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Can Unemployment Derail Housing’s Recovery?

Can Unemployment Derail Housing’s Recovery?


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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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Does a College Degreee  Pay For Itself?

Does a College Degreee Pay For Itself?


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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


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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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Worried About Retirement? Investing Can Help

Worried About Retirement? Investing Can Help


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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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Can Obsolete Houses Drag Down the Market?

Can Obsolete Houses Drag Down the Market?


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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?


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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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Baby Boomers, You’re Outnumbered

Baby Boomers, You’re Outnumbered


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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?


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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


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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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Launch Your Investing Career -- For Free

Launch Your Investing Career — For Free


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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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