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The Bluffs is located in Slidell, LA off of Military Road behind Cross Gates. This fantastic Community was developed my Miramon. The Bluffs is a gated community comprised of approximately 70 secluded acres of home sites. Located just minutes from state-of-the-art health clubs, multiple hospitals and clinics, several groceries, parks, restaurants, theaters and more! The Homes range from about 3,000- 6,000 square feet and are all architecturally-distinctive. In 2010 the sold prices of homes varied from $450,000 to $750,000. For more information about the Bluffs are any other (0 comments)
Turtle Creek Turtle Creek subdivision is located off of Military Rd right outside of Slidell city limits and lies inside one of the most desirable school districts. This community was developed by Miramon construction company. It is comprised of a wide variety of homes ranging from 20 years to new construction. All of the homes have there own distinct style. The grounds are like a park like setting and the subdivision has a very active home owners association. The homes range from 2800 to 5500 square feet and in 2010 the old (0 comments)
Tuscany Subdivision Tuscany is located in Slidell, LA off of Robert Road right out side of the Slidell city limits and above I-12. This fantastic Community was developed in the early 2000's, most of the homes are 6 years old to new construction. Tuscany is located in flood zone C and above I-12 which makes it a great option for lower flood insurance. The setting is private and rural with most lots sizes around 90 X 170. Easy access to several groceries, parks, restaurants, theaters and more! The Homes range from about 2200 to 3500 square feet and are all comprised (0 comments)
Country Club Estates Country Club is located in Slidell, LA off of Robert Road and across from John Slidell Park. This fantastic Community was developed 1960's and 70's. Country Club is located in one of the most desired school districts and just minutes from Slidell Athletic Club, St Margret Mary Church and Slidell Memorial Hospital. Easy access to I-12, several groceries, parks, restaurants, theaters and more! The Homes range from about 1900 to 3000 square feet and are all comprised of mainly ranch and some two stories in style. In 2010 the sold prices of homes varied from $150,000 to $200,000. (0 comments)
Tanglewood Crossing Tanglewood Crossing is located in Slidell, LA off of Robert Road behind Tanglewood and The New Country Club. This fantastic Community was developed a couple of years ago has access to the Tanglewood community pool and tucked away with very little traffic. Tanglewood Crossing is an exclusive community comprised of approximately 60-70 home sites. Located just minutes from state-of-the-art health clubs, multiple hospitals and clinics, several groceries, parks, restaurants, theaters and more! The Homes range from about 1900- 3000 square feet and are all architecturally-distinctive. In 2010 the sold prices of homes varied from $220,000 to $280,000. For (0 comments)
An appraisal is a certification by a licensed professional that a house is worth a certain amount based on comparable sales. It is, however, an opinion of value based on one person's analysis and experience. The actual "market value" is the amount a buyer is willing to pay and for which a seller is willing to sell under normal circumstances.
Investors often misunderstand the phrase market value. Here's a good way to understand this: Imagine that a home has been on the market for several months. Typically, homes in (0 comments)
So, you just got that great bank-owned property under contract and now you need a loan to buy, fix and flip. You went to three hard money lenders and they turned you down. Why? Because you STINK at selling your deal. That's right, you need to learn how to SELL your deal to a lender.
Start by getting a binder from Office Depot, with a set of tabs you can print on. Mark the tabs into these sections:
You can't expect to reduce your risk of getting sued to zero, but you can take steps to reduce your risk as much as possible. In any situation where your money is at risk, ask yourself, "Is there a better way?" Know the legal and financial risks of the situations in which you place yourself, your business, your family, and your assets.Without covering every issue involved, here are a few common mistakes that investors make, novice and experienced alike.
Poor legal forms-It's amazing how short-sighted novice investors can be when it comes (0 comments)
david stewart: Setting Your Financial Goals - 02/17/11 11:13 AM
Setting Your Financial Goalsby William Bronchick, Esq. I bet you wrote down your goals in January 1st this year. Is that all? Did you re-think them this month and write it down again? If you don't know what your goals are, how are you going to measure whether you've reached them. And, I would bet that if you didn't write them down at all, you are in the same financial position as you were on January 1st. Ouch!
