housing recovery

Case-Shiller shows housing recovery weaker than thought

Case-Shiller shows housing recovery weaker than thought The new Case-Shiller house price index is a substantial improvement on its predecessors because it offers a monthly read, and that monthly read shows that the housing recovery and prices have actually been dropping, rather than just slowing in gains, according to Capital Economics. The revised look at housing … Continued

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Foreclosure Help

Foreclosure help and saving your home can be daunting.  It’s easy to feel helpless when facing foreclosure, but it does not have to be that way. There are things that you can do during foreclosure process to convince the bank to allow you keep your home.  Try to work with your lender if you are … Continued

selling your home

An Alternative To Using An Agent To Sell Your House

Traditionally, if you’re like most people in the United States looking to sell your house, your first thought would be to use a Real Estate Agent.  Even though they were ranked #2 in a recent poll of “least liked professionals” (lawyers were 1st!), unfortunately for many people they are seen as a necessary evil. A … Continued

Fair Market Value: The Ups and Downs Of How Much A House Is Worth

Determining Fair Market Value is an eternal struggle and major balancing act. That’s because buyers want a house to appraise on the low side—to keep the purchase price down. While sellers want the same house to appraise on the high side—to make the sale price higher. And then you’ve got the owners of the house—who … Continued

Selling your house

How to Sell Your House in a Slow Market

Looking to sell your house? Unfortunately, the real estate market has slowed down in many areas that were booming over the last few years. The sellers in those areas got spoiled. During the boom, It was only necessary to put a sign out front, and buyers came in droves. Listed homes sold in a matter … Continued

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Value Investing: 4 tips from Warren Buffet

Value Investing Some of the most successful stock investors ever have based their investing principals on value investing. Investors such as Benjamin Graham, Irving Kahn, and Warren Buffet, have used value investing to build vast empires of wealth. Value investing was conceived by Benjamin Graham, and David Dodd, in their classic book, “Security Analysis”, written … Continued

selling your home

How To Sell Orlando Real Estate In A Difficult Market

As far as markets go, Orlando real estate is doing better than most. According to Attorneys’ Title Insurance Fund, by far the leader in Florida, Orlando remains an attractive market due the many diverse growth industries in the area. Orlando also continues to rank high as a desirable place to live. We’re #10 in the … Continued

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Can You Make Millions in Real Estate?

There are several shows on television that feature people buying properties and then flipping them after minor repairs. Many people make a profit doing this, but if you really pay attention, you will often only see what the house could make the owners. The shows often leave out when and for how much the home … Continued

Selling your house

Jack’s Advice On Selling Your House

Jack’s Advice On Selling Your House Maybe you’ve read lots of advice on selling your house. But do you know the biggest mistake many people make when selling a house? Not understanding real estate value. You see, it doesn’t matter what you think your home is worth. It doesn’t matter what you did to make … Continued

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Starter Home Values Rising at the Fastest Rate on the Market

Starter home values across the U.S. are gaining equity faster than any other type of home on the market, according to a recent report by Zillow. In fact, over the past year, the report notes that homes in the most affordable segment of the market—typically desired by first-time buyers— gained 8.5 percent in value, compared to … Continued