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The Value of Building Home Equity
There are numerous advantages to owning a home. One of the serious advantages is the equity that is built over time. As equity builds, you create a pool of money to access in trying times.
Equity is simply the value of a property after all debts have been deducted. If your home appraises at $500,000 with a home loan of $250,000, you have $250,000 in equity. Whether you realize it or not, this equity can get you through hard times or provide you with a funding resource. Let's look at some examples.
If you get through life without any family or financial emergencies, you are one lucky person. Unfortunately, most people aren't so lucky. Home equity can provide a financial cushion when life gets hard. You can use it to pay medical bills, legal fees and any other expenses that arise from your particular problem. You will be extremely thankful you purchased a home if you ever run into this situation.
If you've ever watched "The Simpsons," you may have seen the episode where Bart and Homer go camping. Bart tells Homer a scary story, but you only see the end of it and Homer screaming in terror. The words Bart whispers are, "?and that's how much it will cost to send Maggie [baby] to college." It is a very funny scene until you, a parent, actually investigate the cost of college tuition. Trust me, nightmares will soon follow.
Home equity can put an end to college tuition nightmares. You can borrow against the equity to pay college expenses. As with an emergency situation, home ownership will give you the ability to pay the bills.
Making the decision to buy a home can be stressful and frightening. As time passes, you will be incredibly happy you made the leap.
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Why Canadian Real Estate is Such Good Value
Real estate agents, Canadian citizens and foreign investors interested in the Canadian property market are all in agreement - as Canada becomes a more desirable place to live year on year so property investment in Canada becomes a more attractive prospect year on year.Furthermore, because property in Canada is high quality, plentiful, incredibly affordable and easy to purchase, real estate in Canada is good value across the board.
San Diego Real Estate, Million Dollar Homes
San Diego county has always been known for its Luxury Homes, yet in 2004 San Diego County luxury home sales (homes over $1,000,000) hit an incredible 2774 total units, an increase of almost 170% over total sales in 2003!In the entire State of California, A total of 33,107 homes sold for a million dollars or more last year. That was up 73.
Real Estate Investment 2005 - The Hottest Countries for Investment in 2005
Whether you are a real estate investor looking for a steady and 'safe' investment in a proven market or a real estate speculator willing to gamble on the unknown and undiscovered in the hopes of gaining a significant ROI (return on investment), this article covers the real estate investment hotspots for 2005.A recent UK government report discovered that there was a 250% increase between 2000 and 2004 in the number of Britons buying property abroad solely for investment purposes, and this trend does not seem to be limited to the UK nor does it seem to be slowing down!The global stock markets seem to be in decline, there is a worldwide pension crisis looming and we have uncertainty in the Middle East, in the UK the housing market is unaffordable, possibly over inflated and unlikely to bring significant returns for investors late in on the game and so more and more of us are looking further a field for our investment opportunities.
Property Investment Strategy: Securing Properties with Little or No Deposit
Property Investing often requires creative strategies to make it successful. Professional property investors often use the option contract as a tool to develop some useful investment strategies.
How To Get Started In Preconstruction Investing?
Through our website the most common question that we receive is "How do I get rapidly started in preconstruction investing". Realistically, you only need to take three steps on your path from being a "beginner" preconstruction investor to one that is extremely savvy.
What Homeowners Should Know to Stop Foreclosure- Speaking Your Lenders Language
Financial literacy is the means of empowering consumers to make informed financial decisions through exposure to accurate and timely information. In no other area is the void of accurate information more evident that in the area of foreclosure.
Home Equity Loans - Beware of Appraisal Fraud
A new report by the independent Demos group has revealed what may not be a surprise to many people - corruption is rampant in the home appraisal industry. The bust in the dot-com market of some five years ago has left would-be lenders with a surplus of cash to lend.
Home Selling: Making It Easy On Yourself!
It's a dream for many to buy and take ownership of a home. It's something one aspires for in their lifetime.
Popping The Real Estate Bubble Myth!
If you turn on the TV, listen to the radio, or even surf the internet, you'll notice that there is a lot of people talking about the "Real Estate Bubble", and asking the question, "when is it going to burst?" They (these so-called experts) have been saying for years that the real estate market can't continue this type of growth. These "experts" remind me of chicken little, with all of their prosphesy of doom and gloom, and the "sky is falling" syndrome.
I Already Have an MLS Listing, Why Do I Need an Internet Ad?
In today's real estate market, astute buyers are also looking to realize savings by dealing directly with the seller. They use internet search engines and keyword sets (Atlanta real estate advertising, Atlanta for sale by owner, Atlanta FSBO) to locate for sale by owner (FSBO) properties on the web.
How to Show & Sell Your California Home
Seller's Showing Instructions1. When the agent arrives with the potential buyers, have the window coverings open to let in as much sunlight as possible.
Death, Taxes, and Foreclosures
So how do you find the best foreclosures. Its not easy as the business is very competitive, especially in this current crazy real estate boom.
A Crash Course On The Payout Options Available To You When Selling A Mortgage Note
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Sellers, Are You Having A Hard Time Selling Your Home?
Sue and Chuck DeFiore have the perfect solution for you - Lease Purchasing your home!What is Lease Purchasing?A Lease Purchase is a process that combines a basic rental lease with an agreement to purchase, or with an option to purchase the property. The Buyer (or Lease-Purchaser) pays to the seller a monthly payment that usually approximates a rental amount or a typical mortgage payment on the home.
Buying Property in Portugal
Portugal has long been a popular choice for people, particularly from the colder climates of Northern Europe, looking to purchase a holiday home or a retirement home. Traditionally they have done so using offshore companies, mainly to avoid estate taxes.
Real Estate Season is Here
Yes, it has finally arrived. This is the time of year when the MLS or Multiple Listing Services go up like crazy in all most every city, town and village.
Searching for CLUEs: What Homebuyers & Sellers Need to Know About Homeowners Insurance
Homebuyers and sellers should be aware about issues involving homeowners insurance and the C.L.
Best Time to Buy? Best Time to Sell?
When is the best time to buy? When is the best time to sell? I get asked these questions constantly everywhere I go. In short, the answer is that it depends on your individual circumstances.
Helpful Hints for First-Time Home Buyers
Buying a house can be a daunting task, even for someone who has owned several homes. My husband and I recently purchased our first home together, and it was hard to find good advice that we truly found useful.
Dont Sell Your House--Ever!
Keeping your existing house when you buy a new one could be THE most profitable financial decision you could make. Consider the following:1.
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