Here’s how long it takes for your credit to recover after buying a home

It takes around 11 months for a consumer’s credit score to recover after purchasing a home, a new study by online loan marketplace LendingTree has found. When a consumer buys a home, their credit score drops by an average of 15 points, but only after 160 days, or just over five months. That’s because it

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Millennials delaying first home purchase by 7 years due to student debts

The burden of student debt means that young adults are being forced to delay their first home purchase by an average of seven years

NBA star LeBron James spends $21m on luxury Hollywood pad

NBA and now Hollywood star LeBron James, who plays as a forward for the Cleveland Cavaliers, has just slapped down a cool $21 million to buy a new luxury home in Los Angeles’ Brentwood neighborhood

How to Start Your Investing Business Plan

You’ll almost certainly change you real estate investing business plan over time but you must have one before making your first investment. I strongly suggest the first part of your plan be to educate yourself about the many ways you can invest in real estate. Then pick one method and stick with it for at

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The Sure Ways to Find Peace of Mind When Settling on a Property

Anxiety often settles in when people close in on large-scale purchases. Real estate is one of these transactions, and the buying process can be strenuous when serious money and commitment is involved. It’s a big deal, and there’s really no other way to put it. However, it’s possible to achieve a certain level of comfort

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Real Estate Trends-What Do Younger Buyers Value?

Ask a listing agent today about who is the most connected, the fastest to respond and most likely to text back their replies and they will say Millennials, hands down.  The generation born after 1983 has more and more electronic resources at their fingertips, a huge database of searchable information, vast social networks and a

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Lease Options – Low Cost / Low Risk Investing

For beginners and experienced investors alike, lease option investing is one of the lowest cost and lowest risk ways of investing. There are several versions of lease option investing. Here I deal with what is known as the sandwich lease option.

Ways To Finance Your Commercial Real Estate Purchases

Commercial real estate investing can truly be a lucrative business, but before you decide how to finance your purchase, you need to know what you are planning to do with the property. In other words, your exit strategy will determine how you’ll want to finance the property.

Home Properties Acquires Two Apartment Communities

Home Properties Inc. has revealed details about its purchase of two apartment communities:  The Gates of Deer Grove in Palatine, IL. for $20.2 million and The Courts at Dulles in Herndon, VA. for $92.75 million. With these transactions, Home Properties purchases for 2011 have reached $500.8 million. On November 30, Home Properties purchased The Courts

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HomeVestors Purchases its 50,000th House in Oklahoma City

HomeVestors of America announced today that it had successfully purchased its 50,000th home in Oklahoma City. The property was acquired by Mull Properties, a HomeVestors franchise independently owned and operated, responsible for 450 purchases in the past six years. Founded in 1996, HomeVestors purchased 25,000 homes in its first 10 years of business. Since then

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