Monthly Archives: May 2012

Selling a Home? Vet Your Buyers Carefully

Posted by JD Esajian // May 31, 2012

With the exception of a number of U.S. housing markets many homeowners are still struggling to find buyers for their homes. However, those selling a home need to be careful about letting their desperation getting the best of them.

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Is Selling a Home In the Summer Really Easier?

Posted by JD Esajian // May 30, 2012

The word across the web is that this summer is set to be a record season for the real estate market and a great time for selling a home. So will it be easier for homeowners to find a buyer in the next couple of months?

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Buying a Home: International Investors to Bring More Competition

Posted by JD Esajian // May 29, 2012

Foreign buyers are soon to become and even bigger force in the U.S. real estate market threatening more competition for those buying a home here.

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4 Tips for Home Staging on a Budget

Posted by JD Esajian // May 28, 2012

Home staging has been proven to help homes sell faster and for more money and is becoming more important as properties are still tough to sell in many markets. However, hiring a professional home stager or interior designer isn’t always in the budget, especially for those who are already financially strapped.

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5 Qualities of Highly Successful Real Estate Investors

Posted by JD Esajian // May 25, 2012

Real estate investing is picking up steam and many new investors are jumping into the market along with those that are finally returning to the market after a few years off. However, there is a big difference between those who waddle along doing a few deals here and there and those who really achieve incredible success and make the big money.

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Tips for Dealing with Difficult Buyers & Sellers

Posted by JD Esajian // May 24, 2012

If it wasn’t tough enough buying a home or selling a home out there today between jumpy prices and tight lending there are an increasing amount of difficult buyers and sellers in the market who complicate things even further.

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Is Your Mortgage Underwriter Just Messing With You?

Posted by JD Esajian // May 23, 2012

Getting your mortgage application through underwriting can feel like starring in a sequel of Mission Impossible at the best of times but even more so lately. So is the underwriting department just messing with you?

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Banks Boost Payouts for Short Sales to $35k

Posted by JD Esajian // May 22, 2012

Bank of America has announced it is increasing its incentives to homeowners who opt for short sales, to up to $30,000 in cash to walk away with.

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3 100% Financing Mortgage Programs, Plus 1

Posted by JD Esajian // May 21, 2012

The news is currently flooded with stories about how hard it is to get a mortgage loan how poorly banks are doing and how it is likely that lending could get even tougher in the near future. However, there are still 100% financing options out there for those with limited down payments or who just see it is more advantages to leverage more at today’s currently low interest rates.

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7 Ways to Fund Your Down Payment

Posted by JD Esajian // May 18, 2012

Can’t stand missing out on the many attractive opportunities for buying a home while prices are so low right now but not sure how you can up with the down payment you need?

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