Posts Tagged ‘house flipping’


Long Term Assets Mean Lower Capital Gains Taxes

In the fast paced world of investing, it can seem that progfts come from a rapid-fire sequence of buying and selling – and the less flashy route of holding onto assets for long term returns can seem too cautious and slow. But when tax time rolls around, it’s those investing hares who end up losing […]

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Gold Glitters, But Does It Build Wealth?

Precious metals, most notably gold, are rebounding in international money markets after a fairly long slump, sparking new interest among investors. But in spite of gold’s storied past and the cachet attached to international gold trading, the bright metal’s value as a wealth building asset is actually quite limited. Precious metals investing offers investors the […]

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House Flipping is Still a Risky Business

In the years after the housing crash, house flipping hit the news as a surefire way to reap quick profits in real estate. Flippers would buy a cheap house, maybe a foreclosure, do some superficial cosmetic fixes and make a quick sale. But as a couple of high profile house flippers are finding out, this […]

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Flopping Houses: A New Kind of Mortgage Fraud

In the aftermath of the mortgage meltdown of a few years ago, several new varieties of mortgage fraud emerged, as buyers and sellers scrambled to grab properties and turn them over as fast as possible. Among the latest: , a strategy in which sellers deliberately deface and destroy parts of houses in an effort to […]

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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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