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
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
a couple key principles about creative real estate investing.
First, it shows that doing things in a different way can make
it easier to sell a property, and at a higher price. Second,
it demonstrates the more important principle, that... Continue
Flood Zones, Condo Life, and Politics - On my
personal blog I recently posted some information and opinion
about the recent FEMA flood maps and the attempts to make their
National Flood Insurance Program actuarially sound: http://www.stevegillman.com/flood-map-condo.html
Flipping Houses and Other Real Estate - October
1013 - When we talk about flipping properties we have to clarify
what that means. Some investors consider any fast purchase and
resale as "flipping," even if it involves making repairs
and improvements. Using that definition, my wife and I can say
that we flipped the condo above us... Continue
Use a Checklist - There are many things that
you probably intend to do when looking at a house, but forget
to do. These include turning on all faucets, flushing all toilets,
and testing the heater and air conditioner. One sure way to remember
all of these is to have a good inspection checklist for yourself
and use it every time you look at a house.
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
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
Negotiation - When negotiating a purchase, skip
over problems, and return to them later. Agree on every easy
point first. It will feel like the property is sold, and it will
be difficult for a seller to then lose the deal over an issue
or two that you need to go in your favor.
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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