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February 18, 2011

Real Estate Leads

Real estate leads are an excellent way for investors to locate individuals interested in buying or selling property or real estate notes. Developing a solid list of leads lets investors quickly reach out to multiple buyers or sellers when a hot property or investment product is offered.

Generating real estate leads can be a time-consuming process, but is worth the effort. It can be more advantageous to develop a strong networking list than to purchase lists containing thousands of names. As with anything in life, building relationships yields better results than contacting strangers who aren't familiar with you or your business.

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January 06, 2011


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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July 20, 2010

Probate Property

Buying probate property is a little-known way to enhance investment portfolios or buy a house priced below market value. Investing in probated real estate requires a little more work than buying homes from realtors or mortgage lenders, but the savings can be well worth the effort.

Probate property is real estate held in probate court. When a person dies their assets are held in probate until the last will is validated and outstanding debts are paid. On average, the probate process lasts between three and nine months. Inheritance property cannot be distributed to heirs until the estate is settled.

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February 19, 2010

Probate Properties

Probate properties refer to real estate owned by a person who is deceased. Probate refers to the legal process used to verify property ownership and determine rightful heirs. If probate real estate is bequeathed through the decedent's last will, real estate transfer documents must be filed through the court. If no Will exists, the court must adhere to probate laws to determine who is entitled to inherit the property.

Probate properties can be held in probate for several months. All expenses associated with the property must be paid by the estate until probate settles. Costs might include mortgage payments, property taxes, homeowners insurance, homeowner association dues, and maintenance expenses such as lawn care or repairs.

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March 05, 2009

Buy My Home

"Man wears 'buy my home' sandwich board in desperate attempt to sell his house." This headline caught my eye as I skimmed through a local paper. The story went on to explain how the homeowner had been trying to sell his house to stop foreclosure. He claimed the sandwich board seemed to work for people trying to find work, so he thought he would try it as a last ditch effort to save his home and credit.

Perhaps there will be a new market for "buy my home" sandwich boards. That wouldn't be a bad thing considering how many people are losing their jobs. But, do homeowners really have to engage in this type of drastic advertising? The answer is no!

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January 07, 2009

Heir Advance

Heir advance is a term used to describe a cash advance using inheritance assets as collateral. The primary difference between cash advances and an heir advance is that the latter is not a loan. Instead, heir advances are repaid to the funding source when the estate settles out of probate.

Probate is a legal process used to validate decedents Last Will and Testament. During the process, all assets owned by decedents must be inventoried and a value established. An estate administrator is appointed to oversee the estate and perform certain duties. In cases where heirs elect to obtain a cash advance, the estate administrator must validate the amount of inheritance the heir is entitled to.

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September 19, 2008

Probate Executor

A probate executor is also referred to as the estate administrator or estate executor. Probate executors are responsible for settling the estate of a person who has died. If the decedent executed a Last Will and Testament, the probate executor is required to adhere to the declarations outlined in the document. If the decedent dies intestate (without a Will), the probate executor must adhere to policies of the probate court.

The probate executor has multiple duties including handling the decedent's financial affairs and distributing their assets to heirs. If the decedent's estate is small (valued under $25,000) and does not involve real estate or financial holdings, the executor might be able to administer the estate without the assistance of a probate attorney

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August 14, 2008

Probate Real Estate

Probate real estate is property that belongs to heirs, but cannot be released because it is in the process of probate. Probate occurs when a person dies without a Revocable Living Trust or Last Will and Testament. Even when a person executes a Will and Testament, real estate and other assets can be held in probate for several months or years.

When heirs need or want to sell probate real estate, the Estate Administrator is required to petition the probate court. If multiple heirs are entitled to probate real estate, they must all agree to sell the property and sign consensual contracts.

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