Monthly Archives: November 2011

Rehabbing Properties: Feel the Heat

Posted by JD Esajian // November 30, 2011

If you’re into flipping houses and want to get a foreclosure ready to sell before winter puts a lockdown on the market, then you should have heat on your mind. With the temperature steadily dropping, you’re going to need a functional heating system installed in your real estate investment if you want keep buyers interested for more than a few seconds. Here are a few different ways to bring the heat in your house:

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Buying a Home in Connecticut: New Canaan

Posted by JD Esajian // November 29, 2011

If you’re buying a house in Connecticut and you want to give your family access to the best public education in the state, look no further than New Canaan. This affluent town in southeastern Fairfield County is known for its beautiful landscapes and gorgeous houses, but it also has the best school district in the Constitution State.

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3 Things that Will Ruin Your Closing

Posted by JD Esajian // November 28, 2011

Even if you’ve found the perfect house for your next real estate investment, you’re not out of the woods yet. If you’re buying a home, it’s important to remember that the process isn’t over until there’s ink on the paper. Make sure to avoid these three last-minute mistakes as your closing day approaches:

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Buying a Home in San Diego: Normal Heights

Posted by JD Esajian // November 27, 2011

If you’re thinking of buying a house in San Diego, this particular neighborhood might sound like a pretty bland place to settle down. But there’s nothing normal about Normal Heights. Awash in art galleries, antique shops and coffee houses, the town boasts a flourishing arts community, and if you like pedestrian-friendly streets, you’re going to have fun living here.

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4 Ways to Reduce Your Power Bill This Season

Posted by JD Esajian // November 25, 2011

As the days get shorter and the weather gets steadily colder, homeowners across the country will see their power bills increase dramatically. Heating and lighting your real estate investment through the late fall and winter can cost you thousands if you’re reckless. So don’t be! Here are a few steps you can take to help keep your heating and power bills to a minimum:

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Flipping Houses: 4 Signs that a Foreclosure is a Good Investment

Posted by JD Esajian // November 24, 2011

The key to successfully rehabbing properties is to have a keen eye for profitable foreclosures. You don’t need years of experience in the business to separate the cream of the foreclosure crop from the rest of the houses on the market, either. You just need to know what to look for. Here are four things that all profitable foreclosures have in common:

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4 Things to Do After Buying Your First Home

Posted by JD Esajian // November 23, 2011

Buying a home, especially your first, can be a wonderful and exciting experience. But the realities of maintaining and inhabiting a house can be a little overwhelming for new homeowners. Besides moving in, you’ve got new taxes, regulations and even some repairs to worry about. But don’t worry. If you’re organized, it’s easy to stay sane. Here are the four things that new homeowners should do as soon as they’ve finished closing:

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Is Zero-Down Investing a Good Idea?

Posted by JD Esajian // November 22, 2011

You hear the words “no money down” thrown around quite a bit these days on the real estate market, but is investing in a foreclosure or some other home that doesn’t require any money up front really a good idea? Well, it all depends. If you’re considering investing in a zero-down house, here are some things to consider.

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4 Ways to Stay Sane During the Home-Buying Process

Posted by JD Esajian // November 21, 2011

Buying a home isn’t always easy. The stress of locating a new house, inspecting it, committing to it and then financing it can overload a buyer’s real estate circuits. But never fear. There are a few steps you can take to lighten the burden of buying a home. Here are four tips that will help make things easier:

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How to Handle Adjustable Rate Mortgages

Posted by JD Esajian // November 20, 2011

While the low initial interest of an adjustable-rate mortgage can attract many first-time homeowners, the rising interest rates often sound easier to cope with than they actually are. If you’re stuck in a mortgage with steadily increasing interest, here are a few financial maneuvers you can use to keep your family sane and secure:

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