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Bank of America Gets The Hustle in a New Settlement

Bank of America Gets The Hustle in a New Settlement


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It seems like old news by now.  Charges, suits and settlements against the nation’s megababks for mortgage fraud dating back to the days of the housing bubble and subsequent crash keep making headlines with dismal regularity. And the trend continues as Bank of America, the perennial bad buy of mortgage...

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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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Gold Rebounds in a Risky Market

Gold Rebounds in a Risky Market


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Since ancient times, gold has been the enduring standard for wealth and stability. But in recent months, the value of that precious metal has taken a beating, with fluctuating process plummeting to levels not seen in a decade or more, then bouncing back. And although indications are that gold prices...

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Older Home Sales Heat Up the Recovery

Older Home Sales Heat Up the Recovery


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Call them vintage. classic or just plain old, homes of a certain age are quietly driving housing sales in markets around the country, as investors and residential home buyers alike snap up these older properties at bargain – basement prices. According to a new report front UPI Business News, the real...

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Three Strikes Laws Force Landlords to Evict

Three Strikes Laws Force Landlords to Evict


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In a previous post we brought you news of the growing trend of nuisance ordinances and “landlord 911” laws being enact4ed by communities nationwide in an effort to curb neighborhood crime - and how those laws force landlords into taking on additional burdens - including the job of law enforcement...

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Investing Trends Create Generation Gaps

Investing Trends Create Generation Gaps


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The “generation gap” is blamed for differences in attitudes and behaviors on everything from music to careers. Now, according to a new report by the New York Times, it’s a term that can be applied to the way three generations – baby boomers and the so-called Generations X and Y – manage their...

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Nusance Ordinances Harm Landlords – and Tenants

Nusance Ordinances Harm Landlords – and Tenants


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Across the country, communities small and large have enacted ordinances aimed at combating neighborhood crime. Under names like “nuisance ordinances” or “landlord 911 laws,” these local laws are now facing legal challenges because of the harm they can cause to both property owners and their tenants. Anti-...

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Online Auctions: Buyer Beware?

Online Auctions: Buyer Beware?


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It’s one thing to buy vintage baseball cards or a new bicycle through an online auction, but – houses? Over half the real estate transactions conducted today involve the Internet in some way, from posting a listing to texting an agent. Now, online auctions can make it easy to close a deal on an investment...

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5 Secrets of Rich Investors

5 Secrets of Rich Investors


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From corporate CEOS and entrepreneurs to sports icons and political figures, very wealthy individuals invest for success. While your investing career may not have quite the scope of those multimillionaires, you can share in some of the investing strategies that they and their financial managers use to...

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