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2008 Foreclosure Heat Map
Interesting Developments Posted by I. Valdes on Monday January 19, @03:16PM
from the interesting-developments dept.
Here (once you get past all the ads) is an interesting 'heat map' and article of 2008 foreclosures in the United States. Obviously there are some parts of the country that are far worse than others.

All You Need To Know About A Real Estate Investment Company
Real Estate Investing People Posted by Virtual Visionary on Thursday October 16, @05:06PM
from the Real Estate Investments Dept. dept.

Real estate investment companies, known as RIETs or Real Estate Investment Trusts, are corporations that invest in real estate. The purpose of their existence is to acquire and profit from real estate investments. The biggest benefit for RIETs comes through statutory relief by way of reduction or elimination of corporate income tax. However, for this benefit RIETs have to distribute 90% of their annual taxable income excluding capital gains to their investor shareholders. This income may be taxable in the hands of the investor depending on the individual situation of the investor. To save tax the investor can hold real estate investments in his retirement account.

RIETs must also ensure that 75% of their assets are invested in real estate, equity in other RIETs, mortgage loans, government securities or cash. Out of the total gross income RIETs must derive a minimum of 75% from gains through sale of real estate, rents and mortgage interest. RIETs are required to have a minimum of 100 shareholders and less than 50% of outstanding shares should be held by five or less than five shareholders.
These companies can be either public companies or can be held privately.

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All About Real Estate Investment Loans
Real Estate Investing People Posted by Virtual Visionary on Thursday October 16, @05:04PM
from the Real Estate Investments Dept. dept.

Real estate investment industry is rapidly growing and every year millions invests in properties all over the globe. With the increase in number of investors, the government offers some facilities to the investors. Real estate investment loans are a great support to all the investors, who are part of this growing worldwide real estate industry for the first time. Not everyone will have a huge amount to invest and so they can avail of the loan facility. The loan facility has encouraged many investors to be a part of the real estate industry.

Saving and commercial banks are of great help to obtain these loans. Apart from banks, you can also avail the loan facility from insurance companies, finance lenders, saving and loan associations, credit unions, mortgage bankers and mortgage and investment trusts. You will also come across individuals, who will lend you money for the purpose of investments, but would have their own rate of interest. There are several ways and options to avail the investment loan facility.
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Virtual Turn Key Real Estate Wholesaling—a strategy for investors that want to make $10,000+ every month from the comfort of their own home!
Real Estate Investing People Posted by Virtual Visionary on Thursday October 16, @04:24PM
from the Real Estate Investments Dept. dept.
by Kim and Charles Petty In today’s real estate market foreclosures and motivated sellers are everywhere. So what is the best money making strategy for you as an investor. That would be wholesaling the properties. What is wholesaling? Wholesaling is finding a bargain property and passing it on to another investor. That investor will either buy and hold the property or they will buy and resell it. The property can be a single family home, a multi family home, land, lots, commercial buildings, apartment buildings, pre-construction homes, condos or even new homes. It is simply finding a bargain property and passing it on to a bargain hunter. That bargain hunter will be an investor who will either purchase the property to resell it or purchase it to hold it for rental income. Your profit as a wholesaler should be between $5000 and $30,000 on each house. In some cases it will be higher than $30, 000 and on some deals your profit may be a little lower than $5,000. Now virtual wholesaling takes this concept to a whole new level. Virtual wholesaling is wholesaling on steroids! It is using the power of the internet and technology to wholesale properties. These properties can be in your own market or they can be in other markets across the USA. Now what really explodes your business in today’s market is the ability to use the internet and technology to find deals AND to sell these deals to buyers all across the USA and even into other countries like Canada, England, New Zealand, China and more! There are several investors in states across the USA and foreign investors that see the discounted properties in today’ s market and are looking for a consistent source of these deals. That’s where you, as the virtual wholesaler come in!
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Must Have Features of Your Virtual Real Estate Investing Web Site
Real Estate Investing People Posted by Virtual Visionary on Thursday October 16, @04:23PM
from the Real Estate Investments Dept. dept.
Just don’t focus on the home page, keywords and titles.
The first step to sales when customers visit your site to see the products they were looking for. Of course, search engine optimization and better rankings can’t keep your customer on your site or make them buy. The customer having visited your site, now ensure that he gets interested in your products or services and stays around. Motivate him to buy the product by providing clear and unambiguous information. Thus if you happen to sell more than one product or service, provide all necessary information about this, may be by keeping the information at a different page. By providing suitable and easily visible links, the customer can navigate to these pages and get the details.

Understanding Your Target Customer
If you design a website you think will attract clients, but you don’t really know who your customers are and what they want to buy, it is unlikely you make much money. Website business is an extension or replacement for a standard storefront. You can send email to your existing clients and ask them to complete a survey or even while they are browsing on your website. Ask them about their choices. Why do they like your products? Do you discount prices or offer coupons? Are your prices consistently lower than others? Is your shipping price cheaper? Do you respond faster to client questions? Are your product descriptions better? Your return policies and guarantees better than your competitor’s? To know your customer you can check credit card records or ask your customer to complete a simple contact form with name, address, age, gender, etc. when they purchase a product.
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Advantages Of Investing In Multi-Units
Real Estate Investing People Posted by Virtual Visionary on Thursday October 16, @04:20PM
from the Real Estate Investments Dept. dept.
If you are interested in exploring the advantages of investing in multi-units then you are surely reading the right article.

