Monthly Archives: December 2011

A Guide to Property Value

Posted by JD Esajian // December 19, 2011

When buying or selling a home, several important factors determine property value – and it’s not just about a new set of cabinets or renovated tile work. Knowing which factors matter the most can help any investor maximize their purchase or profit further from a sale. Here’s what to pay attention to when assessing or optimizing property value:

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A Beginner’s Guide to Flipping Real Estate

Posted by JD Esajian // December 18, 2011

Flipping real estate is not for the faint of heart. The practice promises serious profits in a short period of time, if you know what you’re doing. Don’t worry, though: green real estate investors can succeed at house flipping with some guidance. If you’re interested in buying a home and flipping it for a profit, there are several things to remember when you get started:

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3 Things to Do Before You Buy at Short Sales

Posted by JD Esajian // December 16, 2011

When dealing with short sales, the most important work is done before the process of buying a home even begins. Doing some legwork before a short sale allows you to enter the deal armed with the right financing and the information you need to succeed. When approaching a short sale seller, do these things first:

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Buying a Home in San Diego: Golden Hill

Posted by JD Esajian // December 15, 2011

In decades past, Golden Hill was the playground of San Diego’s rich and powerful, a place for prime San Diego real estate. Although the stately mansions and quaint bungalows waned in popularity after the wealthy moved out of the city, the neighborhood is currently undergoing a renaissance which is turning it into a great place to live for anyone buying a house in San Diego.

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3 Reasons Why You Should Consider a Home Loan Modification

Posted by JD Esajian // December 14, 2011

It’s a buyer’s market right now, which means that it’s a perfect time for people who have bought a home in the past 10 years to refinance their mortgage. While many people are put off by the idea of refinancing, undergoing a home loan modification now could save you thousands of dollars in the future. If one of the following scenarios is true for you, a home loan modification could make sense.

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4 Investments That Seem like They’ll Raise Your Property Value (But Won’t)

Posted by JD Esajian // December 13, 2011

Many people justify remodeling their homes by convincing themselves that they’re boosting their property value. Unfortunately, there are a few home modifications that will never recoup their initial costs. If you’re selling a home this season, make sure to avoid these four bad investments:

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Buying a Home in Connecticut: Simsbury

Posted by JD Esajian // December 12, 2011

Simsbury might seem like your typical small New England town, but don’t be fooled: underneath its quaint exterior lies a vibrant community perfect for professionals and anyone else buying a house in Connecticut.

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4 Major Mistakes People Make When Buying a Home

Posted by JD Esajian // December 11, 2011

Everyone makes mistakes when buying a home for the first time. Many of these errors are easy to fix, but some lapses in judgment can cost you thousands at closing or leave you with an unmarketable real estate investment. If you don’t want to be on the receiving end of a bad deal the next time you’re buying a house, you should make sure to avoid these four fatal blunders.

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3 Ways to Survive a Foreclosure

Posted by JD Esajian // December 9, 2011

When your lender decides to foreclose on your home, it’s easy to feel like the world is ending – but a foreclosure doesn’t mean that you’ll never be eligible for a mortgage again. There are plenty of steps that you can take to get back on the right financial track, if you’re willing to work hard enough. Here are three things you can do now.

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4 Creative Ways to Advertise That You Are Selling a Home

Posted by JD Esajian // December 8, 2011

Exposure is everything when it comes to selling a home. In today’s market, you might need to show your house two dozen times before it sells, and that means generating a lot of interest. Sometimes the best way to get your real estate investment the attention it needs to find a buyer is to get creative with your advertisements. Although some of these methods might be unconventional, they’re sure to make your listing a memorable one. Here are a few to consider:

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