Real estate Niles MI style has something for just about everyone.Bungalows, renovated 1930’s farmhouses, modern ranches, two-stories and three stories fill the pages of the Niles Michigan real estate classifieds. If you are interested in buying, but you have problems with your credit, we have some suggestions. And, if you are a property owner, who needs to sell quickly, we have some suggestions for you, too.Niles Michigan real estate is located in Berrien County, just north of the Indiana border, on the banks of the St. Joseph River. The wide range of available properties, with a wide range of prices, makes it difficult to estimate the average price of a home. Median prices are sometimes misleading, because they include undeveloped lots on the low end and corporate retreats on the high end. But, in the most recent updates for median prices of real estate Niles MI was at $124,900 for a home listed with a realtor and $74,798 for foreclosures.Over the last several years, in all areas of the country, there have been fluctuations in the prices and values of real estate. Niles MI is no exception. So called “financial experts”, the people we often rely on to guide us, cannot agree on what exactly is going on. Some say that soon values will go up. Others say not. Many bankers blame the increasing number of foreclosures on decreasing property values, making it difficult or impossible for owners to refinance.The number of foreclosures, currently there are 21, in the Niles Michigan real estate listings is not as high as some areas of Michigan. If you are facing foreclosure, you should know that you have options. A foreclosure will cause serious damage to your credit rating and increase your financial problems. We are experienced Michigan real estate investors and we can help. In fact, if you need to sell your home quickly, for any reason, we may be able to buy it.The flip-side of what we do relates to people who are interested in buying Niles Michigan real estate. If you have little established credit, past issues affecting your credit rating or you have been turned down for traditional financing, we want to help. We offer a unique lease option program that can get you into a home. Our program works with most Michigan real estate Niles MI is just one area.If you are looking for a home in a town with historically significant real estate, Niles MI might be just the place. Niles is the site of Fort St. Joseph, which was built by the French in 1697, passed on to the British in 1761, captured by Native Americans in 1763, held by the Spanish during the American Revolutionary War and finally became a part of the United States. Because the three European powers and the USA have flown flags at the fort, at one time or another, Niles is now known as the City of Four Flags.Maybe you are looking for something akin to “country living”. Niles and all of Berrien County is well known for its orchards and vineyards. Numerous parks and wildlife preserves protect the creeks and rivers from over development. Many properties in the Niles Michigan real estate listings have large acreage, rather than the standard size lot. Berrien County’s fruit market is one of the longest running and most popular in the country.But, that’s not all of the different types of real estate Niles MI has to offer. Downtown Niles is a redeveloping area or shops, entertainment and services. They host numerous parades and events. Many downtown homes, at good prices, are included in the Niles Michigan real estate listings. And, if you want more night life, South Bend is very close by and Chicago is just a little farther away.So, now you know what real estate Niles MI can offer, but you are still concerned about your credit. If you have steady employment, a few thousand dollars for the lease option consideration and are willing to work to improve your credit rating, then you can own a home, probably sooner than you think. You probably know that you can afford the monthly payments, so what are you waiting for?
