How to Buy Cheap Homes to Live
and How to Invest in Real Estate
real estate website for buyers, sellers and investors.
The house to the left is in a beautiful mountain town and
was bought for $17,500 about ten years ago. You can read that
story on our page on buying a
home in Anaconda, Montana. Prices went up quickly after this
purchase, but they dropped again after the boom years. There
are still nice towns with good homes under $50,000, but now this
website also covers affordable housing at higher prices and information
on investing in real estate.
New Pages - News - Tips
An Inefficient Market - April 22, 2013 - The
best investors on Wall Street lose money on an investment regularly.
They may make a profit more often than they lose, but losses
are regular, at least in the short-term, because the stock market
is what's referred to as an efficient market. In such a market
place there are enough people involved and almost all relevant
information is... Continue
We Sell Our Condo (Instead of Renting It) -
March 18, 2013 - Sometimes plans are just a way to get started
doing something. Hopefully that something works out well, even
if it was not part of the original idea. If you have read the
Your Hometown Investing Advantage - When you
invest near where you live it's easier for you to see the trends
in home prices, employment, rental rates and other things that
will affect future prices. You will likely here about the new
employers coming to the area and notice the neighborhoods that
are declining or getting better before an outsider would, so
take advantage of your position.
Prices Are Rising, But...
Home prices are certainly going up in most areas of the country
now, but be careful about reading too much into the numbers when
you are thinking about selling your own home. Don't assume that
the value of your house has risen 20% just because the reports
say real estate values have risen 20% where you live. How these
things are measured makes a difference.
For example, if there are many foreclosed houses that need
work and so are selling cheap, the sales of these will hold down
the averages. Then, if in the following year these properties
are mostly sold, the average sales price might be much higher,
but simply because there are fewer cheap fixer-upper foreclosures.
This doesn't necessarily mean that the average price of homes
that are ready to live in has gone up much, if at all. So before
thinking it is time to cash in on rising values, check for sales
of homes that are truly comparable to yours. That is what will
tell you what buyers are willing to pay.
Cheap Homes Guide
Cost of Buying a Home - How to properly compare your options.
Inexpensive Homes and Other Criteria
- Theaters, restaurants; just updated.
Where to Find Cheap Homes
- Houses under $50,000.
Cheap Houses: More Places
- Homes under $30,000.
Cheapest Houses for Sale
in the U.S. - Less than $1,000?!
The Cheapest Homes - Our latest
update, covering dozens of cities and towns.
Living - Why we chose a condo... and our experience.
Mobile Homes: A Decent Option
- There are a few you may not have thought of.
Buying a Condo in Florida -
We had to cancel the contract because...
Buying a House Without
a Loan - How to do it.
Cheap Condos - Cities with condos
How to Find Cheap Houses for
Sale - Six distinct ways to buy cheap.
Really Cheap Housing
- Ways to keep renting or buying inexpensive.
Selling a Home
How to Sell a House -
An entire e-book now free on this site.
Selling a House - What to
do about the kitchen.
Sell Your House without a Realtor - Tips and possible problems.
Selling a House
in this Market - Six suggestions for tough times.
Sell Your Home? - Or wait for
prices to rise?
Real Estate Investing
Psychology of Real Estate
Investing - A couple examples to learn from.
Renting Out a Condo - Part one
of our experience buying a rental condo.
Investing in Real Estate
- Index of all related pages; updated for 2012.
100 Ways to Profit from
Real Estate - Read the entire list right now!
Is Real Estate
a Good Investment Now? - That depends on what kind...
Three Real Estate
Investment Ideas - For questionable markets.
Real Estate Investment
Tips - Eighteen tips for investors.
Tips for Flipping a House
- Six suggestions.
Real Estate Financing
- The terms defined from A to Z.
Loan Pre-Approval - Pre-approval
can help get your offer accepted.
Veteran Home Loans - Why
this could be a great time to take advantage.
Mortgage Points? - Should
you pay them or not?
Mortgage Cycling - Nothing
new; just a twist on an old idea.
Raise Your Credit Score
- A half-dozen ways to do it.
Market - That's what real estate is, and why it's interesting.
Other Real Estate
- School busses, houseboats and more (updated for 2013).
Tiny Houses - From 65 square feet
International Real Estate
- Index of our pages on other countries.
Renting or Buying in
Cape Town - Real estate in South Africa.
Living in Thailand - What
you need to know.
Living in New Zealand
- Where to live; whether to rent or buy.
Living in Malaysia - Some
of the housing options, visa tips, and other information.
Rentals in Israel - Key
things you need to know.
Amsterdam Real Estate
- The newest addition to our international pages.
Ecuador Real Estate -
Escape winter forever.
Country Real Estate -
Some examples of what's out there.
Cabins for Sale - Cheap -
Updated for 2012, examples and ideas.
Cheap Land for Sale -
Some examples from around the country.
News and Opinion
Estate Dishonesty - The industry needs to clean itsefl up.
Buy a Home Using Government Advice?
- Look at these examples...
Real Estate Prices - Thirteen
cities where they are falling fast.
The Most Expensive Cities?
- It isn't that easy to say, but...
FHA Inspection - A Sham? -
Our experience and thoughts about the system.
The Benefits of the
Housing Slump? - There are some good ones...
Market Volatility - Does
your home's value change by 10% daily?
Living Abroad - All about the
process and job prospects.
A Good Time to Buy a Home?
- Find out how to decide.
Expensive Homes - The most
expensive small towns in America.
Find Pet Friendly Condos
- How to do it and what to look for.
Hold a Proper Moving Sale - A
how-to guide to doing it right.
Buying a New Home - What
you need to know.
Cash Real Estate - The trend
toward cash sales of houses and condos is here.
Housing Cost - Where it is the
highest, and how to keep it lower.
Find Your Own Inexpensive Houses
- How to research; updated for 2013.
Cities With Inexpensive Houses
- Affordability based on price-to-income ratios.
Worth a Visit
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