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Don’t Waste Time Barking Up the Wrong Investment Tree

We recently spotted Jason Hartman’s new puppy, Coco, hanging out in the educational products section at the office. Random coincidence, precognition, or just a great photo opportunity? Maybe all three, but the more important point is that the approach of 2013 is a terrific time to browse Jason’s...

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How Do Bond Rates Affect Mortgage Interest?

Record low mortgage interest rates keep on making news in real estate circles, fueling speculation among financial experts and real estate professionals about how long they’ll last, how much they might rise and what that might mean for homebuyers and heroic investors purchasing income property. But...

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Mortgage Backed Securities and Interest Rates

The term “mortgage backed securities” may be far from a household word (or three), but the movement of these securities plays a large role in the up or down swing of mortgage interest rates. The Federal Reserve has been making headlines in housing news for the past few months with plans to buy up...

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Rental Property Financing: Not Your Usual Home Loan

Even as the country continues to teeter on the fiscal cliff and the housing recovery maintains a slow rebound, mortgage interest rates generally remain astonishingly low. Those low rates make currant conditions ideal for first responders getting started in rental property investing – or for refinancing...

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Jumping Off the Fiscal Cliff: Where Do Investors Land?

Jumping Off the Fiscal Cliff: Where Do Investors Land?

Soft descent or splat at the bottom of the ravine?  With only a few days of 2012 remaining, the “fiscal cliff” of financial budget troubles remains unresolved, and, according to recent reports, is likely to stay that way, except for small adjustments that lawmakers can put in place before the year’s...

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Housing Prices and Demand Hit New Highs

Where have all the houses gone? A recent article appearing on Inman News, a real estate and technology blog, reports that in November 2012, the number of existing houses for sale reached lows not seen for a decade or more. The tightening market for home purchases supports rising prices and changes the...

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Why Invest Now?

As year and analyses of the housing market’s performance in 2012 keep rolling in, along with numerous lists of trends for 2012 and beyond, the mixed messages from different areas of the housing market are enough to give any heroic investor pause. Is the market improving? What about mortgage lending...

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Mortgage Interest Rates: Trending Up or Down?

As 2012 draws to a close, real estate experts, economists and financial advisers are producing list after list of: emerging trends in the US housing market for 2012 and beyond. Although these lists can seem to completely contradict the current situation, they can offer clues to what’s ahead for heroic...

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The National Mortgage Database: Too Much Information?

If you have a mortgage, a lot of people already know a lot about you. Your credit scores, your income, and other information is routinely collected by banks and loan servicers as well as the real estate professionals you work with to purchase your investment property. Now, as part of the continued fallout...

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The Foreclosure Forecast for Investors: Mostly Cloudy

Tis the season for . . . mixed news on the foreclosure front, with implications for new investors planning to launch a career in income property investment in the New Year. Since the housing meltdown of 2008, foreclosures have been a staple of the housing market, offering a variety of low cost properties...

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