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What Makes a Good Landlord?

What Makes a Good Landlord?


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You’ve found the right properties, made all the arrangements, and you’re all set to start your investing career with tenants ready to pay the rent. But that’s just the beginning. You’re a landlord now – and making those investments work for you over the long-term calls for hands on proactive...

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retirement may be hazardous to your health

Retirement May Be Hazardous To Your Health


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Retirement’s not what it used to be. Or perhaps it never really was. As midlife Americans look toward planning for what they hope will be a second life of leisure with family and friends after decades in the work force, new research suggests that retirement in the traditional sense could actually kill...

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Abundance: the Future Looks Bright

Abundance: Don’t Fear the Future


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It seems that the headlines of the day are always filled with relentless drumbeat of sad news: the economy’s slow, jobs are stagnant, crisis and chaos grip the world. But a new book that takes a look at the big picture of economic and cultural trends over the last century or so offers a bold challenge...

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Buying Real Estate With Bitcoin: Risky Business?

Buying Real Estate With Bitcoin: Risky Business?


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You can take a vacation, buy a Tesla, and even have a baby using Bitcoin. And increasingly, you can buy real estate with Bitcoin too. The upstart digital currency has grown from novelty status to a legitimate player in the world’s money markets. But exchanging real estate for Bitcoin is a new step...

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Mortgage Rates Defy Expectations And Stay Low

Mortgage Rates Defy Expectations And Stay Low


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A year ago this time, interest rates, particularly for mortgages, were expected to take a major leap, thanks to the Federal Reserve’s announcement that it would begin to taper down its debt buying stimulus plan around the start of 2014. But, surprisingly, those rates have gone down, not up. Interest...

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Are You a Subjective Investor?

Are You a Subjective Investor?


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There are plenty of times when the heart, not the head, governs decision-making. We buy a car because it fits the image we want to show the world, choose clothes that make us feel good. But while emotions have their place in the choices we make, successful investing requires decision making that’s...

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The US: Superpower of the Future?

The US: Superpower of the Future?


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A devalued dollar, a struggling economy and accusations of spying at home and abroad . . .is the US on the ropes, beaten in the struggle for supremacy by booming upstarts like China and India? Not likely, according to a newly updated article from The Futurist, which claims that by several key benchmarks...

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Real Estate Never Goes Out of Style

Real Estate Never Goes Out of Style


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Don't wait to buy real estate, buy real estate and wait, as the saying goes. And while it’s true that now is a pretty good time to make that first investment in rental real estate, it’s always a good time to buy investment property – and hold on to it. Real estate is the asset that keeps on giving....

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Home Buying’s Down, But Investors Prosper

Home Buying’s Down, But Investors Prosper


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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


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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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