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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.

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Houses Versus Condos in Southern Florida - April 11, 2014 - Whether you are moving to southern Florida to retire or for work, or just looking for a second home in a warmer environment, if you are buying rather than renting you have a choice to make. Will you buy a house or a condominium? There are advantages and disadvantages to each, and you'll find them explained below. Our comparison is based on six... Continue reading here...

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... Continue reading here...

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... Continue reading here...

Partners? - When investing with partners, be sure your plans and theirs work well together. Suppose you want to buy an apartment building to sell it for a profit in two years, for example, and your partners want to hold it for long-term income. You're going to have problems. Or they might plan on every partner putting up more cash for renovations while you think financing the work is a better idea. Discuss all the possibilities beforehand, so you know that their goals and yours don't conflict.

Neighborhood Safety - Just how safe is the neighborhood you're considering moving to? Use online crime maps and ask the local police. Is the area stable, is it getting safer, are crime rates are increasing? Rising crime rates is of course bad for you and for the future value of your house. Walk the area during the day and again at night (or drive it), to see how the streets are after dark. Areas that are safe during the day are sometimes full of criminal activity at night.

Cheap Homes Guide

Houses Versus Condos in Southern Florida - Which make more sense?

Real 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.

How to Sell Your House without a Realtor - Tips and possible problems.

Selling a House in This Market - Six suggestions for tough times.

Real Estate Investing

Ten Ways to Increase Rental Income - There are two basic approaches.

Seller's Dirty Trick - How to avoid paying too much for rental property.

Creative Real Estate Investing - My story and other examples...

Flipping Houses and Other Real Estate - Without investing a dime?

Fixer Upper Homes - The most important thing is...

Sell Mobile Homes in Your Park - A safe, high-return strategy.

Types of Real Estate - Examples of what to invest in and how.

Real Estate Negotiation Technique - Use time to your advantage.

Be 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

Motivating Potential Tenants - If you are in a hot rental market, you might try showing a rental unit to several prospective tenants at once. This creates a competitive atmosphere, and sometimes one of them may even offer higher rent than you are asking.

Real Estate Financing

Financing Glossary - 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

Alternative Housing - School busses, houseboats and more (updated for 2013).

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.

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

Real 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.

Other Pages

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.

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