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The 3% Down Payment Makes a Comeback

The 3% Down Payment Makes a Comeback

Federal lending giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are announcing a major change in their mortgage lending requirements, and that has some housing market watchers worried. Will lower down payment requirements boost a stagnant market – or lead to another collapse? Fannie and Freddie, two leading players...

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Maintain Control for Investing Success

Maintain Control for Investing Success

If you want something done right, do it yourself. That old saying rings especially true in income property investing. It’s even the subject of Commandment number three of Jason Hartman’s 10 commandments of Successful Investing: “Thou shalt maintain control.” It’s tempting to put your...

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Home Loan or Investment Loan?

Home Loan or Investment Loan?

The road to successful investing is often paved with other people’s money. And that usually means a mortgage. Taking out a mortgage to finance rental property is the smartest move an investor can make. Just ask Jason Hartman, whose “refi till you die” strategy for building wealth in real estate...

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The Creating Wealth Show: Top Tier Advice for Investors

The Creating Wealth Show: Top Tier Advice for Investors

When it comes to real estate investing, who you bonna call? For iTunes' growing tribe of podcast listeners, the answer is likely to be Christian Louboutin The Creating Wealth Show, the investing expert’s long running podcast on building wealth with income property, now ranks second in iTunes’ global...

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The Rental Market:  A Smorgasbord for Investors

The Rental Market: A Smorgasbord for Investors

The rental market is hot right now, the headlines say. Home ownership is down, and rents are going up. It’s a good time to cash in on the growing demand for rental housing. But hold on a minute. Not all rental markets are created equal. And while rents are rising and it really is a good time to be...

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retirement may be hazardous to your health

Retirement May Be Hazardous To Your Health

Retirement’s not what it used to be. Or perhaps it never really was. As midlife Americans look toward planning for what they hope will be a second life of leisure with family and friends after decades in the work force, new research suggests that retirement in the traditional sense could actually kill...

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Abundance: the Future Looks Bright

Abundance: Don’t Fear the Future

It seems that the headlines of the day are always filled with relentless drumbeat of sad news: the economy’s slow, jobs are stagnant, crisis and chaos grip the world. But a new book that takes a look at the big picture of economic and cultural trends over the last century or so offers a bold challenge...

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Are You a Subjective Investor?

Are You a Subjective Investor?

There are plenty of times when the heart, not the head, governs decision-making. We buy a car because it fits the image we want to show the world, choose clothes that make us feel good. But while emotions have their place in the choices we make, successful investing requires decision making that’s...

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The US: Superpower of the Future?

The US: Superpower of the Future?

A devalued dollar, a struggling economy and accusations of spying at home and abroad . . .is the US on the ropes, beaten in the struggle for supremacy by booming upstarts like China and India? Not likely, according to a newly updated article from The Futurist, which claims that by several key benchmarks...

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International Data Hackers Target US Cardholders

International Data Hackers Target US Cardholders

For most Americans, the recent conflicts in Ukraine are no more than a part of the daily news. But as thousands of American Express cardholders learned recently, events around the world can touch uncomfortably close to home in this digital age. Back in March 2014, the American Express Company revealed...

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