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Buying Now Versus Buying Later
August 2, 2000 "Please settle an argument.  I believe that we should buy our house now, even though we have no money for a down payment, because our credit is good and we can get a 100% loan.  House prices have been rising in our area by about 4% a year.  My ... more...

The Fictitious Down Payment Scam
July 10, 2000, Revised November 17, 2004  ?I offered $289K for a house but was not able to make a down payment.  The seller?s realtor told me that so long as I could pay all the closing costs, they would find a way to contribute 5% toward a down payment.   ... more...

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Shared Appreciation Mortgage, SAMt
Shared Appreciation Mortgage, SAM A mortgage in which a borrower receives a below-market interest rate in return for which the lender (or another investor such as a family member or other partner) receives a portion of the future appreciation in the value of the property. May also ... more...

Equal Credit Oportunity Act
Equal Credit Oportunity Act (ECOA) Is a federal law that requires lenders and other creditors to make credit equally available without discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status or receipt of income from public assistance programs. ... more...

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Real Estate Stories that Show You How!
Lets begin easing you out of the pits. I mean, comfort zone! Im going to slowly and methodically give you as many little sparks and insights to the relatively simple ways that ordinary people use real estate to achieve extraordinary results.Stories are the best spark plugs. They let you casually ... more...

First-time House Buyers Still Finding It Tough to Get into the Market
Buying a house in the current housing market is tough. Becoming a first-time house buyer is very tough. Recent research by the Chartered Institute of Housing Cymru (CIH) has show just how difficult it has become for people in Wales aged 20-39 to get a foothold on the housing ladder, as the gap ... more...

First-time House Buyers: to Buy or Not to Buy; that is the Question
Buying your first house is always a difficult time. There are so many important decisions to make, and problems to be solved, which combine to make it one of the most stressful events that will occur in most peoples lives.Some of the most obvious problems include the need to:* find a suitable ... more...

Stop Losing Thousands of Dollars Every Day: Six Tips For Creating Wealth
We all go to school for about twelve years, kindergarten through high school. Some of us go to college and then graduate school. Personally, I went to school for three years beyond college with law school and took financial courses after that was over. In all of that time, economics courses, ... more...

Mortgage Info You Can Actually Understand!
This is a great time to Refinance Your Home or Buy a New Home -- the Mortgage Rates are so low, these days! It's always worth a shot to find out what the costs of switching over to a new mortgage would be, to see if that's the right move for you.Whether you are building your own house, buying a new ... more...

How I Became a Real Estate Investor
Recently I closed on the sale of two homes. They were located about a mile apart and had comparable market values. However, beyond these two similarities, the two deals were very different from each other. Let me discuss in more detail the similarities and differences of the two deals.My business ... more...

11 Steps Away From Buying a Home
There is no doubt that the market for houses has been on fire recently. More and more people are taking advantage of low interest rates and easy mortgage loan terms to go from being renters to being home owners. With so many people entering the market, it is inevitable that questions will arise ... more...

How To Create A House Buying 'Wish List' For Your Dream Home
Buying a house is one of the most exciting things you will ever do. But there are LOTS of little details involved details which can be very costly if they are overlooked.Unfortunately, I made all 10 of these mistakes when buying my first house. Even though I thought I was very prepared. But with ... more...

Build Your Own Dream House!
So you're thinking about building your own house, are you? Well, you've come to the right place! It's a lot of fun (hard work and eventually fun!) to build your own home and it will save you thousands of dollars(we saved over a Hundred Grand by doing it ourselves - that's pretty significant cash!). ... more...

First Time Buyer Mortgage Key to your First Home
Living in a rented apartment since long. Ever thought of the disadvantages of staying as a tenant. Besides losing your freedom to the whims and fancy of the landlord, your hard earned money is going down the drains. Of course, to nourish the landlords finances; such that he is planning to buy a new ... more...

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