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The asking price for a home or investment property has historically been a good measure of its market value, as the final figure that a buyer pays has tended to fall within this vicinity by a few percentage points. Unfortunately this is no longer the case…

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This year is all set to go down in history as the Year of the Short Sale. We saw a record 33% year-over-year increase in short sales in January, and the numbers seem to indicate that this trend will continue for at least the next several months…

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The Asian and Hispanic segments of the population are prime buyers of real estate, and this trend is increasing. In fact, the US Census Bureau reports that populations of these ethnicities grew by 43% over the last 10 years, and a Harvard University study reveals that their buying power has kept pace with this growth.

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The long awaited mortgage deal has finally come to pass. Signed by some of the most important mortgage lenders like Citibank, Wells Fargo and Ally Financial the deal amounts to a whopping $26 billion. Here’s an overview…

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The Home Affordable Modification Program, or HAMP, has been President Obama’s answer to the prevailing housing crisis in the United States. While the program so far has not fared as well as he may have hoped, he is not quite ready to give up on it yet. Here is a snapshot of where the program stands today.

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Irrespective of the kind of remodeling project you want to undertake, landing the right contractor is key to the success of your plans. Whether you’re a landlord or homeowner, the National Association of Home Builders offers some broad guidelines to help you in this regard.

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The office-construction industry is in the doldrums. Not only are developers not interested in initiating new projects, but owners of new buildings that hit the market when the recession struck are faced with the prospect of empty offices and unprecedented vacancy rates. Here’s the current forecast.

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The attractive home prices and rock bottom interest rates have been difficult to bear for aspiring home owners and landlords, as financing has been nearly impossible to come by. But happier times are around the corner…

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In any rational world, renting is supposed to be cheaper than buying a home. But recently it seems as though we have stepped into an alternate reality, as in the current scheme of things, the average person would probably be much better off buying a home than renting it.

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Flipping houses can be extremely lucrative, but like any short term investment strategy, flipping is rife with risk. And one of these risks is the prospect of being labeled as a dealer by the IRS. Here are 3 ways to avoid being tagged with the dealer label by the IRS.

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