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Where To Look For Foreclosures

December 31st, 2018 Comments off

In a down real estate market, finding foreclosed homes is easy. To make your search easier, here is the list of the places where you can find foreclosures.

Auctions

Auction companies hold a inventory of properties, sometimes selling as much as 100 homes or more in just 1 day. Since the bidding is relatively quick and houses can be sold in a matter of seconds, prices of real estate can go over the board but you can find really good properties in their inventory.

Some Large Bank Websites

Most major banks maintain a list of foreclosed properties that they now own. Visit bank web sites and check out the foreclosed properties listing.

Online foreclosure companies

There are a few companies online that specialize in selling foreclosed homes. A small,one-time membership fee is charged to anyone who wishes to access the list of foreclosed properties. Once you join you will normally have access to a list of property from across the nation.

Good Real Estate agents (Buyers Agents)

These agents are either maintaining personal web sites or deal directly with real estate companies that sell foreclosed properties. You can search them online. Major cities have real estate offices where you can inquire into possibility of acquiring foreclosures.

Real Estate Signs

You don’t need to look anywhere else because you can find foreclosure signs around your neighborhood.These signs contain address and contact information of the agents you can visit or call. The best thing about considering homes with real estate signs is that you can actually check the condition of the house on-site. Nothing is stoping you from walking the property to take a look to see if it is worth looking into. And with one phone call, you can arrange with the agent the date when you want to see the interior of the house.

Government Agencies

VA forclosed homes, Fannie Mae foreclosure homes, Housing Urban Development, Small Business Association, Department of the Treasury and other government agencies have a list of real estate properties for sale. Usually, when buying a house from these agencies, you are required to acquire the services of a real estate broker or personally submit an offer. Go to any of the government agencies web sites for more information.

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There Was Never A Better Time To Invest In Real Estate

December 6th, 2018 Comments off

The current economic downturn and the fear of an impending recession has driven the normal real estate market, which thrived on speculation and gambling to a virtual standstill. The credit that usually sustained it has disappeared as savings associations have started to massively recall their loans and to bring foreclosures down upon those who have defaulted.

A direct side effect has been the falling of house prices to their lowest point in a very long time as debt weary owners anxious to sell their properties before they are foreclosed are selling their houses for far below their market value. This means that the opportunity to purchase investment properties is here.

There is always a market for reasonably priced good homes even in the eye of a potentially stormy financial climate. Also, housing markets tend to be cyclical and prices will eventually bounce back so their current nadir, as long as it lasts, may be the end opportunity to purchase investment properties at such bargain prices. The amount of property desperately on sale at more than reasonable prices fringes on the impossible.

Investors who are knowledgeable enough in real estate, are aware of market fluxuations and are willing to run the risk which can be as high or low as the investor feels ok with stand to make a killing in the middle and long term.

Whether an investor is looking to invest in a property to flip it immediately or to renovate before selling, this is a fantastic time. As long as the investor is disciplined, evenhanded, methodical and not seeking to make a quick and simple buck there has not been as a good of time to buy valuable real estate on the cheap in many a year. This is no time for people on the fence or unskilled investors who depend upon luck and the gift of gab. For serious businessmen, however, the opportunities are raining down.

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Bulk REO Investing In Today’s Market

November 4th, 2018 Comments off

Bulk REO Investing is proving to be one of the most profitable fields of investment during this year and potentially beyond. Bulk REO Investors profit by buying groups (commonly called portfolios) of properties from lenders who have foreclosed the properties and have urgent desire to reduce pressure on their balance sheets. Due to the urgency of the balance sheet needs of the banking institutions coupled with the investors ability to purchase a package of REO properties rather than singular properties, its quite possible for a well-financed bulk reo investor to acquire REO packages at extremely attractive deals.

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Most bulk REO real estate investors make offers to lending institutions on the basis of a percentage of unpaid mortgage balance. This means that if the investors make an offer of 60 cents on the dollar for a package of loans with a remaining balance of $3,000,000 in principal balance, then they pay $1,800,000 to acquire that group of houses.

