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Thursday: Personal Income and Outlays, Unemployment Claims, Chicago PMI and More

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Thursday: Personal Income and Outlays, Unemployment Claims, Chicago PMI and More

Thursday:• At 8:30 AM ET, The initial weekly unemployment claims report will be released.  The consensus is for 228 thousand initial claims, down from 229 thousand the previous week. • Also at 8:30 AM, Personal Income and Outlays for February. The consensus is for a 0.4% increase in personal income, and for a 0.2%...
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4 Types of Mortgage Loans

4 Types of Mortgage Loans

Conventional Loans Conventional lending is the most popular source for mortgage lending in today’s 1 to 4 unit properties. Conventional lending can be either conforming or non-conforming. If it’s conforming, it will be for an amount under a specified maximum. In most areas, this is $417,000 for a single family home, but the amount...
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10 Features of a Profitable Rental Property

10 Features of a Profitable Rental Property

If you’re considering long-term investment in real estate, rental property can be a great option for you. We will be discussing the best features of a profitable rental property which can assure great returns with stability. Rental property investment (or simply buy-to-let investment) is a very viable form of investment. As an investment avenue,...
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Schedule for Week of Mar 25, 2018

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Schedule for Week of Mar 25, 2018

The key economic reports this week are the third estimate of Q4 GDP, Personal Income and Outlays for February, and Case-Shiller house prices. —– Monday, Mar 26th —–8:30 AM ET: Chicago Fed National Activity Index for February. This is a composite index of other data. 10:30 AM: Dallas Fed Survey of Manufacturing Activity for...
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Friday: New Home Sales, Durable Goods

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Friday: New Home Sales, Durable Goods

Friday:• At 8:30 AM ET, Durable Goods Orders for February from the Census Bureau. The consensus is for a 0.1.72% increase in durable goods orders. • At 10:00 AM, New Home Sales for February from the Census Bureau. The consensus is for 626 thousand SAAR, up from 593 thousand in January. • Also at...
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Wednesday: FOMC Announcement, Existing Home Sales

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Wednesday: FOMC Announcement, Existing Home Sales

Here is my FOMC preview and a preview from Goldman Sachs economists. Wednesday:• At 7:00 AM ET, The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) will release the results for the mortgage purchase applications index. • At 10:00 AM, Existing Home Sales for February from the National Association of Realtors (NAR). The consensus is for 5.42 million...
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8 Common Risks In Rental Property Investing

8 Common Risks In Rental Property Investing

Risks In Rental Property Investing Like any other business, rental property investing also entails certain risks which you must be aware of. The major risks in rental property investing are risks of high vacancy rates, bad tenants damaging the property and possibility of a negative cash flow. However, all of these risks can be avoided...
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Sunday Night Futures

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Sunday Night Futures

Weekend:• Schedule for Week of Mar 18, 2018 • Goldman: FOMC Preview Monday:• No major economic releases scheduled. From CNBC: Pre-Market Data and Bloomberg futures: S&P 500 are down 2, and DOW futures are down 20 (fair value). Oil prices were mixed over the last week with WTI futures at .16 per barrel and...
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5 Important Tax Benefits of Real Estate Investment

5 Important Tax Benefits of Real Estate Investment

Tax Benefits of Real Estate Investment You can get many tax benefits of real estate investment by owning an investment property. Investors dealing in real estate get the maximum tax benefits in the name of deductions. Deductions that are accounted for can be depreciation, property tax, repairs or any other form of expenses. Tax benefits of real estate investment...
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Comments on February Housing Starts

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Comments on February Housing Starts

Earlier: Housing Starts decreased to 1.236 Million Annual Rate in February The housing starts report released this morning showed starts were down 7.0% in February compared to January, and starts were down 4.0% year-over-year compared to February 2017.   The decline in starts was due to the volatile multi-family sector.  Single family starts were...
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