5 Ways to Pay Off Your House Early

September 24, 2013

Paying off your house is probably something that you’d love to do but like many of us you don’t have the funds to make it happen. Today we’ll look at some ways that you can make a dent in the amount you owe on your home loan and pay off your house early. Paying it […]

Real Estate Investing: Creative Financing

September 6, 2013

If you have ever met a real estate investor, you know they are from a different breed. When you talk to them, they look as if they know something you don’t. The truth of the matter is they do. They have taken the leap into this world and have found that the hard work truly […]

Ready to Move? Consider Renting in Your New Town First!

September 4, 2013

When making a move, it seems like a nice idea to buy a home first, and move in. However, it might make sense to rent for a little while first, especially if you plan to sell your old home. Here’s why it might make sense to rent first: Finances Trying to pay two mortgages can […]

5 Mistakes to Avoid as a Real Estate Investor

August 12, 2013

There is a learning curve with everything we learn in life. Mistakes are what usually separate those who succeed and those who move on to other ideas. Sometimes it is luck or a mentor that saves an individual from those ever-present land mines. Sometimes it is reading an article that connects with them. Hopefully reading […]

Investing in Real Estate in Your IRA

August 5, 2013

At one time, investors set up their IRAs and purchased stocks, bonds, mutual funds and ETFs. Historically, this is how investing in IRAs has been. Investing in these products is still a very important piece of the puzzle and can create very positive long-term returns. However, using the philosophy of diversification, an increasingly popular idea […]

How Much House Can You Afford?

August 2, 2013

When you’re buying a home it seems there’s always a price difference between the property you want and how much house you can afford. As we’ve looked at houses we’ve seen examples of people who took out a home loan they obviously couldn’t afford and are now struggling to pay the mortgage on the house. Some […]

Reverse Mortgages 101

June 27, 2013

Reverse mortgages have gained popularity in recent years among people in the retirement phase of their life. Reverse mortgages are attractive to retirees living on fixed incomes because they don’t have to make any payments while they’re living in their house. However, it is important to remember that although you’re not making payments, a reverse mortgage is […]

How and Why I Became a Landlord

April 22, 2013

I am a risk adverse person by nature, so becoming a landlord is not a natural thing for me. But here I am, a landlord with two rental properties, and looking forward to more. This article is my story about how I became a landlord and why I did it. I have always had a […]

Good Investments in a Recession

March 22, 2013

Are there truly any good investments in a recession? On the surface, that may even seem like a ridiculous question. After all, recessions are characterized by falling asset values – stocks, real estate and even bonds can fall in price. So why would you want to be in risk type investments at all during a […]

4 Things You Can Learn from Your Mortgage Statement

March 21, 2013

Most of us, when we buy homes, use mortgages to make the purchase. However, it’s easy to lose track of how your mortgage payment breaks down, and what you’re really paying unless you look at your mortgage statement. Here are some things you can learn from your mortgage statement: 1. How Much of Your Payment Goes […]

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