For Sale By Owner Listings

Selling your home on your own, without a Realtor, is becoming less and less popular. This is surprising, considering that home values have skyrocketed and commissions have risen along with them.The money to be saved can be significant enough to attempt to sell your home on your own. Especially when... Read More

Small Town Stone House with a Long History

As a native Midwesterner, the first thing I noticed when moving to the Delaware Valley was the enormous number of fieldstone houses. Frankly, I'd never seen such a thing. What people in the East take for granted is a matter of wonder for the rest of us who grew up... Read More

Ten Myths Of Real Estate Investing

Is real estate investing only for the wealthy? Can you buy with no money down? Do you have to know the "right" people? Let's answer by looking at some of the myths of real estate.1. Real estate investing is for the wealthy. Money helps, but my first real estate investment... Read More

Home Selection Checklist - A Good Aid When Choosing a Home

This home selection checklist is a tool to help you select a home that is right for you and your family. Before you select a home and get a mortgage, you need to know if you will be happy with the home you select for the coming years. Home selection... Read More

Real Estate Investing - The Dream House Effect

Several years ago I developed a philosophy in renovating houses which resulted in a finished product that I call a "Dream House" or "Doll House."How many houses on the market today look very ordinary and less than perfect? How many look "Plain Jane?" What is the difference between these "average"... Read More

How to Become a Successful Real Estate Investor

Many folks dream of becoming real estate investors, but not everyone has what it takes. If you're dreaming of becoming an investor, here are several important questions to consider, long before you buy your first investment property:1) Why would a homeowner sell a house at a bargain price?Many things happen... Read More

Investing In Real Estate Investors

With the never-ending changes in our Real Estate Markets real estate professionals are starting to pay attention to the sound of new commission streams of income. Some realtors have either shied away or ran-away from such terms as "Cap Rate," & "Cash-on-Cash Returns." Terms that only the 'smart' and 'numbers-oriented... Read More

A Singles Game of Real Estate

This discussion leans toward answering questions asked most often by our youthful men and women in there early twenties. They often begin to ask themselves the question, "Should I consider buying a home, condo/town-home or some other type of real estate that I can call my own?" Due to the... Read More

A Crash Course On The Payout Options Available To You When Selling A Mortgage Note

Okay, let's take a look at the typical payout options:Full Purchase - The investor buys the entire note. This alleviates the seller of the responsibility to collect payments in the future.Straight Partial - The investor purchases a predetermined number of payments in order to meet the seller's cash requirements. After... Read More

Real Estate Bubble: Fact or Fiction?

The real estate market buzz across the country these days revolves around the anticipated and much feared "bubble". The implication is that once burst, prices will spiral downward taking with them the major assets of those foolish enough to buy at a time when disaster looms large. It could happen.However,... Read More

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Real Estate Bubble: Sophisticated Musical Chairs?

The real estate bubble is a hot topic today; annual... Read More

Understanding the Escrow (Closing) Process

1. What is an escrow?Escrow is defined as a process... Read More

A Real Estate Investing Primer

There are a great many books and web sites devoted... Read More

Buying Land For Development Requires Careful Planning and Execution

From the desk of Colm Dillon ... Author "Residential Development... Read More

Top 7 Reasons Why FSBOs Fail To Sell Their Home On Their Own!

In the United States, less than 10% of all For... Read More

Victorian. Modern. Colonial. What?s Your Architectural Style?

You are attracted to a home for more than its... Read More

Real Estate Lease Option Danger

Why are real estate investors having so much success offering... Read More

Why it is Important to Hire Just One Real Estate Agent to Buy a Home

In our fast paced and frantic real estate market, buying... Read More

The Echo Boomers - The Next Big Consumers

The Echo Boomers or Generation Y currently make up about... Read More

Realty Agents: Don?t Ask Don?t Tell?

Real estate stories radiate from the water cooler and cocktail... Read More

Dont Forget to Ask About Restrictive Covenants

Homebuyers, especially first-timers, may not think of asking about restrictive... Read More

Walnut Creek Real Estate

Looking to relocate to a Californian suburb with a low... Read More

How To Create A House Buying Wish List For Your Dream Home

Buying a house is one of the most exciting things... Read More

European Second Home Prices Wilt in Drought

Spain and Portugal have suffered one of their worst droughts... Read More

The UK has Gone Property TV Show Crazy!

The UK has gone property TV crazy. There are now... Read More

Mechanics Lien on Your House

In many places you can buy a house and a... Read More

Easing Your Way Into Homeownership: A Guide To Low Down Payment Mortgage Programs

There's no question about it: Buying a first home is... Read More

Where Does Your Real Estate Commission Fee Go - Why is The Commission so HIGH?

Many who have bought and sold properties through Realtors numerous... Read More

Real Estate Investing - The Marvel Of Home Depot And Lowes

Repairing a rental home (or your own home) use to... Read More

A Singles Game of Real Estate

This discussion leans toward answering questions asked most often by... Read More

For Sale By Owner Listings

Selling your home on your own, without a Realtor, is... Read More

The 21st Century Way To Build Equity

Here to stay and firmly established in the U.S. mortgage... Read More

Buying Beach Houses in New Zealand: Real Estate and Investment Opportunities

Buying a beach house in New Zealand offers many possibilities.New... Read More

Subdividing - But NOT Land!

Many people are familiar with the concept of sub-dividing a... Read More

Investment Property Part 2 of 2: What You Need to Know Before You Buy

Welcome to the second portion of a two-part series on... Read More

How Do I Implement The Lease Purchase Plan?

Well, as we have discussed in previous newsletters first you... Read More

Apres-Ski

European tax haven Andorra enjoys the same fiscal benefits as... Read More

Selling Houses: The Basics of Design Psychology

I'm often asked about the basics of Design Psychology, which... Read More

Buyers Closing Cost

Buyers, borrower, closing costs can be divided into two categories.... Read More

How To Simplify Your Real Estate Buying/Selling Experience

Today's real estate consumer has a lot to consider during... Read More

Timing Clauses Stop Sellers From Inciting Bidding War

It is no secret that the current real estate market... Read More

Selling Your Home Quickly, Even if You Have No Money For Repairs

Do you need to sell your home quickly? If so,... Read More

What Should I Do If My Home Isnt Selling?

Suppose you've been trying to sell your home for months.... Read More