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Real Estate Investors — Plan Your Exits Before You Buy

2017-12-08T01:40:04+00:00

For real estate investors -- and entrepreneurs in general -- optimism is an important quality to have. It keeps you pushing forward, and expecting positive outcomes even in the face of challenges. The most important time to be optimistic is when you're acquiring a new rehab property. You've found an under-priced house, you've done your homework. [...]

Real Estate Investors — Plan Your Exits Before You Buy 2017-12-08T01:40:04+00:00

Housing Bubble 2.0?

2017-12-08T01:40:04+00:00

You may have noticed more than one mention--at least in the financial press--that the current U.S. housing market resembles 2006, just before the housing crisis. "Bubble 2.0" it's been called. But, in our view, the worries about rising real estate values are just that. In fact, fear of another housing crisis could be a good [...]

Housing Bubble 2.0? 2017-12-08T01:40:04+00:00

Are Strict Mortgage Loan Standards Holding Back the U.S. Economy?

2017-12-08T01:40:04+00:00

In 2007, Countrywide Financial offered a mortgage loan that gave borrowers with a credit score of 720 or higher the ability to get 80% financing on up to $1 million--with little to no documentation required. At that time borrowers could also get a 10% second mortgage with the same relaxed requirements, meaning a borrower could [...]

Are Strict Mortgage Loan Standards Holding Back the U.S. Economy? 2017-12-08T01:40:04+00:00

Is Your Local Real Estate Market Healthy? Consider Checking the Price to Income Ratio.

2017-12-08T01:40:04+00:00

As a real estate investor, what data do you look at to assess the health of your local real estate market? Unlike the market in 2007, the U.S. is not in a housing bubble, as speculative excess appears isolated to only a few markets. One likely reason for this is the lessons learned from the [...]

Is Your Local Real Estate Market Healthy? Consider Checking the Price to Income Ratio. 2017-12-08T01:40:04+00:00

Robo-Advisors: Portfolios on Autopilot

2017-12-08T01:40:04+00:00

Robo-advisors are hotly discussed in the financial news these days. Services such as Betterment, among others, offer a fun, accessible investment interface with no minimum investment, and lower fees than many financial advisors charge. But are robo-advisor services a good idea? Are they serious players? Let’s take a look at this new trend and discuss [...]

Robo-Advisors: Portfolios on Autopilot 2017-12-08T01:40:04+00:00
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