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Many investors are tempted to buy a property directly from the borrower when it is first in default or on the courthouse steps when it is publicly sold. As soon as a lender files a notice of default, it becomes public knowledge. There's the Internet, where a host of sites (such as www.foreclosure.com) offer information.
Published by Levy Dalumpines 85 months ago in Real Estate Investing | +2 votes | 0 comments
Foreclosure is the process whereby lenders take back properties from borrowers almost always because of failure to repay. These properties can be run-down shacks in the worst corner of town, or they can be mansions in the best neighborhoods.
Published by Levy Dalumpines 85 months ago in Real Estate Investing | +1 votes | 1 comments
The premise behind serial investing is quite simple. You buy properties, usually single-family homes, one at a time. You buy them regularly, perhaps one year or one every two years. You rent these properties and you don't sell them, unless you need the money or there's an opportunity to flip and make a big profit.
Published by Levy Dalumpines 85 months ago in Real Estate Investing | +1 votes | 1 comments
It's important to remember that you don't operate in a vacuum. Other people have been flipping properties for years and their successes - or failures - can haunt you. When prices are accelerating by double digits, it's a real temptation to try to lock in a new property and then quickly flip it.
Published by Levy Dalumpines 85 months ago in Real Estate Investing | +4 votes | 1 comments
The simplest way to flip property without actually taking ownership, and thus avoiding transaction costs, is the real estate option. Real estate options are similar to stock options. With an option, the taxes usually must be taken as ordinary income, since you may not qualify for the one-year wait for long-term capital again.
Published by Levy Dalumpines 85 months ago in Real Estate Investing | +3 votes | 1 comments
Flipping has always been around in real estate. But the term became popular during the last 2 decades with the huge run up in real estate prices in many parts of the US. Savvy investors began to see that they could quickly gain control of a property and then resell for a profit.
Published by Levy Dalumpines 85 months ago in Real Estate Investing | +1 votes | 0 comments
Preapproval in residential owner-occupied real estate is easy and commonly done. Investor pre-approval is more complicated, particularly if some of your income/expenses are attributable to other investment real estate you already own. The lender/mortgage broker must break down that other income to come up with a figure for how much it helps/hinders your ability to get new financing.
Published by Levy Dalumpines 85 months ago in Real Estate Investing | +0 votes | 1 comments
Fannie Mae along with Freddie Mac is the main secondary residential lenders in US. If a borrower fails to make a mortgage payment and falls into foreclosure, it\'s often Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac (through whatever lender happens to be servicing the mortgage at the time) that takes the property back.
Published by Levy Dalumpines 85 months ago in Real Estate Investing | +3 votes | 1 comments
Sometimes, properties, whether single-family detached homes, multiple-unit dwellings, or commercial property, can be bought for a much lower than market price because of their deteriorated condition. This is usually the case when an owner/seller has put off necessary maintenance and repair work for many years. Sometimes an investor can purchase a property for a very low price because it\\\'s in a bad location.
Published by Levy Dalumpines 86 months ago in Real Estate Investing | +1 votes | 0 comments
Flipping is the fastest way to make money in real estate. It means selling the property for a profit as soon as you buy it, or, in some cases, even before title passes to you. The most common way of making money in real estate is to buy and then hold for the long term. If you look at the value of real estate over the last 70 years, you will quickly see that overall it has always gone up. Sometimes the value of a rental property is not in the building, but entirely in the land. This is often the ...
Published by Levy Dalumpines 86 months ago in Real Estate Investing | +3 votes | 1 comments
Changing the use of property is one of the oldest and smartest ways of making money in real estate. A savvy investor will always be looking at properties with an eye toward being able to create a split. A typical split starts with buying a large lot.
Published by Levy Dalumpines 86 months ago in Real Estate Investing | +3 votes | 2 comments
Unlike HUD, which insures loans to lenders, the VA (Department of Veterans Affairs) guarantees the performance of a loan to a lender. If the borrower defaults, the VA pays off its guaranteed portion. However, rather than simple pay out cash, the VA buys the property from the lender who forecloses and then resells it.
Published by Levy Dalumpines 86 months ago in Real Estate Investing | +4 votes | 0 comments
Here are some reasons why itÂ’s sometimes better walk away from the best locations when buying real estate.
Published by Chris Benedict 86 months ago in Real Estate Investing | +0 votes | 0 comments
The Housing and Urban Development (HUD) takes back homes mainly through its FHA (Federal Housing Administration) program. Most HUD properties are going to be single-family homes in the moderate to low price range. HUD aims to sell its homes to those who will occupy them.
Published by Levy Dalumpines 86 months ago in Real Estate Investing | +1 votes | 0 comments
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