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Differences Between A Short Sale And A Foreclosure

If you're looking to get a non-traditional deal on a new home purchase, you may encounter either a short sale or a foreclosure. These two terms refer to sales that are not usual. As a homebuyer, it's important to understand the differences between them and how each one might affect your buying experience. What's A Short Sale? A short sale is a situation where the owner has a strong motivation to hurry up and sell their home. In so doing, they're willing to sell for less than what they owe on the … [Read More...]

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – February 4th, 2019

Last week's economic reports included readings new and pending home sales, Case-Shiller housing market indices and consumer sentiment. Weekly reports on mortgage rates and first-time jobless claims were also released. New Home Sales Rise as Pending Home Sales Fall Sales of new homes rose 17 percent in November for an eight-month high. Year-to-date sales of new homes were only 2.70 percent higher than for the same period in 2018.New home sales rose to 657,000 sales as compared to expectations of … [Read More...]

3 Ways Tax Reform Affects Your Real Estate Investments

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 instituted some of the most dramatic changes to the financial landscape in the United States in over 30 years. These adjustments to the IRS code have an effect on everyone who earns and spends money in this country. What changes can real estate investors expect to see from the new legal standards? Higher Standard Deduction, Less Itemized Deductions Before the reforms, single tax filers were allowed a standard deduction of $6,350. Married couples filing jointly … [Read More...]

Case-Shiller: Home Prices Lower in November

Home price growth continued to struggle in November, with Case-Shiller's 20-City Home Price Index moving from October's reading of 5.30 percent annual growth to 5.20 percent growth in November. This was the lowest reading since January 2015. Las Vegas, Nevada remained first in home price growth rate with a year-over-year home prices growth of 12 percent. Phoenix, Arizona's year-over-year home price growth rate was 8.10 percent and Seattle, Washington held third place with a year-over-year home … [Read More...]

Is a Hard Money Loan the Right Strategy for You?

When used as a part of an effective real estate investment strategy, hard money loans are an excellent tool to quickly increase holdings without risking existing properties. However, these loans aren't for everyone. What investors get the most value from hard money loans? Investors With Less-Than-Stellar Credit Investors with credit challenges can qualify more easily for hard money loans. That's because these loans aren't based on the borrower. While you will have to prove a measure of … [Read More...]

Auction 101: Bidding On Your First Property

With the right combination of strategy, knowledge, and luck, flipping houses can create big profits for short-term investors. However, your path to success starts at your first auction. For first-timers who are intimidated by their lack of experience at public auctions, follow these steps to ease the confusion of your first property purchase. Locate Auctions In Your Area Finding live auctions is as simple as an internet search. Websites run by government agencies list homes that have been seized … [Read More...]