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Pet Policies Boost Income and Save Landlord Headaches

Pet Policies Boost Income and Save Landlord Headaches

People love their pets. And renting to people with animals creates an additional income stream for rental property investors in the form of pet deposits. But in order to avoid the many headaches that can come with pet issues in rental housing, landlords need to know the law – and know their limits. Not...

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Major Lenders Still Put the Customer Last

Major Lenders Still Put the Customer Last

As if a multibillion-dollar settlement on fraud charges and bad press about the handling of payouts from that settlement weren’t enough, major US lenders caught in bad behavior after the housing collapse are now facing new accusations of the same bad behavior. Now, New York’s attorney general has...

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Mortgage Lenders Try a New Image

Mortgage Lenders Try a New Image

The nation’s big banks are trying to clean up their image, and Bank of America is leading the way. With a brand new ad campaign aimed at r3estoring trust and winning the hearts of new customers, BofA aims to shed the baggage of its dirty past and eradicate consumers’ image of the banking industry,...

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Can Demographic Shifts Create a Housing Crisis?

Can Demographic Shifts Create a Housing Crisis?

As the US housing market struggles its way out of the last major housing collapse, some researchers are eyeing changing conditions in American culture that could be paving the way for the next great housing crisis,. These new concerns center on the looming sell-off of large suburban homes as owners retire...

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Investing in Memphis: The Spring Bus Tour and Real Estate Event

Investing in Memphis: The Spring Bus Tour and Real Estate Event

When interest rates are historically low, home prices are too, and tenant rents are high, doors open for investors to build a long-term cash flow from income properties. Current conditions in the Memphis housing market fit that profile to a T – and this April Jason Hartman is helping investors take...

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Rate Your Landlord? New Sites Give Tenants a Voice

It’s a given that potential renters can expect some scrutiny from landlords taking tenant applications. Credit histories, references from previous landlords and other information become fair game in the quest to find reliable, solvent, non-destructive tenants for your investment property. But now,...

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Maximizing Wealth Through Mortgaging

Maximizing Wealth Through Mortgaging

For years, the conventional wisdom about owning residential property has recommended paying off a mortgage as soon as possible in order to own the property free and clear. According to this theory, owning the property outright creates a safe haven of home equity that can later be tapped in case of emergency....

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The Four Pillars of Real Estate ROI

The Four Pillars of Real Estate ROI

Each investment property is unique. When new investors, such as private sector and first response retirees, are considering whether a real estate investment in a particular market is likely to yield a significant profit, it’s important to calculate the property’s return on investment, or ROI. According...

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Best Deals in Rental Property Investment: Duplexes

Best Deals in Rental Property Investment: Duplexes

Investing in rental property is a good way to create a long-term income steam in retirement, and Jason Hartman offers sound advice to show you how. But what kind of rental property provides the best return on your investment? Depending on factors such as the market and location, for many new investors,...

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Don't Pay off that Mortgage!

Don’t Pay off that Mortgage!

As we’ve said previously in these postings, buying an investment property with a fixed-rate mortgage is a sound investment for retirement income. And although it may seem counterintuitive, that mortgage is one of the reasons this type of real estate investment is such a sound strategy for secure retirement...

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