Month: September 2009

Are Green Homes the Wave of the Future?

Green homes provide increased energy savings and healthier indoor air. With people being pickier about the homes they buy today, more than ever before, green home sales and construction is bound to take a huge jump up in popularity in the coming years. According to one report by McGraw-Hill Construction, a 10% hike is expected within the next few years….

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Buying a Home at 25, Owning it at 40

Refinancing home loans is a huge topic of discussion right now. As the financial market just begins to crawl out of the recession, homeowners who managed to push their way through the tough times are now looking to refinance their loans to ease the financial pressure on the home. With stagnant credit scores and an interest rate that is not…

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Shopping Smart For Your New Home

Shopping for a home and shopping smart for a home are two totally different things. Home buyers often walk into a home with the thrill of buying on their back and the beauty of the home sweeping them off their feet. Soon after the sale is final, they find what they thought was the home of their dreams has many…

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Campaign To Extend $8,000 Home Buyer Tax Credit

The House and Senate may have left Capitol Hill for their Summer break, but housing lobbyists are busy at work gearing up a major campaign to extend the $8,000 home buyer tax credit. The credit for first-time purchasers is scheduled to expire November 30. The National Association of Home Builders and the National Association of Realtors want to persuade Congress…

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How to Buy Your First Home in a Slow Real Estate Market

A lot of people are eager to take advantage of the housing situation right now. Let’s face it, the foreclosure crisis has created a lot of great deals out there. But many first-time home buyers don’t know exactly what to do to take advantage of those great deals. Fortunately, it”s not difficult to cash in on today’s real estate market…

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Motivated Sellers–The Key to Your Real Estate Success

Today’s sluggish real estate market means it’s the perfect time to make money as a real estate investor. If this seems like a strange statement, it’s really not. If you are in a position to buy real estate at this time, you’re in the perfect market to find incredible deals that simply would not have existed a few years ago….

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How to Arrange a Successful Short Sale

So, you need to arrange a short sale on your property. You’re behind on payments, the bank is nipping at your heels, and you have an offer on it, but it’s not enough to cover the amount you still owe on the house. What do you do? You ask your bank to allow a short sale. But this means the…

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Financial Success with Foreclosure Investing

If you’ve been considering making a living in real estate, you’ve probably heard how valuable foreclosures are to an investor’s portfolio. The main reason for this is because foreclosures are typically priced low, and have an outstanding potential to sell high. In most cases, foreclosures can be had for well below market value, especially if they’re bank-owned. While finding a…

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