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
Ten Ways to Increase Rental Income - January
27, 2013 - If you own a few rental houses, an apartment building,
or other residential income properties, you would probably like
to increase your net income. Who wouldn't? And the obvious way
to boost your profit is to just raise the rents. It is fortunate
for tenants that this isn't so easy. You can't really get too
far above market rates or else for every dollar you gain in rent
Avoid This Seller's Dirty Trick When Buying Rental Property
- December 2013 - Years ago we stayed at a hotel in Tucson, Arizona
for a week, and when we checked out I noticed that the bill was
double what it should have been. The owner shrugged it off as
a mistake and collected the correct amount from me, but without
correcting the bill on the computer or paper. I thought nothing
of it... Continue
Creative Real Estate Investing - November 11,
2013 - How I bought and sold my first piece of real estate is
a story I've told before, and probably somewhere on this website.
But it is worth retelling briefly here, because it does demonstrate...
Assessing Flood Risk - Is the house you're considering
in an area that is at high risk for floods? Find out at this FEMA website. Follow the links to the Flood
Map Center - or just enter that term in a search engine. Banks
will often require a flood hazard assessment (and will charge
you for it) before loaning on a property, and insurance can be
much higher in flood zones, so it is good to know.
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.
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.
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.
to Sell Your House without a Realtor - Tips and possible
Selling a House
in This Market - Six suggestions for tough times.
Real Estate Investing
Ways to Increase Rental Income - There are two basic approaches.
Dirty Trick - How to avoid paying too much for rental property.
Real Estate Investing - My story and other examples...
Houses and Other Real Estate - Without investing a dime?
Upper Homes - The most important thing is...
Mobile Homes in Your Park - A safe, high-return strategy.
of Real Estate - Examples of what to invest in and how.
Estate Negotiation Technique - Use time to your advantage.
a Hard Money Lender - It's a lucrative way to invest.
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 2013.
100 Ways to Profit
from Real Estate - Read the entire list right now!
Three Real Estate
Investment Ideas - For questionable markets.
Real Estate Investment
Tips - Eighteen tips for investors.
Tips for Flipping a
House - Six suggestions.
Investing Tip of the Week
Hold Your Tongue - If the agent works for the
seller, he has an obligation to pass on any relevant comments
you make ("oh I could go a little higher on this offer").
Even if he works for you, he may have more of an interest in
his own commission than your best interest. Speak on a need-to-know
Real Estate Financing
- The terms defined from A to Z.
Loan Pre-Approval - Pre-approval
can help get your offer accepted.
Mortgage Points? - Should
you pay them or not?
Other Real Estate
- School busses, houseboats and more (updated for 2013).
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.
Amsterdam Real Estate
- The newest addition to our international pages.
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...
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?
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.
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
Real Estate Profits - http://www.everywaytomakemoney.com/real-estate-profits.html
Rent Rooms Profitably - http://www.howtorentrooms.com
Unusual Ways to Make Money - http://www.unusualwaystomakemoney.com
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