Ventura Real Estate: 4 Steps to Determine Your Real Estate Investment Strategy

by Gary and Lisa Schoeffler July 19, 2011 Investors

When starting out as a real estate investor, just selecting the “right” strategy can seem like a daunting process.Where do you invest? What type of property should you buy? Which strategy is right for you?

For many new investors it is tough to know where to start. In this article we’ll go over 4 steps that …

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Mortgage Applications Increase as Investors Jump into the Residential Market – Homes for Sale Ventura, CA

by Gary and Lisa Schoeffler April 6, 2011 Investors

Although analysts are sounding a cautionary note, the number of Americans applying for mortgages rose by 16.1 percent in the first week of March – the largest monthly increase since June of 2009. The activity could be due to investors with money to spend, and not the first-time homebuyers who will play a vital role …

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Making a Smart Decision to Sell Real Estate: Ventura Homes For Sale

by Gary and Lisa Schoeffler April 4, 2011 Investors

When you’ve been investing real estate for a long time you may reach a point when you are ready to sell. Perhaps you’ve had enough of the headaches of being a landlord, maybe you want to pursue other opportunities, or are ready for a lifestyle change. This is not to be confused with desperation to …

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11 Financial Tips for 2011 – Start with Your Home: Ventura Real Estate

by Gary and Lisa Schoeffler April 3, 2011 Buyers

Run through this checklist – here are 11 things you need to think about as 2011 gets started.  Some of these things you need to do, some of these things are ok for 2012…

Build an Emergency Fund
Pay off any debts that aren’t increasing your wealth – Credit cards, auto loans, and student loans aren’t increasing …

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Why Rental Property is Still a Great Investment: Ventura Homes for Sale

by Gary and Lisa Schoeffler April 3, 2011 Buyers

It is an out-of-favor asset class that has attracted the attention of David Ackman, a hedge fund manager with a fondness for contrarian investments.  “The best investments we’ve made are the ones no one else would touch,” Ackman explains.  That’s why he’s so hot on Single Family Home Rental Property.  They are cheap, he says.  …

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Mortgage rates sink to record low!

by Gary and Lisa Schoeffler June 24, 2010 How's the Real Estate Market?

National average for a 30-year fixed loan dips to 4.69 percent

Mortgage rates fell this week to the lowest level on record, giving consumers added incentive to lock in low payments for home purchases and refinanced loans.

The average rate for 30-year fixed loans sank to 4.69 percent, from 4.75 percent last week, mortgage company Freddie Mac …

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Pending Home Sales Surge Continuing, Ventura Real Estate

by Gary and Lisa Schoeffler June 7, 2010 How's the Real Estate Market?

Pending Home Sales Surge Continuing

Washington, June 02, 2010

Pending home sales have risen for three consecutive months, reflecting the broad impact of the home buyer tax credit and favorable housing affordability conditions, according to the National Association of Realtors®.

The Pending Home Sales Index,* a forward-looking indicator, rose 6.0 percent to 110.9 based …

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Good News! The Feds decided not to increase the prime interest rate to continue to stimulate the economy.

by Gary and Lisa Schoeffler March 17, 2010 How's the Real Estate Market?

Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in January suggests that economic activity has continued to strengthen and that the labor market is stabilizing. Household spending is expanding at a moderate rate but remains constrained by high unemployment, modest income growth, lower housing wealth, and tight credit. Business spending on equipment and software …

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