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July 2010 Monthly Archive

July 30, 2010 | Comments: 1

Foreclosure Process

Simon Volkov

The foreclosure process will vary depending on the state of residence and servicing mortgage lender. However, the process begins when banks send borrowers a breach of contract or payment collection notice. This is referred to as the preforeclosure phase. If mortgagors can cure mortgage arrears and make future mortgage payments, the process could end at this stage.

The foreclosure process continues when borrowers ignore collection letters or are unable to enter into foreclosure prevention strategies offered by the bank. Once borrowers receive a notice of default it is in their best interest to immediately contact their lender. Ignoring the situation only escalates the process.

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July 26, 2010

Online Investing

Simon Volkov

Online investing has become a popular way to establish and expand financial portfolios. Investors can purchase all types of investment products from the comfort of home. Trading stocks, investing in bonds, retirement contributions, and even real estate purchases can take place 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Numerous online investing companies exist. Some of the more popular include: Charles Schwab, Merrill Lynch, Fidelity Investments, and Vanguard. One good resource for learning the intricacies of online investing is InvestingOnlineResourceCenter.org. Visitors can learn how to avoid fraud, prevent being scammed, and protect financial investments, as well as locate investment resources.

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July 20, 2010

Probate Property

Simon Volkov

Buying probate property is a little-known way to enhance investment portfolios or buy a house priced below market value. Investing in probated real estate requires a little more work than buying homes from realtors or mortgage lenders, but the savings can be well worth the effort.

Probate property is real estate held in probate court. When a person dies their assets are held in probate until the last will is validated and outstanding debts are paid. On average, the probate process lasts between three and nine months. Inheritance property cannot be distributed to heirs until the estate is settled.

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July 12, 2010

Homes in Foreclosure

Simon Volkov

The number of homes in foreclosure is expected to reach 4 million by the end of 2010. According to Bloomberg Business Week, more than 7 million homeowners have already fallen victim to America's real estate epidemic which has led to declining property values and lack of new home sales across the nation.

Homes in foreclosure affect more than those who lose their house. Entire communities pay the price. Real estate prices drop dramatically in areas hit hard by foreclosure. Homeowner's association fees rise to compensate for evicted property owners. Communities lose funds normally acquired through property taxes. Local governments are forced to make budget cuts to public services and education.

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July 07, 2010

Florida Refi

Simon Volkov

Property owners in the Sunshine State are turning to Florida refi in order to reduce mortgage payments or obtain cash for home improvements, college tuition, or to pay off high interest loans and credit card debt.

When borrowers enter into Florida refi they are taking out a new home mortgage loan. Therefore, borrowers should be prepared to provide financial records to exhibit they are credit worthy. Borrowers must also be financially prepared for upfront mortgage refinancing fees.

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July 02, 2010

Real Estate Market

Simon Volkov

The real estate market is unstable and rightfully so As property values continue to drop, many homeowners owe more on their mortgage loan than their home is worth. Others have taken out a home equity loan which prevents them from reducing their asking price and lessen their chance of finding a buyer.

Investors worry about the real estate market and the toll it has taken on their return on investment. The past few years have been challenging for investors who buy homes and commercial real estate. Declining property values and increasing property taxes have eaten away profit margins.

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