Month: May 2008

Five Homeowners’ Tax Myths That Are Especially False

Half-truths and misconceptions on a tax homeowner’s taxes are myths and just plain hogwash. Tax occurrences sometimes create the motivation for moving from renting to owning. Tax myths may abound; but if you allow them to get to you, it can cost you in the long run. Mortgage interest reduces tax bills: Not for all; and it doesn’t work forever….

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Finding the Best Mortgage Brokers

So you need cash. Not just a little. You may need to invest in a promising new venture, so you would need significant figures. But how could you secure that amount? You could borrow from friends and family, but for sure, they could not lend you much money because they also have their respective needs for liquidity. So how could…

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Avoiding Mortgage Fraud

The US Federal Bureau of Investigations has revealed that mortgage fraud is currently among the rapidly rising white-collar crimes of the times. The number of mortgage fraud incidences is continuously rising not just in the United States, but also in other parts of the world. That is because people now are starting to recognize the value of land properties as…

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Cameras at Red Lights in Tampa

The cameras will go in at these intersections. A nationwide study of fatal crashes at traffic signals in 1999 and 2000 estimated that 20 percent of the drivers involved failed to obey the signals. In 2006, almost 900 people were killed and an estimated 144,000 were injured in crashes that involved red light running. About half of the deaths in…

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Best Deals on Commercial Leases

If you are looking for a space to set up an office or taking a lease for commercial purposes, think and learn more about the commercial lease in order to obtain the best deal. There exist, in abundance, various properties out for commercial lease or outright sale, but equally found in plenty, are the many buyers for the same. It…

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Mortgage Tips for Buyers with Bad Credit

Mortgages are significant loans or credit facilities that hold property or home assets are securities. The mortgage system works this way: when the borrower fails to settle the amount he is supposed to repay over a specified period of time, the lender would be authorized to legally own the collateral. The scheme may seem too risky for the average borrower…

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Buyer’s Market Misconceptions

We hear the term “buyer’s market” almost constantly, but does anyone really know what it means? Plainly put, once an available inventory of properties surpasses 7 months worth, it is called a buyer’s market, meaning the buyers have a lot of choices, and some negotiating power.  Sellers are challenged by lots of competition and pricing pressure, having to offer something…

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The Value of Pre-Listing Inspections

The term pre-listing inspection may or may not have meaning for you. It is exactly what the name implies, a home inspection performed before a house is listed on the market. But why would anyone want to go through all that trouble when the buyer usually has their own inspection? Or worse? What if you have your house inspected and…

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Home Buying Wish Lists

When potential home buyers start shopping, they usually do so based on a set of criteria that they want, or at least they think they want. Sometimes after buying, people find that their wish list of features did not add up to the house of their wishes. Most people want basically the same thing in a house. A common wish…

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Getting Creative in a Tough Housing Market

You know, when things are doing the opposite of booming, it is easy to get bogged down by what’s going wrong.  That is true of life in general, not just real estate.  Here is an example of some folks putting their heads together and coming up with a plan to make things go right. Realtor has two similar sellers.  Both…

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Housing Crisis Is Over – Wall Street Journal

The dire headlines coming fast and furious in the financial and popular press suggest that the housing crisis is intensifying. Yet it is very likely that April 2008 will mark the bottom of the U.S. housing market. Yes, the housing market is bottoming right now. How can this be? For starters, a bottom does not mean that prices are about…

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Celebrity Real Estate Cities

In years past, celebrities has chosen to keep their real estate ventures in the most popular of cities. From Los Angeles to New York City, celebrities can be found purchasing real estate for tens of millions of dollars without even a blink of the eye. But, this trend may soon change as lucrative real estate markets are popping up in…

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Florida Real Estate as Great Investments

Nowadays, investing in real estate is one of the lucrative commercial sectors that will provide an investor large chances to produce cash with no trouble. It is a commercial entity that has very small threats or failures. This is measured that investing in real estate is very much gainful and favorable when assessed to divide with selling and buying cash…

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#1 Yes, You Are !!!!

Number 1. Yes you are! Just a shout out to say our customers are #1. Numero uno. Primo especial. Thanks for all your support and continued encouragement. You, our customers are whom we value whole heartedly. This entire site is dedicated to all of you. Please let us know what we lack and we will improve on them. The Tampa…

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Many Faces of the Distressed Borrower

As mortgage borrowers we have gotten ourselves into a pickle.  We bought over our heads and pushed the envelope of creativity when it came time to get a loan.  Accusatory fingers have been shaken at the loan officers but there are a lot of borrowers out there who inflated their stated income and provided fraudulent documents.  Let’s take a collective…

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