What is a double closing?

What is a double closing?

Views: 2082        Posted on: Apr 10 2012        Tags: Definitions, Real Estate Agent, Seller, Buyer, Closing

What is a capitalization rate?

What is a capitalization rate?

Views: 1912        Posted on: Apr 10 2012        Tags: Definitions

Getting Divorced Get the house

In a divorce how does one "assume" a home loan that was/is in the other spouses name? Where do I start?

Views: 2108        Posted on: Apr 10 2012        Tags: Mortgage, Divorce, Ownership

Should I incorporate myself before I buy investment real estate properties?

I've heard some people say that it's good to incorporate yourself before you invest in real estate properties while others say there's no real benefit to it, at least not until you've got a few properties under your belt.

My question is, should I incorporate before I buy my first real estate investment property? And if not, when should I incorporate?

Views: 3222        Posted on: Apr 10 2012        Tags: Buyer, Incorporate, Corporation

Buying property after bankruptcy

I plan on filing bankruptcy in the next couple of months and I was wondering is it better to just incorporate my name so that I can buy property faster. I know it takes 2 years if not. I also plan on building a real estate portfolio, so I figured I'd incorporate myself and start buying property again that way. How long does it take to build credit to buy property if incorporated and what should I do to build credit up as a corporation? Also, is LLC best for what I'm trying to do? Thanks! I appreciate any advice given.

Views: 2068        Posted on: Apr 10 2012        Tags: Buyer, Bankruptcy

Short sale/sellers agent sitting on bid

My Husband and I just put in a bid for a short sale. Originally the house was listed at 45000. a week ago they dropped the price to 35000. Our bid is for 37000 put in on Saturday. It has minimal POS violations. Now we found out this house is not a foreclosure so i am confused as to why it is being sold as a short sale. The owner died 6 months ago and the sister is POA seller. However it is being presented to us as a short sale being owned by bank of America. Our Agent turned in our bid to the sellers agent saturday, Now it is Tuesday and we found out the sellers agent hasn't opened our packet with the offer because she is now getting more viewings. She is holding out to get more bids for the house. How long can she hold onto the bid without responding? Does this sound like red flags to anyone else? why is it a short sale if it wasn't a foreclosure? Is there anything we can do to heighten our chances? It already took lots of homework to find a lender for that small of a mortgage. Can we put in a higher bid with them not even seeing the original bid? is that smart in the first place? I feel like the seller's agent is not playing fair with our emotions or our future for a home.

Views: 2011        Posted on: Apr 10 2012        Tags: Real Estate Agent, Short Sale, Seller, Buyer

What is the best way to buy your kid a home, and limit your tax liabilities

I own my home, i want to buy a house for my kid. before, I have pulled out an equity loan at 6.% and purchased a house for my kid. i registered it and have them paying me a 8.5% mortgage to me. they have out grew this house and i want to buy another one for them. what is the best way to limit my tax liabilities, and still purchase a home for them. they would still pay me back for it. like they do now. the previous way seemed a bit expensive. and my taxes seemed messed up.

Views: 1869        Posted on: Apr 10 2012        Tags: Tax

What does REO mean?

When I see a house listed as an REO, what does that mean?

Views: 2040        Posted on: Apr 05 2012        Tags: REO, Definitions

Should I get a fixed or variable rate ?

Which is better now, fixed or variable ?

Views: 2088        Posted on: Apr 05 2012        Tags: Interest Rates, Mortgage, Fixed Rate, Variable Rate

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