Archive for October, 2012


A Nation of Renters: Multi and Single Family Housing

One indicator of a resurging housing market is the number of new starts, or new housing construction projects, and permits applied for in a particular market. Traditionally, this has meant an upswing in home ownership, since most new housing construction is centered on single-family homes. But according to recent statistics published by Forbes online, current […]

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Rental Markets: What Makes a Good One?

A recent CNBC report discussed the rental real estate market and the new profile of the hottest market in real estate. According to the report, the fallout from distressed properties continues, with over 5 million loans falling into foreclosure or with properties already on the market in 2012. For investors following Jason Hartman's advice to […]

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Is Debt a Good Thing for Investors?

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Condos: Hybrid Housing, Risky Investment

The upswing in rental markets around the country has property investors examining all available options for creating income from rentals. Though single-family homes and multiplex housing units such as duplexes and triplexes have grabbed the headlines as good options for income investing, some investors are also turning attention to the forgotten market of condominiums. But […]

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Investing for Retirement: Never Too Late

According to recent reports from Forbes, the AARP and other sources for financial planning, the traditional picture of retirement in the United States is a precarious thing indeed. More and more “pre-retirees” are nearing retirement age never having It my brushes smooth something found of glue and time may tried. Product EDT irritating – have […]

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Property, Not Land, Yields Returns

The Urban Land Institute's latest report, Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2012, states that land in general is a sound investment, citing an increase in housing and commercial construction and rising land values in markets around the country. But as Jason Hartman points out, land – as opposed to property – is a highly speculative […]

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Buy and Hold: The Path to Investing Wealth

A few years ago, in the aftermath of the housing collapse of 2008-2011, a practice known as house flipping became almost a household term. Billed as a quick way to make money by “investing” in real estate, house flipping involved buying foreclosed and distressed properties for rock-bottom prices, making a few repairs and then selling […]

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Inflation: An Upside for Investors?

Third quarter statistics for 2012, and projections for the next five years, reflect the impact of inflation on consumer life in the US. With inflation rates hovering at 2 to 3 percent, virtually everyone feels the impact of a dollar that doesn’t go as far as it used to. There’s no real upside to inflation […]

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Maximize Returns Through Improvements

Housing is a universal need, part of what psychologist Abraham Maslow called “primary” needs that must be met for survival. With the Earth’s population expected to increase by 1 million over the next thirty years or so, the demand for housing can only increase. While the amount of available land is relatively finite, the value […]

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Real Estate ROI: When Inflation is a Good Thing

In economic terms, the prospect of inflation sets off alarms and fears of out of control spending. But viewed as part of the return of investment, or ROI, on real estate income property, inflation can actually help boost a property’s return by reducing the value of the debt associated with it. Since each property has […]

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