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Homeowner Costs Create More Renters

Homeowner Costs Create More Renters

For decades, the promise of homeownership has been part of the “American Dream.” But these days, more and more Americans are dreaming a different dream, one in which owning a home no longer plays a part. As a new report from the Wall Street Journal points out, homeownership may not be the most economical...

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El Nino May Bring Costs for Investors

El Nino May Bring Costs for Investors

HI5-9-14 Can a baby harm your income property investments? Maybe so, if that baby is the dreaded weather phenomenon known as El Nino, (in Spanish, “the child, the baby”). Bringing with it drenching rains to some areas and parching drought to others, El Nino is making property owners take a hard look...

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Is Housing Headed For a Slowdown?

Is Housing Headed For a Slowdown?

In the years since the massive housing collapse of 2008, it’s seemed that the housing market was recovering nicely, with more home purchases and rising prices every year. By 2014, some market watchers were going so far as to speak in terms of a “robust” recovery. But in the spring of 2014, those...

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Pet Policies Boost Income and Save Landlord Headaches

Pet Policies Boost Income and Save Landlord Headaches

People love their pets. And renting to people with animals creates an additional income stream for rental property investors in the form of pet deposits. But in order to avoid the many headaches that can come with pet issues in rental housing, landlords need to know the law – and know their limits. Not...

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New Technology Protects Bitcoin Privacy

New Technology Protects Bitcoin Privacy

What’s in your (dark) wallet? As Bitcoin use continues to spread, so do efforts to regulate the digital currency and thwart its promise of anonymity. As Bitcoin users worry more and more about the vulnerability of the digital wallets used to conduct cybertransactions worldwide, a couple of radical...

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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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