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Real Estate Q&A with Dave Kimbrough

By Special to the Sentinel Dear Dave I have about 150K that I am wanting to invest in a rental property while the market is still considered a “buyers’ market”. I was all set to find my property and my Realtor suggested that instead of buying the property with cash, that I use that money to buy several properties which I would have mortgages ...
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What’s The Best Way To Invest In Real Estate?

By NuWire Investor Investors have been debating this question for years. Purely in terms of investment, is it better to invest in the real estate market through the purchase of real estate stocks or real property? If you were hoping for a straight answer to this question, unfortunately there isn’t one. There are so many variables involved that ...

Insider Tips for Real Estate Investments in Florida

John J. Adams General Manager Adams, Cameron & Co. Realtors O: (386)253-8044 http://johnadams.adamscameron.com  Tweet   Introduction and History Real Estate is an investment. Whether purchasing for a primary residence, income property, or banking on price appreciation, the end goal is to come away with a positive return. A particular investor ...

Alabama: The Last State Standing-Caveat Emptor

  Joseph Merrell (256) 326-0376   Alabama is one of those states that holds buyers responsible for due diligence. In a nutshell, buyers should make every effort to investigate issues of importance to them and not rely on others to do what they should have done to fully investigate a situation to their satisfaction. Read Article

Buying a Home, Building Equity Still Makes Sense

Richard Mize richardmize@opubco.com   Benefits of homeownership still outweigh challenges, especially in the Oklahoma City-area market, which continues to outperform the nation. Read Article

3 Red Flags for Buyer Contracts

Tracey C Velt editors@bankrate.com   Many contracts are contingent upon the buyer getting financing by a certain date. In today’s tough lending climate, buyers are wise to allow themselves plenty of time to get mortgage approval for a loan. If the date passes and no financing has been secured, the sellers may terminate the contract and ...

Real estate tax ban, POW measure pass

Website: www.ap.org Missouri is the only state prohibiting the real estate transfer tax when property is sold. For disabled veterans, property tax is not compulsatory. Read Article  

Tips by Chuck Jacobus

You asked that I just write a step-by-step explanation of how to buy a home in Texas, and my experience indicates the following: The 1st step would be to contact a buyer’s representative in an area of town that you choose to locate. The broker should have an ABR designation and be a certified residential specialist in the neighborhood and type of ...