America’s Most Undervalued Cities in 2010

Friday, April 9th, 2010

America's most undervalued cities Four years after home prices hit their peaks, CNNMoney looks at how 330 metro areas have fared. Metro area Median home price % undervalued 2010 % undervalued 2006 Las Vegas, Nev. $129,700 -41.40% 38% Vero Beach, Fla. $123,300 -39.80% 54% Merced, Calif. $102,300 -37.70% 77% Cape Coral, Fla. $118,700 -36.80% 52% Houma, La. $116,200 -34.60% -1% Port St. Lucie, Fla. $115,600 -33.30% 72% Warren, Mich. $117,500 -32.30% 15% Vallejo, Calif. $196,900 -31.90% 53% Stockton, Calif. $145,100 -31.80% 72% Modesto, Calif. $138,700 -31.80% 67% Midland, Texas $133,100 -30.70% -7% West Palm Beach, Fla. $164,400 -30.30% 57% Lake Charles, La. $101,600 -29.40% N.A. Lafayette, La. $126,700 -29.40% 3% Naples, Fla. $199,900 -29.00% 84% Killeen, Texas $106,700 -28.80% -16% Houston, Texas $128,200 -28.80% -14% Sarasota, ...

Hawaii Investors Flocking to Orange County California Real Estate Market

Friday, November 7th, 2008

The collapse of mainland real estate markets, particularly in California, has created tremendous investment opportunities for Hawaii investors. This opportunity couldn’t have come at a better time as millions of Americans scramble to salvage what’s left of their retirement portfolios following the brutal carnage that has taken ...

Top Secret: Getting killer real estate deals

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

Depending on your area, many times it is not that hard to find a great real estate deal. In some areas you’ll see 20 to 50 percent as distressed sales. Even with this type of market, there tends to be an elite class of properties that stand out ...

Top 10 Tips To Get Good Deals in Short Sales and Bank Owned Property

Monday, May 12th, 2008

Current real estate markets nationwide have created countless opportunities for buyers looking to purchase real estate priced well under market value. Many buyers have turned to short sales, foreclosures and bank owned (REO) properties hoping to be able to purchase real estate for pennies on the dollar. The ...

Home Valuation Code of Conduct (HVCC)

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

Lawmakers in Washington are considering a law that will change how appraisers interact with lenders and agents. It seems that during this time of distress every lawmaker wants to look like they are doing something without really addressing the problem. What does that mean? Law makers are ...

Nouveau Riche University – What You Need to Know

Wednesday, March 19th, 2008

Maybe you've heard of them, maybe not. The name is gaining popularity as more people turn to real estate as an investment. If you've been looking for real estate education, or even been to a "meeting" to learn about Nouveau Riche, you should read this article closely. What Nouveau ...

Condo vs. Condotel

Sunday, February 17th, 2008

One of the fastest growing segments in real estate has been in vacation and resort type properties. There are many reasons given for the growing interest, but condotels are very different from a condominium and it’s important that buyers know what these differences are. Nothing New While it’s quite possible ...

Secrets for Timing The Real Estate Market – pt. 3

Saturday, February 2nd, 2008

Market Conditions - The Good and the Bad If this is your third visit looking for the next lesson, congratulations! It shows that you are eager to learn; an essential ingredient of all successful real estate investors. If you are new here, go back and read the previous lessons. ...

Location! Location! Location!

Saturday, January 26th, 2008

There was a recent response to the post "Secrets for Timing The Real Estate Market". It brought up a valid point that I thought would be worth discussing here. The response was this: "Like any real estate advice, this seems very positive. I agree with everything that was said, ...

Secrets for Timing The Real Estate Market – pt. 2

Saturday, January 26th, 2008

What You Will Need In the first lesson of this series, you learned that it really isn't possible for anyone to accurately time any real estate market, including the most experienced professional real estate investor. If you missed the first lesson, you will want to go back to it to ...