Home Auctions With a Financing Contingency



Online auctions for bank-owned and short sale homes are becoming more mainstream as the shopping experience becomes more user-friendly. In fact, online real estate auction marketplace Hubzu experienced a 20% increase in listings in the first quarter of 2015 compared to the same quarter last year. Financing Contingency is a Welcome Approach Hubzu offers a […]

Detroit Foreclosure Auction Attracts $3M Bid for 6,000 Crumbling Homes



Detroit is on a mission to unload its blight, with plans to foreclose on one of every five properties in default in the city. Last week, in a mega-auction, one bidder offered up $3.2 million for a bundle of more than 6,000 foreclosures, which equates to about $500 per property.

Tax Lien Investing Pros and Cons



Tax lien investing has long been a popular method of investing in real estate but it should not be taken lightly. Although potential returns are huge, so are the risks. Approximately $425 billion in state and local real estate property taxes are owed across the U.S. each year. Of that, about $6 billion goes delinquent. […]

Atlanta Investment Properties – Foreclosures Still Plentiful In Georgia



From commercial properties to multi-million dollar mansions down to small 2 bed, 1 bath cottages, it appears that there are still plenty of foreclosures and thus potential investment properties available across metro Atlanta and the entire state of Georgia.

How To Properly Research Sheriff Sales



The sheriff’s sale is the last step in the foreclosure process. It’s also usually the opportunity to acquire a property at the lowest possible price. But that opportunity doesn’t come without substantial risk. Because of the risk, buying at sheriff’s auctions isn’t something I recommend but it is out there and others do it so […]

The Many Real Estate Investing Opportunities



Even serious real estate investors fail to consider the many, many different investment strategies that are out there. We all know that finding desperate sellers is the best way of helping others out of a bad situation while making a profit for you. Some people think it is unethical searching out distressed property owners to […]

West North Carolina Lots at Auction February 8th



Yadkin Valley Financial Corp. continues the purging of their loan portfolio with the upcoming auction of some 56 residential lots across northwest North Carolina. Iron Horse Auction Co. Inc. is to handle the auction, according to the news.

Broken Dreams: Couple Wake Up To Nightmare As ‘New’ Home is Bulldozed



A young Detroit couple who thought they had a bargain on their hands when they snapped up an old townhouse for just $500 at auction, swiftly saw their dreams come crashing back down to earth when their new home was reduced to a pile of rubble just weeks later.

Top Auctioneers Reveal Nuggets of Advice for Sellers



Selling properties that range from residential and luxury homes to commercial buildings and development lots, the auction method of sale continues to rise in popularity. For those considering the journey down the auction route, here’s some invaluable advice from the best in the business.

Unorthodox Profits From Tax Liens



Sometimes to make money in real estate you have to go against the flow. One of the unorthodox and advanced strategies I employ involves bidding on tax liens that most people won’t understand, but which I’m about to explain to you now.

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