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August 14, 2012

Mello Roos

Mello Roos is a type of real estate property tax assessed in the state of California when people buy homes in areas designated as Community Facilities Districts (CFD). This special tax is levied to pay back municipal bonds acquired to provide residents with public utilities and services.

The special Mello Roos tax was established in 1982 by Senators Henry Mello and Mike Roos. Its purpose was to overcome tax deficiencies that occurred when Proposition 13 was signed into legislation.

This special tax only applies to properties situated in CFDs. In order for a neighborhood to be classified as a community facilities district at least two-thirds of residents have to vote in favor of implementing the Mello Roos property tax.

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December 28, 2011

REO Property

REO property refers to real estate owned by banks. It can consist of residential homes, commercial real estate, or undeveloped land. Buyers' present purchase offers through real estate agents just as with any other type of transaction. The only difference is banks own the property instead of a private owner.

REO property can be a good choice for everyone from first time home buyers to seasoned real estate investors. These properties are typically priced below market value and sold with a clear title. All are sold 'as is' and the majority is in need of some degree of repair.

There are a few differences between buying bank foreclosures vs properties listed by private sellers. Bank owned homes are usually in worse condition, but not always. Many have sat vacant for long periods of time, leaving them musty, dirty, and in need of a lot of TLC. Some have been vandalized or used as refuge by squatters.

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July 19, 2011

Las Vegas Real Estate Market

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.

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November 03, 2010

Take Over Payments

Take over payments refers to a strategy used to buy real estate with no money down. Assuming home mortgage loan payments is a relatively common practice amongst real estate investors, but individual buyers can participate in this home buying strategy as well.

Take over payments is known as Subject To and involves transferring property rights while leaving the loan intact. The property rights are 'subject to' fulfillment of the contract. One crucial aspect of Subject To sales is most mortgage loans include a 'due on sale' clause which grants banks the right to demand payment in full when property is sold.

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January 29, 2010

Good Investment Company

Locating a good investment company is one of the biggest challenges for many new investors. There is an abundance of investment firms and investment products. Many offer online services including educational tools, instant messaging chat sessions, and the option to buy or sell stocks, bonds, mutual funds, CDs, etc.

The Internet makes locating a good investment company easier. Investors can browse through each investment company's product line, access educational resources, and use interactive guides to determine which investment products will yield the results to achieve desired investing goals.

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January 19, 2010

Investing

The word, investing, conjures up fear and uncertainly for those new to the investment game. Many investment opportunities exist including stocks, bonds, mutual funds, commodities, business entities and real estate. Knowing which direction to go can help investors build a strong financial portfolio and achieve both short and long term investment goals.

Investing can be accomplished in several ways. Individuals can establish financial investment accounts online using tools provided by their investment firm. Locating a good investment company is essential. Some of the more popular online investing companies include Fidelity, Vanguard, Charles Schwab, BNY Mellon, and Merrill Lynch

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January 05, 2010

Inheritance

Investing your inheritance can be an intimidating and overwhelming process. However, if you take time to conduct research and learn about various investment opportunities, you can benefit for many years to come.

Inheritance investments can help you reach your financial goals, so take time to develop an investment strategy. Start by composing a list of your wants and needs. Determine how much money you're going to need now and in the future. This information will help you chose investments best suited for your needs.

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December 04, 2009

Annuities

Annuities are financial contracts made with an insurance company. Policy holders agree to contribute either a lump sum payment or series of payments in exchange for periodic payments to be returned immediately or at a later date. In essence, annuities are similar to a savings account. Funds are contributed, interest in accrued and annuity payouts are distributed according to terms outlined when the account is established.

One benefit of establishing annuities is they allow Annuitants to obtain tax-deferred growth of earnings. Most annuity agreements allow Annuitants to establish beneficiaries to receive future payments if the Annuitant dies before the policy expires. Annuities can also be established to pay only the Annuitant or divide funds amongst dependents.

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May 14, 2009

Quick Money in Real Estate

Make quick money in real estate is the claim of real estate gurus trying to sell seminars or home study courses. Yes, there is money to be made in the realty business. There are several ways to make quick money in real estate. You don't need to pay a lot of money to learn them.

Making quick money in real estate is possible if the investor does their homework. Due diligence can mean the difference between success and bankruptcy with each property purchased. Starting with the proper foundation is more important than how quickly you make money. Investing in solid properties will help you make money in the long term not just quick money in real estate.

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March 11, 2009

Deed of Trust

A deed of trust is a legal document used to secure interest in real estate. Some states use trust deeds instead of mortgages. Although these two documents are similar in nature there is one primary difference. With a deed of trust the lender retains the property title until the loan is paid in full. With a mortgage, the buyer holds the title while the lender is provided with a property lien.

Deed of trust mortgages involve three parties and include the borrower, lender and trustee. The borrower is provided with a mortgage loan through the lender and must designate the lender as beneficiary to the legal title. The trustee retains the property title throughout the duration of the loan.

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