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US Properties Lead the List for Foreign Investors

US Properties Lead the List for Foreign Investors


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In 2013, foreign investment in US real estate topped $7 billion in single family home purchases alone. And a new report by CNBC reveals that four of the top five cities for global real state investment were in the United States, as investors from outcries around the world flock to buy residential and...

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Stop Learning and Start Doing!

Stop Learning and Start Doing!


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You’d think that it’s a good thing to have all the information you could possibly need available anytime, anyplace. But it’s all too possible to become so caught up in trying to learn everything you need to know about a subject – such as investing – that you never actually do anything. Odd...

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Investors Look Ahead to 2014

Investors Look Ahead to 2014


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The new year is only a few days old, and some of the promised changes to the housing landscape are already in place. The Federal Reserve will begin to implement its stimulus “taper down” and the tighter lending rules ushered in by the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau are now in place. So what does...

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5 Resolutions for Prosperous Investing

5 Resolutions for Prosperous Investing


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What’s a New Year without a list of resolutions aimed at doing things better than last year? Whether you’re resolving to lose weight, shape up or abolish a bad habit or two, a few investing resolutions just might make 2014 a more prosperous year. Inspired by Jason Hartman’s 10 Commandments of Real...

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Top 5 Newsmakers We Followed in 2013

Top 5 Newsmakers We Followed in 2013


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This New Year is gearing up to open on a financial world that looks very different in some ways than the one just ending. Throughout 2013, we followed the financial and investing stories that change our world and rock our assumptions. Here’s a year-end recap of the major stories we covered in the year...

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Lending Rule Changes in 2014 Hit Borrowers

Lending Rule Changes in 2014 Hit Borrowers


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A new year is almost here, and with it come new opportunities for starting an investing career as Jason Hartman recommends. But if you’re looking forward to buying that first investment property in 2014, it’s important to remember that thanks to the mortgage meltdown of f few years ago new laws and...

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New Dodd-Frank Changes Make Borrowing Tougher

New Dodd-Frank Changes Make Borrowing Tougher


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The New Year is just around the corner, and so are new provisions of the sweeping Dodd Frank Act. And while those new rules are designed to protect borrowers – and in some ways, lenders too – the changes coming in 2014 may make it tougher for those hoping to qualify for a mortgage or refinance a...

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Target’s Account Hack Can Happen Anywhere

Target’s Account Hack Can Happen Anywhere


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Even if you aren’t a Target shopper, the company’s recent card account hack affects you. As the giant retailer deals with the fallout from a major data breach that stole card data from 40 million accounts in its system, consumer advocates are warning that the Target hack points up major flaws in...

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It’s Official: Tapering Begins in January

It’s Official: Tapering Begins in January


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After months of waffling about the fate of its massive bond buying stimulus plan, the Federal Reserve has taken the financial world by surprise with its just-released announcement that it will begin “modestly” tapering the plan down in January 2014. While the news ended months of anticipation for...

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New Federal Fees Change the Lending Landscape

New Federal Fees Change the Lending Landscape


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Fannie and Freddie are moving on. The two government owned mortgage lenders are planning to raise loan guarantee fees for 2014 in an effort to scale back their presence in the mortgage market. It’s a move that has considerable implications for the mortgage industry – and an unexpected upside for...

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