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Schedule for Week of December 24th

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Schedule for Week of December 24th

This will be a light week for economic data. Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas! —– Monday, Dec 25th —–All US markets will be closed in observance of the Christmas Holiday. —– Tuesday, Dec 26th —–9:00 AM ET: S&P/Case-Shiller House Price Index for October (note: Some sites show this released on Wednesday during the Holidays)...
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How Investing In Rental Property Works For Beginners

How Investing In Rental Property Works For Beginners

Investing In Rental Property For Beginners Investing in rental property means buying a property that can generate an income in the form of rent. There is no doubt that investing in rental property for beginners can be a great way to generate positive cash flow every month. However, many people still find it challenging due to expenses typically...
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Thursday: GDP, Unemployment Claims, Philly Fed Mfg Survey

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Thursday: GDP, Unemployment Claims, Philly Fed Mfg Survey

Thursday:• At 8:30 AM ET, The initial weekly unemployment claims report will be released. The consensus is for 234 thousand initial claims, up from 225 thousand the previous week. • Also at 8:30 AM, Gross Domestic Product, 3rd quarter 2017 (Third estimate). The consensus is that real GDP increased 3.3% annualized in Q3, unchanged...
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Advantages of Buying Turnkey Rental Properties

Advantages of Buying Turnkey Rental Properties

Advantages of buying turnkey rental properties are many especially for new buyers. Turnkey rental properties provide investors with a chance of experiencing high return on investment due to numerous advantages associated with the built-in defenses which provide security. Turnkey properties are also great real estate investment vehicle for investors who want a long term...
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Why Cheap People Will Never Get Rich

Why Cheap People Will Never Get Rich

The other day a friend of mine approached me excitedly, saying, “I found the house of my dreams. It’s in foreclosure and the bank will sell it to me for a great price.” “How good is the price?” I asked. “Just before the real estate market crashed, the seller was asking $780,000 for the...
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Tuesday: Housing Starts

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Tuesday: Housing Starts

From Matthew Graham at Mortgage News Daily: Mortgage Rates Rise Only Slightly Despite Weaker Market Cues Mortgage rates bounced modestly higher today, bringing the average lender back in line with last Wednesday’s levels. Bond markets (which underlie mortgage rate movement) suggested a slightly bigger bounce. We may not have seen such a bounce simply...
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Schedule for Week of December 17th

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Schedule for Week of December 17th

The key economic reports this week are November housing starts, new home sales and existing home sales.  Other key reports include the third estimate of Q3 GDP, and Personal Income & Outlays for November. For manufacturing, the December Philly Fed and Kansas City Fed manufacturing surveys will be released this week. —– Monday, Dec...
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Friday: Industrial Produciton, NY Fed Mfg Survey

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Friday: Industrial Produciton, NY Fed Mfg Survey

From Merrill Lynch: The strong retail sales data provided a 0.3pp boost to our 4Q GDP tracking estimate, bringing it up to 2.4%. Friday:• At 8:30 AM ET, The New York Fed Empire State manufacturing survey for December. The consensus is for a reading of 18.0, down from 19.4. • At 9:15 AM, The...
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How To Finance Turnkey Rental Properties

How To Finance Turnkey Rental Properties

Financing turnkey rental properties is the most difficult question to solve for a buyer with no experience in the real estate market. We all know that in a real estate investment “cash-is-king.” But, if an investor does not have that much cash in hand, finance is definitely required to meet the purchase price of an...
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Wednesday: FOMC Announcement, CPI

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Wednesday: FOMC Announcement, CPI

Wednesday:• At 7:00 AM ET, The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) will release the results for the mortgage purchase applications index. • At 8:30 AM, The Consumer Price Index for November from the BLS. The consensus is for a 0.4% increase in CPI, and a 0.2% increase in core CPI. • At 2:00 PM, FOMC Meeting...
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