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A home is probably one of the biggest purchases you’ll ever make in your lifetime, so it’s important to take the proper steps to insure you get the best deal possible. The following are nine great tips for buying a home. Continue reading
In yet another attempt to thwart the realities in the real estate market, four states are considering legislation that would “prohibit or restrict” real estate appraisers from using distressed sales as comparables in their valuations. Continue reading
With home values having fallen so much since the peak in 2006, it’s no surprise that many Americans today have a short sale in their credit histories. With many wanting to become homeowners again, a question I commonly get is when can I buy a house after a short sale? Continue reading
One question I commonly hear in today’s turbulent real estate market has to do with how long you have to wait to buy a house after a foreclosure. Just to clear, note there is no restriction on buying a home after a foreclosure, just on getting a home loan after a foreclosure. Even then, it may be possible (though unlikely, to be honest) to find mortgage financing right after foreclosure, just not from the most common sources of mortgage money such as FHA insured or Fannie Mae funded home loans. Continue reading
Apparently Europe isn’t the only place that has castles. Check out the post over at the Zillow blog about ten castles currently for sale in the United States. Granted, they don’t have the rich history of many European castles , and frankly, many of them can’t compete with the incredible beauty of many European castles, but they are fun to check out. Continue reading
Known mainly for glitzy hotels, endless nightlife, shows, and gambling, Las Vegas has also become known as a fascinating case study in what happens when real estate goes from bubble to massive bust. Continue reading
It doesn’t appear that the housing market is out of the woods yet. CNN.com is reporting that the percentage of upside down homeowners increased to 27% in the 4th quarter of 2010. Continue reading
Senator Harry Reid from Nevada demonstrated yesterday so much of what is wrong with how the federal government spends money. In a speech on the Senate floor, Senator Reid decried proposed spending cuts that would eliminate funding for the annual Cowboy Poetry Festival in northern Nevada. Continue reading
If you’ve recently lost your job, you’re probably feeling a mixture of frustration, anger, perhaps even fear. I too know what it’s like to lose a job – it’s not fun! Continue reading