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Congratulations!  You’ve decided it’s time to buy  REO property!  Wouldn’t you like to know some “insider” tips to help you to find the perfect property for the perfect price?

Tip #1 Only work with a REO expert!

Chances are, if you adhere to tip #1, you won’t need any other tips.  The REO market is different from the rest of the market.  There is a very specific process that brings  REO properties to the market.  If you aren’t working with a REO expert, you run the risk of not even being able to see the full gamut of properties that are available on the market.  And even if you are lucky enough to find the property of your dreams without a REO property expert, you run the risk of losing the property through missed deadlines.  Don’t make the mistake of trusting your REO purchase to anyone other than a bona fide REO specialist.

Tip #2 Look for Value

When you begin to look at REO properties with your REO Realtor keep an open mind about what you will see.  Everyone prefers to walk into a beautifully maintained property, but almost no one prefers paying more for their mortgage.  REO properties are often neglected and in need of repairs.  As a home buyer this should not discourage you, in fact it is actually good news.  REO properties are sold for fair market value minus the cost of repairs.  The more repairs are needed the smaller your mortgage will be.  Look for value and you will find a home for a great price.

Tip #3 Only work with an REO expert.
It bares repeating.

If you live in the metro New York or Long Island areas and would like to investigate the REO market, follow steps #1 and #3 and give us a call at Island Advantage Realty, LLC.  We are REO experts and we can help you to find the Real Estate of your dreams.
 
The advice and tips offered in this blog are intended to be solely informational and do not apply in all circumstances.  Make sure that you consult a real estate professional, financial consultant, attorney or accountant before taking any action.  For further information or questions please contact Gabriella@IARNY.com
 
Island Advantage Realty, LLC specializes in Foreclosures and Bank Owned properties in the Metro NY and Long Island Areas. They are dedicated to educating home buyers about the home buying process in the Foreclosure and REO markets.

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I have a good friend who likes to ask me, “When would now be a good time?”  She says this whenever I am putting something off or stalling on some important task.  “When would now be a good time?” she asks me when I say I want to treat myself to a day at the spa.  “When would now be a good time?” she persists when I say that I really need to make an appointment for my yearly mammogram.  The question is clever because it cuts to the heart of the matter, there will be a moment when “now” will be a good time.  Is it possible that it is “now”?

There are so many things that we put off in life, actions that we could take that could change the entire trajectory of our lives.  Buying a home is one of those actions that changes a life.  It isn’t just about changing an address; it’s about putting down roots and making a commitment to your financial future.  Buying a home is about giving yourself and your family long term emotional and financial stability.

Of course there are good moments and not so good moments, relatively speaking, to buy a home.  All of the experts seem to be in agreement that this moment in time is one of the most opportune to purchase a home.  There are so many homes to choose from and they are reasonably priced. Additionally there is a limited time tax credit for qualified buyers, making this moment particularly advantageous to buy a home.  Factor in the savings that can be had by purchasing REO property and all I can ask is, “When would now be a good time to buy a home?” 

If you are ready to look at the REO market in the metro New York and Long Island areas, please give us a call at Island Advantage Realty, LLC.  We are the recognized experts in the REO market for this area.  No one is better equipped to help you make “now” your moment to buy a home.

The advice and tips offered in this blog are intended to be solely informational and do not apply in all circumstances.  Make sure that you consult a real estate professional, financial consultant, attorney or accountant before taking any action.  For further information or questions please contact Gabriella@IARNY.com
 
Island Advantage Realty, LLC specializes in Foreclosures and Bank Owned properties in the Metro NY and Long Island Areas. They are dedicated to educating home buyers about the home buying process in the Foreclosure and REO markets.

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Have you looked at what the REO market has to offer lately?  If you haven’t, you really should.  Imagine finding out that the home of your dreams is available in your price range and for a limited time you could buy it and receive a sizable tax credit.  Thousands of Americans are finding that this is the current reality of the REO market.  At Island Advantage Realty, LLC we deal primarily with properties in the metro New York and Long Island areas, and we are seeing a tremendous influx of happy home buyers.

The main thing to keep in mind with REO properties is value.  The vast majority of these properties are in need of cosmetic repairs.  In almost all cases they are suffering from some form of neglect. The wonderful thing about neglect and cosmetic repairs is that they are generally relatively easy and inexpensive to fix. For REO properties they can mean a substantial savings.  REO properties are sold for fair market value minus the cost of repairs.  So when you see a run down property, be mindful of the value of the property after the repairs are made.  REO properties have tremendous value and are a great way for home owners to build equity from day one of home ownership.

