A short sale in real estate is not always a pleasant transaction. There are many ways to lose a home but signing away ownership in a manner that destroys credit, embarrasses the family and strips an owner of dignity is one of the hardest. For owners who can no longer afford to keep mortgage payments ...

In 2009, the Treasury Department introduced the HAFA program to provide a viable option for homeowners who are unable to keep their homes through the existing Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP).  The HAFA program took effect on April 5, 2010 and end next year on December 31, 2012. Check Out this video about HAFA!  Any ...

How do I get started on a short sale? Just like purchasing a home, it takes time to work a short sale – in many cases, even more time. Be patient and take it one step at a time. This can often take 90-180 days, and if successful, could be well worth your time.1. Contact ...

                The Many Ways To Sell Your Home Selling a house is a complicated process, no matter how good the real estate market is. Whether you’re a first-time home seller or not, you’ll probably have a bunch of questions. Do I need a real estate agent? What’s “closing”? ...

1. Schedule an early Closing Set the closing date a few weeks ahead of any deadlines you may have, Holmes says. Buyers trying to purchase a home by June 30 should set the closing date for mid-June or earlier, she says. “When you pick a date that’s a few weeks earlier than necessary, you’re still ...

Prepping and staging a house. Every seller wants her home to sell fast and bring top dollar. Does that sound good to you? Well, it’s not luck that makes that happen. It’s careful planning and knowing how to professionally spruce up your home that will send home buyers scurrying for their checkbooks. Here is how ...

 WHEN SELLING A NEW HOME TO TRADING UP TO A LARGER HOME #1.  Unlike the experience of buying a first home, when you’re looking to move-up, and already own a home, there are certain factors that can complicate the situation. It’s very important for you to consider these issues before you list your home for sale. ...

Buying a home can be complicated and frightening. You acquire a large debt and assume many new responsibilities. And in the  back of your mind is that nagging question, “Did I get ripped off?“ The American Homeowners Foundation has prepared a list of ten tips designed to help you make the best home-buying decision possible. ...

Real estate investing is increasing at a staggering rate these days. More and more individuals are learning that real estate investments can offer wonderful earning potential. Investing is a process that has many attractive qualities that make it a viable money-producing opportunity. There are a number of benefits that go along with purchasing real estate investments ...

Residential Real Estate, once a shining star of the national economy that seemed unstoppable, has had a rocky few years. Nationally, home price appreciation is slowing down from the rapid pace experienced by many markets over the past few years. Mortgage interest rates are on their way up. Is this any time to be thinking ...