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This Fall, Housing’s Bright in Austin

This Fall, Housing’s Bright in Austin

Austin, Texas comes alive in the fall. This bustling city is home to music, arts, a busy commercial center – and a robust housing market offering an array of investing opportunities. And this fall, in a little over two weeks, Austin plays host to Jason Hartman’s Austin Executive Property Tour event. Slated...

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Home Equity: Not as Secure As It Seems?

Home Equity: Not as Secure As It Seems?

The story flies in the face of conventional wisdom about home ownership. A Washington DC homeowner loses his fully paid for home— with all its accumulated equity – all because of an unpaid property tax bill totaling just $134. That’s the world of tax lien sales –a not always scrupulous avenue...

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As Gold Declines, Silver Rises in Metals Trading

As Gold Declines, Silver Rises in Metals Trading

The gold standard may be giving way to the white standard. As gold prices bounce up and down, mostly down, it’s the white metals – silver, platinum, palladium and, to a lesser extent, aluminum and tin --  that continue to quietly make gains in the market. And since recent investing reports have...

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Lobbyists Push Changes to the Dodd Frank Act

Lobbyists Push Changes to the Dodd Frank Act

It’s been three years since the Dodd Frank Act became law, but the legislation – intended to head off another crisis in mortgage backed securities – is still evolving, as bank regulators and lawmakers try to shape the Act’s broad provisions into specific rules and regulations. Because of that,...

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Information Overload Blurs Investing Goals

Information Overload Blurs Investing Goals

The Internet makes all the finance and investing information you’ll ever need available all the time. And as we’ve been reporting in this space, new mobile technologies mean that you’ll never be without access to all that stuff, wherever you go. But does all this constant connectivity help -- or...

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First-Time Home Buyers: Down the Rabbit Hole

First-Time Home Buyers: Down the Rabbit Hole

It used to be that we could rely on a solid 40 percent turnout when it came to measuring the percentage of first-time home buyers in the resale home market. According to the National Association of Realtors, however, that number is not quite so rosy anymore, drifting all the way down to 28 percent in...

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5 Apps for the Mobile Investor

5 Apps for the Mobile Investor

Smartphones and tablets, iPhone, iPad and Android – mobile devices are the heirs of the home computer, making it possible to do business anywhere and everywhere. There’s an app for virtually every need, including investing and managing investment properties. Here’s a rundown of five handy or entertaining...

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3 Tips for Safe Mobile Transactions

3 Tips for Safe Mobile Transactions

Mobile shopping is the new online shopping. As smartphones and tablets consume an ever-growing piece of the cyberspace consumer economy, it’s easier than ever to make the same kinds of transactions on the go as you would on a home computer. And, of course, that means that it’s also just as easy to...

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Is Housing Headed for Another Crash?

Is Housing Headed for Another Crash?

The advent of “Septaper” – the Federal Reserve’s September taper down of its stimulus plan –- seems to send a vote of confidence about the long awaited recovery of the housing market. But some market observers and economists worry that the recovery may not be as solid as it seems – and that...

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7 Quotes for Long Term Investing Success

7 Quotes for Long Term Investing Success

The best words of wisdom on investing and finance are ageless – and they speak to the enduring truths about what’s important for success. From Mark Twain to Warren Buffet, market watchers from vastly different perspectives point out again and again that building wealth through investing is a long-term...

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