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January 15, 2012

Houses for Sale

When seeking out houses for sale it's a good idea to spend time learning about home buying programs, government grants, and financing options. Doing so can help buyers save thousands in interest rates and closing costs, as well as obtaining properties for the best price.

There are all kinds of houses for sale. From handyman specials to elegant mansions and everything in between, buyers can find nearly any type of property they desire. While the foreclosure crisis has left many homeowners without a home, it has also opened the door for buyers wanting to purchase affordable housing.

One benefit of buying bank owned real estate is many properties are eligible for HUD's Neighborhood Stabilization Program grants. Each year, the government provides grants to people that purchase homes in regions with excessive foreclosure rates.

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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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February 10, 2011

Real Estate Owned By Banks

Real estate owned by banks refers to property that has been repossessed by mortgage lenders through loan default. It can be advantageous to seek out bank owned foreclosures because these properties are often sold below market value.

Real estate owned by banks is no different than properties listed for sale by private sellers. Banks list properties through local realtors and buyers submit offers to the bank. The majority of lenders require buyers to prequalify for lending prior to placing offers on bank foreclosures.

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January 06, 2011

Properties

Do you wonder which properties make the best investment? If so, you're not alone. The real estate market has undergone radical changes in recent years; leaving many investors holding investments they cannot sell.

A variety of properties exist that can allow investors to generate positive cash flow. Some of the more popular include foreclosure homes and short sale real estate. These property choices often make for great rental homes that can be used as Section 8 housing or sold through creative financing strategies.

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November 24, 2010

Real Estate Investing Strategies

Before implementing real estate investing strategies, investors should have a solid plan in place. Doing so can help investors determine which types of properties are best suited for their investing style and the goals they want to achieve.

Planning the types of real estate investing strategies requires research and networking with investors who have achieved success. One place to locate other investors is through real estate clubs or online networking groups. Networking with others can save hours of time and lessen the potential of gathering information from those more interested in selling their investing secrets instead of helping others succeed.

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October 21, 2010

Fannie Mae Homepath Properties

Fannie Mae Homepath Properties can be a great choice for individual buyers and real estate investors. These homes are offered at discounted prices and can be combined with public grants, along with special financing options and low down payment requirements.

Most Fannie Mae Homepath properties are priced below market value. These homes consist of repossessed foreclosure properties that did not sell at public auction and are now owned by Fannie Mae. Buyers can select from a list of nationwide properties or create a personal wish list which allows them to receive notification when the type of property they desire becomes available.

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October 11, 2010

Homes for Rent

Homes for rent can be a profitable niche for real estate investors. In addition to offering rental homes, investors can also use properties to engage in lease options, seller carry back mortgages, and other types of creative financing options.

Many investors offer homes for rent in popular tourist locations such as mountain retreats and beach bungalows. Others offer rental properties as Section 8 to obtain guaranteed rent payments from the government. Some investors specialize in affordable housing, while others focus on luxury rentals.

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October 06, 2010

Fannie Mae Homepath Properties

Fannie Mae Homepath properties are quickly moving to the forefront of homes sold due to discounted prices and special financing options. According to Terry Edwards, Executive Vice President of Fannie Mae's Credit Portfolio Management, "More than 87,000 families have purchased HomePath properties in the first half of 2010."

Fannie Mae Homepath properties encompass a mix of foreclosure homes scattered across the nation. Prices start as low as $5,000 for single family residences, but the average home price hovers around $139,000 for a two bedroom, one bath home.

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August 09, 2010

Real Estate Buying Bank Owned

Real estate buying bank owned refers to purchasing properties that have been repossessed by mortgage lenders. Bank owned properties consist of foreclosure real estate that did not sell through public auctions or were held by lenders until market conditions improved and could be sold at a higher price.

Real estate buying bank owned has become a popular strategy amongst real estate investors, home buyers, and business owners looking for cheap commercial properties. Bank owned foreclosures are often priced upwards of 20- to 30-percent below appraised value. Properties are sold directly through each bank's loss mitigation division or their assigned realtors

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July 27, 2010

REO Properties

REO properties refer to real estate which is owned by the bank. Often referenced as real estate owned, bank owned, and bank foreclosures, these properties were once foreclosure homes that did not sell through public auction.

REO properties have become a preferred choice amongst real estate investors. Although real estate owned homes generally have a higher price tag than houses sold through foreclosure auctions, they are sold with a clean title. The bank removes any tax or creditor liens which may have been attached and evicts foreclosed homeowners if they refuse to vacate the premises.

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