Real Estate Investment

Mar 28

Can you still deduct your home-equity loan interest?

Interest on home equity loans is still deductible, but with a big caveat  Many feared that the new tax law — the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, enacted in December — was a death knell for deducting interest from home equity loans and lines of credit. These loans are based on the equity in your home …

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Nov 07

SEATTLE: Top Rated 18-hour City

RE: Markets to watch in 2018 This year’s  Emerging Trends in Real Estate* survey respondents have selected Seattle as the top-ranked market, up from being ranked number four last year. Many know Seattle as being home to tech giants or for having a well-educated labor force. However, our survey respondents identified Seattle as being strong across …

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Sep 13

The Absolute Insanity of Not Buying a Home When You’re Young

Below is part of the article published by Tyler Tervooren from his website www.riskology.com. What do you think about his opinions? Or, are they merely opinions if based on numbers…? If you’re young—under 40 or so— …and have been heeding all the personal finance advice spewing forth from some of the most popular columnists and …

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Aug 26

3 (of 6) Important Things You Should Consider Before Buying An Income Property

3 Important Things You Should Consider Before Buying An Income Property Over the past few years, an increasing number of buyers have become interested in purchasing real estate specifically as a way to help make money. Last year, investment-home sales reached an estimated 1.09 million, a 7% jump over 2014 figures, according to a survey from the …

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Aug 15

8 Rental Kitchen Makeovers Under $100

Spice up bland decor with budget-friendly kitchen makeover ideas that solve common rental eyesores. A bland or outdated kitchen can present a steep challenge to any renter who craves a little more style in the heart of their home. That’s because the things that make the most impact in a kitchen — namely, appliances, cabinets, …

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Jun 01

Billionaire: Buy a Home… And if You Can, Buy a Second Home!

Billionaire: Buy a Home… And if You Can, Buy a Second Home!  Three years ago, John Paulson gave a keynote address at the CNBC/Institutional Investor Conference. In his speech, he told those in attendance that he believes housing will continue its strong recovery for the next 4 to 7 years, saying that: “The housing market …

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Jan 22

So You Think You Can Be a Landlord? 7 Things to Consider

Learn how to avoid common mistakes of first-time landlords First-time homebuyers are a declining group. Historically, 40 percent of homebuyers have been first-time buyers, calculated yearly from July to June. But that percentage continues to shrink, even if the true homeownership rate among millennials climbed ever so slightly last year. If you’re already a homeowner, …

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Jan 13

How To Spot Homes For Sale With Investor Potential

So you want to be a landlord? Here’s what to look for in a rental property. If you’re thinking about buying an investment property, now is a great time. People aren’t buying their first homes, for the most part, until they’re around 30. So what are they doing in their 20s (besides living with Mom …

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Dec 21

8 Ways Real Estate Is Your Smartest Investment Ever

Are you scared to have your money in the stock market, but also experiencing almost no return on investment with your money at the bank? Do you instinctively like the idea of being invested in income producing real estate with results you can see? Set your mind right about earning money. More cash = more …

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Nov 28

Real Estate Best Investment

Last decade’s housing bubble is becoming a distant memory. Mortgage rates are near historic lows, interest-only loans are back and everyone loves real estate as an investment again. More than 1 in 4 Americans (27 percent) said real estate was the best investment for money they would not need for at least a decade, according …

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