foreclosures Archive

Because No One Plans to Be Homeless

Hi, Book Scan readers. I spent the first part of last week hanging out with community planners at the American Planning Association’s national conference. Though I haven’t read the book described below, I thought the author (who gave the...
April 22, 2013

Love and Short Sales

Back when her life ran smack into the foreclosure crisis, Stephanie Alison Walker started blogging. It didn’t stop offers from evaporating or credit scores from plummeting. It didn’t keep her and her husband out of bankruptcy court. But it...
December 18, 2012

Is It Really a Short Sale?

Some properties are being advertised as a short sale when they really aren’t in an attempt to lure bargain-hunter buyers. A new book,Foreclosures, Short Sales, REOs, and Auctions: Tools for Success in Today’s Real Estate Market, published by Dearborn,...
November 20, 2008

Confessions of a Subprime Lender: 5 Reasons the Subprime Market Crumbled

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey QUICK SKIM Slowing home sales, a tightening credit market, record-high foreclosures — how did we get to this point? Richard Bitner’s book Confessions of a Subprime Lender (Wiley, 2008) gives a close-up look at how...
August 21, 2008

Finding Foreclosures: 5 Ways to Get Good Foreclosure Deals

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey QUICK SKIM Bargain shoppers are on the hunt for foreclosures, so get ready to help them find a hidden gem. But first, you might benefit from some pointers. After all, buying foreclosures can get tricky...
October 26, 2007

Buyers Are Liars & Sellers Are Too! 5 Buyer and Seller Misperceptions

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey QUICK SKIM As emotions kick in, buyers and sellers often turn into their own worst enemy. Where does that leave you? In the middle, trying to sort out the half-truths and translate what your clients...

Add Foreclosures to Your Business

By Haley M. Hwang, REALTOR® Magazine Making Big Money Investing in Foreclosures Without Cash or Credit Peter Conti and David Finkel (Dearborn Trade Publishing, 2003) 267 pp., $18.95 Buy this book from Amazon.com. Although Making Big Money Investing in...
March 4, 2004