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BUSH ADMINISTRATION’S FHA SECURE PLAN HELPING TENS OF THOUSANDS OF FAMILIES KEEP THEIR HOMES

October 1st, 2014 · No Comments

A report released last year said new HUD data show that the program was able to help 33,000 homeowners in preventing foreclosure in three months. They also foresaw the possibility to help more than 50,000 more by end of year.

Tis will help families to avoid foreclosure. A huge number of homeowners are refinancing their exotic subprime loans with HUD. According to HUD more than 33,000 borrowers have already refinanced their subprime home loans with FHASecure, a government-insured foreclosure avoidance initiative created in September. 20,000 are in the pipeline for approval which brings the total to more than 53,000.

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Properties And Foreclosures

September 24th, 2014 · No Comments

51.jpgIn reaction to the uprising surge of short-sale properties and foreclosures, it is expected to consider new regulations to describe better the standing of the assets. Some local and regional multiple inventory services have worked out explanations and admissions in relation to the status of properties and build up their own strategy associated to bank-owned foreclosure properties and short sales. Short sales are naturally defined as dealings in which the lender agrees to recognize less than the full total due on a mortgage as soon as the property is sold in order to avoid a pricey foreclosure course of action.

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A Change of Strategic Selling

September 17th, 2014 · No Comments

In order to survive, one must adapt. This is one thing the insurance agents of today have learned. What they used to keep near their chests are now out in the open for everyone to see. They have now freely posted previously withheld information in the Internet. This information provides the brokers with just enough information to give buyers a one-site stop for all their real estate needs.

“It’s a natural evolution of competition and what consumers want,” said C. Robert Hale III, chief executive of the Houston Association of Realtors, which operates the area’s M.L.S. “The consumer wants to see everything.”

Will this change the current way agents and brokers sell? We’ll know in a few months.

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VFlyers

September 10th, 2014 · No Comments

58.jpgReal estate brokers are now using vFlyer to persuade listings out to sites such as  Google Base, Yahoo Classifieds, Trulia, Zillow and Oodle. vFlyer Agency Edition supports numerous accounts and users that are providing more suppleness to hand over some work and choose the levels of service and pricing to be considered. Brokers can generate not  only one but numerous accounts and even request for team members to create their own. Fees for several accounts can be combined so that the agents or clients can be billed straight. Besides, vFlyer Agency Edition gives officers more elasticity and a wider choices for selecting subscription plans.

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Financial Regulation

September 3rd, 2014 · No Comments

57.jpgStandards are now being required and followed for the regulation of the financial system for mortgage brokers. Many of the foremost characteristics are not possible to be attained. The plan concentrates on composite long-term issues which requires thorough and unselfish discussion. The existing regulatory system is so difficult to comprehend and can request for a  regulatory arbitrage. The plan foresees three federal controllers which would be approved of expanded authority to function as a market stability supervisory body and at the same time accomplish such duties similar to financial firms. In the end, the most contentious aspect of the plan may be a proposal to get rid of the federal thrift.

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Buy, Build and Sell – Worth It?

August 27th, 2014 · No Comments

kitchenIt sure would be if you manage to always hit the earnings button. But as we all know, this always isn’t the case for there are too many hidden factors that may affect the outcome of any project, but hey that’s part of the business. Recognizing a property that has potential is the first key and there are not too many people who have that eye for potential.
Risk management is part of the overall game and as you may have seen on the many feature shows on TV, it rarely goes according to plan. There is a lot of profit in such investments if you have the right people who are the bread and butter of your business. Working in harmony is the key and having conflict is part of the game as a way to iron out the kinks. Necessity is the key to innovation and often results in some of the best ideas making a crazy project into a true gem.

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A Good Reason to Buy Now

August 20th, 2014 · No Comments

There are those who think the end of the year is a good time to buy real estate. There really is no rule about this but if you are decided on purchasing a house or property before the end of the year, you may be in luck.


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There are a few good reasons to do your house purchasing in December and these may spell for you a successful home sale. First off, there is less competition this time of the year. There are other considerations during Christmas and house buying is not one that comes up often. You would probably stand a chance of getting a wider selection at this time of they year. In line with this, you should also be able to get a better price on your house. Sellers or brokers may be more willing to negotiate to close that sale.

Whatever you decide, if buying a house now is a goal, December should be a good month to purchase.

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How To Sell A Haunted House

August 11th, 2013 · No Comments

Most people don’t believe on ghost and supernatural presence looming around houses and properties. But we can’t deny the fact that there are many evidences that shows that they are real. And believe it or not, the thought of Haunted houses is a very big factor that can affect the value of the house. If a house is labeled – or even simply rumored – to be a haunted house, it’s value decrease. Sometimes, people even make stories just to decrease the house value. Selling a haunted house is a difficult proposition of course. So if you want to stay out of the Haunted House topic, then you should do actions.

House blessing is the perfect way to be free of the ghosts and supernatural presences. Exorcism is another method of ridding oneself of a nuisance supernatural presence. Be aware that through adverse possession processes, the spirit may actually have legal rights to the house and mediation (as well as a medium) may be in order to resolve the conflict. Do not despair if exorcism does not work. There are other routes for the home seller with an inconvenient spirit. Many spirits are open to other communications, like Morse Code or using the Ouija board. Connect with them and ask them what you need to do to leave the house.

When all else fails, If the house is exceptional you can always deny the rumors and just go on about selling the house. Don’t worry. The family from the city probably won’t even have a home inspection done. If however the issue had been big enough, then you have no choice but to lower the price.

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Raising the Value of Your Home

June 28th, 2013 · No Comments

So, you are thinking that you may sell the current house you own. You are giving yourself a timeline of eighteen months to make a decision because you know that the exercise of selling a house is one that should not be taken lightly.

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That in mind, you start thinking of ways not only to keep your house looking great but also ways to keep its value at its best in preparations for the marketing efforts that go into selling a house. One of the most common pieces of advice given to homeowners who are thinking of selling in the near future in reference to raining the value of their house is to do a repaint.

A good quality paint job on the exterior and interior of the house will instantly make the place look new and brighter. It will also last for at least three years so if you want to sell before the end of this period, you will not have a lot to of major work to do to spruce up your house. Consider this option as a way to raise the value of your house.

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Good Things to Know when Investing

May 30th, 2013 · No Comments

Buying a house or a piece of property can be easy and can be tough, can be a good investment or can be a source of leaking money. One way to get you on the road to making a good decision will to take note of three important things when investing in property.

Price is always a top consideration. If you see an area that is expensive, it may be a draw to buy there. But if you are working with a budget or if you just cannot afford it, looking at surrounding areas could be the way to go. Some of these areas can be lower in price but close enough to pricier places. Tax is another consideration. A lot of people decide tp buy a house in an area that has lower taxes. Schooling is the final basic criteria. If schools are doing well, you want to live there.

These three important things are good indicators when you want to invest in property.

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