Heroic Investing

Long Term Invstments Save On Capital Gains Tax

Long Term Invstments Save On Capital Gains Tax

“Know when to hold ‘em and know when to fold ‘em,” goes the old Kenny Rogers song. Turns out, smart investors know that holding ‘em – real estate assets, that is – is the route to building wealth. Among the many benefits of buying and holding income property: dodging the bite of the dreaded...

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House Flipping Is Like Investing In Gold

House Flipping Is Like Investing In Gold

Gold prices are on the upswing again after months of slumping, and the precious metals market is once again teasing investors with the promise of big gains – fast. But the nature of that kind of investing means that while investors may make money, it’s a bit of instant gratification that has little...

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Real Estate Beats Gold for  Long Term Returns

Real Estate Beats Gold for Long Term Returns

Good as gold? For investors hoping to create long term wealth, that old phrase rings pretty hollow. As the prices of gold and other precious metals bounce up and down in response to conditions in various parts of the world, real estate beats the glittery stuff hands down for long-term returns. Precious...

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Can Inflation Be Too Low?

Can Inflation Be Too Low?

According to a new Business Insider report, inflation is hovering around one percent. That’s a good thing, right? Not so fast. Mild inflation actually helps the economy – and, as Jason Hartman always says, it can be an investor’s friend. Most Americans believe that any inflation, however small,...

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Mortgage Lenders Open Doors to Low Credit Scores

Mortgage Lenders Open Doors to Low Credit Scores

Lending standards took a tighter turn this past January; making it harder for many would be homebuyers to get a mortgage – and fueling fears of a slowdown in the recovering housing market. But in spite of those new requirements, some lenders are making their own decision to loosen mortgage standards....

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Natural Disasters Raise Issues For Landlords

Natural Disasters Raise Issues For Landlords

The recent mudslide in Oso, Washington left at least 39 people dead and caused property damage in the millions of dollars. But that slide, like many other natural disasters before it, also sparked new debate about the rights and obligations of homeowners in the aftermath of catastrophic events. And landlords...

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The Dollar’s Still Hot In World Markets

The Dollar’s Still Hot In World Markets

The venerable US dollar has taken a beating of sorts lately, with fluctuating values relative to other world currencies and challenges by the Bitcoin and other digital monies. But as a recent Flightfox report on the bustling black money markets in Argentina reveals, for much of the world, the greenback...

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Can Maslow’s Hierarchy Help Investors?

Can Maslow’s Hierarchy Help Investors?

Can a core theory of psychology help investors find success? Turns out it can. Psychologist Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of human needs describes the stages of basic human motivation, with insight for investors hoping to build wealth with income property. Maslow published his groundbreaking work in...

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Tax ID Theft Puts Taxoayers at  Risk

Tax ID Theft Puts Taxoayers at Risk

Tax season is nearly over, and while it’s time for many taxpayers to collect refunds, identity theft experts say it’s also time for some to learn that they’ve fallen victim to a specialized kind of identity theft – so-called tax ID theft, which not only hijacks refund checks and electronic deposits,...

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What FICO Means for Your Mortgage

What FICO Means for Your Mortgage

Being creditworthy is the first step in getting a mortgage. And in these times of tighter mortgage lending standards, the ins and outs of your credit report and the impact of your credit score may be more important than ever. While it’s not impossible to get a mortgage with a less than desirable credit...

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