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[VIDEO] 7 Ways to Profit from Foreclosures

In this short video, real estate investor and attorney, William Bronchick, explains seven different ways you can profit from a real estate foreclosure, plus where to find a state-by-state guide to the foreclosure process and timeline…

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8 Essential Items for a Good Short Sale Package

You must set the stage to show the bank why it is in their best interest to take a discount now rather than later.

Prove how they will make more money by releasing the lien now rather than going through a costly foreclosure and terrible resell market.

Must-have items in a short sale package include…

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6 Ways to Find Owners of Vacant Houses

Vacant houses are usually the best deals.

To make a deal, you have to find the owner. When you find a vacant house opportunity, talk to the neighbors to find the owner.

Here are more ways to find the owner of a vacant house….

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Short Sales: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Prices are going up, houses are selling faster, and foreclosures are becoming harder to buy. Less distressed housing inventory brings the next challenge for real estate investors–finding and buying cheap houses.

One source of distressed housing appears to remain strong, and that is short sales. But short sales can turn bad and ugly….

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Shadow Inventory vs Declining Home Listing Inventory

Home listing inventories have fallen in many regions by 30% to 70% year-over-year, despite our ongoing sluggish economy. At the same time, many homes have increased in value by 5% to 20%+ just over the past year.

Are banks hiding millions of foreclosures as “Shadow Inventory”?

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How to Analyze and Target Your Foreclosure List

Learning to analyze your foreclosure list can help you determine your marketing tactics. This is why it is crucial to have the most current or “freshest” list you can get.

The fresher the list, the better the results…

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Should You Invest in Foreclosures Right Now?

Deciding whether to invest in foreclosures involves several factors. If you can find the foreclosures creatively, have the earnest money and ability to pay cash or get access to some quickly purchase money as well as are willing to deal with rigid banks, you can make investing in foreclosures profitable.

Foreclosures aren’t for the faint of heart, but for the experts and full time investors, adding a few foreclosure deals to the mix every year can be a solid plan.

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How You Can Help Victims of Wrongful Foreclosure

If you or anyone you know had a mortgage in the foreclosure process in 2009 or 2010 on a primary residence, and it was serviced by one of 27 companies, including Bank of America, JP Morgan, Chase, Citibank, and Wells Fargo, you may have money waiting for you.

In the wake of the greatest foreclosure avalanche in American history, federal banking regulators settled with 14 major mortgage servicers over alleged foreclosure abuses in the Spring of 2012.

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10 Steps to Successful Short Sales in Today’s Real Estate Market

While many people think that short sales are a lost technique or too difficult to do, they really are as strong as ever. Just watch your step and do them right.

Don’t get locked into doing things one way. As real estate markets change, so should your investing and exit strategies. If you can’t adapt, you can’t survive.

Follow these 10 simple steps, and you’ll close more deals.

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13 Warren Buffett Quotes for Real Estate Investors

If you follow the news, you’ve likely become concerned about the state of the housing market. It’s no wonder. Just open up the real estate section of any paper, and you’ll see nothing but negative headlines.

For guidance in troubled times, who better person to turn to than Warren Buffett? Here are 13 of his most famous quotes translated it into practical advice for real estate investors like you…

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