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Existing-home sales post third gain in 4 months NAR: large-scale REO-to-rental program not needed Increased demand from investors and first-time homebuyers helped boost existing-home sales in January -- the third increase in the past four months, the National Association of REALTORS® reported. NA...
4 Factors to Consider Before Buying a Home It's tax time, so those who don't own homes are seriously thinking about whether they should. And those who do are busy trying to collect up and cash in all of their deductions. Those who haven't lost or walked away from their homes are very focused on...
Foreclosure Backlogs Persist Robo-signing impacts felt most in judicial foreclosure states. The improving job market and economy is helping push mortgage delinquencies and foreclosure starts down, but the percentage of loans in the foreclosure process remains stubbornly high, especially in states...
Banks Pay Delinquent Borrowers $35,000 to Sell Their Homes In an effort to cut their losses, banks are paying some struggling homeowners as much as $35,000 to sell their homes before they end up in foreclosure. The deals are aimed at incentivizing homeowners who owe more on their home than it is ...
How to Calculate Capital Gain The real power of a tax deferred exchange is not just the tax savings — it is the tremendous increase in purchasing power generated by this tax savings! With the advantages of leverage, every dollar saved in taxes allows a real estate investor to purchase two to thr...
LOAN MODIFICATION SCAMS The Better Business Bureau listed Mortgage Loan Modification Scams as one of their Top 10 Scams of 2011 and I'm not surprised. After investigating thousands of scams last year, the Better Business Bureau divided them into categories and picked the top scam in each category...
Components of a Listing Contract Obviously the name of the seller and the property address will be included in the listing contract. There are many other things that are included, too, and you should be aware of them. Price and Terms of Sale When setting the terms of sale, the main thing you are ...