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Professional Inspections Save Investments

Professional Inspections Save Investments


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Income property is a long-term strategy for building wealth, as Jason Hartman always says. And while it may be tempting to jump right in and snap up a promising property, it pays to start off on the right foot by exercising some caution and getting the property professionally inspected. If you’re...

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2014: A New Year, A New Look to Mortgage Lending

2014: A New Year, A New Look to Mortgage Lending


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As the housing collapse recedes into memory, the housing market is finding new footing in a very different world dominated by a changed mortgage lending landscape. And, according to some economists, those changes are leading to a very different - and more optimistic - mortgage market for 2014 and beyond. According...

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Foreign Buyers Make Their Mark in Real Estate

Foreign Buyers Make Their Mark in Real Estate


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It’s no secret that the housing market has been showing signs of strength in key areas around the country. Interest rates, propped up by the Federal Reserve’s continued bond buying stimulus plan, are staying low and home prices are continuing to rise. But according to a recent report by the National...

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Ten Quotes Show Why Real Estate Rules

Ten Quotes Show Why Real Estate Rules


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Real estate investing is the route to building wealth, as Jason Hartman always says. And the best financial minds past and present agree. In a world where investing trends come and go, real estate endures – a fact that’s been true throughout the ages. Here’s a sampling of wise words about the value...

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Are Bank Fraud Cases Hurting the Economy?

Are Bank Fraud Cases Hurting the Economy?


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Last week, JP Morgan Chase settled its latest lawsuit with the US Department of Justice to the tune of $18 billion. That’s the largest single settlement ever concluded for an individual American corporation, and that makes some industry watchers wonder whether the government is simply out to punish...

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Private Loans Can Launch Investments

Private Loans Can Launch Investments


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Building an income stream from investment property is, as Jason Hartman says, the best bet for building long term wealth. But for some hopeful investors, the project gets stalled at the starting gate because less than perfect credit or other circumstances make financing hard to get. For some, that means...

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Why Do Lenders Turn Borrowers Down?

Why Do Lenders Turn Borrowers Down?


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It’s tougher to get financing for buying real estate these days. Banks are issuing fewer loans, and imposing tougher standards on the loans they do issue. But those standards can vary from institution to institution – and some lenders may say yes to a home loan, while others may say no. The reasons...

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A Stimulus Plan Architect Reveals the Truth

A Stimulus Plan Architect Reveals the Truth


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The Federal Reserve’s massive bond buying stimulus program has been in and out of the news for months as the Fed hints at tapering it down, only to backpedal in light of changes to the economic picture. But even as the Fed continues its will they, won’t they dance, a former architect of the program...

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VA Loans Can launch Investing Careers

VA Loans Can launch Investing Careers


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The Veterans Administration loan has long been a mainstay for helping veterans of the country’s armed forces create a stable life after leaving active duty. Generally these loans are limited to personal use, not investing. But a few loopholes in the rules for VA home loans may allow veterans to get...

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Renting Out Your Home? Think Like a Landlord

Renting Out Your Home? Think Like a Landlord


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For many people, the first foray into creating income from real estate comes from renting out a home they already own. Life changes and economic conditions can quickly turn homeowners into landlords. But making that shift successfully requires re-thinking your role and your relationship to the property. Change...

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