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Questions About Title Insurance
December 16, 2002 "What is title insurance?"   Title insurance is protection against loss arising from problems connected to the title to your property.   Before you purchased your home, it may have gone through several ownership changes, and ... more...

What Mortgage Market Niche Are You In?
October 19, 2002 "I recently found what appeared to be the best deal on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage from ads in the newspaper, but when I told the loan officer exactly what I needed, the price rose and the amount I could ... more...

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Income Property
Income Property A real estate property that produces an income stream from residential or commercial rentals and profits attributable to real estate other than rent.   ... more...

Mortgage Note
Mortgage Note A written negotiable promise (agreement) to pay a sum of money plus interest at a set interest rate. The note is secured by a mortgage. In turn, mortgage is secured by property. Mortgage note states the amount of debt and the rate of interest, and makes the ... more...

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Residential Income Property Financing: Part 2 of 3
Welcome to the second segment of a three-part series about income property. In this second segment we will be discussing financing options for residential income properties as well as the upside (and downside) of owning this type of property.Financial ConcernsFinancing options for residential ... more...

Getting Raw Land, Not a Raw Deal!
There is more to buying raw land than meets the eye and more than a few individuals have wished theyd had a second chance upon finding themselves duped, conned, misled, ill-advised, uninformed, oversold, undereducated and often unprepared. They realize, often too late, that a raw land purchase ... more...

Why Invest In Commercial Properties Instead Of Residential?
When investors were leaving the stock market in droves, they turned to investing in real estate. And real estate is an excellent choice compared to stocks. The tax deductions and potential for price appreciation are enough reasons for burned out stock market investors to make the switch.But real ... more...

Residential Mortgages a Step Ahead on the Property Ladder
Doesnt Residential mortgage give the impression that they are a different breed of mortgages? They are often thought at the first instance to be a complex term, which they arent. They are actually the regular mortgages that we hear of so often.Mortgages can be taken by all people whether for living ... more...

Industrial Income Property Financing: Part 3 of 3
Financial ConcernsOf the three types of income property, industrial property requires the greatest degree of technical expertise and experience. Likewise, financing the acquisition of an industrial income property can be, at best, very risky without adequate planning and know-how.The first thing to ... more...

Do You Know What Design/Construct (or "Design/Build ) Means? I Think You Should!
These real questions on 'How To' build are answered by a US Master Builder and myself from the development viewpoint, after I received them from readers of my e-book, "Residential Development Made Easy."Question 1.'Design / Construct' is a development process where the contractor engages and ... 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...

A Guide to UK Buy to Let Mortgages
Essentially there is little difference between the process that one follows for a buy to let mortgage in the UK than there is for any other type of mortgage. The lender still has to consider your credit worthiness, the value of the property, how much down payment you can afford and all of the other ... more...

Should I Still Buy Real Estate After All That Has Happened?
Rehoboth Beach Delaware is called the Nations Summer Capital because we are such a common second home and entertainment location for the powerful and influential people of Washington D.C. There are few people making over $75,000 a year in the DC professions who do not frequent this area when they ... more...

Learn the Abbreviated Language of Realty Agents
Sunday mornings with the newspaper real estate section can be daunting to home buyers and sellers. Figuring out the shorthand for popular home features takes an inquiring mind. Mark Nash, author of 1001 Tips for Buying and Selling a Home takes the guess work out of listing sheets and classified ... more...

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