Saturday, February 27, 2010

Breaking Real Estate News: Governement to Stop Foreclosures?

Hello All:

Get this, President Obama is thinking of stopping all foreclosures (except for investors of course)! What will happen is a government organization will tell the banks and mortgage companies when and if they can foreclose!!!! Does this make sense? Not only will this give the government another slice of power over the free market system, but it will cripple the housing market. The bigger question is who will pay for this? Banks and mortgage companies will close in record numbers; they will not be able to balance non performing properties.

So what is the answer? Unfortunately, we have to allow the market to correct itself! That means foreclosing on those who can not benefit from loan modifications, and assisting them into the rental market.

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Until next time - be well.

James Gage

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Breaking Real Estate News: Housing Data

James Gage here, with some breaking real estate news:

December Housing Data- Standard & Poors

According to Standard and Poors: “U.S. home prices
unexpectedly slipped in December but the annual rate
of decline slowed, reinforcing the housing market's rocky
road to recovery, Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller indexes
showed on Tuesday.”

Ok, you maybe asking yourself why does that matter?
It’s February and not December, so who cares! This is
a quarterly snap shot, rather then the monthly report’s
we are use to seeing in the news. This information gives
us glimpses of what to expect in the coming quarters, so
we can adjust our investing methods appropriately and get
an advantage over our competition.

The data did indicate that housing prices actually
Increased slightly in housing markets such as Boston.
Austin, San Francisco, while declines continued in
Florida, Las Vegas and Michigan – just to name a few.

That being said, my investing plan remains the same for
now; I have no plans to change my investing plan, which
concentrates on:

 Lease Options
 Short Sales (Kibbles and Bits)
 Probates ( Find and Assign)
 Assignments

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To your success,

James A. Gage

Monday, February 22, 2010

Real Estate Investing: Assignments Made Easy

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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Real Estate Investing: Breaking Foreclosure News

Hello Everyone:

Finally some validation on what I have been saying over the past 4 months! If you remember, what I said was “get ready for a 3rd wave of foreclosures”. The increases in home sale prices were just “smoke and mirrors”!

This was just posted by Standard & Poor’s:

Heartened by the recent rise in home prices? Don't get too comfortable. Standard & Poor's, the credit-rating agency that tells investors what mortgage-backed securities are worth, reports that the increase was just an illusion. It predicts the nation is about to see a deluge of new foreclosures that will drive real estate values back down.

Blame the "shadow inventory" – nearly 1.8 million homes that are on the road to foreclosure but for all kinds of reasons haven't gotten there yet.

Now you might be asking yourself, since I predicted what was happening in the housing market – how did I use this information to profit as a real estate investor?
In my next post I will explain how…

James Gage

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Real Estate Investing: Lease Options- Making Phone Calls

Lease Options: Preparing to Call Sellers In 3 Easy Steps

First you have to go through your newspapers, preferably 2 weeks old. Start with the houses for sale by owner, cross out any by Realtors (at least for now). Next go through the houses for rent. . Go online to the major FSBO sites and pull down homes in your area. Remember, with some of the changes these sites have made they provide bare bones information unless you sign up. To save time, just take down the telephone number if provided or address so you have a starting point to make contact with the owner.
Now you are ready to organize your calling. Go through the above lists; be sure you don’t have any duplications.
Check your database to be sure there are no duplications; if you don’t have a database now is the perfect time to start one.
Now you are ready to call, here are the 3 Steps :

--> Get your yellow pad and make up your headings of: telephone number, type of property, price, and notes.

--> Pull out your telephone calling script and start calling. If you get an answering machine, leave your message script for the appropriate type of property. When you get to speak to the seller, ask all of the questions in the script.

--> Remember, you want to build rapport with the seller.

In addition, by using your script you will get all your questions answered before you leave your home office to view the property. If not, you don’t leave your home office. Remember, your time, knowledge and energy are valuable commodities, you will not squander them.

Now you are on your way to making profitable deals, and it was easy as 1-2-3 !.

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Monday, February 8, 2010

Real Estate Investing: Lease Options

Hello All:

I was asked today what is option consideration in relation to a lease option? Option consideration is the money you collect from a tenant buyer, usually 2%-5% of the agreed upon sales price, which is held outside of escrow, to secure the property. Option consideration is non-refundable and used against the remaining balance owed at closing. Many times proof of option consideration can be used when the tenant buyer decides to exercise their option and make application for financing!

For more information on lease options Click Here .

Until next time.

James Gage

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Short Sales: Pre-Foreclosure News

Hello All:

New federal guidelines that give lenders a 10-day limit in which to respond to purchase offers on short are in play! Sound to good to be true? Yep, it only applies to banks that have received TARP funds. Also keep in mind that if they do respond to the offer in the 10 day window, plan on a 60-90 day or longer closing date - you will still have to go through the whole process!

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Until next time, be well.

James Gage