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House Flipping Is Like Investing In Gold

House Flipping Is Like Investing In Gold


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Gold prices are on the upswing again after months of slumping, and the precious metals market is once again teasing investors with the promise of big gains – fast. But the nature of that kind of investing means that while investors may make money, it’s a bit of instant gratification that has little...

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Mortgage Lenders Open Doors to Low Credit Scores

Mortgage Lenders Open Doors to Low Credit Scores


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Lending standards took a tighter turn this past January; making it harder for many would be homebuyers to get a mortgage – and fueling fears of a slowdown in the recovering housing market. But in spite of those new requirements, some lenders are making their own decision to loosen mortgage standards....

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Natural Disasters Raise Issues For Landlords

Natural Disasters Raise Issues For Landlords


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The recent mudslide in Oso, Washington left at least 39 people dead and caused property damage in the millions of dollars. But that slide, like many other natural disasters before it, also sparked new debate about the rights and obligations of homeowners in the aftermath of catastrophic events. And landlords...

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Can Maslow’s Hierarchy Help Investors?

Can Maslow’s Hierarchy Help Investors?


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Can a core theory of psychology help investors find success? Turns out it can. Psychologist Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of human needs describes the stages of basic human motivation, with insight for investors hoping to build wealth with income property. Maslow published his groundbreaking work in...

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What FICO Means for Your Mortgage

What FICO Means for Your Mortgage


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Being creditworthy is the first step in getting a mortgage. And in these times of tighter mortgage lending standards, the ins and outs of your credit report and the impact of your credit score may be more important than ever. While it’s not impossible to get a mortgage with a less than desirable credit...

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Can Housing Crash Again?

Can Housing Crash Again?


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The housing market is springing back, and that has some housing industry observers looking for a downside. And now, with memories of the recent housing collapse still relatively fresh, some financial and housing experts are finding signs of another one looming on the horizon of rising home prices, short...

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Rental Markets 2014: What’s Best for Investors?

Rental Markets 2014: What’s Best for Investors?


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Financial experts and economists may talk in broad terms about the US real estate market, but there really is no such animal. Real estate markets abound all around the country and they’re very different in key ways that affect investing success. But the best markets for the coming year just happen...

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Are Government Subsidies Paying Bank Settlements?

Are Government Subsidies Paying Bank Settlements?


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The nation’s big banks have been paying out millions to settle a long string of lawsuits pressed by the US Department of Justice and numerous states’ attorneys general. But where do those millions come from? According to new figures cited by the Bloomberg Review, over a quarter of the profits posted...

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Don’t Buy These 5 Investing Myths

Don’t Buy These 5 Investing Myths


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Real estate is still the best investing game in town, but the ups and downs that followed the housing crash a few years ago have given rise to a number of “urban legends” about the state of the housing market today – and those myths are stopping investors from taking advantage of the very real...

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Intenrational Students: A Growing Rental Market

Intenrational Students: A Growing Rental Market


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International relations may ebb and flow, but one thing seems constant: students from all over the world still travel abroad to study and experience new cultures. Just as American college students eagerly plan for semesters abroad in Paris or Milan, their counterparts from all over the globe flock to...

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