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foreclosures

By Rick Sharga, RealtyTrac Vice President of Marketing Foreclosure properties can be a terrific investment, or give home buyers a much more affordable option than traditional properties in this time of escalating prices. But, before you jump in assuming this is “real-estate for dummies” or the next get-rich-quick scheme, think again! You really need to […]

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By Jim Saccacio, RealtyTrac Chief Executive Officer It may be time to investigate the vast opportunities available in the foreclosures market. For people willing to do a bit of homework, the foreclosure market offers some of the best opportunities available in real estate today. Experts point toward significant growth in available foreclosure properties, so there’s […]

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Buyer’s Agent Smoothes Sometimes Bumpy Road to Foreclosure Purchase By Rick Sharga, Vice President of Marketing for RealtyTrac Whether it’s the first time or the tenth, buying a home can be both an exhilarating and overwhelming experience. As with any major purchase, there’s a significant amount of pressure to make the right decisions about such […]

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By Rick Sharga, Vice President of Marketing for RealtyTrac There are two words that give pause to the most motivated real estate buyer or investor, especially during the busy holiday season: property research. In the past, property research equated to extensive legwork — often involving a trek down to the local recorder’s office — and […]

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Want to Be Taken Seriously in the Foreclosures Market? Make a Realistic Offer! By Rick Sharga, Vice President of Marketing for RealtyTrac It’s no wonder that the foreclosures market is gaining popularity among first-time buyers and real estate bargain hunters alike. Foreclosure properties can often be purchased at 10 to 30 percent less than their […]

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By Rick Sharga, Vice President of Marketing for RealtyTrac One of the most overlooked and underestimated expenses involved in the purchase of a home is the cost of repairs. Whether the problem is a defective part in an appliance, a structural problem overlooked by the home inspector or just Murphy’s Law making its presence felt, […]

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