Is Our Economy in a Foreclosure Freeze?

Foreclosure

As if the sub-prime mortgage crisis followed by a collapse of the housing market wasn’t enough. Behold the foreclosure crisis sparked by Jeffrey Stephan, head of Ally’s (formerly GMAC) foreclosure document processing team. Stephan admitted under oath to having signed off on documents that he had not reviewed for 10,000 foreclosure cases per month for […]

Published or Updated: April 5, 2013

How Does the Making Homes Affordable Program Work?

MHA

The Home Affordable Modification Program, which aims to stabilize the housing market and help homeowners who are struggling to pay their mortgages, was introduced in February 2009 as part of Obama’s Financial Stability Plan. The Financial Stability Plan attempts to address the key problems at the heart of the current economic crisis and to get […]

Published or Updated: April 5, 2013

How Much is a Great View Worth?

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Depending on what state or country you live in, you might have a different opinion of what a great view is.  For some, the ideal living quarters is a house or condo next to the water.  For others, it’s stepping outside on your patio or porch and overlooking the forestry and world below.  But no […]

Published or Updated: April 26, 2010

HUD Homes–Saving Big Money with HUD Foreclosures

HUD Homes

If you are in the market to buy your first or next home, a HUD home could potentially save you tens of thousands of dollars on the purchase price. While buying a HUD Home can save you a lot of money, there are some things to watch out for. In this article we’ll cover the […]

Published or Updated: March 22, 2012

Is Flipping Houses Investing or Speculating?

A few days ago I wrote an article entitled, Real Estate or Stocks: Which is the better investment? In response, Enough Wealth wrote a comment worth reading. Of interest here, Enough Wealth wrote: The problems experienced with both stock or property investments are more often due to the investor rather than the asset class. This […]

Published or Updated: March 8, 2014

The 1% Solution to Real Estate Investing

When I first began looking into real estate investing, I spent a lot of time trying to figure out what criteria I would use in selecting which property to buy. I have built many Excel spreadsheets with mind-numbing calculations and data, all geared to finding that perfect investment property. Having now purchased four rental properties […]

Published or Updated: March 1, 2014