4 Super Trends to Keep in Mind When Considering Investments

ShareFollow Us!Money is an odd ball of asset. Investing the money into something is a better way to get more money long term. Pennies under the mattress isn’t cutting it – or never did – for increasing wealth. You want something concrete, but not literal concrete. A house would pay out. In a Gallup Poll asking, “How […]

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Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid to Take Photos at an Open House

We’re willing to bet you’ve probably never seen any prospective home buyers walking around inside a property for an open house with a big camera in hand, snapping away at every possible angle. The thought’s preposterous, because the website or flyer already has a detailed listing of photos! What’s the point? The Point Is This: […]

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4 Ideal Skills to Help You Sell Your Own Home the Right Way

There’s a reason over 40% of Chicago-area homes go on the market without a realtor (and that’s just one city). FSBO has been getting hot lately, and there seems to be no signs of it slowing down, for obvious perks and reasons. However, when you sell your own home, know this: you’ll…

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Top 6 Questions to Ask Professionals About HOAs

HOAs (also known as “homeowner associations”) are like gatekeepers. Think Ghostbusters here. Zuul. If only we could get Vinz Clortho, the Keymaster, onboard, we’d be doing more than crossing the streams here in the real estate industry. Alas, we don’t — and we face these gatekeepers of HOAs with a lot of trepidation due to […]

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3 Reasons Why Green Building Is Building a Better Home Today

It’s quite the lofty claim to make, but when you crunch the numbers, it just might be a possibility nowadays: just ask Paul Girard of Ata Pop Homes who might’ve unlocked the secret to truly green building efficiency for optimal, environmentally friendly homes. But how? The Science Is Staggering, But Here’s the Deal on the […]

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Why Beach Real Estate Property Can Help De-Stress You From the Daily Grind

Let’s conduct an experiment here: do you have an alarm clock handy? If so, get it out. Plug it in. Next step: let’s hope this alarm clock has one of those features allowing you to loop all sorts of sounds while you sleep. You know what I’m talking about? I’m talking about the synthetic playback of all sorts of nature sounds —

  • Waterfalls
  • Raindrops
  • Wind
  • Crickets
That sort of thing. Go ahead and get this video started, by the way, while reading, and I can guarantee that this will be the best article you’ll ever read today.
I know, I know. You’re probably wondering where I’m going with this, especially when the title does say that this is something about the benefits of beach real estate property, so what am I getting at? Or am I just pulling your strings and leading you on some goose chase?

No Goose Chase Here: Just Beautiful Visuals and a Feast for the Ears

There’s just one more sound you would’ve heard on that video, which also could possibly be on your alarm clock. It’s a popular one. I am, of course, talking about the ever-familiar sound of the surf, perhaps some seagulls in the air, and the gentle crash of waves on the shore. It’s the beach.
Name one individual researching for zero-down homes, and automatically you’ll know that the term “beachfront property” perks people’s ears up real fast. It’s obvious.
The appeal of the getaway, the visuals, sights and lack of city sound make for a great meditative escape, relieving you of stress and recharging you for the next daily grind, whatever it may be.
Your instant benefit is that revitalization. You stay productive. You get the relaxation you need. Heck, some may even resort to their, well, resort every weekend to recharge for Monday and the rest of the workweek. In fact…that’s probably why they call it a “resort”!

Don’t Knock the Beach Real Estate Property

It just might be the best thing to ever happen to you, emotionally, spiritually, even practically from a profession standpoint. I’d go this far to say that you benefit the best as a writer, or an artist. Why?
Not only can you handle more of the ‘marketing’ and business aspect of your job during your regular days in the city, but you can do your work while on vacation. Every weekend. Or on any given week.
Bonus! Don’t cheat, though, and settle for the alarm clock. I’d suggest getting the beachfront property, going for the real thing. It’s always better. 
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Fannie Mae Is Fanning the Flames of Their Mortgage Delinquency Rate

Ever tried to build a fire and it got a little out of hand? Sure, you have. As we exit the heat of summer and prepare for the slowly coming Fall season, you can be sure to continue the quiet nights in front of the fire as the falling leaves grace your presence with peace and the warm colors of Autumn as we see the real estate market seem to make its gradual climb into prosperity, particularly for one aspect of the mortgage loan industry of 2015

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Fannie Mae – Looks Like Things Are Looking Up for Mortgage Rates

In particular, it’s been reported that the mortgage delinquency rate saw a decline in July from 1.66% to 1.63%. And that’s not even the most impressive metric so far for this real estate market. Fannie Mae’s feelin’ it as this is the lowest level for mortgage delinquency since – wait for it – 2008!