Is it time for a change of strategy? Maybe so, read on...
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david stewart: 10 Cities Where Home Prices Will Rise in 2011 - 02/17/11 10:37 AM
Daily Real Estate News | January 28, 2011 | Share 10 Cities Where Home Prices Will Rise in 2011 While home prices are expected to continue to fall in most metro areas, Clear Capital's Home Data Index report says a few cities are already on the rebound and showing some gains in home values. "There really is this segmentation of these markets occurring where the one-size-fits-all national level numbers to represent all numbers really isn't valid anymore," Alex Villacorta, senior statistician at Clear Capital, told MSNBC. "Overall we're seeing prices start to stabilize going into 2011, but unfortunately some of those markets will stabilize (1 comments)
Foreclosure is the legal process of the mortgage holder taking the collateral for a promissory note in default. The process is slightly different from state to state, but there are basically two types of foreclosure, judicial and non-judicial. In mortgage states, judicial foreclosure is used, whereas in deed of trust states, non-judicial foreclosure is used. Most states permit both types of proceedings, but it is common practice in most states to use exclusively one method or the other.
Judicial foreclosure is a lawsuit that the lender ("mortgagee") brings against (0 comments)
The market is slowing and investors are drowning in house payments. Is there an end in sight? Probably not. But, is there something you can do about it? Certainly dropping the price until you get it sold it one way to do it. I've got a better solution - SELL the house.
What amazes me is that most sellers don't sell their houses. They advertise houses, they list houses, but they don't SELL houses. In a good market you can rest on your laurels, but in (0 comments)
david stewart: The Basics of Foreclosure "Short-Sales" - 02/10/11 11:15 AM
The Basics of Foreclosure "Short-Sales" by Attorney William Bronchick You will likely come across dozens of properties in foreclosure with little or no equity, that is, the seller owes at close to or more than the property is worth. In these situations, lenders are sometimes willing to accept less than the full amount due, commonly referred to a "short pay" or "short sale."
Negotiating a short sale with the lender is a difficult process, generally because it is a daunting task finding a bank officer who has the authority to accept a discount. You will have to call around to (0 comments)
In today's market where there are so many foreclosure and bank REO sales, figuring out the real value of a property can be difficult. The comparable sales method is the most commonly used - and still the most accurate one - to determine the value of single-family homes, condominiums and smaller rental buildings (two to four units).
Start by researching information about sold properties on your local government Web sites for your target area. Many tax assessor's offices and county courthouses offer searchable online databases that allow you to (0 comments)
When you are selling a property there are certain disclosures mandated by state and federal law. Do you know them? Are there other disclosures that are recommended, even if not required? This article will address those issues. Federal Disclosures
Federal law requires disclosure of lead-based paint hazards on any property built before 1978. This is generally done on an EPA-approved form, combined with giving the buyer a copy of the pamphlet, "Protect Your Family from Lead in Your Home", available from the EPA's (0 comments)
1. Money is made at the buy, not the sell of your flip. When flipping a house your money is made at the purchase not at the sell of the house. So, many times people buy a house with the intensions of making a huge profit only to find out that they could not make any money after all the renovations because the purchased price of the house was to high. When you purchase your property you need to be sure that you buy the house with (4 comments)
david stewart: January 2011 Market Report for Slidell, LA - 02/08/11 12:42 PM
January 2011 Market Report for Slidell, LA (edit/delete) January 2011 Market Report for Slidell, LA I began doing a monthly market report for Slidell, LA in October. I will be very consistent in doing this at the beginning of each month from here on. By doing this we can judge what the market is doing in Slidell, LA. If anyone has any questions please don't hesitate to contact me at (985)710-1728 or by email at email@example.com David Active Listings as of 1/31/2011- 787 New Listings from 1/1/2011- 12/31/2011- 154 Listings Under Contract or Pending- 140 Sold Between 1/1/2011- 1/31/2011- 35 Again, if you (0 comments)
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