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Secrets to Finding a Trustworthy Property Manager

Secrets to Finding a Trustworthy Property Manager

Property management, in its broadest terms, is the oversight of real estate. This can encompass everything from personal property to capital assets. Property management is a service provided by local businesses who do their best to manage your assets. The current state of the local and national economy will play a huge role in...
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Home Values and Rents

Home Values and Rents

The April Zillow Real Estate Market Reports cover 365 metropolitan and micropolitan areas. In April, 2012 (55%) of the 365 markets showed monthly home value appreciation, and 266 (73%) of the 365 markets saw annual home value appreciation. Among the top 30 metros, 27 of them experienced monthly home value appreciation, and 29 of...
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Wealthy Holding on to Cash

Wealthy Holding on to Cash

Today’s wealthy investors seem to have split personalities. Part of them is brimming with confidence and optimism. Survey after survey shows that they are back to pre-crisis boom years when it comes to their outlook for their own finances, their investments and their retirements. Then there is the darker side. When it comes to...
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Why “A” Students Work for “C” Students

Why “A” Students Work for “C” Students

As a member of our Investor Network, you know that I am a big fan of Robert Kiyosaki’s message and mission. Robert is the best selling financial author in the history of the world.  And now he’s released what he claims to be “the most important book I’ve ever written.“ The world’s educational system...
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California Counties Top Foreclosure List

California Counties Top Foreclosure List

With Inland Empire foreclosures at pre-recession lows, Riverside County’s foreclosure rate dropped to No. 21 statewide in April. A total 1,403 mortgage default notices, auction sale notices and bank repossessions were recorded in April, meaning 1 in 566 households was in some stage of foreclosure, according to Irvine-based RealtyTrac. Of those, 45 were from...
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CoreLogic House Price Index Up 10.5%

CoreLogic House Price Index Up 10.5%

CoreLogic today released its March CoreLogic HPI report. Home prices nationwide, including distressed sales, increased 10.5% on a year-over-year basis in March 2013 compared to March 2012. This change represents the biggest year-over-year increase since March 2006 and the 13th consecutive monthly increase in home prices nationally. On a month-over-month basis, including distressed sales,...
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New Record Low for Mortgage Loans (Again!)

New Record Low for Mortgage Loans (Again!)

Long-term mortgage rates continued to move lower this week, with a 15-year fixed-rate mortgage falling to a record low for the second consecutive week. The weekly rate report from Freddie Mac says 30-year fixed-rate mortgages averaged 3.35 percent in the week ending May 2, down from 3.4 percent last week. The average rate on...
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How the FICO Do I Repair My Credit?  [Infographic]

How the FICO Do I Repair My Credit?  [Infographic]

What is a FICO Score? Most credit bureau scores in the U.S. are calculated from software developed by Fair Isaac and Company. They are commonly referred to as FICO scores and include a rating based on information found in credit reports. If you’re planning to finance the purchase of any investment properties now or...
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One-Year Rent Guarantee – Too Good to be True?

One-Year Rent Guarantee – Too Good to be True?

Earlier this year Norada Real Estate added a One-Year Rent Guarantee as part of every investment property purchased through their network. The response by investors has been very positive and overwhelming. A few people made the comment that it sounded, “too good to be true”. In response to those comments, I present the following...
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Surefire Methods for Building Your Credit Score

Surefire Methods for Building Your Credit Score

Credit scores can be the deciding factor for many major transactions. Lenders use credit scores to predict future behavior based on your past—if you have a low score because your cable bill is delinquent, then a lender won’t think you’re a good risk. The credit score consumers are most familiar with is FICO, but...
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