Category: Real Estate

Mobile Home Gas Safety Inspection Advice

Mobile home ownership can be fun, weekend getaways with the family, and long summer spells, but how safe is your mobile home? Your mobile home is like an extension of your main home and as such needs an annual gas safety check to be done to make sure you...

How to get a cash-on-home offer on the sale of your home

You may have plans to sell your house for many reasons, such as moving to another city for better prospects, promotion, starting a family with your high school girlfriend who lives in another city, inherited property that makes one of the houses be redundant, etc. In all of these...

How does a hard money loan work?

There are tons of loans available to real estate investors. One type of loan commonly used by investors is the hard money loan. These loans allow investors to buy and repair investment properties. If used correctly, it can definitely put money in your pocket right away. But keep in...

Closing Costs When Buying a Multi-Family Apartment Building

When purchasing a multi-family building as an investment property, closing costs can add up to a large amount and therefore must be calculated carefully as the investor must estimate whether he has sufficient funds for the down payment and closing costs before . to close the deal. It’s also...

Real estate news: the good, the bad and the beautiful

As most people expected, the Federal Reserve cut interest rates in September, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that mortgage rates are going down as well, as the two rates are not inextricably linked. That became evident in 2003, when the Fed adjusted rates thirteen times in a six-month period,...

New York Home Equity Theft Prevention Act

The Home Equity Theft Prevention Act (“HETPA”) has been in effect since February 1, 2007. Its purpose is to protect distressed homeowners from potentially fraudulent “foreclosure rescue” programs by ensuring that the landlord has enough information to make an informed decision about the transfer of title to their home...

The power of "Non-linkable debt" to a real estate investor

Isn’t it great that today there are so many ways to obtain financing for real estate investment projects? That’s important since sellers want to get paid for their houses when they sell them … right? Now, just because there are what appears to be an infinite number of funding...

Cash flow generation without cash – Formula 5 "Flip paper"

You’ve heard of moving houses, right? This has become very well known in recent years, mainly due to many seminars teaching real estate “gurus”, book writing, selling tapes, and so on. There have even been some negative connotations in various forms of government; Mainly because they don’t understand it,...

Commercial Real Estate Agent Prospecting Facts and Strategies

When you work as a commercial real estate agent or broker, it is essential that you develop and implement a prospecting program to generate new business opportunities. It is a personal process and it is not something you can or should delegate. I am sometimes amused when I hear...