How to Buy a Foreclosed Property

When purchasing a foreclosed real estate property, you are cashing in on a home or investment someone was no longer has the ability to pay for. Foreclosures are fairly simple to locate but may be difficult to execute the transactions.  A successful purchase can mean a great deal on your new home or a potential sizable profit for you investors.   See How to...

Fed’s Latest Move May Send Rates Lower

Daily Real Estate News | Thursday, September 22, 2011 The Federal Reserve announced Wednesday it will invest $400 billion in long-term Treasury securities over the next nine months, which is expected to send interest rates on mortgages even lower. The Fed’s move is yet another attempt to try to stimulate economic growth, which has faced stagnation in...

Down Payment Remains Obstacle to Home Ownership

Daily Real Estate News | Thursday, September 22, 2011 More than half of renters who wish to buy a home say they are unable to because they’re not able to save enough for a down payment, according to Trulia’s Fall 2011 American Dream survey. Lack of a down payment proved to be the biggest obstacle for young adults (18-34 year olds), as 62 percent cite it...

Water Damage Prevention

Water damage can come from a variety of sources: lake of maintenance, storms, flooding, broken water pipes and lines, leaking washing machines, and more. This can lead to odor problems, property damage, mold and worse. If left unaddressed, water damage can eventually cause structural damage, which can be quite costly to repair and can even affect a home’s...

Secure Your Vacant Listed Property

My client was recently victimized by burglars who decided to break into the house and stole parts of an HVAC system and the Copper Pipes to the home.  This incident caused a lot of damage to the home and financial loss to my homeowner.  While I have heard of incidents like this before, I never felt the need to share this concern until it really hit close to...

FEMA’s How to Prepare for a Hurricane

To prepare for a hurricane, you should take the following measures: Make plans to secure your property. Permanent storm shutters offer the best protection for windows. A second option is to board up windows with 5/8” marine plywood, cut to fit and ready to install. Tape does not prevent windows from breaking. Install straps or additional clips to securely...