At the conclusion of the reo portfolio transactions, investors own multiple properties which must then be monetized to bring a return to their portfolio. To do this, they typically resell the properties to retail home buyers via owner financing. By cutting traditional lenders out of their transactions, REO investors are able to sell their properties more quickly and at very appealing terms.

Find out when the banks financial quarter ends. This is where they report their quarterly earnings and financials and when most of upper management get evaluated for bonuses. Just like any business, banks dont want to have these underperforming assets on their books especially when their earnings reports are due.

Analyze the deals, determine what you want to get them for, and put in your second (or third) best offer (never offer your best offer first).

Negotiate until its a win for all: you get to have several properties at lower than market value the bank walks away with those deals off of their books just in time for the quarterly earnings reports to shareholders.

The future seems bright for savvy Bulk REO investors.

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Number One Reason For Failure in Real Estate Investing

November 1st, 2018 Comments off

I talk to real estate investors all the time. Some are seasoned pros. Many are “wannabe” real estate investors who are just trying to get their feet wet. I can tell you from experience that there is one and only thing that separates the seasoned pros from the wannabe real estate investors. This one thing will surprise you because it’s not what you think.

It’s not a secret technique. It’s not a special recipe. It’s not a secret phone number. It’s not a list of private money names. It’s something else:

ACTION!

Successful real estate investors take action. They blaze ahead. They plow through. They move forward. They do something. Then they do it again. And again. And again. The wannabe real estate investors who are not successful – and who will never be successful (I’m sorry to say) are those who are waiting for something; perhaps they are still trying to get their paperwork in order or they are trying to figure out their brand or they are waiting for their business cards to be designed and printed. These are excuses! I’m not the only one who says this! I am backed up by experience and by a chorus of other real estate investing experts who believe the same thing.

If you want to be successful as a real estate investor, go work on a deal right now. Don’t just do a bit and then stop. Start working and don’t stop until you have the deal. That’s it. That’s the secret. You don’t have to have all your paperwork in pristine order, that’s okay. It will come. When you need it, you’ll suddenly discover that you can do it quickly. (And, I’m also willing to wager that you’ll be surprised to discover you don’t need as much as you think you do).

So stop reading this article. And go take action right this instant!

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The Need To Know Facts About Real Estate Investing

October 27th, 2018 Comments off

Location – don’t jump in to buy a property because the market is bearish. Consider the location of the property very scrupulously. The truth is a property with a bad location won’t fetch you a good price even if the market is bullish. If you have an interest in buying property then ensure that the property is suitably located.

It should be in the vicinity of shopping complexes, malls, hospices, faculties parks and will be easily reached by road and mass transit systems. It may be correct that a property will cost comparatively more if it is well located. Nevertheless, you will be able to fetch a better price when the market picks up.

long-term – making an investment in property is a long-term proposition with convincing returns over a period. You may have a higher capital gains tax guilt. A property that can fetch good rental revenue is a gold mine.

Don’t think of selling such a property. Lease it out instead. Always put aside a certain portion of the revenue for upkeep and maintenance. Many backers who flipped properties found themselves in the middle of a property market crash and were saddled with properties that they couldn’t dispose off.

You need to sell or hire it straight out. The renter will ask for deductions on the rent with the debate that these be changed against the down-payment and closing costs. In all likelihood, the renter will not buy the property at the end of the lease and the proprietor would have lost a lot of money in terms of kickbacks on the rent. The lease agreement should have a clause that stops the tenant-buyer from defaulting on the purchase by allowing you to forfeit the deposit.

Focus on the idea of investing in buying local property ; at least at the start of your real estate investment career. Do not rush to buy property in another state or country, as you would not be so informed about the conditions. Investing in property in other states will increase your expenses in terms of commuting. Consider the proven fact that as a potential owner you will have to inspect the property to determine if there is any damage every month. You will also have to ensure that the property is not being misused in any way. For example there could be more renters living in the property than is permissible as per state and federal laws.

The outgoings add up in case you invest in another state. It makes for better business sense for you to think local and buy local.

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