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Home Buying’s Down, But Investors Prosper

Home Buying’s Down, But Investors Prosper

New statistics show that homeownership is falling to the lowest levels in years. At the same time, rental housing is surging. Thanks to a complex interplay of factors including income, mortgage lending standards and the changing demographics of American society, it’s a good time to invest in rental...

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Human Migration Reveals Market Strengths

Human Migration Reveals Market Strengths

Migration isn’t just for birds and beasts making their annual trek to better feeding spots and warmer winters. Humans migrate too, and in real estate-speak, the patterns of human migration – into or out of a particular area – can be pretty good indicator of investing success. "In-migration" is...

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RV Ratio: A Key to Smart Investing

RV Ratio: A Key to Smart Investing

We’ve always been told that appearances can be deceiving. And that’s true in real estate investing as n most other areas of life. That’s where tools like Jason Hartman’s Rent to Value Ratio come in, with a way to sort the good from the bad and the ugly in income property investing. The Rent...

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Can Unemployment Derail Housing’s Recovery?

Can Unemployment Derail Housing’s Recovery?

Although the housing market seems to be rebounding, with higher home prices and lower mortgage interest rates, one group is conspicuously absent from the recovery: the “Millennials,” young college graduates who make up the largest demographic group in the country. And some housing professionals fear...

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International Data Hackers Target US Cardholders

International Data Hackers Target US Cardholders

For most Americans, the recent conflicts in Ukraine are no more than a part of the daily news. But as thousands of American Express cardholders learned recently, events around the world can touch uncomfortably close to home in this digital age. Back in March 2014, the American Express Company revealed...

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Can Regulation Crush Small Business?

Can Regulation Crush Small Business?

How did hummus – that lowly spread made of chickpeas and tahini – become the poster child for regulations that put a stranglehold on innovation and entrepreneurship? The recent tiff between Sabra, a leading maker of hummus, and a few purveyors of variations on the theme have a lot to show us about...

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Does a College Degreee  Pay For Itself?

Does a College Degreee Pay For Itself?

The looming student debt “bubble” has undergone some much-publicized comparisons to the housing bubble that burst so spectacularly a few years ago. Now, though, a new study suggests that across the board, college graduates earn nearly a hundred percent more than their peers who don’t have a degree....

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Social Media Opens Doors For Investors

Social Media Opens Doors For Investors

Social media is changing the way the world does business. For income property investors, social media connections can be an invaluable ally, powerful tools to help you stay safe, informed and in control, as Jason Hartman recommends. A few years ago, social media sites were places to connect with friends...

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Rental Demand Surges - Thank Demographics

Rental Demand Surges – Thank Demographics

The Baby Boom generation, that long-lauded workhorse of American demographics, has finally capitulated, at least according to a recent New York Times story. For the past six decades we’ve been able to rely on the fact that the most represented age in the country would belong to the Boomers, but the...

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Worried About Retirement? Investing Can Help

Worried About Retirement? Investing Can Help

For many Americans, the old assumptions about retirement just don’t work in today’s world. When, how and even whether to retire at all are now questions that don’t have a clear answer. And as the retirement picture becomes cloudier, reasons to invest for the long term in real estate become clearer. In...

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