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December 23, 2011

Sellercarryback

Sellercarryback is a mortgage financing option that is offered by sellers to buyers and real estate investors. While this strategy has been used for years, it has become considerably more popular since the mortgage crisis began in 2008.

Sellercarryback mortgages can be an ideal solution for buyers with less than perfect credit and those who can't afford a large down payment. It can also be beneficial to sellers. By carrying all or part of the mortgage note sellers can obtain a better price for the house.

With that said, it is imperative for both parties to engage in due diligence. A purchase agreement needs to be executed and legally recorded. It is strongly recommended to hire a real estate attorney to ensure everyone is protected and the contract is legally binding.

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November 07, 2011

General Power of Attorney

General power of attorney references a legal document that allows one person to engage in a myriad of personal and business financial transactions. It provides broad sweeping powers that essentially allow the agent to conduct nearly any type of activity for an extended period of time.

The person writing the general power of attorney is known as the Principal. They can only authorize their agent to engage in transactions related to property they personally own or to make decisions on their behalf.

Agents are referred to as the attorney-in-fact. This doesn't mean the person has to be a lawyer. Instead, it refers to the authorization they have to engage in transactions that have legal ramifications. For example, agents could apply for financing to buy a house in the Principal's name.

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June 16, 2010

Savings Account

For many Americans, savings account equates to a piggy bank. With skyrocketing unemployment and foreclosure, millions of citizens barely have enough money to pay their bills, let alone save for the future. But, the truth of the matter is people need to set aside money for unexpected expenses, investment opportunities, and retirement.

Establishing a savings account can be accomplished from the comfort of home, as many financial institutions offer online banking. However, consumers should take time to conduct research in order to obtain the highest rate of interest and avoid transaction fees

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May 31, 2010

High Interest Savings Account

High interest savings account refers to bank savings accounts that pay a higher annual percentage yield than traditional accounts. Prior to the banking crisis, the average rate of interest for savings accounts varied between 2-1/2 and 5-percent. Today, the average interest rate is less than 1-percent.

It is crucial for consumers to comparison shop high interest savings account providers in order to obtain the highest return on investment. Financial experts recommend seeking out banks that compound interest daily. Many banks compound interest on a monthly or quarterly basis which can substantially reduce the accrued interest; defeating the purpose of placing your money into a high interest savings account.

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April 01, 2010

Expired Listings Marketing

Expired listings marketing provide new opportunities for real estate professionals. By locating expired realty listings, investors and real estate agents can tap into a group of homeowners who are ready and willing to sell their property. However, attaining a successful outcome requires a solid marketing plan with carefully thought-out strategies.

The first element of expired listings marketing involves getting inside the mindset of prospective clients. Many homeowners are filled with angst if their property has been on the market for months or years and not yet sold.

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April 24, 2009

Bad Credit Lender Loan Mortgage

Bad credit lender loan mortgage is a form of home financing available for people with poor credit. When the bottom fell out of the banking industry, lenders imposed new mortgage lending guidelines. In addition to requiring a high FICO score and solid employment record, borrowers must also have a substantial down payment before qualifying for a home loan today.

Obtaining a bad credit lender loan mortgage is not the same as subprime loans. However, bad credit loans cost more to obtain. Borrowers with low credit scores are viewed as high-risk; meaning there is a good possibility they will default on their mortgage note.

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April 22, 2009

Cash Flow

Cash flow is the after tax net profit of a business. As the saying goes, cash is king. For a real estate investor, cash flow can make their property investment career a success or a failure.

Negative cash flow means there are more expenses going out than money coming in on investments. If the negative cash flow continues for too long and causes an investor to use all their savings, their business can end in bankruptcy.

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April 14, 2009

Investment Clubs San Diego

Type investment clubs San Diego into any search engine, and you'll get thousands of results. Real estate investment clubs are growing in popularity around the country, with San Diego being no exception. Properties in San Diego, with its mild weather, sandy beaches and beautiful Spanish style architectural homes, are in high demand.

Investment clubs San Diego welcomes innovative clubs to their ranks. In 2007 Eco investment clubs San Diego became the corporate headquarters to an investment club with the mission of supporting the environment by urging investors to create and use sustainable businesses, educating investors on environmentally safe business practices and networking with other eco friendly individuals. Eco investment clubs San Diego allows investors to go green while making green.

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March 17, 2009

Buy a House

Why would anyone want to buy a house in today's recessed market? Actually, there are several reasons. First of all, housing prices have reached an all-time low; making real estate a great investment for buyers who desire to hold the property for several years. One thing is certain, housing prices will eventually rebound. Investing in real estate today can potentially yield a tidy profit later.

Another reason to buy a house today is the fact there are so many options. In the past, most people bought houses through realtors. They found a home they liked, made an offer, and obtained financing from a lender.

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