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Real Estate Prices and Unemployment

By admin, July 8, 2011 5:13 pm
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Real Estate Prices and Unemployment                 Real Estate Prices have always had a strong correlation with the US unemployment rate.  Over time, when the United States is at full employment (5% or less unemployment), real estate prices have performed better relative to periods of higher unemployment rates.  This correlation between real estate prices and US unemployment has everything ...

How to Buy a Short Sale?

By admin, June 28, 2011 5:09 pm
How to Buy a Short Sale

How to Buy a Short Sale? A Short Sale is the procedure in which homeowners can sell their home for less money than they actually owe on the mortgage.  A Short Sale can be a great alternative to bankruptcy or a foreclosure for a homeowner that can no longer afford to keep paying his or her mortgage. Often, in order to avoid the significant ...

Real Estate Options

By admin, June 27, 2011 6:33 pm
Real Estate Options

Real Estate Options Most real estate investors believe that Real Estate Options are very complicated and difficult to understand, but this should not be the case.  Real Estate Options can be wonderful tools, given the right situation. What is a Real Estate Option? A Real Estate Option is a contract that specifies an agreement between two parties, for a future ...

Rental Rates

By admin, June 26, 2011 8:17 am
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 Rental Rates Over the past five years, the US Apartment Rental Rates have remained relatively stable.  This is somewhat surprising, given the fact that the US Apartment Vacancy Rate had increased greater than 200 basis points (2%) during this same period. Rental Rates: US Apartments Below is a graph analyzing the effective US Apartment Rental Rates over the ...

Vacancy Rates

By admin, June 26, 2011 7:06 am
Vacancy Rate

Vacancy Rates A Vacancy Rate is defined as the percentage of all rental units that are unoccupied or not rented during a specified period of time.  Over the past five years, Vacancy rates in the US have increased.  This has been due to several factors that have altered the behavior of Americans: Oversupply of housing available Weak US economy High unemployment Increase ...

HOA Fees

By admin, June 17, 2011 11:20 pm
HOA Fees

HOA Fees HOA Fees, also known as Homeowner Association Fees, are funds that are collected from homeowners within some type of residential association.  It works like this: Each homeowner pays his or her share of the total expenses.  This money is then pooled together and used to pay for all of the services that the HOA provides. What do HOA Fees Cover?  HOA Fees (Homeowner ...

Negative Equity

By admin, June 17, 2011 3:39 pm
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Negative Equity Negative Equity is when the value of a property used to secure a loan is less than the outstanding balance on the loan.  In real estate, the term Negative Equity is synonymous with the being "underwater" or "upside-down" on a mortgage.  In today's real estate market, many homeowners now have Negative Equity on their home, ...