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US Properties Lead the List for Foreign Investors

US Properties Lead the List for Foreign Investors


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In 2013, foreign investment in US real estate topped $7 billion in single family home purchases alone. And a new report by CNBC reveals that four of the top five cities for global real state investment were in the United States, as investors from outcries around the world flock to buy residential and...

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After the Lawsuits, Big Banks Regroup

After the Lawsuits, Big Banks Regroup


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It’s the kind of publicity Bank of America doesn’t need right now: a German –born intern at one of the bank’s London branches died after a long stretch of workdays without a break. So BofA, like its cohorts in the recent spate of bank fraud lawsuits, is now forcing its workers to take vacation...

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Investors Look Ahead to 2014

Investors Look Ahead to 2014


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The new year is only a few days old, and some of the promised changes to the housing landscape are already in place. The Federal Reserve will begin to implement its stimulus “taper down” and the tighter lending rules ushered in by the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau are now in place. So what does...

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5 Resolutions for Prosperous Investing

5 Resolutions for Prosperous Investing


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What’s a New Year without a list of resolutions aimed at doing things better than last year? Whether you’re resolving to lose weight, shape up or abolish a bad habit or two, a few investing resolutions just might make 2014 a more prosperous year. Inspired by Jason Hartman’s 10 Commandments of Real...

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Top 5 Newsmakers We Followed in 2013

Top 5 Newsmakers We Followed in 2013


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This New Year is gearing up to open on a financial world that looks very different in some ways than the one just ending. Throughout 2013, we followed the financial and investing stories that change our world and rock our assumptions. Here’s a year-end recap of the major stories we covered in the year...

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Lending Rule Changes in 2014 Hit Borrowers

Lending Rule Changes in 2014 Hit Borrowers


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A new year is almost here, and with it come new opportunities for starting an investing career as Jason Hartman recommends. But if you’re looking forward to buying that first investment property in 2014, it’s important to remember that thanks to the mortgage meltdown of f few years ago new laws and...

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New Dodd-Frank Changes Make Borrowing Tougher

New Dodd-Frank Changes Make Borrowing Tougher


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The New Year is just around the corner, and so are new provisions of the sweeping Dodd Frank Act. And while those new rules are designed to protect borrowers – and in some ways, lenders too – the changes coming in 2014 may make it tougher for those hoping to qualify for a mortgage or refinance a...

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New Federal Fees Change the Lending Landscape

New Federal Fees Change the Lending Landscape


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Fannie and Freddie are moving on. The two government owned mortgage lenders are planning to raise loan guarantee fees for 2014 in an effort to scale back their presence in the mortgage market. It’s a move that has considerable implications for the mortgage industry – and an unexpected upside for...

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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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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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