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Older Home Sales Heat Up the Recovery

Older Home Sales Heat Up the Recovery

Call them vintage. classic or just plain old, homes of a certain age are quietly driving housing sales in markets around the country, as investors and residential home buyers alike snap up these older properties at bargain – basement prices. According to a new report front UPI Business News, the real...

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Three Strikes Laws Force Landlords to Evict

Three Strikes Laws Force Landlords to Evict

In a previous post we brought you news of the growing trend of nuisance ordinances and “landlord 911” laws being enact4ed by communities nationwide in an effort to curb neighborhood crime - and how those laws force landlords into taking on additional burdens - including the job of law enforcement...

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Investing Trends Create Generation Gaps

Investing Trends Create Generation Gaps

The “generation gap” is blamed for differences in attitudes and behaviors on everything from music to careers. Now, according to a new report by the New York Times, it’s a term that can be applied to the way three generations – baby boomers and the so-called Generations X and Y – manage their...

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Nusance Ordinances Harm Landlords – and Tenants

Nusance Ordinances Harm Landlords – and Tenants

Across the country, communities small and large have enacted ordinances aimed at combating neighborhood crime. Under names like “nuisance ordinances” or “landlord 911 laws,” these local laws are now facing legal challenges because of the harm they can cause to both property owners and their tenants. Anti-...

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Online Auctions: Buyer Beware?

Online Auctions: Buyer Beware?

It’s one thing to buy vintage baseball cards or a new bicycle through an online auction, but – houses? Over half the real estate transactions conducted today involve the Internet in some way, from posting a listing to texting an agent. Now, online auctions can make it easy to close a deal on an investment...

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Interest Rates are Rising: What Happens to Housing?

Interest Rates are Rising: What Happens to Housing?

As the government closed its doors for what would be a 16-day shutdown, housing experts worried about what would happen to the still-fragile housing recovery as a result. Now, with government services and agencies back in full force, a slow down in mortgages seems to bear out some of their concerns. Even...

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5 Secrets of Rich Investors

5 Secrets of Rich Investors

From corporate CEOS and entrepreneurs to sports icons and political figures, very wealthy individuals invest for success. While your investing career may not have quite the scope of those multimillionaires, you can share in some of the investing strategies that they and their financial managers use to...

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JP Morgan Chase Settles Another Fraud Case

JP Morgan Chase Settles Another Fraud Case

While Bank of America has been grabbing headlines lately as the poster child for problematic mortgage and securities transactions dating back to the housing crash of 2008 and before, JP Morgan Chase has been conducting it own legal battles on similar charges of misbehavior at home and abroad. A just-announced...

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The Dollar Takes A Dive: What’s Next for Investors?

The Dollar Takes A Dive: What’s Next for Investors?

When the government shutdown ended, the value of the US dollar stood at its lowest point in about eight months, with some experts predicting it could fall even lower in the coming weeks. As China calls for a “de-Americanization” of the global financial world, what does the decline of the dollar mean...

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Shutdown Fallout and the Fed's Stimulus Plan

Shutdown Fallout and the Fed’s Stimulus Plan

The government’s back up and running, and a newly struck deal on the debt crisis has headed off a default. Now, though, comes the fallout from the 16-day shutdown, as the dollar hovers near its lowest point in eight months and the Federal Reserve ponders what to do about tapering off its stimulus plan. According...

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