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Top 5 Real Estate Predictions for 2009

1. Little or No Appreciation as Market Bottoms In parts of the country hardest hit by 2007 – 2008 foreclosures such as California, Michigan and Florida, prices will continue to soften. In scattered markets, the bottom will already have been reached by April but media won’t report it until late summer, after a trend has […]

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Before You Buy a Short Sale

Buyers pursue short sales to get a good deal. So when you see a price listed for a home that you think is too low for the neighborhood, before you jump on that price like hot fudge on a sundae, ask your agent to call the listing agent to find out if the home is […]

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Buying Distressed Homes: Foreclosures, Short Sales, REOs

Foreclosures, short sales and REOs remind me of, "Lions and tigers and bears, oh, my!" The latter are dangerous animals but different from each other — just as foreclosures and short sales and real-estate-owned (REOs) are distressed sales but different from each other. However, they are also similar because without knowledge about handling foreclosures, short […]

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5 Nasty Foreclosure Rescue Scams to Avoid

According to RealtyTrac, a whopping one in 54 homes received a foreclosure notice last year. That’s 3.1 million foreclosure filings. Scared yet? An ever-increasing pool of foreclosure rescue scammers are drooling at the prospect of capitalizing off your panic. And so far, they’re doing pretty well. From forgery to title transfer, these scamsters–some of them […]

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Worst 25 Forecast Housing Markets in 2009

The good news is that falling home prices don’t historically keep dropping for a number of years very often. The fall out from the credit crisis is affecting real estate values from coast to coast. There’s no shortage of markets throughout the country that will sustain double-digit declines in housing vales in 2009 as the […]

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When your landlord’s in trouble, you could be too

Tips for renters dealing with a foreclosed property: Q: How does a tenant know if a landlord is being foreclosed on? A: Landlords are not required to notify tenants. The bank must post a notice on the property within 15 days of advertising a foreclosure sheriff’s sale in the local newspaper. The county can verify […]

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Foreclosure Can Mean Opportunity For Some Buyers

As foreclosures rise, so do opportunities. In the midst of housing market slump “foreclosure” is becoming more common word in our vocabulary. For some people, foreclosure means misfortune and for others, it can mean opportunity. While the crisis continues, real estate brokers and mortgage lenders see the problem as potential opportunity for buyers. Of course, […]

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