So, yes – our real estate market is getting better.

However, It’ll Be a While Before Fannie Mae Sees the Fire Go Out Completely

It’s still good news that Fannie Mae’s mortgage delinquency rate’s going down, but here’s the thing: the “norm” for the mortgage delinquency rate is traditionally under 1%. So Fannie Mae’s getting there, albeit a bit slower and more gradual. The statistics and predictions show that by 2017 Fannie Mae’s delinquency rate will hit the under-1% mark.

So keep fanning away, Fannie Mae. You’ll get there.

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The Double-Edge Sword of Real Estate: Future Property Developments

Real estate’s like gambling when you think about it. You’re basically betting on a property hitting it big. You don’t know if it’s going to hit big. You have certain factors on your side, though: property values, assessments, location, trends, that sort of thing. But you can never be sure of what’s going to happen. Even if you’re just a potential home buyer looking for your zero-down home through H.O.P.E. to Own, you’re never sure if that home’s going to turn into a good investment on your end in the future just in case you plan on mortgage refinancing or moving out.

More so is the fact that you never know what’s going to happen to property developments around
your particular real estate in question! That’s what this is all about.

Future Property Developments: Will They Help You or Hurt You?

This takes some real estate research, far beyond what you’re accustomed to, just so you know. After all, if you invest or purchase a home in a development that may face vacancies or additional land developments, that may just have a tremendous effect on the future supply and home pricing around you.
Other such issues can include soon-to-be governmental prospects on developments for new schools, hospitals, changes in zoning and traffic for better flow or access to other amenities and that sort of thing. If changes are made around you — for better or worse, specifically for you — you could be looking at a good thing…. Or a bad thing.

It’s a Gamble. But What Do You Expect?

Shoot the tables and see what you come up with, I guess. You go in with great knowledge and technique, though, as a real estate investor. Whether it’s beachfront real estate or just a single-family home in a neighborhood — whatever the case, wherever the chips fall, if you have some idea of what’s going to happen in the future, you’ll have some idea of just what you might net in terms of ROI, or property value.
Lucky seven.
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RTOR’s Latest Review: Nationwide Property Values

We’ve seen the Zillows, Active Rains and other such real estate sites out there, but when it comes to simplicity, an authentic human voice — something you, the reader, can relate to — nothing beats this particular site. Nationwide Property Values. Check it out, and you just might stick around for a bit as you learn […]

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Why Being a Blog Writer Can Make You a Great Home Seller

This is great fear of many real estate agents — and brokers. The idea that you have to write. And not just poetry, or anything like that, or even a mega-novel! No. The idea of writing a blog is like slitting your throat. Do you have the time to do that as a home seller? No. You’re too busy marketing and showing homes. You do not have the time as a home seller to sit in your bed or chair, with your laptop, writing on your Wordpress, Blogger, Tumblr, or even Facebook about your experiences, or thoughts, especially regarding the real estate industry. Right?

I Need to Make This Clear: Get With the Program and Start Writing

Blogging is essential to real estate when you think about it. It’s all about networking. We’re already pretty keen on the idea of social media being a hit with the real estate market, so it makes sense to think that the bread and butter of the digital atmosphere that is blogging would lay that foundation and build your audience better than any open house.
Get. Your. Wordpress. On. Start writing. Right now. It’ll only help your real estate business.

Think of It This Way, People: How Else Are Prospective Buyers Going to Learn About You?

When selling through social media, you have to realize that it’s not just the technology, or even the home itself, making the sale. You are as well. You’re the secret weapon. You’re the closer. You’re the one making sure the buyer follows through on the purchase. After all, you can catch the fish on the hook, but only you can reel it in.
So be prolific with your blogging. Through the content you build, you can syndicate it through Twitter, through Facebook, through LinkedIn — through the entire World Wide Web. And before you know it, you’re known not only in the industry, but with buyers in your area. Go hyperlocal. Get in depth. Stick to the news. Of course relate to your reader with your own thoughts about anything going on in your life, because that personalizes the marketing aspect to great effect. But the important thing is to just write. And write with your own personal voice.

You’ll Find That You’ll Nab Many Buyers That Way

That’s actually Sales 101 when you think about it: connecting to the customer in a personal way. There’s no better way to do that than blogging (or “blog writing”). And the real estate, you can bet your bread and butter on it, will benefit from it greatly.
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