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Choosing A Condo Versus A House

A how-to guide to determine whether you should buy a condo or a house.

How To Find Short Sale Opportunities

A "how-to" on finding Short Sale deals under current market conditions.

What Is Real Estate Owned Property Or REO?

A detailed explanation of what Real Estate Owned Properties(REO's)are all about.

How To Hire An Appraiser

An easy guide to hiring a good real estate appraiser.

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How To Find Short Sale Opportunities How To Find Short Sale Opportunities

A "how-to" on finding Short Sale deals under current market conditions.

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What Is Real Estate Owned Property Or REO? What Is Real Estate Owned Property Or REO?

A detailed explanation of what Real Estate Owned Properties(REO's)are all about.

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How To Hire An Appraiser How To Hire An Appraiser

An easy guide to hiring a good real estate appraiser.

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Choosing A Condo Versus A House Choosing A Condo Versus A House

A how-to guide to determine whether you should buy a condo or a house.

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How To Find Short Sale Opportunities How To Find Short Sale Opportunities

A "how-to" on finding Short Sale deals under current market conditions.

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What Is Real Estate Owned Property Or REO? What Is Real Estate Owned Property Or REO?

A detailed explanation of what Real Estate Owned Properties(REO's)are all about.

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How To Hire An Appraiser How To Hire An Appraiser

An easy guide to hiring a good real estate appraiser.

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How To Invest In Land How To Invest In Land

Many people get into investing in land because it used to be the old American fall back plan. Land historically only increases in value for the...

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How To Buy A Foreclosed Home How To Buy A Foreclosed Home

How To Buy A Foreclosed Home

The foreclosure crisis of the last few years seems to show no signs of slowing down just yet. However, wherever...

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Closing In On The Mortgage Deal Between Government And Major Lenders Closing In On The Mortgage Deal Between Government And Major Lenders

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Evaluating the Asking Price of a House Evaluating the Asking Price of a House

By Jynette DeMarco

This article explains how a seller determines an asking price. It then describes how this price is sometimes different than the true market price of the house and how a buyer should calculate their offering price.

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Foreclosure Investing Foreclosure Investing

By Jynette DeMarco

There are obvious financial savings that come with investing in a foreclosed house. However, there are also hidden costs and risks that might arise. This article compares the risks and the rewards of foreclosure investing.

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Tips to Reduce the Likelihood of Having Your Home Broken Into Tips to Reduce the Likelihood of Having Your Home Broken Into

Whether you're away on vacation or simply gone during the work hours of the day, your home is at risk of being broken into. There are numerous ways to mitigate the risk of such an event occurring. The following tips will either make the burglar less likely to choose to break into your house or more likely to flee once they attempt to break in.

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Closing the Deal Closing the Deal

By Derren Peters

You did all your homework, and aligned with all the right professionals. You found the home of your dreams, made an offer and sweated out the back and forth negotiations. And now, finally - finally! - your offer has been accepted. Congrats! But through your jubilation, keep in mind there are still potential pitfalls related to the closing process.

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