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Successful Investors Think Young – and Old

Millennials – those born between about 1983 and 2003 – now make up the largest age group in the US, eclipsing even the legendary baby boomers. On the other end of the spectrum, the number of centenarians is expected to reach over 200,000 by 2020 – nearly triple the current population. These...

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5 Fair Housing Mistakes

5 Things Landlords Must Know About Fair Housing

If you’re investing in income property for the long term, you’re going to be wearing a lot of hats: investor, entrepreneur – and landlord. Getting just the right renters is key to the health of your investment – but the steps you take to find and keep those tenants have to comply with the Fair...

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Mortgage Rates Defy Expectations And Stay Low

Mortgage Rates Defy Expectations And Stay Low

A year ago this time, interest rates, particularly for mortgages, were expected to take a major leap, thanks to the Federal Reserve’s announcement that it would begin to taper down its debt buying stimulus plan around the start of 2014. But, surprisingly, those rates have gone down, not up. Interest...

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Real Estate Never Goes Out of Style

Real Estate Never Goes Out of Style

Don't wait to buy real estate, buy real estate and wait, as the saying goes. And while it’s true that now is a pretty good time to make that first investment in rental real estate, it’s always a good time to buy investment property – and hold on to it. Real estate is the asset that keeps on giving....

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Human Migration Reveals Market Strengths

Human Migration Reveals Market Strengths

Migration isn’t just for birds and beasts making their annual trek to better feeding spots and warmer winters. Humans migrate too, and in real estate-speak, the patterns of human migration – into or out of a particular area – can be pretty good indicator of investing success. "In-migration" is...

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RV Ratio: A Key to Smart Investing

RV Ratio: A Key to Smart Investing

We’ve always been told that appearances can be deceiving. And that’s true in real estate investing as n most other areas of life. That’s where tools like Jason Hartman’s Rent to Value Ratio come in, with a way to sort the good from the bad and the ugly in income property investing. The Rent...

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Can Unemployment Derail Housing’s Recovery?

Can Unemployment Derail Housing’s Recovery?

Although the housing market seems to be rebounding, with higher home prices and lower mortgage interest rates, one group is conspicuously absent from the recovery: the “Millennials,” young college graduates who make up the largest demographic group in the country. And some housing professionals fear...

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El Nino May Bring Costs for Investors

El Nino May Bring Costs for Investors

HI5-9-14 Can a baby harm your income property investments? Maybe so, if that baby is the dreaded weather phenomenon known as El Nino, (in Spanish, “the child, the baby”). Bringing with it drenching rains to some areas and parching drought to others, El Nino is making property owners take a hard look...

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The Next 10 Commandments of Successful Investing

The Next 10 Commandments of Successful Investing

You can’t sleep. Before you know it, you’re sprawled on the couch in front of the television, clicking randomly through the channels. Say, who’s that guy on a yacht surrounded by bikini-clad babes suggesting I come to his real estate seminar? Well, heck, why not? It worked for him! Your fingers...

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Professional Inspections Save Investments

Professional Inspections Save Investments

Income property is a long-term strategy for building wealth, as Jason Hartman always says. And while it may be tempting to jump right in and snap up a promising property, it pays to start off on the right foot by exercising some caution and getting the property professionally inspected. If you’re...

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