Tuesday, January 24, 2006
Home Buying: How Exclusive Buyers' Agents Can Help
Monday, January 23, 2006
BUYING 101; Buying a newly built home means starting with a fresh, efficient, up-to-date slate.
by Neal Gendler
If January is typical, people who've been thinking about buying homes will start to act. One of the big decisions to be made is whether to buy a new or existing home. That decision may be driven by a desire to live in a certain school district or neighborhood, or by economics, but either choice has benefits and liabilities. Here are some advantages of new homes: (Read Full Article)
Can't Buy? Lease-To-Purchase Gives Hope of Homeownership To Some Who Lack Cash or Credit.(REAL ESTATE WEEKLY)
by Chris Kidder
You're shopping for a home. Maybe it's your first. Or, maybe, cash is a little tight. Then, you see an ad in the classifieds: "Three-bedroom, two-bath ranch. Owner will consider lease-to-purchase." "What an ideal way to buy a home," you think. Or, is it? (Read Full Article)
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Saturday, January 21, 2006
Speculators: Average folks are investing their savings in the housing market. They've braved some nervous moments & wonder how long it will last.
by Andy Fixmer
REAL estate speculation sounds easy enough--just locate an undervalued home, make some minor renovations and flip the property, with returns approaching 200 percent. But like any pursuit, it can be fraught with complications, especially with the local housing market cooling off and attractive properties harder to find. (Read Full Article) source: Los Angeles Business Journal, July 25, 2005. via: HighBeam™ Research COPYRIGHT 2005 CBJ, L.P.
Friday, January 20, 2006
FHA Loosens Rules, Lowers Barriers
by Kenneth R. Harney
The federal government's biggest home mortgage program streamlined itself at the end of December, and that could be good news for buyers, sellers, real estate agents and builders.
The Federal Housing Administration's decision to eliminate or soften many of its onerous rules about property conditions and mandatory repairs should be a stimulant to the entire housing market this year. It could help open low-down-payment mortgages with no prepayment penalties to thousands of first-time, moderate-income purchasers who might otherwise have turned to higher-fee, subprime alternatives. (Read Full Article)
Thursday, January 19, 2006
Investing in Baltimore real estate is hot.
By Jamie Smith Hopkins Oct. 7--Everyone's talking about real estate slowdowns, but you'd never know it on McCulloh Street yesterday. In a neighborhood of broken windows and boarded-up properties, 80 people crowded around a dark shell of a rowhouse, eager for rehabbing tips so they can start investing -- or investing more -- in Baltimore. ( Read Full Article) source: The Baltimore Sun (Baltimore, Maryland) (via Knight-Ridder/Tribune Business News), October 7, 2005. via: HighBeam™ Research COPYRIGHT 2005 The Baltimore Sun
Mark P. Riley Luxury Real Estate Group, Inc.: a whole new approach to real estate investing.(WHO'S WHO IN WEALTH & FINANCE)
Sarasota Magazine; 1/1/2006 The Mark P. Riley Luxury Real Estate Group, Inc. specializes not only in real estate transactions but also in real estate business planning, investing and fee-based consulting. ( Read Full Article)source: Sarasota Magazine, January 1, 2006. via: HighBeam™ Research COPYRIGHT 2006 Clubhouse Publishing, Inc.