Buying Homes with Resale Value

View is the one of the major factors that affects the resale value when buying homes. Buying homes with a pleasant view of a beach or the horizon often sell at a premium above similar homes without the view. Though you may place a considerable dollar value on the view, future buyers may not be so like-minded. It may take you longer to find a buyer when it comes time to resell the house. Or you may end up dropping your price to more nearly match other sales prices in the neighborhood. In short, if you are buying a house with a view, try to pay as little extra as possible. Otherwise, you might not get your money back. Most …

Tips on Home Buying and Selling

Home buying and selling is a very fast paced industry, a house can sell in an hour, or even in minutes. Real estate buying and selling is also a very hard job, but with the right tips on your book you will be able to outwit and win good deals. So here are some good tips on how to sell good and buy the best home. Just remember all of this and surely you will be able to sell at the right price and land on your dream home. If you are a buyer then you should take these things into consideration. Before you start working with a bank, mortgage banker, mortgage broker or credit union; get as much information …

How to Get Your Dream House for Less – Tips on buying the right home in Memphis Tennessee

Now that you’ve decided to buy a home in the Memphis, Tennessee, determining what specific type of neighborhood or investment you’re interested in is a good place to start. List your space needs, including: • living space requirements (i.e. how many bedrooms, bathrooms) • type of property (i.e. town home, condo, rancher, acreage) • proximity to schools, recreation, waterfront, views • available financing Buying a home in Memphis Tennessee is an important lifestyle and investment decision. You want to buy at the best price possible. You want your monthly payments to be as affordable as possible. You want your home to increase in value as much as possible. To make sure all that happens, it is important to look beyond …

Hurricane Katrina And The Impact On Real Estate Prices

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina’s wide path of destruction, the real estate market will be affected perhaps in ways not fully understood or expected. If recent hurricane recovery history holds true there will be several good things to come out of all destruction. Let’s hope so as those who live in the Delta region have suffered immensely. In September 1989, a strong category 4 hurricane by the name of Hugo made landfall in the Charleston, SC area. Up to that time it was the strongest hurricane to hit the U.S. mainland since Camille whacked the Gulf coast in 1969. The damage from Hugo was extensive with entire forests wiped out and fishing villages and seaside resorts heavily damaged. Dire …

How to Remain Competitive in a Down Market

The real estate market was hot for so long that many agents who entered the real estate industry during this time period do not have any experience with a buyer’s market. Until the recent real estate market crash, the market definitely favored sellers. Homes sold quickly and in many cases homes sold for prices above the listing price. As a result, buyers learned they had to move quite quickly. In fact, it became quite routine for buyers to waive inspections and other basics in a bid to move forward as quickly as possible. These buyers were quite well aware that it was common during this time for sellers to receive multiple offers. In some cases this could easily escalate into …

How to Find a Good Real Estate Investment Property

There are many ways in which you can find a great property for your real estate investment. The problem lies in the fact that many would be investors aren’t exactly certain what specific types of investment they wish to make. Unfortunately, the type of investing will greatly affect the type of property that will best suit your real estate needs. This article focuses on finding a great property for the purpose of flipping or rehabbing a property. Seek Bargains This is absolutely a necessary step when it comes to finding properties with excellent potential as flipped properties. Bargains are often sold at bargain prices for a reason. The good news is that many of these reasons are purely cosmetic and …

How You See the Problem Is The Problem

No real estate investor ever gets beyond the reach of problems. Every investor faces personal and professional problems. The problems come in all shapes and sizes. They can be business-related, financial, physical, or emotional. Although no one escapes problems, your perception of the problem will determine your response to the problem. Unfortunately, no one has a magical formula to deal with them. You can, however, implement certain principles to help you succeed. At first blush, these principles may seem over simplified, but don’t underestimate their power. If you choose to use them, you’ll reap a harvest of achievement that will far surpass your efforts. Here’s five ways to solve your problems. 1. Be Responsible. When something goes wrong, when you …

How You Can Use Rehab, Refinance and Cash Out as Long-Term Wealth Building Real Estate Investing

