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Can Demographic Shifts Create a Housing Crisis?

Can Demographic Shifts Create a Housing Crisis?


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As the US housing market struggles its way out of the last major housing collapse, some researchers are eyeing changing conditions in American culture that could be paving the way for the next great housing crisis,. These new concerns center on the looming sell-off of large suburban homes as owners retire...

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The Right Software Helps Manage Investments

The Right Software Helps Manage Investments


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Becoming an investing entrepreneur means wearing many hats. Even if an investor outsources aspects of the job to property managers, contractors or other assistants, the final decisions rest with that landlord/investor who’s now in the business of creating wealth. The essentials of managing rental real...

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Investing in Memphis: The Spring Bus Tour and Real Estate Event

Investing in Memphis: The Spring Bus Tour and Real Estate Event


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When interest rates are historically low, home prices are too, and tenant rents are high, doors open for investors to build a long-term cash flow from income properties. Current conditions in the Memphis housing market fit that profile to a T – and this April Jason Hartman is helping investors take...

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The Sequester’s Here: Implications for Investors

The Sequester’s Here: Implications for Investors


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March 1 has come and gone, bringing with it the dreaded “sequester” – that second round of mandatory budget cuts left hanging over the country after lawmakers backed down from the fiscal cliff at the New Year. With budget reductions aimed at defense and other government backed programs, the sequester...

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Investors Need Homeowner Help Too


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Programs offering assistance to struggling homeowners in the aftermath of the housing collapse have focused mainly on residential homeowners needing help to make mortgage payments and keep their homes out of foreclosure. But it’s less well known that investors can struggle too, and investment properties...

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With interest rates staying low and lenders rolling out new refinancing plans to court anxious homeowners, is this a good time for investors to refinance rental property too?  Although most new incentives for refinancing are directed at residential homeowners, investors, too, may find that refinancing...

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Homewner Assistance May Not Stop Forelosure


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After settling with the government over the massive foreclosure abuses of a few years ago, the nation’s largest lenders are taking credit for homeowner assistance programs that, they say, have boosted the housing recovery by helping thousands of struggling homeowners to avoid foreclosure. But according...

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New Federal Support for Struggling Homeowners


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The recovery of the housing market continues apace, prodded by an array of Federal interventions aimed at keeping mortgage rates low and propping up vulnerable homeowners who might otherwise end up in foreclosure. Now, the government is ushering in the New Year with plans for a new round of homeowner...

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Buying Foreign Property: Retirement Dream or Nightmare?


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Retiring abroad is the hot new trend in retirement planning. Numerous guides and resources encourage new retirees to embrace a low-cost, low-stress lifestyle in another country where, expatriates say, it’s possible to get inexpensive medical care while saving pension money for a rich cultural experience....

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The Shadow Inventory Has a Shadow


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Rising home prices, limited inventory and low mortgage interest rates are being hailed as more encouraging signs of the recovery of the housing market. But a closer look at the factors driving this apparent rebound suggests that the much-anticipated “recovery” may be a superficial construct, propped...

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