Posts Tagged ‘interest rates’


Interest Rates: Trends for 2015?

With every new year comes a round of predictions about the financial future. This year, as in many others, the fate of interest rates in 2015 and beyond is the subject of speculation, most of it pessimistic. Financial experts and economists are once again predicting that US interest rates will soar in the coming months. […]

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Who Wins With the Qualified Mortgage Rule?

It’s been said that clouds have silver linings, and that sentiment seems to hold true in the current attempts to bring accountability and quality control to the mortgage industry. Although the provisions of the new Qualified Mortgage Rule has drawn the ire of both mortgage lenders and housing advocates, recent tweaks to the rule have […]

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The Septaper That Wasn’t: The Stimulus Plan Rolls On

After months of debate, hints and outright announcements about the tapering down of its stimulus program, the Federal Reserve has blinked again, opting once more to leave its securities buying operation as is – for now. Just how long “for now” will be remains unclear, but the news has sparked a surge in global trading […]

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The New Renters: Redefining the American Dream

p>Is the American Dream of homeownership becoming a thing of the past? Many real estate professionals and economists think so, pointing to new demographic studies that suggest that the US housing market may be undergoing a profound shift from a homeowner society to a culture of permanent renters – a shift that, if true, could […]

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Refinancing for Investors: A New Landscape

Although they’re rising a bit, mortgage interest rates are still holding at rates called “historically low” by financial reporters everywhere. And since the housing market appears to be on the upswing and many lenders are courting both residential homeowners and investors with a variety of refinancing deals. So, real estate experts say, refinancing investment property […]

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Are Mortgage Rates Finally Going Up?

The rise and fall of mortgage interest rates is one of the most watched aspects of the housing industry. But although it may appear that the state of mortgage interest is only relevant to those wanting to finance (or refinance) a home, these rates are affected by a variety of factors, both domestic and global […]

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AMA 35 – Rich Man Poor Man with Bill Whittle

Jason Hartman talks with Bill Whittle, host of Afterburner, regarding poverty levels in the United States and the strategies that undermine democracy and free markets. Bill’s opinion is that America has the richest poor people in the world, versus countries like Africa, where millions of people live in dire poverty, with starvation and lack of […]

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AMA 34 – The National Inflation Association

A look at Jason’s Ultimate Investing Equation followed by Daniel and Gerard Adams for The National Inflation Association (NIA) recently featured on Inside Edition and ABC World News Tonight with Charlie Gibson, The Wall Street Journal, MSNBC, ABC’s Nightline, KTLA News and CNBC. After being ignored by family and friends about the coming stock market […]

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AMA 33 – Mark Kohler – Exiting A Bad Property

Jason explores some ways to get out of a bad property then he interviews author/attorney Mark Kohler about his book “Lawyers Are Liars: The Truth About Protecting Our Assets.”  Mark is an attorney, CPA and entrepreneur who has owned numerous businesses since high school, through college and even as a professional. Mark’s principal career has […]

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AMA 32 Diane Kennedy, CPA: How To Save On Life’s Largest Expense

Most of us spend lots of time shopping around for the best deal on the things we buy while spending more money on taxes than anything else. Why not “shop around” to save money on life’s single largest expense? Join Jason as he talks with famed CPA, Diane Kennedy, about the tax strategies of wealthy […]

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