Usually the investors believe that buying single-home units will get them a good foothold in this particular field and they don’t have to invest a huge amount. This is outright a misconception. In a multi-unit investment, you can find more tenants and better cash flow compared to single units or homes. This, in turn, helps to pay off the mortgage on the buildings much faster. And the money which is contributed by the people for the maintenance work helps to take care of the maintenance in an easier way. As the payments made by the tenants every month come to a big amount it always gives you an opportunity to use the leftover money for reinvestment. Thus, it is better to create a strategy and contract a multi-unit property meant for many people. If you are able to increase the number of your multi-unit properties your level of income will rise and you can afford to hire the services of home management companies so your properties are well taken care of. Compared to buying individual family houses, buying multi-apartment houses seems to be more profitable from the point of view of retail, lease as well as wholesale.

There are further advantages of investing in multi-units, which will convince you better why investing in multi-units is one of the best options compared to investment in single units.

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Things you ought NOT to do if you want to stop foreclosure on your home
REI News stories Posted by Virtual Visionary on Thursday October 16, @04:13PM
from the Real Estate Investments Dept. dept.
Life is full of uncertainties and any event such as job loss, divorce, relocation, prolonged sickness, etc. could adversely affect us. The financial repercussions of such unfortunate events may force you into a situation where you are unable to make your monthly homeloan repayments. If you are a victim of such unfortunate circumstances, and have already missed three or more months of homeloan repayment, you could be faced with a foreclosure on your home. Before things go this far, let's take a look at a few precautions to help you prevent a foreclosure.

Don't take a second mortgage or equity line of credit: If you have equity on your home you may qualify for a second mortgage or equity line of credit in order to consolidate bills. No doubt, this will momentarily improve your financial situation in an emergency, but don't forget that you are foolishly incurring greater indebtedness. Never add to your existing debt unless you have an effective plan for meeting these new obligations during your depleted financial phase.

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Surviving In A Slow Real Estate Market
Real Estate Investing People Posted by Virtual Visionary on Thursday October 16, @04:12PM
from the Real Estate Investments Dept. dept.
The real estate market is a challenge to survive and the survivors only reap profits! The jungle of buyers or sellers has just one motto – survival of the fittest. There is no room for succumbing to a slow market, or for that matter, opting out, after raking in the profits. The market lures new players regularly, while the old ones just won’t retire. Surviving a slow real estate market involves the adopting of time-tried and tested strategies. The real estate market allows agents and independent buyers and sellers to enjoy percent prices and growth that cushion any blow, armed with the right moves.

To see a video from Kim and Charles on their Virtual Real Estate Investing systems click below:

Regular forecasts and inflation affect the true value of real estate assets constantly. However, in a slow market, one where selling is more difficult than buying, you can survive the phase by focusing on the dos and don’ts identified and recommended by the experts. The strategies enable any agent or individual buyer or seller to deal with the meandering market trends. A slow market is volatile; prices sink one moment and rise the next.
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Short Sale Real Estate Investing
Real Estate Investing People Posted by Virtual Visionary on Thursday October 16, @04:10PM
from the Real Estate Investments Dept. dept.
Short sale real estate investing has gathered momentum over the past year due to the high number of homeowners defaulting on their mortgage payments. In such cases, you can pick up a property from the lender at a discounted rate if the homeowner is unable to meet the mortgage payments. These deals are quite different from your normal sale-purchase deals and hence you will need to build up the right contacts and sharpen your negotiation skills in order to succeed. Lenders are motivated into selling their property before it can reach the auctioneer's block since an auction would most probably result in the property being sold off at a very low rate. Thus, if you approach a homeowner who is in financial doldrums and wishes to exit the deal, which anyway he or she is unable to complete and impress upon him or her to sell the property, then you could pick up the property at a cheap rate. The real problem, however, is to convince the lender to part with the property at your rate. You may have to approach the lender with your offer, which in all probability might not be initially accepted. Therefore, do not place your final offer on the table at the first instance itself. The lender could also call you again to renegotiate the rate. There could also be other potential buyers who might want the same property and chances are that they could be quoting higher rates in order to bag the deal. You will first need to calculate the market rate of the property by determining the ongoing rates in that neighborhood. You will then need to squeeze in your profit margin into the deal before placing your offer on the table.
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Learning The Simple Skill Of Real Estate Investing Analysis
Real Estate Investing People Posted by Virtual Visionary on Thursday October 16, @04:07PM
from the Real Estate Investments Dept. dept.

Once you set foot in the real estate market and enter into various deals, it is important to keep track of how much money you make out of those deals. Although, there might be certain factors that are clear and easy to calculate, there are also some hidden factors that need to be borne in mind in order to extract the maximum profit margins. Here are some points that make learning the skill of real estate investing analysis really simple.
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How to get the most out of your preconstruction investments
Real Estate Investing People Posted by Virtual Visionary on Thursday October 16, @04:06PM
from the Real Estate Investments Dept. dept.
Investments in preconstruction properties are the building blocks for a solid portfolio in the real estate business. So once you are in the real estate business, investments like these need to be pursued, as they can reap sizeable profits. The preconstruction investment business is lucrative, as the tricks of the trade are fairly simple and easy to learn. However, in order to strike good deals and maximize your profits, let's take a look at the approach you ought to take. Strategize your preconstruction investment. This is the key to obtaining maximum returns. Nothing beats a well-organized plan of action, so here are a few points to be considered while following a strategy that can provide you with the best opportunity to make money.
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