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Canceling Private Mortgage Insurance (2)
January 22, 2001 "I was told that under Federal legislation passed in 1999, private mortgage insurance is cancelled automatically at some point -- borrowers don?t have to do anything. Is that right." Yes. Under one provision of that law, lenders are required to ... more...

Pros and Cons: Mortgage Insurance Versus Higher Rate
December 6, 1999 "We have a 5 percent down payment and our lender has offered us a Tax Advantage Mortgage Insurance plan instead of conventional private mortgage insurance (PMI). Instead of paying a mortgage insurance ... more...

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Loan To Value Ratio
Loan To Value Ratio Loan To Value, LTV. This is the size of the loan or mortgage as a percentage of the value of the property or price being paid for the property, eg a property valued at $120,000 with a mortgage of $108,000 would have an LTV of 90%. Loans with an LTV over ... more...

Market Value
Market Value The highest price that a buyer would pay and the lowest price a seller would accept on a property. Market value is the most probable price which a property should bring in under normal market conditions and may be different from the price a property could actually be ... more...

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6 REASONS for Investing in Florida Real Estate Investment Property NOW
I invite you to take the next few minutes to learn the truth about the real estate market, how it compares to other methods of building assets and why it is such a lucrative form of investing. Many potential investors will say, 'I need to get into the Florida Investment Property market', especially ... more...

Real Estate for Beginners: Residential Property Taxes
Whenever you own a piece of land, you will be taxed for it. Whether it is commercial property or residential property, there is still a tax to pay, whether it is for a village, town, city, county, or state. Most residential private property taxes are handled on the local level, going no higher than ... more...

How to Buy a Home When Your in Your Twenties
A Singles Game of Real Estate (Getting started in your twenties)Due to the fact that most of us grow up in either a rented apartment or our parents single family home, it stands to reason that most people, when beginning to ask themselves the question of purchasing their own dwelling, will come to ... more...

How Appraisals and Assessments Differ
Many people think appraisals and assessments are the same thing or at least that they should be for the same amount. The truth is they can vary greatly. Lets look at each of them.AppraisalsAn appraisal is an estimate of market value. An appraiser can use many methods for coming up with this ... more...

A Singles Game of Real Estate
This discussion leans toward answering questions asked most often by our youthful men and women in there early twenties. They often begin to ask themselves the question, Should I consider buying a home, condo/town-home or some other type of real estate that I can call my own? Due to the fact that ... more...

The Ultimate Short Sale Secret
Buying foreclosures can be extremely profitable for real estate investors. However, most of these homeowners are mortgaged to the hilt. They have no equity, and big loan payments. In fact, many actually owe more than the property is worth!Most investors will walk away from these deals because ... more...

I have a buyer for your property and I can sell it now!
A Realtor has just talked to you and said, "I have a buyer for your property and I can sell it now; perhaps for more money than the price your current real estate agent has it listed for." Have you heard this or a version of this? Or, "I have a buyer for your property and I can sell it now; for ... more...

Check The Appraisal Carefully To Avoid Being A Fraud Victim
There is a type of investor fraud in which an unsuspecting Real Estate investor believes he is buying a property worth a certain amount, when in reality the property is worth much less. This places the investor in a hopelessly upside down situation, owing more money than the property will ever be ... more...

Mortgage Glossary - A Glossary of Mortgage Terms You Should Know
Acceleration Clause A clause in a mortgage defining that the entire outstanding balance can become due and payable should mortgage default occur. If the entire balance is not paid, the property will be foreclosed.Adjustable Rate Mortgage (ARM) Mortgage with interest rates that may be adjusted by ... more...

List Your Property Correctly & Make More Money!
Selling Real Estate is an ART - not mathematical rocket science. There are no rules, no absolutes, no equations to determine an exact price in most cases, and no way to determine the time needed to sell the property, or where to find the buyer.There are however lots of tips and techniques that can ... more...

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