Today we are discussing a somewhat advanced strategy for you to use after you have been in the creative real estate investing business for a while. I call this “Rehab, Refinance, and Cash Out”. This strategy can lead to true long term wealth and financial independence. This works very well in a buyers market like Memphis where prices have been quite flat for some time. You need to use this to augment your wholesaling for immediate income and retailing for bigger short term profits. Rehab, Refinance and Cash Out is a long term wealth building strategy and will be something you will be glad you did as it is a long term buy and hold strategy, and those are the …

How To Use Home Mortgage In Real Estate Investment

Investment mortgage, as it is generally called, is the mortgage that is invested in real estate property – either residential or commercial. You can find mortgage lenders, who are ready to provide real estate investors with money. Though applicable for both residential and commercial properties, mortgage lenders see residential property as ‘safer’. The collateral here is the home. The secure feeling by mortgage financiers can be the feeling that no one is likely to make default on payments on a loan, taken with their dwelling place as collateral. Investing in real estate is always a good option. You can either make an initial investment on a home, that you would rent out for a few years and sell the property, …

How to Use Comparable Sales to Determine the Current Market Value of a Property

When assessing the value of a property, many investors and other commercial property buyers look at comparable sales to determine the true current market value of a property. The comparable sales can show you exactly what properties are selling for, not just the asking price. If you know three or four properties of similar characteristics sold for about the same amount, then you can determine what the value of your property is. Don’t ever just look at the asking price, as it can be as far off as the owner wishes. He or she may be dreaming in regards to what the property is really worth! Comparable sales, or comps, are the properties that have sold around the subject property …

How to Start Your Overseas Real Estate Portfolio

Real estate is a tried and tested asset class and the majority of people agree that as a long term investment commodity there is nothing really to beat it for consistently returning strong growth and increasing yields…however, when a country’s housing market goes temporarily cold as real estate prices move outside of the affordability gap, real estate investors often look overseas for the development of their property based portfolio. Currently the real estate markets in countries such as the UK and US are slow and the ability to profit from property locally is reduced – therefore more people than ever are thinking about moving their focus abroad and starting an overseas real estate portfolio to enable them to build a …

How to Sell Your House Fast and Raise Cash

You may be faced with the case where you have to sell your home hastily. The situation may be due to bankruptcy or an awaiting foreclosure. So, how do you make sure that you get the best deal and the top price at such times? Haste does make waste, but it need not necessarily be so under such circumstances with a little prudence and care. You can consider the following points. BE PREPARED: You must be mentally prepared to sell your property. This will not be basic especially if you have been living in it for number of years. But it is a very fundamental step if you want to get the best advantage out of your sale. INSPECTION TIME: …

How to Sell Your Home in a Slow Market

The real estate market has slowed down in many areas that were booming over the last few years. Sellers in those areas got spoiled. It was only necessary to put a sign out front, and buyers came. Homes sold in a matter of days. This is no longer happening. If you want to sell your home in a slow area, what do you do? Go Back to Marketing Basics Whether you are selling your home yourself or working with a realtor, the answer is the same. Go back to marketing basics. We’ll look at things you can do for yourself if you’re selling as a fsbo (for sale by owner). If you’re wording with a realtor, you need to interview …

How Directory Listing Boosts Real Estate Sales

The real estate industry is a competitive one, and as a player in that market, you’ve got to play every edge that you can find. You’ve got your listings on MLS, submitted your ads to the newspaper classifieds, bought space in local realty For Sale magazines and even set up your own website. Now you need to maximize your exposure by getting the word out about the service that you offer. Listing your real estate related web site with a real estate directory is an excellent way to help drive targeted traffic to your website What’s ‘targeted traffic’? Targeted traffic is what you want to make it worth while having a web site. The prettiest web site in the world …

How Can A Short Sale Benefit The Seller?

How would it feel to lose your dream home for no fault of your own? Financial problems characterize each of our lives and none of us really know what will affect us when. However, we cherish our dreams and make enormous efforts towards realizing them, oh which some of us come true, some do not, while some we lose reaching almost the threshold of acquiring. A breathing reality that is so much common in all of our lives is the threat of facing foreclosure and eventually losing home to some unwanted agency. Mortgages do have their benefits, but the slightest folly on your part can transform mortgages into deadly nightmares. There are several turns and twist that characterize our career. …