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We get calls all the time from people who want to “rent to own” a home, and we usually tell them there is really no such thing. But now the latest "entrepreneurs" are pushing a new angle to get people into homes. 
#RentToOwnHomes
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I am working with a few investors, and Hard money lenders. I' ve seen it work here in Vegas. Would recommend having a real estate attorney review contracts and accompany you at the signing.

From experience
Most homeowners who have lost their homes do to foreclosure bk or short sale . The New
Back to Work Program shortens the waiting period to buy again to 1-2years. The rent to own work perfect allowing time to rebuild credit. Feel free to call me If you have any questions. 
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NEW blog post: Should I Rent or Buy? http://ow.ly/vSh94
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7 Common Tax Mistakes of New #RealEstate #Investors
Have you made any of these 7 common tax mistakes?
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QM - Qualified Mortgage - Second Home (Investment/Vacation)
6 Key requirements lenders use to categorize property as a second home

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 WHY IS THAT HOME SO CHEAP???

With the real estate market just like any other market if an item is discounted there is always a reason why. That is why before purchasing any discounted item you should try and understand why it has been discounted before you even consider buying it especially when dealing with real estate. That doesn’t mean you should stay away from discounted homes because they can still be a great investment. There can be a variety of reasons why a certain home has been discounted and learning why will let you know how good of deal the potential property actually is. Here is a list of the top four reasons why a potential home may be discounted.
 
1.)    A Fixer Upper: There are homes everywhere that just need a little TLC and this can often lead to a steep discount when it comes to asking price. These properties can be great investments for those who aren’t scared of a little work and aren’t afraid of the home renovation process. However, be sure to invest in a home inspection to ensure you won’t be getting in over your head.

2.)    A Poor Neighborhood: As we all know when it comes to real estate it is location, location, location. A poor location may afford you a steep discount in asking price but these properties can be trouble. People believe that no matter what all real estate will appreciate in value but this is not necessarily the case. The desirability of your neighborhood will have a direct effect on the way your homes value acts.

3.)    A Speedy Sale: Sometimes a property will be discounted for the simple reason that the seller just wants a speedy sale. This can be for a variety if reasons from job relocation to needing cash quick. Sellers wanting a quick sale can afford you with some great discounts in asking price. These properties tend to be the best investment when it comes to discounted properties because they typically have the least amount of issues.

4.)    A Mystery: Generally the rest of your discounted homes are a mystery and should be handled with the up most caution and care. As we said earlier when something is discounted there is always a reason so deep down there must be something. A seller is required by law to disclose anything that affects the value of the property but just to be safe be sure you and your realtor ask any and all of the right questions.

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This is very true. Realtors do have that knowledge or can get it. The potential home buyer should try to get it either way. Thanks for the comment +Kathy Clulow 
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You may have already heard or read stories about this, but there's more than just anecdotal evidence to suggest that demand for big homes is making a comeback in the United States.
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HOW TO BECOME A BofA REO AGENT [TUTORIAL]

I'm often asked, "how can I get on with BofA?" In this tutorial, we show you step-by-step how you can apply to become a Bank of America broker/agent and how to check the status of your application. Watch this episode: http://poncie.com/2014/04/16/how-to-become-a-bofa-reo-agent-tutorial
// // I'm often asked, "Poncie, how can I get on with BofA?" In this tutorial, we show you step-by-step how you can apply to become a Bank of America broker/agent and how to check the status of you...
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10 Tips for Preparing Your Home for Showings
Many sellers don't think and aren't advised by their real estate agent that a little effort and time preparing for a scheduled showing can help tremendously in the sale of a home.

Where do you start?  Start from the outside of your home and simulate a potential buyers walk through.  Always keep in mind the importance of a first impression. 

Pay attention to the following:
1.) Check exterior/curb appeal
2.) Check for Clutter
3.) Check the Kitchen
4.) Check the Bathroom
5-10.) Check out the 6 other tips at: http://rochesterrealestateblog.com/10-tips-for-preparing-your-home-for-showings/

After checking out these great tips, be sure to check out the other great home selling articles at the bottom by +Bill Gassett  & +Lynn Pineda.

