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With all the craziness in the real estate world today it is good to know some of that stimulus money can actually get to the consumer and not just the big corporations and banks. There are several programs available to consumers that the powers that be just do not advertise too much.  Here are ju...
  While recent reports speak of the first wave of residential foreclosures nearing its end, even Wall Street seems eerily quiet about the tsunami of commercial foreclosures looming in its wake. With many cities across the U.S. still reeling from the residential real-estate meltdown, reports comin...
   If you are one of the many investors taking advantage of the current real-estate market by "flipping homes" there are several things you should consider when making improvements and renovations. While many improvements will add value to a home, others will not and what works in one neighborho...
A BUYER'S MARKET   In a real estate market decimated by falling home values and rising foreclosure rates opportunities abound for savvy investors who understand the market. Here are three ways you, as an investor can take advantage of today's market: •·         Pre-foreclosures - The foreclosure ...
CHINESE DRYWALL CAUSE FOR CONCERN Drywall is a common building material typically made of a layer of gypsum-based plaster pressed between two thick sheets of paper, then dried in a kiln. Domestic drywall shortages triggered by the construction boom between 2004 and 2007 and spurred by re-construc...
  A SHORT SALE FOR THE LONG RUN At a time when unemployment rates are climbing and property values are plummeting, record numbers of homeowners are finding themselves in dire straits. Job loss, rate hikes on adjustable rate mortgages, and a decimated housing market have caused many to fall behind...
Lee County Real Estate is HOT again  The world of real estate is ever changing and we sure have seen some changes in the last few years. In just the last six months we have seen such a dramatic turn around that it is hard to keep track of it all.  We have seen record number of sales in the last t...

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