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January 27, 2012

Home Values

Determining home values is important for buyers and real estate investors. Although not the same as the asking price, the value of a home can increase or decrease depending on buyers' perceived 'value' of amenities.

Another factor that affects home values is data collected through comparable sales reports. Comp reports provide information about recent home sales in the area. They are relatively easy to acquire in markets where there is considerable activity, but are harder to find in rural areas or communities where people stay put.

Buyers can obtain comp reports from realtors and real estate websites like PropertyShark.com and Zillow.com. When reviewing data it's important to compare apples to apples. Review prices of homes that have similar square footage, number of bedrooms and baths, lot sizes, and built within the same decade.

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February 15, 2010

Houses

Investing in houses offers buyers the opportunity to earn profits. Whether buying a home as a personal residence, vacation home, rental property or for house flipping, real estate can be a smart investment choice. However, buyers must become educated about the process and learn how to spot a good property vs. a potential money pit.

Buying houses in today's real estate market requires investors to investigate their options. Housing choices can range from single dwelling homes to multi-family residences, newly constructed houses, and distressed properties such as foreclosure, bank owned, short sale and probate real estate.

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November 18, 2008

Real Estate Investments

Real estate investments are a smart way to enhance your financial portfolio. Before participating in the game of real estate investing it is important to understand the various types of investment opportunities. In order to be successful, careful consideration must be given to the market and the goals you wish to achieve.

While there are numerous real estate investments options, there are only two ways to make money. The first technique involves purchasing real estate such as single dwelling homes, commercial properties or vacant land. These properties can be rented, sold or traded for profit. The second technique involves investing in shares of real estate investment trusts (REIT) or stocks of real estate developers.

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May 25, 2008

Houses: Is Now a Good Time to Buy?

Houses have a long-standing record of being a smart investment. Even when the real estate market experiences swings, house values generally even out within a few years and nearly always create a profit for the owner.

In today's market, houses are taking a beating and prices are on a downhill spiral. Industry reports claim house values have dropped nearly 10 percent nationally. Add in the explosion of foreclosures and you can easily see how this bleak situation makes for a buyer's market.

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