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Retirement Can Be the Best Time to Invest

Retirement Can Be the Best Time to Invest


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A sobering report by Forbes online recently reminded today’s fifty-somethings that planning for retirement isn’t what it used to be. Since pension funds in some states are collapsing and the future of Social Security is questionable, these “pre-retirees” who haven’t planned for retirement may...

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Land or Property - What's the Best Investment?

Land or Property – What’s the Best Investment?


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Traditional investing advice has it that investing in land is the wisest choice in real estate. A recent report by the Urban Land Institute states that thanks to an upswing in housing and commercial construction, coupled with rising land prices, buying land is a sound investment. But according to Jason...

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Inflation: The Investor's Friend

Inflation: The Investor’s Friend


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Inflation. That dreaded word, feared by consumers all over the country as a messenger of higher prices, less buying power, and a struggle to keep up with the usual standard of living, rears its head nearly every year. Statistics for the third quarter of 2012 indicate that the annual rate of inflation...

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Understanding the Land to Improvement Ratio

Understanding the Land to Improvement Ratio


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Over the next three decades, the earth’s population is predicted to increase by an additional 1 million people. And they’ll all need a place to live. Jason Hartman recommends investing in income property for just that reason – housing is a universal need, essential to human survival. And for centuries,...

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The Four Pillars of Real Estate ROI

The Four Pillars of Real Estate ROI


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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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Rental Markets Continue to Expand

Rental Markets Continue to Expand


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Real estate trends for 2012 suggest that the demand for rental housing will only increase, supported by improvements in employment rates and economic growth overall. These hopeful signs mean higher rents and expanded opportunities for new investors applying Jason Hartman’s investing “commandment”...

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Diversification: Staying Open to Possibilities

Diversification: Staying Open to Possibilities


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“Everyone needs a home,” says Jason Hartman. Research conducted over half a century ago by psychologist Abraham Maslow confirms that’s true. And it also demonstrates why rental real estate is a wise investment for public servants looking for a solid income stream. Maslow’s groundbreaking paper...

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Prudent Investing - Plan for Your Goals

Prudent Investing – Plan for Your Goals


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Prudence. The word as an old-fashioned ring to it, doesn’t it? Reminds us of prim-faced schoolmarms of another era. But the old-school virtue of prudence, while not the most glamorous, is a linchpin of successful real estate investing. Avoiding needless risks while staying focused on your long-term...

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Take Charge of Your Investments

Take Charge of Your Investments


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Why do people choose to invest? Whether in real estate or the riskier world of stocks and bonds, the goal for most hopeful investors is to gain control over their financial future rather than leaving their survival and that of their families up to the vagaries of the workplace. And keeping control of...

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Real Estate is Still a Good Deal

Real Estate is Still a Good Deal


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The US housing market appears to be on the road to recovery after the recent collapse that put millions of foreclosed homes on the market and turned homeowners across the country into renters. At the same time, home prices are rising and fewer foreclosures are hitting the markets in some areas, leaving...

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