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7 months ago

How To Make The Best Commercial Real Estate Decisions

Unless you are familiar with where to look, then it can be difficult to find commercial property that is great for the start of your business. Be sure to carefully review the information provided here.

Knowing the cost of taxes in your area is an integral part of investing in real estate. The amount you will pay in taxes can make the difference between a positive and negative cash flow. Consult with your Realtor, the local municipalities, and a tax professional to get a good handle on your tax situation.

7 months ago

Location is Key for Real Estate Investment

Real Estate and Location, Location, Location

In the real estate industry, wisdom has it that there are three things to look for when buying property. These are location, location and location. This mantra has become so overused, that most people have forgotten that there is real meaning behind it.

According to the Land Securities Group, the originator of the phrase is Lord Harold Samuel, a British property tycoon. Whether or not this is true, there is no doubt that the wealth he amassed by following the simple rule of location, location, location was substantial.

9 months ago

7 Things Buyers Do That Real Estate Agents Hate

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9 months ago


Fiance's Service As Marine Makes Waves On HomefrontDEAR ABBY: My fiance is in the Marine Reserves. He sims urban oasis price psf has been in for five years, and his contract is due to end next year. After that, he will either resign or re-enlist. He's obsessed with the idea of serving his country and deploying. He says he won't feel like he did his job if he doesn't deploy.

9 months ago

real estate - lease purchase option texas?

A lease with an option to purchase is not a Contract for Deed. A Contract for Deed is a recorded document giving you limited title and the seller is your lender. You have some rights, title and interest in the property.

A lease with Option to Purchase is an agreement to purchase a home after a specific time at a set price at the beginning of the lease. Typically what happens is that you agree on the final purchase price of the home when the lease is signed. You make monthly payments and a portion of that payment goes into a pot to be used for your downpayment.

For instance, if typical rents in the area of the home are $1500 - you might pay $1800 and $300/mo goes toward the sales price of the home. At the end of the year you have a credit of $3600.

Other lease options, if you put a downpayment at the beginning of the lease can be treated as a refinance by some non-corming lenders. For example, the house might be selling for $250,000. You give the seller/landlord $5000 (2% of the sales price). You make your monthly payment by check each and every month (do not pay cash, do not use cashiers checks or money orders) so the lender when you buy can verify that you have the ability to make the payments. Some lenders might be able to treat this transaction as a refinance since you have a fiduciary interest in the property.

The biggest mistake I have seen is the seller letting you make improvements in lieu of making rent payments and the monthly payments fluctuate each month. No Matter how tempting, do not do this. If anything, work it out to make the monthly payment and then get re-imbursed for the work done - so your payments remain consistant.

One more note that I just came across recently that is also a big mistake. I had someone call me that had a lease option and they made their $1700 payment every month. Then they found out that the owner of the property was not making his payment and he was in foreclosure and the Sheriff came knocking on the door. The contacted an attorney and the attorney recommended they stop making their payments. I had the possibility of refinancing the lease contract but now they had not made a payment in 3 months, therefore they had a 60 day late payment on their record. The better advise would have been to set aside the payment into an escrow account with the Attorney, or at their bank and show that they maintained the ability to make the payment while the mess of the foreclosure was being sorted out. They also did work in lieu of rent over the last few months. I could not help them as they did not have a good pay record to show a new lender. They just moved.

By the way, you and the seller can draft a contract. A residential purchase agreement can be purchased on line or at many office supply stores.Purchase agreements are fill in the blank forms. However, if you feel uncomfortable with that you can hire a realtor and negotiate fees.

One last note - are you doing the lease option due to known credit problems? If not, first go to a mortgage banker and see what your total situation is. If you can't get a mortgage now, what will it take to get one when the lease option expires.

9 months ago

Buy Timeshare - Determining The Cost/benefit Ratio

While members of the wealthy upper class might not have difficulty buying a beach front property or vacation villa, it is not such an easy task for the common working man. When the concept of the timeshare burst upon the scene, however, ordinary people, who could not afford a vacation home, had reason to become hopeful. And that is primarily why the timeshare industry has been booming since its introduction in America.

One of the aspects of a timeshare property that attracts most people is that they can have a wonderful vacation home without having to worry about its upkeep and maintenance. But at the same time, people have many misconceptions about timeshares.

Buyers often mis

10 months ago

Fritz Kreisler the Violinist and the Collector A Message for All

This is a simple story of collectors and activists, artists and disciples. Anyone can collect information, facts, ideas or many different objects of value. However, a person who takes all or a part of any collection and uses and converts it into something of greater value is to be admired. Such is the case with Christianity as a philosophy and the straightway and path of life and living. Here follows the Kreisler violinist story.

Kreisler Violinist Extraordinaire and the Our Daily Bread Story of February 4, 1994

Fritz Kreisler (1875-1962), the world-famous violinist, earned a fortune with his concerts and compositions, but he generously gave most of it away. So, when he discov

11 months ago

Industrial real estate Questions, Answers, Polls & Debates

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by Blonde Amber on February 1st, 2013 | 5 people like this | 7 answers | in Industrial Real Estate Information

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11 months ago

Five Hot Real Estate Markets

If you're looking to make some money, consider investing in real estate. According to the National Association of Realtors, 23 percent of all homes purchased in 2004 were acquired as investment properties. But real estate mogul and "Good Morning America" contributor Barbara Corcoran has one of the sharpest eyes in the field. Here are her picks for the Top 5 hottest areas across the country.

Enid, Okla.

Average home: $99,000

What makes it great: If you want a big house for a small price, go to Enid. Nationwide, the

11 months ago

The 9 hottest housing markets in the U.S.


It's no secret that U.S. home prices have rebounded from their recession lows, to the extent that some people are wondering if we're in a new real estate bubble.

The most recent data from the S&P/Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price Index, which looks at all nine U.S. census divisions, noted both its 10-city and 20-city composites had year-over-year gains of 4.7 percent and 5 percent, respectively. Home prices also had 35 find here straight months of gains as of May, with the San Francisco and Denver metro areas reporting the highest increases over the past look at here now 12 months.

But some housing markets are more competitive than others. has come up with its own list of the most competitive housing markets -- which it defines as a market appealing to both buyers and sellers, that has grown substantially over the past year and that is expected to continue that growth in the year ahead.

The site also analyzed data regarding one-year price growth forecasts, price growth over the past year, median sales prices and average days on the market

With all that in mind, click ahead to see FindTheHome's nine most competitive housing markets of 2015.