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Big Banks Still Fight Fraud Charges

Big Banks Still Fight Fraud Charges

The big players in the post- meltdown mortgage fraud scandal continue to behave badly in spite of settlements, suite and legislation. And as legal actions set in motion years ago work their way through the courts, the nation’s large mortgage lenders continue to fight allegations of fraud and duplicity...

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Women: the Hidden Rental Market

Women: the Hidden Rental Market

A number of shifts in the US economic landscape over the past few years has created a surging market for rental housing, driving up both demand and rents in many areas around the country. Industry experts cite factors such as the housing collapse of 2008 along with shaky financial conditions as the primary...

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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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Name a House, Clinch a Sale?

Rockport by the Sea. Whitecrest, Quarry House. In earlier times, only the great country estates were worthy of bearing a name. But now, US homes both large and small are carrying names both stately and whimsical – and the trend may mean big bucks when the property is sold. The trend in naming properties...

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Low Interest Rates and the Pension Plan Crisis

Low Interest Rates and the Pension Plan Crisis

The current low interest rates have pushed a number of major US companies into shoring up their corporate pension plans with large infusions of cash in order to keep pension programs afloat. Since the funds used for bailing out troubled pension plans come directly from the company’s revenues, this...

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Millennials Say Yes to Homeownership

A number of housing industry observers have raised concerns that the US is fast becoming a nation of renters, rather than homeowners – a phenomenon that, if true, has implications for home buyers and investors alike. But according to Marketwatch, a recent survey of young Americans suggests that rumors...

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Home Rentership: New Demographics in Housing

Although mortgage interest remains at a record low and low cost homes remain on the market, a major shift is taking place in the US housing profile: more people are choosing to rent rather than buy dwellings. With rental occupancy rates soaring and rents rising in response throughout the country, real...

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The Fed Unveils New Mortgage Securities Plan

The Fed Unveils New Mortgage Securities Plan

As part of its ongoing effort to sustain the US economy’s iffy economic rebound, the Federal Reserve has rolled out a new round of buying up mortgage backed securities. This new initiative comes in addiction to the Fed’s plan to continue its plan to buy $40 million in mortgage-backed securities monthly...

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Are Auction Sales Right for You?

Are Auction Sales Right for You?

Real estate remains the most stable investment for retirement income, thanks to a distressed housing market and the high rates of foreclosures it brings. As Jason Hartman’s investment guidelines recommend, rental property creates a steady income from tenant rents, with additional tax breaks for property...

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The Business of Being a Landlord

The Business of Being a Landlord

Owning rental property is a sound strategy for creating retirement income. As Jason Hartman advises, purchasing a fixed-rate mortgage on a single-home or multiplex property can provide a regular income from tenant rents, with healthy tax benefits for the life of the property. But in order to maximize...

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