Real Estate: December 2007 Archives

carnival.jpgWelcome to the Tenth Edition of The Carnival of Smarter Investing! Each week we’ll post featured articles by investors and writers in the areas of business and real estate, with the best article of the week being featured on the front page of boozwatt.com, for thousands to see! So get those creative juices flowing and send in your submissions. A new Carnival will be posted every week. To submit your article for next week’s edition, you can do so here.
privateinvestors.JPG Whether you have lots of money and great credit starting out, or no money and lousy credit starting out, either way, if you truly want to make a serious bid at building a property empire then you cannot discount the importance of learning how to find investor partners and equally how to find private lenders to help fund your real estate investing. As you go along in your real estate investing career, as long as you pay attention and get educated about real estate investing, you will find that the skill you possess in spotting value and valuable money-making opportunities in real estate will far, Far, FAR surpass your ability to get all the money you need to do all these many deals you come across- UNLESS...
appraisal.jpg As an Certified Appraiser I can tell you that the most common mistake that many beginning real estate investors make is that they pay too much for property. Fact is overpaying for property is often cited as the number one reason why so many newcomers fail to make it as profitable real estate investors. That’s because most beginning real estate investors are woefully under capitalized, and they don’t have the deep pockets that are needed to subsidize their overpriced real estate investments.
changingmarket.jpgIt's amazing how swiftly the financial landscape changes for someone in the house business. One would think that opportunities with houses would be fairly stable. In the good old days, changes in population, wages, and taxes were gradual and those in the house business could adapt to them without much fuss. Not so today.
methods.jpgThere is no magic-pill with regards to becoming a moneymaking real estate investor. It is not just a case of jumping into the fray, and hoping for the best, or inheriting with an "investment gene". There are, however, several things that nearly each moneymaking real estate investor does, and one of the most important things is prepare. When a real estate investor makes money, you know that he has done his homework and kept himself and his team of professionals on track.
carnival.jpgWelcome to the Ninth Edition of The Carnival of Smarter Investing! Each week we’ll post featured articles by investors and writers in the areas of business and real estate, with the best article of the week being featured on the front page of boozwatt.com, for thousands to see! So get those creative juices flowing and send in your submissions. A new Carnival will be posted every week. To submit your article for next week’s edition, you can do so here.
shortsalequestions.jpgOur Bradenton, Florida real estate market has seen a rise in foreclosures and short sales. A short sale occurs when a lender is willing to accept less than the loan balance in order to avoide taking the home back in foreclosure. Many investors work the pre-foreclosure market and have an interest in buying property by means of a short sale. A few days ago I sat in on a conference call with a bank Loss Mitigator who answered questions about SHORT SALES. He has worked 11 years in the Loss Mitigation Department for a major lender. The call was an opportunity for a group of investors to ask questions. Here's the questions and answers:
foreclosuretimeline.jpgThe most important issue in the entire foreclosure process is that of how long it will take from the first payment being missed to the eviction of the homeowners. It is also an issue that most foreclosure victims have no idea about, and spend more time worrying about than any other aspect. Without knowing if or when the process has started, when the sheriff sale will be conducted, and how long they have after the auction until they are removed from the property, homeowners feel they have little control over the situation. Having a firm idea of the time frame of the foreclosure process, though, will allow them to put together reasonable plans to stop it with the time they have available.

foreclosurelanguage.jpgTalking about foreclosure real estate can be hard enough without even entering the market. That's because foreclosures tend to have their own language, employing many obscure words originating in government housing legislation and real estate law. Without a background in these areas, prospective investors won't be able to decipher even the simplest foreclosure contract. This article lists some of the more common foreclosure-related terms as a reference for people interested in this lucrative market.
carnival.jpgWelcome to the Eighth Edition of The Carnival of Smarter Investing! Each week we’ll post featured articles by investors and writers in the areas of business and real estate, with the best article of the week being featured on the front page of boozwatt.com, for thousands to see! So get those creative juices flowing and send in your submissions. A new Carnival will be posted every Wednesday. To submit your article for next week’s edition, you can do so here.
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Why The UK?

There are several reasons why we believe investing in property is, has been, and always will be as good a place for your money as there is out there! Firstly, the worldwide housing market is limited in supply and the population is ever-increasing at an exponential rate. This is true with most local markets as well as demand for housing continues to outstrip supply, pushing prices up and causing cities to expand. Simple supply and demand tells us that as demand grows faster than supply, prices must rise! Of course, investing in the right market and at the right time are integral to your success in property investment. Not all markets are rising, or have good rental returns; but if you are able to find the ones that are, you will do very well in the world of property investment!

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Real estate investing is the classic wealth vehicle that has taken people from living hand to mouth to the pinnacle of wealth. It's the vehicle of choice because it's accessible to all of us. Everone has a least rented a house or apartment, and most of us have bought a house. So knowing what it's like to be renter or homeowner we have first hand knowledge of our customers when we set out to be real estate investors.

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Flipping homes not only entails buying and reselling residential properties. An important component of this type of real estate investment is the renovation aspect. Obviously, if investors buy rundown homes, they need to fix it up a little to make it more attractive to potential buyers.

carnival.jpgWelcome to the Seventh Edition of The Carnival of Smarter Investing! Each week we’ll post featured articles by investors and writers in the areas of business and real estate, with the best article of the week being featured on the front page of boozwatt.com, for thousands to see! So get those creative juices flowing and send in your submissions. A new Carnival will be posted every Wednesday. To submit your article for next week’s edition, you can do so here.
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Welcome to the Sixth Edition of The Carnival of Smarter Investing! Each week we’ll post featured articles by investors and writers in the areas of business and real estate, with the best article of the week being featured on the front page of boozwatt.com, for thousands to see! So get those creative juices flowing and send in your submissions. A new Carnival will be posted every Wednesday. To submit your article for next week’s edition, you can do so here.
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Commercial real estate, private money loans also know as hard money and or bridge loans are becoming more prevalent as borrowers enjoy less red tape, quicker closings and more “common sense” underwriting than conventional financing provides. Typically though, borrowers still relay on this type of financing as an option when conventional sources are not available.

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