If you are interested in seeing what the REO market has to offer in the metro New York or Long Island areas make sure you call Island Advantage Realty, LLC.  We are the recognized experts in this field and can show you the many opportunities that are available for home buyers.
 
The advice and tips offered in this blog are intended to be solely informational and do not apply in all circumstances.  Make sure that you consult a real estate professional, financial consultant, attorney or accountant before taking any action.  For further information or questions please contact Gabriella@IARNY.com
 
Island Advantage Realty, LLC specializes in Foreclosures and Bank Owned properties in the Metro NY and Long Island Areas. They are dedicated to educating home buyers about the home buying process in the Foreclosure and REO markets.

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People frequently ask me for an update on the REO Market.  The short answer is that now is the moment to buy.  The long answer is that we are seeing an unprecedented moment in Real Estate history.  There have never been this many REO properties available, and there has certainly never been this range of properties available before.

REO properties are not a new phenomenon.  However, until recent years they were a lesser known segment of the Real Estate world.  Generally people who purchased REO properties in the past were serious investors who were well versed in real estate.  They bought REO properties mainly as investment property either to fix up and use as rentals or to “flip” for profit.  Savvy investors are still buying REO properties for investments but first time home buyers are also discovering the benefits of buying REO properties.

There is a window of opportunity right now to buy REO property and to receive a tax credit of up to $8,000 if you qualify.  Don’t miss this opportunity.  If you aren’t sure if you qualify and you are looking for property in the metro New York or Long Island area please give us a call at Island Advantage Realty, LLC.  We are experts in this field and can answer all of your questions.
 
The advice and tips offered in this blog are intended to be solely informational and do not apply in all circumstances.  Make sure that you consult a real estate professional, financial consultant, attorney or accountant before taking any action.  For further information or questions please contact Gabriella@IARNY.com
 
Island Advantage Realty, LLC specializes in Foreclosures and Bank Owned properties in the Metro NY and Long Island Areas. They are dedicated to educating home buyers about the home buying process in the Foreclosure and REO markets.

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logo5As the New Year begins and the new administration prepares to take office there are many investors who are scurrying to purchase prime REO properties before any potential legislative changes can staunch the ever increasing flood of REO properties entering the market.

If you are interested in purchasing an madness1REO property this is certainly an advantageous time to see what is available on the market.  At
Island Advantage Realty LLC, we take great pride in helping our clients to find the ideal property for their needs. We are the industry leaders in REO and Foreclosure properties for the Metro New
York and Long Island areas.

The advice and tips offered in this blog are intended to be solely informational and do not apply in all circumstances.  Make sure that
you consult a real estate professional, financial consultant, attorney or accountant before taking any action.  For further information or questions please contact Gabriella@IARNY.com

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There are some events that are so memorable that they are etched into our memories forever, weddings, the birth of a child and putting the keys in the door of your first home.  As a real estate professional it is one of my favorite things about my job to be able to see the joy on a person’s face on the day when the actually get possession of their home. I have a cousin who is a delivery room nurse and she says it is the same thing for her – that moment of breathless anticipation. 

I love to imagine all of the wonderful moments that will occur for the family in their new home, all of the firsts.  It is a great privilege to be able to help people to enjoy home ownership. 

With the current market, especially the REO market, more and more families are discovering that they can enjoy the benefits of home ownership.  If you are interested in owning a home please consider an REO property; you will find that these affordable homes are a worthwhile investment in your financial future.  Island Advantage Realty LLC is the recognized leader in REO sales for the Metro NY, long Island Area. Give us a call it, could lead to one of the most memorable moments of your lifetime.

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I have a client who is a big fan of “The Secret”.  If you aren’t familiar with “The Secret” it is a best selling novel and DVD that teaches the power of positive thought.  Followers of “The Secret” are encouraged to visualize things that they want to have happen in their lives and to even create a visualization board that is filled with pictures of what they would like to manifest.

My client wanted to be a home owner.  She watched “The Secret” and decided that she wanted to manifest the circumstances necessary for her to own a home.  She spent time everyday meditating, she visualized the house she wanted to own and she even cut out pictures from a magazine and glued them on to a board to help her to visualize.  She did this for months and nothing happened.  Then one day another fan of “The Secret” told her she needed to also take action – visualization and positive thinking can only get you so far and then you have to take action. 

My client called Island Advantage Realty LLC and now she is in escrow on a lovely REO property that promises to be a great investment.  If you are someone who is trying to manifest a house in your life, give our offices a call and let us help you to take the necessary action.

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