Bottoms of Real Estate Markets to Hit 2009

By Mike Colpitts Editor The bottom of the real estate market will hit the over-whelming majority of housing markets in mid-2009, according to the newly issued Housing Predictor forecast. Most markets are still working through their downturns and won’t see light at the end of the tunnel until sometime in early 2009. However, some especially… Continue reading Bottoms of Real Estate Markets to Hit 2009

Time to Buy or Rent Housing

By David Wilkening Conventional wisdom has it that rental housing is throwing money away. But is it really in these times? Not necessarily. It depends in part on where you are located, but in many areas of the U.S. rents are being held down by the dramatic overbuilding of homes and condominiums. In hyper overbuilt… Continue reading Time to Buy or Rent Housing

Finding Money in a Short Sale

By Tony Evans If you’re a homeowner and want to save your credit and eliminate foreclosure proceedings, selling your home through a short sale just might be the ticket. So turn on your computer printer because you’ll want to print this column for future reference. See how the BUZZZ is taking care of you! There… Continue reading Finding Money in a Short Sale

Financial Damage to Top S&L Crisis in U.S.

Financial losses from the credit crunch will top the 1.4-trillion dollars lost in the U.S. Savings and Loan Fraud scandal, according to a comprehensive analysis conducted by Housing Predictor. The dollar damage to the U.S. economy will exceed S&L losses due to widespread growing losses in financial markets by banks, private investors, and millions of… Continue reading Financial Damage to Top S&L Crisis in U.S.

Selling Real Estate without Silent Second Mortgages

By Mike Colpitts In these challenging days of selling real estate “silent second” mortgages are making a quiet, some what frightening, most often times illegal comeback. Silent seconds as they are called in real estate parlance are second mortgages, which are not revealed to lenders and can find the user’s behind bars in the local… Continue reading Selling Real Estate without Silent Second Mortgages

Stealing a House in a Short Sale

By Tony Evans Everybody wants to know how to steal a house, and there are plenty of people trying to these days. Say you’ve missed some mortgage payments and think maybe you’ll be able to “catch up” later on, but you can’t. You call your lender explaining your ‘temporary problem,’ but they can’t think of… Continue reading Stealing a House in a Short Sale