Posts Tagged ‘income property’


What Wilderness Adventure Can Teach Investors

Throughout human history, wanderers and adventurers have been returning home with stories of challenging the natural world – and winning. And what they learned about overcoming fear and persevering became an inspiration for other kinds of endeavors too. Now, a modern day adventurer hopes that lessons learned from polar treks and mountain climbs can help […]

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US Markets Still Lure Foreign Investment

Is foreign money propping up the US economic recovery? International investing in key economic sectors continues to grow every year – and that raises concerns that foreign investment could crush its US competitors and compromise growth in the long term. That’s a paradox that experts are watching in the newly rebounding housing market, where foreign […]

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Too Much Information = Too Little Action?

A little knowledge, so they say, is a dangerous thing. But in an age of 24/7 access to information about anything, too much knowledge may not be a good thing either. As psychologists, efficiency experts and financial advisors point out, it’s all too easy to become paralyzed by the constant need to learn more, stay […]

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Is Optimism About the Economy An Illusion?

As a new year gets underway, predictions abound about what lies ahead in the months to come. After the uncertainties and reversals of the past few years, there’s no shortage of pundits and prognosticators who foresee better days ahead for the economy, based on recent stats from major sectors like housing and unemployment. But that […]

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Top 5 Trending Topics of 2013

This New Year sets the stage for a financial world that’s very different in some ways than any we’ve seen before. From the decline of the dollar to the rise of the Bitcoin and other digital currencies and the state of the stimulus, the trends of 2013 paved the way for changes that affect all […]

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Lending Industry Cleanup Means New Rules

The New Year brings big changes to the US loan business, as lawsuits and legislation continue to force a cleanup of the institutions that were in large part responsible for the housing collapse of a few years ago. And as those changes, aimed at protecting the consumers whose purchases keep the economy humming, take effect […]

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Fannie and Freddie Retreat, But Fees Advance

Among the many factors affecting the strength of the dollar and the US economic recovery as a whole is government involvement in the still recovering housing industry. As world markets warily eye the Federal Reserve’s ongoing bond buying stimulus plan, the government backed megalenders Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac embark on a drawdown of their […]

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Invest to Protect Investments

Smart investing creates opportunities for building wealth over the long term, and that’s what makes investing – and real estate investing in particular — so appealing. But there’s another kind of investment that many would-be entrepreneurs miss – the smaller investments needed to protect those wealth-building assets. One of those initial investments that protect a […]

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Mortgage Lenders Send Mixed Messages

It’s been five years since the housing crash of 2008 and the subsequent unfolding of widespread malfeasance in the banking and mortgage lending industry, but the dust hasn’t settled yet. The complex interplay between bank fraud lawsuits, government-backed legislation and the self-interest of individual lending institutions means that loan applications can be accepted – or […]

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Economic Turmoil Creates Reluctant Landlords

Economic downturns and life’s unexpected twists and turns are forcing homeowners across the country to become reluctant landlords. As home prices continue to sag in some markets and a cool job market sends workers in search of employment in other areas, truing the family home into a rental may become the only option. But in […]

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