Why Some Home Sellers Prefer Direct Buyers Over Brokers

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A real estate broker is a person or entity who serves as an intermediary, or middleman between sellers and buyers of real estate, and is the person who initiates or attempts to find property sellers and buyers In the US housing setting, a real estate broker and his accompanying sales team, assists sellers in promoting […]


Zero Down Real Estate Investing

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Zero down? Why would a seller want to walk away from closing with nothing? Well, they wouldn’t, and that brings up the most important point about real estate investing with no downpayment: The seller almost always needs cash at closing, but it doesn’t have to be YOUR cash. A Zero Down Example I’m selling a […]


Specific Performance Demands In Real Estate Transactions

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Every so often, real estate transactions can go bad. This often results in one party demanding the other specifically perform pursuant to the real estate contract. Specific Performance Demands In Real Estate Transactions Once a seller and buyer agree on a price for a property, a real estate contract is signed. The contract contains provisions […]


Understanding How A Buyer S Agent Can Help You

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When purchasing a home, most people will have an opportunity to interact with one or more real estate sales people (often referred to as real estate agents or “realtors”). It is very important for a home buyer to understand the roles and responsibilities of a real estate sales person, especially who they represent in the […]


Fsbos The Secret Of After Settlement Escrow To Solve Problems

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Most FSBOs (people who are selling their own homes) are aware of the conventional use of escrow. In this article, we look at ways to use escrow to solve problems. Escrow Escrow means different things in different parts of the country. In California it’s part and parcel of the settlement process. In Virginia, while there’s […]


Why Sell Your House To An Investor

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When talking to people who are trying to sell their house I’m often asked the question, “Why should I sell my house to you?” That’s a great question. Today’s house seller has lots of options: they can list their house with a real estate agent, they can try to sell the house themselves or they […]


Home Buyer Incentives It Doesn T Hurt To Ask

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In a seller’s market, a prospective home buyer needs to be a little more cautious when negotiating a purchase; however, in today’s buyer’s market, incentives are an accepted part of the deal. It certainly never hurts to ask. It’s not uncommon for a seller to wait for three months or longer to sell their home, […]


Home Buyer Negotiation And Communication

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The goal in a real estate negotiation is to reach a good agreement – one in which the underlying interests of both buyer and seller are met. The results of a poor agreement often return to haunt the parties after closing. Many of our real estate clients have been experienced negotiators in other industries, and […]


Escalation Clauses A Home Buyer S Secret Weapon

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Today we discuss escalation clauses because much of the country is experiencing an extreme “sellers’ market.” By that, I mean there are more buyers than there are sellers, and that results in sellers’ getting more than one offer to buy their property. The seller can be picky about the terms under which he is willing […]


Purchasing Property And Building In Skopelos Island Greece

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It is said that Skopelos is the greenest of all the many islands of Greece and once you have spent some time exploring this magical place it is a difficult claim to deny. With five million pines, fifty thousand olive trees and only five thousand inhabitants it is a place where the natural world dominates […]


Final Walk Through The Value Of Your Contract

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A walk-through is an important step in a real estate transaction. To get the most out of it, make sure you understand the terms of the purchase contract. Check Things the Contract Specifies When you signed the contact to purchase your new home, certain elements and characteristics were specified. If the home does not match […]


Three Ways To Purchase Property

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You can purchase property for cash, of course, and if you have it, this can be the best way to get a great price. What if you don’t have the cash? Here are some of you other options. Partner To Purchase Property Join the local real estate investing group in your town. Then start taking […]


Fsbo Real Estate

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Buying FSBO real estate, or houses for sale by owner, has its own particular problems and opportunities. Dealing with an uninformed seller who thought he knew enough to handle everything by himself can be frustrating, but it can also be very profitable if you are prepared. First you need to understand the FSBO seller. People […]


How To Make An Offer On A Home

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You probably already know some of the secrets of how to make an offer on a home. You offer less than you’re willing to pay, right? That’s the most common negotiation technique. For experienced investors, though, that’s just one technique among many more powerful ones. How To Make An Offer 1. Offer an odd amount, […]


Learn How To Construct A Letter Of Intent

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A letter of intent is a common way to express your intentions to purchase a property without having to write a formal, legal binding contract. The letter of intent is presented to a seller in the very preliminary stages of a project. The intentions of a buyer are spelled out clearly and simply so the […]


Selling A Home What Attachments Stay Or Go

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The home selling and buying process can be confusing. This is especially true when it is a FSBO (for sale by owner) operation. It’s even tougher when neither the seller nor the buyer is in the real estate business. This article sorts through what stays in the house or condo when it’s sold. Attachments – […]


Creative Real Estate Financing

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Do the creative real estate financing techniques you hear about really work? Yes and no. They likely have all worked somewhere for someone at least once. The important point is to understand the principles involved, so you can find your own creative ways to invest in real estate. Here are ten methods to get you […]


Don T Sell Your Property Without It

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For most people, the prospect of selling their home can be positively daunting. First of all, there are usually plenty of things to do just to get it ready for the market. Besides the traditional clean-up, paint-up, fix-up chores that invariably wind up costing more than you planned, there are always the overriding concerns about […]