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Where to Strike A Good Deal in America's Slow Real Estate Market

Jan 3, 2008
The real estate market of America is very expansive and varied. There is something for every investor in this market and if you are a savvy shopper, be ready to come across different opportunities. Residents of US as well as investors from all over the world are interested in becoming a part of the burgeoning real estate market of America. However, all are doing it in three different arenas:

First, investors are buying into commercial real estate holdings.

Secondly, investors are buying investment property in US are also purchasing rental residential property.

Third, investors are purchasing properties in US are also spending money on buying vacation type properties.

Residential real estate of America-properties for single families:

When it comes to residential real estate in America, the price of a property will depend a lot on where an investor is willing to live. Price of residential properties is increasing dramatically in many cities of US, especially in the east and west coasts. In many places buyers are experiencing flat housing market which means that the real estate's appraised value has remained level and will not be increasing much with time.

Apartments:

In the last five years, real estate market involving condominiums, townhouses and apartments has become very active in America. With the "baby boomers" generation moving towards retirement the sale of townhouses and apartments has increased considerably because these require less maintenance.

Overseas investors are also buying apartments with a greater frequency as compared to last year. Another very important trend that has developed in the US is vacation property. There are many people within America and abroad who have successfully invested in holiday and vacation properties. Generally, this type of investment has been taking place in two different areas. Firstly, vacation homes or second homes are being bought for personal use, however, in some cases, owners lease out these houses to others as well. Secondly, investors are spending money on time shares too. In time share, an individual purchases "time" in a real estate property, which means he or she buys an interest in a particular house or property during a specified time period every year.

Tips for buying real estate in America:

It is highly recommended to have a licensed and qualified broker or real estate agent before you make any purchase in America. When you are looking for a good property in the US, keep in mind the realtor will be working for the seller and he or she would be obliged to protect the interests of the seller first. Since you can find real estate markets spread all over the US, make sure that your broker is qualified enough to have a good idea of a market in particular area. It is essential to contact a lender for financing options before you make a move.

In the last few years, lenders in the US have started extending mortgage facilities in advance to interested buyers. If you also have such a lending commitment, you will be in a better position of procuring real estate properties effectively and efficiently in short duration. Make sure that you are aware of all the aspects of America's real estate market in order to make the right investment decision.
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