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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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Tax ID Theft Puts Taxoayers at  Risk

Tax ID Theft Puts Taxoayers at Risk


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Tax season is nearly over, and while it’s time for many taxpayers to collect refunds, identity theft experts say it’s also time for some to learn that they’ve fallen victim to a specialized kind of identity theft – so-called tax ID theft, which not only hijacks refund checks and electronic deposits,...

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New Mortgage Standards Limit First Time Buyers

New Mortgage Standards Limit First Time Buyers


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By many indications, the housing recovery is still on the upswing. Mortgage rates remain on the low side and homes are available in most markets. So why aren’t first time buyers taking the plunge into homeownership? Changing financial situations and today’s tighter lending standards may be squeezing...

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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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Market Patterns Affect Investing Choices

Market Patterns Affect Investing Choices


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There’s much talk in financial and economic circles about the “US housing market.” But in any ways, there’s really no such thing. While it’s possible to talk about general trends that characterize the behavior of the housing industry as a whole, all real estate really is local – and markets...

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Relativity Brings Investing Income

Relativity Brings Investing Income


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Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity keeps us grounded on Planet Earth – but Jason Hartman’s theory of real estate relativity can get cash flowing from rental property. Keeping your investment eggs scattered in diverse market baskets not only helps an investor keep properties rented, it also...

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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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Risks Can Outweigh Profits in Foreign Real Estate

Risks Can Outweigh Profits in Foreign Real Estate


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As more Americans are choosing to spend their post-retirement lives abroad, investing in foreign real estate can look like an attractive option. But while buying investment properties in some of the world’s hottest markets can work smoothly, as Jason Hartman says, putting investment dollars into tried...

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