Real Estate News

What is Real Estate Law?

What is Real Estate Law?

By Joshua Just   Although real estate law may not be a very publicly visible form of law, it’s nonetheless indispensable to real estate transactions. And one way or another, property buyers and sellers eventually become familiar with it. The field of real estate law is a broad one and overlaps in some places with contract […]

Mountain Law: Real estate brokers and sellers take note: Seller financing just got harder

Mountain Law: Real estate brokers and sellers take note: Seller financing just got harder

Those familiar with the standard real estate forms promulgated by the Colorado Real Estate Commission will notice a change on the 2014 contracts. Previously the contracts contained “fill in the blanks” for the buyer and the seller to agree to the terms of seller financing, but no longer. Why the change? In brief, the commission […]

Boost Your Credit Score to Buy a Home

Boost Your Credit Score to Buy a Home

By: Michele Lerner   Promises of loans for bad credit borrowers, while common amid the housing boom in the early 2000s, are now rare. If you’re interested in buying a home today, know that lenders will carefully check your credit and will rarely approve a loan for someone with seriously bad credit. For that reason, it’s […]

How to Find Home Buying Credits

How to Find Home Buying Credits

AUTHOR:RICK GRANT   Buying your first home is an exciting process, but it can also be a nerve-racking experience. You invest a lot of time and energy seeking out the right home in the right neighborhood. Then the real challenge begins: financing it. Getting a mortgage loan requires you to have enough money in the […]

Bad Credit Home Loans Top Tips

Bad Credit Home Loans Top Tips

  If you have had trouble in the past with loans, whether you haven’t been able to pay it back on time or you have met head on with bankruptcy then it is essential that you protect yourself. Understanding the ins and outs when it comes to bad credit home loans will give you that […]

Legal How-To: Battling a Neighborhood Eyesore

Legal How-To: Battling a Neighborhood Eyesore

By Betty Wang, JD   How can you battle a neighborhood eyesore? Nobody likes unsightly property — overgrown weeds, peeling and rotting paint, and a general unkempt appearance can detract from the quality of your neighborhood. Sure, it may not be your problem or your fault, but why should you have to look at it? On […]

The Importance of Accurate Accounting in Real Estate

The Importance of Accurate Accounting in Real Estate

  Real estate can be a great investment and income provider.  However, it is important to keep accurate records and maintain proper accounting principles in all aspects of real estate transactions. Keeping Detailed Records Multiple expenses exist for investment properties and require careful tracking.  You must record all income generated from the property in the […]

Is it Okay to Close a Credit Card Before Buying a Home?

Is it Okay to Close a Credit Card Before Buying a Home?

by STEPHEN VANDERPOOL   There are many things to consider when buying a home, including how to snag the best mortgage rate. A big part of getting a good rate requires building a solid credit score. Credit scores are intricately linked to credit card use, and the rules aren’t always be intuitive. By spending responsibly and […]

Home loans become a little easier to get

Home loans become a little easier to get

Mortgage lenders are starting to accept lower credit scores and smaller down payments. More people are getting home loans with lower credit scores and smaller down payments. Last month, the average FICO score for a closed home loan was 732, down from 750 a year ago, shows data from mortgage tracker Ellie Mae. The average […]

U.S. existing home sales fall, price appreciation slows

U.S. existing home sales fall, price appreciation slows

U.S. home resales fell in September and prices cooled as higher mortgage rates took the edge off the housing market recovery. The National Association of Realtors said on Monday that sales of previously owned homes fell 1.9 percent last month to an annual rate of 5.29 million units. At the same time, the median price […]

Page 3 of 512345