Category Archives: Real Estate Agents

Now Is The Time To Sell Your Home

You think times are tough now? You think prices are too low? You think the market is a bear? Well, it is only going to get worse. Lenders are sitting on hundreds of thousands of foreclosed properties and they will … Continue reading

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Paralyzed Home Buyers

There’s a disadvantage to being single in the big city. It is easy to go through life thinking there’s always a better deal out there. Yes, your girlfriend is nice and sweet, but maybe you could date a knockout. Someone … Continue reading

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Financing Real Estate Investment

From the book Foreclosure Myths: Don’t assume that lenders will jump at the chance to finance the purchase of their REO properties, especially if you don’t have a solid track record of profitable foreclosures investments. When you are first starting … Continue reading

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Cutting Out Real Estate Agents

From the New York Times: For sellers who have watched the prices on their houses slide in recent months, the idea of eliminating the middleman — a real estate agent and his or her 6 percent commission — can be … Continue reading

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The Benefits Of A Slow Real Estate Market

From the New York Times: A SLOW real estate market on the East End has increased the supply of vacation rentals, as more sellers take their homes off the market and offer them for rent instead. The most desirable rentals … Continue reading

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Refinance Interest Rates Going Up

From forbes: Looks like Fannie and Freddie can’t hold back the tide. Or the Fed. On Thursday, U.S. 30-year mortgage rates rose to an 11-week high this week, according to a survey published by Freddie Mac (nyse: FRE – news … Continue reading

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The Dear Seller Letter

Ron Lieber writes: The letters dripped with compliments for the property and ended with a plea for mercy (and a signed contract). Then, I crafted a reply that confident sellers could fire back. No seller would be happy to get … Continue reading

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Housing Woes Extend Beyond The Subprime Market

From the New York Times: Nearly a year after the mortgage meltdown became front-page news, the Schneiders’ travails reflect how the nation’s housing woes have moved beyond subprime borrowers in working-class neighborhoods and into the realm of upper-middle-class homeowners. Last … Continue reading

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Is Your Mortgage Broker Good For You?

Jack Guttentag writes: In the last 10 years, I have written almost 50 articles on different mortgage broker topics, but none of them addressed the most basic topic of all: "What makes a good broker?" Perhaps it took 10 years … Continue reading

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Realtors Want To Reform The Mortgage Business

They support legislation to reform the Federal Housing Authority and get it more involved in today’s credit mess. From the StCharlesJournal: We all have seen the sad stories in the media of those American families caught in the clutches of … Continue reading

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