Archives for September 2013

Owner Financing – A Strategy for Sellers to Cash Out



There is no doubt that obtaining a bank loan is very difficult in today’s economy. As a result, more and more real estate investors are seeking seller-financing. That option doesn’t always work when the seller has a near-term need for the cash, unless they are aware that the secondary market for real estate secured by […]

Flipping Is Alive But Profits Are Down



From the steady stream of comments on the previous article about flipping houses, it’s clear that many investors have remained in the flipping market because they believe capital requirements for the hold and rent market don’t deliver the higher level of returns that the flipping market does. By the Numbers Certainly, some flipping investors are […]

Bank of England Not Concerned over Possible Property Bubble



The Bank of England is not concerned that a property bubble may be forming in the UK, but does intend to keep a close eye on things. Just recently there have been worries that property prices are increasing too quickly, especially in London and the South East, but the Bank of England’s Financial Policy Committee […]

Tricks for Getting Your Home Ready for Winter



With the first day of fall behind us we are beginning to see the leaves change colors on the trees and it can only mean one thing-fall is officially here and winter will fast be upon us. What this translates to for most homeowners is that we are trying to finish out all of our […]

Younger Buyers Willing to Spend More on Luxury Real Estate



An article by RISMedia highlights the results of a new survey by Coldwell Banker which found that the luxury real estate market is being propelled forward by wealthy younger buyers. This group of buyers is also willing to spend more on property compared to wealthy buyers aged 55 or older. The survey covered Americans  over […]

Memphis Foreclosures and the Market Going Forward



According to Corelogic data from earlier this year, the Memphis foreclosure rate is 1.48% of the total homeownership market. At the same time, the national average stood at 2.30%. Although the numbers are small, they show the Memphis foreclosure rate is 35.7% lower than the national average. Why the Memphis Foreclosure Rate is Lower Affordability […]

5 Must-Do SEO Practices For Real Estate Agents With A Website



Proper search engine optimization techniques are critical for achieving a high ranking, driving more traffic, and generating more sales leads. Without adequate traffic visiting your real estate website, the probability of you selling more homes and making more money significantly declines. So for those who are new to web marketing or even for those who […]

Is It Worth Having a Home Inspection Prior to Listing?



A home inspection can cost around $500 but real estate experts think it might be worthwhile for sellers to invest this money prior to listing. They point out it’s an excellent way of holding on to the control over the sale. The article in Fox Business points out that whenever a home buyer pays for […]

Three Ways to Profit From Real Estate Investments



Before getting into the real estate investment business, be sure you understand all of the potential profit possibilities. Here we look at the primary three. One appeal about real estate investing is that it’s mostly a passive income stream. That allows you to learn the ropes while keeping your day job. You gain a second […]

UK Property Prices Predicted to Rise in Autumn



Over the past few months statistics have shown that property prices in the UK have increased, but the latest survey from Rightmove shows that asking prices for new listings declined over the summer. In spite of this the company is forecasting an increase in asking prices this fall. According to the article in Propertywire.com prices […]

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