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What Homebuyers Can Be Thankful for in 2013

Shutterstock Homebuyers have had it tough lately, suddenly finding themselves in a sellers market as summer came along. And mortgages suddenly cost more too -- when you could even get one. But of course Thanksgiving isn't about looking at negatives. So, if you can, look past that elephant-in-the-room that is the credit... Continue Reading »

Fewer Homes Being Repossessed, Thanks to Investors

AP By Alex Veiga LOS ANGELES -- Fewer U.S. homes are completing the foreclosure process and ending up repossessed by banks because investors are increasingly buying up properties when they go on sale at public auction. The trend reflects a growing appetite among investors for buying homes before they exit the... Continue Reading »

Should an Investor Bankroll Your Dream Home?

Shutterstock By Mitchell D. Weiss Houses and college degrees have two things in common: Both cost of lot of money and both depend on specialty financing products to help make them more affordable. But which came first? High prices or budget-friendly payment plans? Consider the latest offering in consumer financial... Continue Reading »

City Sued Over Its Plan to Aid Homeowners Through Eminent Domain

An investor group filed a federal lawsuit against Richmond, Calif., to prevent the city from using eminent domain to seize mortgages of local residents who owe more than their properties are worth in a bid to keep them in their homes. The lawsuit was filed on Wednesday in a Northern California court by mortgage bond... Continue Reading »

Investors Backing Out of 'REO-to-Rent' Market

By Diana Olick For the past three years they have been swarming over the hardest-hit housing markets, buying distressed properties in bulk and pushing prices higher by double digits. The idea for these investors was not to buy and flip, but to hold and rent. Now some investors say that they have priced themselves out of... Continue Reading »

Why Real Estate Investors Have the Edge in Housing Market

#fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-862236{display:none;} .cke_show_borders #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-862236, #postcontentcontainer #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-862236{width:570px;height:411px;display:block;} Prospective homebuyers are entering some markets today to find it rife with competition and the pickings... Continue Reading »

How to Choose an Investment Property That Earns You the Most

By Jeff Brown What type of investment property should you buy -- a condo or single-family home? Until recently, that was a trick question, as real estate was too risky and illiquid for most investors. But growing evidence of a rebound in the housing market reduces the risk your investment property would lose value. Rising... Continue Reading »

Investors Betting on Housing Recovery Big Time

By Maureen Farrell Investors are betting big on the housing recovery. Hedge funds and private equity firms have been rushing in to buy up companies and assets in every part of the housing supply chain, including undeveloped land, homebuilders, foreclosed homes, and building parts manufacturers. One of the most notable... Continue Reading »

Key to the Housing Recovery? It's Still Investors

By Nin-Hai Tseng After witnessing one too many false starts in the recovery of America's housing market, it's hard not to be a little skeptical about what kind of recovery we should expect. Will it improve steadily, or experience choppy stops and starts? One way to determine that is by looking at who is driving home... Continue Reading »

Want to Rent to College Students? 5 Cities Where You'll Get the Most Bang for Your Buck

By Jerry Kronenberg Rental properties in college towns can offer great returns to real estate investors and parents of university students alike, a study finds. "College towns have a natural cycle of tenant flow,"'s Jennifer DuBois said. "You know [a student] is going to be in town for four years... Continue Reading »

Investors Prop Up Real Estate Market

Want to know who bought that house up the street? Chances are, it was an investor. Real estate investors are buying three homes for every one house bought by someone for their personal use, according to a study released today. And it's a pattern that's likely to continue in the next two years. Today's investors... Continue Reading »

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