Retire on Mexico Beachfront Real Estate – Less Than $65,000
Are you starting think about your retirement? Maybe it’s still a few years down the road, but you want to make sure you find the best place, and, of course, for the best price. Consider this possibility; you can live in Mexico on the beachfront in your dream home that you yourself had designed.You think you can’t afford beachfront property? What about $64,900 U.S for a lot with 33 ft of beachfront, and 1320 ft deep? This cheap Mexico beachfront real estate is in the state of Campeche, on the Yucatan Peninsula. These particular lots are 45 minutes away from one of cleanest, safest, and most beautifully restored colonial cities that exist, the state capital, of the same name. A number of colonial towns nearby are investing in renovating their downtown and beachfront area, with new boardwalks. These very features are not only drawing more tourists, but are promising to create one of the newest Mexico retirement communities on the beachfront.With 45 minutes of the lots there are two international airports, a golf course (with another one on the way), a marina under construction, modern health care facilities, and new, large American stores, such as Walmart, and a number of similar Mexican stores. The closest village, about 5-10 minutes away, has a new modern hospital as well. Electric, water, phone and internet connections are currently being installed for the lots. It’s rare to find a Mexico property opportunity which combines all of this at such a good price.This particular opportunity arose because the state of Campeche is currently one of Mexico’s top up-and-coming tourism hot-spots (hence all the investment and improvements). Because of the newness of the development in the area, prices are still very low, and these particular lots offer competitive prices even compared to others. As Campeche becomes more popular, land prices will also rise.The cost of living is also cheap. Prices in Mexico are considerably lower than in the U.S, for everything from bread, to health care (estimated to be as much as 70% lower.) A new proposal from the Mexican government to have Medicare cover hospitals in Mexico would also be big plus for retirement budgeting.If you are planning for your retirement, the best move is to buy a lot like these ones now. As time goes on, even more services will appear in Campeche. Once you complete your home, (which you can have built for only another $100,000 U.S.) you will be able to enjoy it as a vacation home. Some buyers have already been enjoying their lots pitching tents to enjoy the refreshing breeze. The day retirement comes, you’ll be ready to enjoy it in your dream home on the beach.TOPMexicoRealEstate.com; Mexico’s Leading Network of Specialists for Finding and Purchasing Mexican Properties Safely
Real Estate Investing – Books,TV Infomercials, and Seminars
Real estate investing has become popularized today because of real estate investing TV infomercials and traveling seminar circuits. But real estate investing has not always been so popular.In the 1960s, William Nickerson wrote, “How I Turned $1000 into Three Million in Real Estate” and “How to Make a Fortune Today Starting from Scratch.” It was one of the first real estate investing books to get national attention. A little later, Al Lowry authored “How You Can Become Financially Independent by Investing in Real Estate.” Al Lowry might be called “the father of the modern-day real estate seminars,” because he was the first to hold seminars as a result of his book sales.But it was Mark Haroldsen who carried the real estate investing book/seminar thrust to the next level. Haroldsen wrote, “How to Wake Up the Financial Genius Inside You.” If you were tuned in to real estate investing at that time, you remember the newspaper and magazine advertising showing a picture of suave and bald-headed Mark leaning against the front hood of his Mercedes. The picture appeared everywhere in full page ads of major publications. And as Mark began selling his books, he began holding real estate investing seminars. I have had lunch with Mark and Al Lowry as they swapped stories of the advertising blitzes that vaulted them into national prominence for their real estate investing prowess. Mark later wrote “The Courage To Be Rich” and “Tax Free.”But it was Robert Allen who capitalized on the previous groundwork by Lowry and Haroldsen. Robert Allen was reportedly paid $1 million advance royalties for his best-selling book, “Nothing Down,” a compilation of 50 techniques for buying property with no money. Robert had learned these techniques from several years experience with a commercial real estate firm. He later wrote “Creating Wealth” and “Getting Started in Real Estate Investing.” The Robert Allen Real Estate Investing Seminars became a phenomenal marketing bonanza. Conventions were held in the major cities across the country, like Orlando, LA, Dallas, Chicago and Atlanta. The authors of various real estate investing techniques spoke at these seminars, but their spiel focused on selling packages of real estate investing materials that they offered for sale. Millions of dollars of real estate investing materials were sold at these 3 day conventions. The convention frenzy ushered in what has since become known as “The Nothing Down Real Estate Movement” of the early to mid-1980s.I keep all of these books in my personal library, and you can probably still find them in your public library and book stores. There’s a lot of great information in these books that can make you very knowledgeable, even though some of the ideas are out-dated.We are now presented a variety of ways for making money in real estate investing in TV infomercials, books and seminars. Which is best? Who can say? Real estate investing is learned through trial and error. Real estate investing skills and techniques are acquired by practice. I don’t think anyone can dogmatically recommend a technique best for another person. Every real estate investor has unique needs and is in a unique situation. Objectives of real estate investing differs.However, if you are limited with real estate investing educational dollars and need to generate quick return on investment, I think fixing up cheap houses is an ideal beginning point. Real estate investing in makeover properties generates quick, profitable dollars with low risk.