- HARP Refinances Surpass 2012 Estimates
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today released its December 2012 Refinance Report, which shows that with the number of mortgages refinanced through the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) in the fourth quarter, nearly 1.1 million HARP refinances were completed in 2012 and nearly 2.2 million were completed since HARP was implemented in April 2009.
- How to Buy a Family Member Out of a Real Estate Investment
A real estate investor that I know has a saying, “Your most expensive money is your own money, and your second most expensive money is your family’s money.” For those of you who have made a real estate investment with a family member, you can probably understand very well the meaning of that saying.
- Why Home Depot Loves Real Estate Investors
One of my clients, who has flipped over 400 homes, never has to think about what carpet or paint to put into his rehab houses. His contractor has the SKU numbers conveniently filed at Home Depot for easy ordering, pickup, and payment. Using one home improvement supplier like Home Depot has helped this real estate investor to quickly and efficiently flip many rehab houses over the years.