If you find this information helpful, please consider sharing socially with your social networks!

#Homeshowings #homesellingtips #realestate 
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Thank you +J.S. Hovnanian & Sons, glad that you found the information helpful!
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More Canadians Turning to Renovations 

Renovation spending has been the fastest growing segment of the market with renovation outlays increasing at an annual rate of 6% from 2000-2012 according to a new Scotiabank report. 

Andrienne Warren, an economist with Bank of Nova Scotia, says the boost in the renovation market has been “fuelled by rising home prices, tight resale market conditions, attractive financing costs and government tax credits.” 

Renovation spending has been the fastest growing segment of the market with renovation outlays increasing at an annual rate of 6% from 2000-2012. This increase was double the 3% of new construction. 

These renovations eventually boost housing prices because they increase the quality of the housing, said the report. That housing is eventually sold at a higher price. 

She said the housing market may finally be turning.  “Residential investment stalled last year, as affordability tempered home sales, and builders scaled back the number of new developments,”, adding Scotiabank expects a more “subdued trajectory” for housing over the next several years which will have a modest drag on the economy. 

Ms. Warren estimates the housing sector contributed $128-billion to the economy last year when including residential investment, new construction, renovations and owner transfer costs such real estate commissions, legal and appraisal fees. 

It is an important part of the economy with residential investment expanding at an annual rate of 4.2% from 2000-2012, almost double overall gross domestic product during the period. The sector contributed 0.3% annual to real GDP over the period. 

Many industries contribute to the real estate sector, including manufacturing, retail and wholesale trade, finance, insurance and real estate professional and technical services. 

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HIGH FLYING HOME BUYING TIPS

When purchasing a home way too often we see homebuyers allow their emotions to cloud reality. Sometimes as homebuyers we want something to be so perfect that we don’t ask the right questions, we don’t do the right research, and we see more of a mirage than the reality of the potential home. However, there are several tips and tricks that can help ensure your potential home will fit you perfectly.
 
Look Up Local News:
One of the best ways to gain a real understanding of your potential local area is to check out its local news stories. Local news can provide you with information that you really can’t find anywhere else.

Visit At A Variety Of Times:
Visiting at various times throughout the day will reveal more information about your potential home and its neighborhood than you can imagine. Things that might seem nice during the day but not so much at night and vice versa.

Contact The Neighbors:
Learning information about your potential neighbors will also provide you with information on the quality of your potential neighborhood as well. You need to be sure that not only is your neighborhood a perfect match for you but your neighbors are too.

Get A Home Inspection:
As always one of the most effective tricks to home buying is having your own inspection done. Nearly every home you will run into will have some sort of issue or defect and a home inspection will provide you with all the information you need on a property and more.

Ask For Details On Past Renovations And Repairs:
It is a smart idea to ask the seller to provide you with detailed information on past renovations and repairs. This is not always a possibility but if you can obtain this info you can learn so much about the home.
 
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When buying a home, one of the fundamental questions you will ask yourself is whether you want a townhome or condo or a single family home. There are advantages and disadvantages to both and depending on your needs, one may b...
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Thanks +J.S. Hovnanian & Sons . Family Lifestyle determines a lot and can help make the right decision
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+Deborah Lamb Thank you Deborah.
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Here's an article I wrote about proper pricing.  Of course, sellers never think it's their fault, so I wrote it from their perspective #realestate  
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Here is a spring cleaning checklist that will help keep your home in great shape. #cobblestonerealty #realestatetips #springcleaning
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Share these moving tips from +Angie Hicks of +Angie's List - your clients will thank you! http://goo.gl/UwB8La

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Americans today feel that #realestate is the best long-term investment, ranking it ahead of gold and stocks. 
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One of my favorite things to do each year, is to park outside the Post Office on April 15th and watch the parade of cars as last minute procrastinators get in line to post their taxes before the deadline. 

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Great article +Diann Tonnesen...It's all about good record keeping!
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