Keeping the “Fath”: Investor Taps Into Lucrative Investing Niche



Imagine a real estate investing niche fueled by society’s demand for higher education, then factor in a government unable to meet the housing demand, created by an endless drumbeat of “you’ve got to go to college or you’ll be a miserable failure in life” messages…

Three Insider Strategies for Short Sale Approvals



If short sales are on your shortlist of ways to make money in 2012’s real estate market, it’s crucial that you be able to get your offers approved in the shortest possible period of time. Bob Hertzog, owner of Summit Home Consultants in Phoenix, AZ, closes about 90% of his short sale offers, and he offers some great advice for experienced real estate agents.

Rules of Phone Use in Foreclosure Marketing



Many real estate professionals – agents, brokers and investors – have embraced the use of the telephone when contacting homeowners facing foreclosure. Here’s the question: How compliant are you with state and federal rules? Do you know some of the issues you’ll need to think about before making your first call?

Las Vegas Foreclosures Drop; Opportunities Still Exist



Congratulations, Las Vegas! After 62 consecutive months as the poster child of the foreclosure crisis, Las Vegas’ foreclosure rate dropped below that of Arizona. Granted, it didn’t drop by much, but will this ever-so-slight improvement impact real estate investing opportunities in Sin City?

Obama Housing Rescue: Not Enough Life Jackets to Go Around



When government decides to dive into the water and rescue drowning homeowners, little thought is given to how so-called “bold” rescue plans will impact those who won’t be offered their very own bailout package. For instance, the Obama administration is bent on rescuing a core constituency: vulnerable, middle-class homeowners.

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