July 2011 Monthly Archive
July 27, 2011 | Comments: 1
Granting Power of Attorney rights to a person is common practice in the field of estate planning. These powers give a person authority to make financial and healthcare decisions on your behalf when you are unable to do so.
Before assigning Power of Attorney rights it's important to give careful consideration to the person who will become your voice. The representative may have to make very difficult decisions, some of which conflict with ideals of relatives.
July 19, 2011
For years the Last Vegas real estate market offered some of the most desired properties in the country. Everyone was ready to gamble in Sin City in hope of striking it rich. Today, Clark County Nevada has nearly turned into a ghost town with thousands of foreclosure properties sitting vacant.
There are signs the Las Vegas real estate market is heading toward recovery. In June, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported foreclosure filings declined by 12.9 percent in May. Additionally, banks canceled 1,931 sales which was a 36.7 percent decrease from April. The report wasn't clear on whether canceled sales were the result of loan modifications, short sales, or deed in lieu of foreclosure.
July 12, 2011 | Comments: 1
"Strategic foreclosure" is the newest phrase circulating throughout the media. It refers to homeowners who elect to walk away from their underwater mortgage even if they can afford payments. As property values continue to decline, experts predict many homeowners will elect to walk away.
The problem with strategic foreclosure is walking away does not give homeowners immunity from paying their mortgage. In fact, those who engage in this strategy could end up owing money on property they no longer own.
July 05, 2011 | Comments: 2
Loan consolidation is a strategy that can be used to eliminate high interest loans. The process involves taking out a new loan to pay off outstanding debts. Therefore, debtors must have sufficient credit scores to obtain financing.
While loan consolidation may seem like a good idea, it's important to calculate the true costs before submitting a loan application. This is especially crucial when taking out a home equity loan which requires using real estate as collateral.