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Functionally usable designs

Adding a second bathroom or garage to a house can really add to the value of the property. In...

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by Matt Kastner

Foreclosures 101: Dates and timetables

When buying a foreclosure, like all other properties, you need to set a closing date on the...

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Foreclosures 101: Persistance

Persistent communication with the seller and listing agent (not assuming anything or taking "no" for an answer) is key to controlling your success when buying foreclosure real estate. Getting your offer accepted and the deal closed is not always an easy mountain to climb.

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Foreclosures 101: Offer pricing

When it comes to making an offer on a foreclosure property, many investors often get caught up in...

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Investing your savings

Since your house isn't your biggest investment and you are using this mentality as a springboard to...

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Foreclosures 101: Limiting contingencies

If you're a veteran foreclosure buyer, this one is probably obvious., but a little refresher never...

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Foreclosures 101: Earnest money

Being creative with earnest money in real estate transactions is one of the most commonly...

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Responsibly managing your home

So if your house isn't your "biggest investment," what is a person to? You have to live somewhere....

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St. Louis sidewalk repair

Is the sidewalk in front of your property a little worse for wear? All the freezing and thawing of...

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Foreclosures 101: Financial viability

Almost every offer for a bank-owned property must be accompanied by either a proof of funds or loan...

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Home is not your “biggest investment”

In the world of real estate you often here people touting that a person's home is their single...

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Winterizing properties

Whether you own rental properties, own a home or just rent an apartment, you need to prepare for...

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Sewer lateral lining

Nothing is worse than an inspection gone afoul. Much less a sewer inspection since replacement...

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Sewer scoping inspection for property purchases

Whether you utilize a professional inspector when buying properties or simply rely on your own...

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Investment property financing

Other than which building to buy, the most important question to ask yourself when investing in...

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No more copper!

I saw this painted on the front of a building on the 37XX block of Pennsylvania this morning and...

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by Matt Kastner