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Two Standard Sales That Aren’t So Standard

Two Standard Sales That Aren’t So Standard
April 23, 2012 No Comments »

These days, real estate agents love to mention that a particular listing is a “standard sale,” meaning it’s not in foreclosure or in a short sale situation. While this is generally a good thing, largely because non-standard sales can be ... Read More »

What is a Pocket Listing?

What is a Pocket Listing?
April 17, 2012 No Comments »

Here’s a hint. It’s not a really small house you can put in your pocket. But it is somewhat hidden, which explains the name “pocket listing.” Put simply, a pocket listing, also known as a “pocket deal,” is a house ... Read More »

Is Buying a Flip House a Smart Move?

Is Buying a Flip House a Smart Move?
April 16, 2012 No Comments »

Should I Buy a Flipped House? If you’re in the market to buy a new home, you’ve probably encountered one or two “flip homes” along the way. When I say flip homes, I mean homes that were purchased fairly recently, ... Read More »

How to Buy Real Estate with No Money Down

How to Buy Real Estate with No Money Down
September 10, 2010 No Comments »

Real estate Q&A: “How to buy real estate with no money down?” It used to be easy to buy real estate without putting a penny down. Back in 2006, 100% financing was the norm and you were a fool to ... Read More »

Why Homes Aren’t Selling

Why Homes Aren’t Selling
March 2, 2010 No Comments »

Home sales have been softer than analysts have predicted, and it’s really no surprise. Prices aren’t really that attractive, even with all the home price declines; affordability is only historically high because mortgage rates are at record low levels. That’s ... Read More »

Don’t Buy the Most Expensive House on the Block

December 8, 2009 No Comments »

Buying a home isn’t easy. There are a number of things that can and will go wrong, from the financing falling through, to the appraisal coming in low, to seeing your offer on that dream house get trumped by another ... Read More »

Who Qualifies as a First Time Home Buyer?

November 16, 2009 No Comments »

Real Estate Q&A: “Who qualifies as a first time home buyer?” With all the fuss about the first-time home buyer tax credit, you’re probably wondering if you’re eligible. Well, the tax credit can only be used towards the purchase of ... Read More »

When Will Home Prices Rise?

November 2, 2009 No Comments »

There’s been a ton of talk about home price declines over the past couple years, but now a bit of optimism is starting to shine through, at least in select markets. So, when will home prices rise, and why?  SmartMoney.com ... Read More »

Are Foreclosures Listed on the MLS?

September 1, 2009 No Comments »

Real estate Q&A: “Are foreclosures listed on MLS?” Foreclosures are plentiful at the moment, and though interest has grown for such transactions, not everyone is looking to scoop one up. Though they could turn out to be bargain, they’re more ... Read More »