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Can Obsolete Houses Drag Down the Market?

Can Obsolete Houses Drag Down the Market?

We expect computers, televisions and other kinds of devices to become obsolete. But what about houses? It turns out that the problem of “functional obsolescence” may be haunting the housing recovery, as potential buyers and renters are put off by homes that don’t live up to modern standards of...

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Willl Lower Credit Standards Attract More Buyers?

Willl Lower Credit Standards Attract More Buyers?

How low can you go? A growing number of mortgage lenders around the country are about to find out, as they lower the minimum credit score requirements for getting a loan in hopes of jump starting a sagging housing market. We’ve reported previously about the ongoing saga of mortgage lending reform...

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Where Have All the Mortgages Gone?

Where Have All the Mortgages Gone?

Interest rates for typical mortgages are hovering around 4 percent – but potential homebuyers aren’t biting. Overall, applications for both refinancing and home mortgages are down by 48 percent this year, according to a new CNBC report – and market watchers are wondering what that could mean for...

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Baby Boomers, You’re Outnumbered

Baby Boomers, You’re Outnumbered

Sorry, baby boomers. You’re no longer number one. For decades that group of people born between 1946 and 1960 or so have bee the biggest single group in the US, the subject of endless study by everyone from psychologists to advertising directors. But new statistics show that their status as the biggest...

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Does House Flipping Make Investing Sense?

Does House Flipping Make Investing Sense?

Buying real estate is the road to long term wealth – but not all real estate purchases work the same way to get you there. In a recovering market, flipping houses seems like the way to make quick money – but as Jason Hartman says, the fast buy and sell of flipping isn’t really an investment –...

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Landlords Need to Know Disability Laws

Landlords Need to Know Disability Laws

Keeping things running smoothly in residential real estate depends partly on knowing local, state and federal laws relating to landlords and tenants. A property owner’s efforts to screen out problem tenants and keep the property in tip top shape can collide with those laws in unexpected ways. Case...

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Do You Need a Personal Brand?

Do You Need a Personal Brand?

The concept of “branding” is everywhere these days, as marketing gurus and business guides stress the importance of having a unique and recognizable public identity, whether you’re a large corporation, an entrepreneur or even a job seeker just entering the employment world. But do you need a personal...

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Are You a Slave To Technology?

Are You a Slave To Technology?

If the Internet suddenly disappeared, if your iPad screen went permanently blank, if the television remote stopped working, what would you do? If you’re like a lot of people around the world, you’d be climbing the walls. Maybe such a sweeping technology blackout isn’t likely – but for all too...

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Launch Your Investing Career -- For Free

Launch Your Investing Career — For Free

Can just one ticket open the door to lifelong wealth? If that’s a ticket to Jason Hartman’s upcoming Creating Wealth in Today's Economy Bootcamp, held June 28, 2014 in sunny Irvine, CA,  it certainly can. And now, you can even get access to Jason’s expert advice on how to build wealth in real...

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The Housing Market Draws Browsers, Not Buyers

The Housing Market Draws Browsers, Not Buyers

The housing market has ended up a bit flatter than expected for this time of year, and market watchers are wondering why. After a promising year in 2013 that spurred more optimism about the housing recovery, mortgage applications and purchases are down. Now, a new report from Business Insider suggests...

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