News & Updates

Federal Reserve Votes Against an Interest Rate Increase

In a much-anticipated move, the Federal Reserve opted to leave the nation’s interest rates unchanged, bucking the trend of gradual interest rate hikes that we’ve seen in recent months. The vote came in the last week of July, leaving real estate investors...

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Florida HB 747 Vetoed Due to Real Estate Investor Outcry

Florida real estate investors and rehabbers recently dodged a major financing bullet when Governor Rick Scott opted to veto House Bill 747, which would have made it impossible for investors (and others) to work with private hard money lenders. This bill, if it had not...

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The Short Sale Gal’s New eBook Now Available

The Short Sale Gal Kristine Zelazo is proud to unveil her new 46-page eBook, titled The Real Estate Investor’s Guide to Short Sales, which is now available for download for $2.99. Notably, it’s available free to members of The Bird Dog Program. Getting...

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Kristine Zelazo Unveils Bird Dog Affiliate Program

The Short Sale Gal, Kristine Zelazo, founder of The Bird Dog Program, is pleased to announce a new affiliate program. With this program, members (and non-members) can register to earn commissions for every new member whom they refer.  To enroll, you simply need to...

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What Alternatives Exist to HAFA and HAMP?

December 31, 2016, marked the end of the Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternative (HAFA) program, which provided struggling homeowners with an opportunity to exit their homes in a manner that was less damaging to their credit, while also receiving relocation assistance...

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How Does a Short Sale Affect Credit Score?

When considering a short sale, one common question that many homeowners will ask is: How will a short sale affect my credit score? It’s a very understandable and real concern. So in today’s article from The Short Sale Gal Kristine Zelazo, we’ll...

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The Federal Reserve Increases Interest Rates to .75%

The U.S. Federal Reserve has increased interest rates, which means that homebuyers and homeowners seeking to refinance can expect to pay a bit more. So why do interest rates increase and how will it impact the real estate investing industry as a whole? That’s...

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How Can You Find Distressed Properties to Fix and Flip?

Finding the right property is critical when it comes to the real estate investing practice known as “fixing and flipping.” For those who are just getting started in the field, the prospect of finding new properties can seem very daunting. So how can you...

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