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  I want you to look at the house pictured on the left. Take a good look at it. This is 1950's brick ranch with three bedrooms, one bath, on .23 acres (corner lot) with a one car attached garage. Sales price? $15,995. No this is not located in Cleveland, Ohio. Some of the best deals you'll find ...
08/10/2010
Dear Investor,                 This really should go without saying but I find more often than not it doesn't. Therefore I am issuing a reminder. The Realtor who has specialized in the area of residential investment real estate is a different breed from your average Realtor. If you are considerin...
06/24/2010
Have you ever believed something but were not exactly sure why you believed it? You knew it in your heart but yet circumstances in your life would challenge your assertions of that belief. You could just not quite pinpoint why it was true for you but you knew it was. I've felt that way about a be...
03/23/2010
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This morning at church, our Pastor gave a message about the importance of rest. He used the book of Leviticus, Chapter 25:1-22 as the starting point and went into the what and why of rest from the Bible. Now, I know I'm not the only one but I was sitting in that service with the words "Guilty As ...
03/21/2010
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03/16/2010
When I first went to visit my then bride-to-be in Egypt five years ago, I must admit I that I did not realize what exactly I was in for. On my flight over, I kept playing scenerios in my mind of how things were going to happen, what the month long trip would be like and practically everyone one o...
03/16/2010
Let's be hypothetical for the moment. You bought a house 10 years ago for $100,000 , no down payment, at 4% (using a low interest rate to make a point, the higher it goes the worse it will get). By your 120th mortgage payment you have paid $21216.73 in interest and $36073.67 in principal for a to...
03/13/2010
I'm not a big fan of the National Association of Realtors when it comes to their marketing campaigns to buyers. No matter what the market is like, there is no better time than now to buy. Interests rates were great but values were bubbling over several years ago, still no better time than now to ...
03/12/2010
Jeffrey and Simone are out to buy their first home. Prices are low, mortgage rates are low, and they've saved up some money for an adequate down payment of between 10% and 15% depending on their purchase price. They stop in Cleveland Heights and take a look at a bank owned colonial for $40,000. T...
08/20/2009
Affordable Housing for at least a decade now has been associated directly with a government initiative to get people who could not afford traditional loans into home ownership. While I have liked a lot things W did during his term in office, the relaxing of the lending rules along with the arbitr...
08/19/2009
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