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Seven Real Estate Trends to Watch For in 2015

Seven Real Estate Trends to Watch For in 2015 2014 marked the best year in economic recovery since the recession, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This means that there may be more opportunities for home ownership in 2015. … Continue reading

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Homeowner inspections

by; Bennie D. Waller, PhD Homeowner inspections are incredibly important, however most states have very limited requirements as to what qualifies as a home inspector. In Virginia, there are NO requirements. If you put forth yourself as a home inspector, … Continue reading

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Who really benefits from a real estate dual-agent?

Who really benefits from a real estate dual-agent? by Ray Akers, columnist Buying a home through the listing agent sets up a dual-agency situation. A dual-agency can occur with two agents when both are working for the same real estate … Continue reading

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Are Foreclosures Still a Threat in Today’s Market?

Are Foreclosures Still a Threat in Today’s Market? Dr. Scott Wentland discusses foreclosure paper written by co-authors Xun Bian, Bennie D. Waller and Geoffrey K Turnbull. We’ve heard so much about foreclosures in the news, especially during the mortgage/credit crisis, … Continue reading

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Why Jumbo Mortgages Are So Cheap

Submitted by Aaron Crowe on November 03, 2014 Jumbo mortgage rates are at 25-year lows , beating interest rates on traditional, conforming loans. At first glance, that doesn’t make sense because jumbo loans are for expensive homes. Why would a bank give a lower loan rate to … Continue reading

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10 biggest mortgage mistakes

Avoid these costly home loan pitfalls A mortgage is the biggest debt most of us will ever carry, and a home is the most expensive purchase we will ever make. That’s why it’s so important to avoid pitfalls like letting … Continue reading

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The Return of Stated Income Loans

by Aaron Crowe on October 07, 2014 Small business owners and the self-employed who have difficulty being approved for a traditional home mortgage because they can’t provide pay stubs or tax returns to show their income are getting some relief. … Continue reading

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4 Things to Know Before Suing Your Landlord

REPOSTED FROM http://www.huffingtonpost.com/realtorcom/ A bad landlord can make even the best apartment feel like a trap. If issues progress past the point where you can have a rational discussion and you stand to lose money, you might consider suing your landlord. … Continue reading

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Are You Looking for a MBA In Real Estate?

Real Estate is an increasingly complex, highly competitive, and fast-paced industry, and tomorrow’s professionals require advanced knowledge and training to excel in this field. Graduate studies in real estate are in demand more than ever because an MBA in real … Continue reading

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10 Cheapest States for Mortgage Rates

10 Cheapest States for Mortgage Rates By Christina Lavingia What Affects Regional Mortgage Rates Several factors work in tandem to drive mortgage rate changes. On the national level, the prime rate, LIBOR, bond yields, inflation and mortgage-backed securities all affect … Continue reading

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