Tag: real estate investment

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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Survey: Real Estate Is the Best Investment

Americans ranked real estate as the best long-term investment, even over stocks and gold, according to a recent Gallup Poll of about 1,000 U.S. adults. Real estate has been the top investment choice for the past two years, and it’s lead is increasing over four other popular investment choices. Thirty-five percent of Americans selected real …

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6 Tips for Beginner Real Estate Investing

​ Real estate is more than buying or selling a home… it can be an investment plan. The current market reflects high demand for quality rental options and the growth of equity in properties for owners. These are just two reasons why real estate is a viable investment option. If residential real estate investing interests …

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Rents… where are they headed?

When deciding whether or not to buy a home, one consideration will be the cost of alternative housing options. Renting an apartment is one such alternative. So, where are rental prices heading over the next few years? Rental prices usually increase by about 3 percent annually. Trulia just released their Trulia Rent Monitor where they revealed that rental prices …

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Rents Rising as Rental Availability Shrinks

Because of the challenges in the current economy, many families have either decided to rent or been forced to rent. How has this impacted rental options and the cost of the available options? HousingWire recently quoted Paul Dales, senior economist with Capital Economics: “As a consequence of Americans being less willing and less able to buy …

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Money to buy your home and fix it up also!

FHA 203K Program Whether you’re looking at a foreclosed home, a bank REO, a Short Sale or really any home, you need to be aware of the FHA 203K Program. The general condition of real estate has taken a dip over the past few years, as homeowners are not sprucing up their home as they have …

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Despite fall, home values still almost 10% higher than 1990

The era of get-rich-quick real estate is dead. The era of increasing long-term wealth in your home is back.   Since 1968 home prices exceed inflation Based on data since 1968, nominal U.S. home prices have risen 5.5 percent annually and outpaced inflation by about 1 to 2 percent, says Lawrence Yun, NAR’s chief economist. …

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