, knowing they'll never sell the overpriced home.  Some home sellers insist on an unrealistically high asking price, and some real estate a...
06/28/2012
For the past 4 years, we have only been able to speculate when the market will truly turn around. Due to the high level of unprocessed bank foreclosures, we’re expected to see another rise in overall foreclosures & vacant homes which often has a negative effect on the overall market outlook. This...
06/19/2012
Some homes are being offered with a unique concept of lease-to-own: the owner of the house takes a small amount of the rent money paid by renters towards the closing costs of the house. This new concept is in place in Hopewell Pointe, a small community in Indiana; supposedly the purpose of the co...
06/19/2012
Over the last few years, ‘foreclosures’ have evolved from being a dirty word to becoming part of a mainstay option for value home buyers. More than ever, home buyers see foreclosure listings as a category they must include in their search for the best home at the best price. Market Response to Bu...
05/30/2011
Rents Skyrocket while Foreclosure Listings See Prices Drop The natural laws of economics say as demand for goods or services increases, prices tend to rise. If supply does not grow as quickly as demand, prices tend to rise faster. Case in point: rental housing versus forclosure listings. This wee...
05/27/2011
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