Profiting From Today’s Housing Market



The first three months of this year saw house flipping jump 20 percent. House flipping is generally measured as houses that are bought and resold within 12 months or less. Although it’s a sellers’ market, buyers want turnkey houses. There is very little retail market for houses needing repairs. There aren’t many but fixers are […]

Finding the Right Neighborhoods for Wholesale Purchases



Determining the best neighborhoods to purchase wholesale properties depends on your business and income strategy. In today’s market, it’s still a good strategy to be looking for REO unless you want the hassles that come with purchasing a short sale. There are exceptions to this but why not take the easy route with REO. The […]

Experts Speculate on Foreclosure Discounts



The general consensus is that foreclosures will soon pick up again, as lenders look to start getting through the huge backlog of troubled loans they have amassed over the last year and a half. This expectation has led to a number of analysts wondering what the impact on overall home prices will be.

Freddie Mac Requests $6 Billion to Offset Third Quarter Losses



Freddie Mac has asked the government to bail it out again with an additional $6 billion in aid, so that it can offset third quarter losses. The request is the largest of its kind since April 2010. Altogether, the taxpayer has had to stump up almost $169 billion to rescue Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, […]

Survey Shows 34% of Realtors Feel “Unsafe on the Job”



A new survey of more than 450 professional real estate agents conducted by Moby, the personal safety application developer, showed that 34% of them feel unsafe on the job “sometimes”. The majority of those who had felt unsafe at one time or another were female real estate agents, with 42% saying they had felt unsafe […]

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