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Changing Demographics Shape Rental Demand

Changing Demographics Shape Rental Demand

Rental real estate isn’t what it used to be – and for investors hoping to build wealth through investment property, that’s a good thing. Changing social, cultural and economic trends are creating some surprising new groups of long term tenants with needs and interests that create both opportunities...

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HOAs BeathLenders To the Punch

HOAs Beat Lenders to the Punch

In the real estate world, homeowner’s associations are almost universally loathed. Their pitched battles with homeowners who put out the wrong lawn decorations or paint their houses an inappropriate color have made news in cities across the country. But in a recent Nevada court case, one such HOA...

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Government Lenders Loosen Standrads

Will Easier Lending Help Housing – or Hurt It?

The US housing market is on the rebound – or is it? As housing prices rise, mortgage lending stays flat. Venerable government mortgage lenders Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have a solution for that – but critics worry that it might trigger another housing collapse. Fannie Mae, AKA the Federal National...

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New Investing Opportunities Promise Profits

New Investing Opportunities Promise Profits

Want to get started making money from rental real estate – but hate the thought of being a landlord? There just may be a solution for that - if you don't mind putting the fate of your investments into the hands of others. Even though the US housing market is still struggling 'to fully recover from...

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The US: Superpower of the Future?

The US: Superpower of the Future?

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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Home Buying’s Down, But Investors Prosper

Home Buying’s Down, But Investors Prosper

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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Social Media Opens Doors For Investors

Social Media Opens Doors For Investors

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

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?

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?

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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