4 Things to Consider Before Becoming a Landlord

January 17, 2014

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When considering whether or not to buy investment property, searching for good advice can lead to even more frustration. After all, there is a lot more to consider than the simple messages you find on many websites, like: “Home prices are at rock bottom and interest rates are at historic lows!” Your best bet, when [...]

Retirement Planning: Will Owning a Home Help You Retire?

May 31, 2013

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There was a time when nobody had doubts about the value of owning a home. It was considered an incredible long-term investment and ideal for retirement. Today we know that real estate isn’t as safe as we once thought it was, at least as a short-term investment, and Americans, young and old, are leery of sinking [...]

Investors and Rentals Continue to Rule the Housing Market

February 24, 2012

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Looking to Invest? Consider the South If you’re thinking about investing in the housing market, your destination should be Atlanta, Phoenix or Miami. And not just because of the nicer weather. That’s where the most attractive assets are, says Marc Faber, editor of Gloom Boom & Doom report. Faber told CNBC that the Southern markets [...]

New & Existing Home Sales Drop along with U.S. Average Price

August 19, 2011

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When it comes to sweet mortgage deals, if you are hunting for a brand new home, chances are they are diminishing in numbers, albeit slowly. The U.S. Commerce Department said Tuesday that new housing starts slid 1.5 percent in July to an annualized rate of 604,000 units, compared with 613,000 the previous month. It’s a [...]