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Do Your Part to Fix the Economy, Buy a Home!

But seriously!   Everyone has to live somewhere.   Buy the place you live in,if you are able.   If not, buy a place that someone else is dying to live in and become a landlord.    Real estate is a decent investment.   Since the recession of 2008, the U.S. economy and real estate market have been slowly but…

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Why “Turbo-Title”?

People Die.  Statutes of Limitation Run Out.   Loan Commitments Expire.   Creditor companies go out of business.   Witnesses relocate.  Co-Owners become estranged and quit cooperating.  Foreclosing Trustees refuse to postpone auctions.   Memories fade. All these realities added together make a pretty compelling reason to know about and start fixing possible title problems at the earliest possible…

201608.17
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Fear Mongering to Motivate Home Ownership?

The ever entertaining and thought provoking NREP (National Real Estate Post), formerly known as TBWS (Think Big Work Small) challenges our national leadership and loan regulators to promote home ownership by easing qualification regulations.  /Shocking Zillow Renter Report The NREP blog also points out that the 50 year low in the home ownership index  may…

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Short Selling in Divorce

For most divorces, a driving objective is closure.   One or both of the parties has generally reached the state of being “over it”.   Child custody, division of assets, and support issues are challenging.   But there is another issue which can rain frustration on a divorce like a monsoon, and that is the disposition of real…

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Why can’t I let my brother in law negotiate my short sale? He is a realtor after all!

Kudos to one of our legal network affiliates of Attorney Short Sale Negotiators who answered this question as succinctly and accurately as you could ever ask: Should real estate agents negotiate short sales? No.  Absolutely not.  It is replete with legal issues, risks, deficiency issues (amounting to tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars of…

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Dare To Own The Dream

Newsflash!    HUD (the Department of Housing and Urban Development) has declared June as National Home Ownership Month! Some believe the hype is a way of trying to generate better economic figures and arguments for the incumbent party to convince voters that the incumbent party deserves another four years in the White House. According to DS…