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“Real Estate – Should You Get In?”

 What a difference a few years makes. Two or three years ago, the real estate market was roaring. Now it is wimpering. Money is no longer cheap and easy to get. Home prices are pulling back and a buyer’s market is upon us.

Sitting here in the latter part of 2007, the world of real estate has changed. The seller’s market that would last forever did not. Unfortunately, the current foreclosure market shows a lot of people go in at the wrong time.

So, is there any hope amidst the doom and gloom? If you are in a position to buy, should you be looking to get back into the market. Making the determination requires a consideration of a number of factors.

The bottom of the real estate market. For a buyer, it is the golden target. The goal is to buy at the very bottom of the market so you can reap the rewards as it rises. The problem is nobody can identify it, so don’t think you can.

There are millions of investment gurus out there for stock, real estate and so on. Many of them are frauds, but a few are credible. The credible ones always talk about being contrarian. The contrarian view in the real estate market is to buy.

It can be difficult to see the forest for the trees, but you need to. As bad as real estate looks now, it will bounce back. If you can afford to buy and sit on a property for the next three to five years, you will do very well.

To buy a home, you are going to need a loan. Given the disaster in the mortgage industry, is anyone lending money anymore? Of course. Most of the mortgage problems are occuring with bad credit lenders only.

Procrastination has put an end to many an opportunity. Many people don’t buy a home because they are not ready to settle down. Buying a home has nothing to do with settling down. You can always rent it out, so buy now!

At the end of the day, you have to take the real estate leap of faith on your own. Millions have done it. Don’t be afraid of the bad news you are hearing. If you buy within your financial comfort level, you will be happy you took the step.

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Seasoned chief executive and entrepreneur with proven track record. Mr. Zar brings more than twenty years experience in operations, evaluation, investment and management of real estate assets. Sean is responsible for new asset origination, evaluation, analysis and due diligence as well as overall executive direction. Mr. Zar also gained insight into capital markets as the founder and president of CBA Capital, Inc., a Newport Beach, CA based investment bank and venture capital company. He also was the founder and CEO of American Income Securities, an investment company with more than $50 million in client assets. He also managed a technology venture capital fund where he was responsible for equity and debt investments in a wide variety of companies. Mr. Zar sold his interest in American Income Securities in 1999. Mr. Zar has been an active real estate investor in Arizona as well as Colorado and Southern California. Mr. Zar is focused on discovering undervalued properties.
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