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How do I get into real estate investments through foreclosed properties with no money and bad credit?

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Question by ernest N: How do I get into real estate investments through foreclosed properties with no money and bad credit? I am looking into real estate foreclosures in oklahoma and they it seeems interesting.The bidding starrts at 2/3 of what the assessor thinks the house is worth but the market valuse of the...
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National Economic Outlook (May 28, 2010)

National Economic Outlook (May 28, 2010)

The two large questions on the minds of real estate investors are: when will the economy recover? and when is a good time to reinvest in the housing market? We think the economy has reached the point where aggressive investors can find good opportunities in selected housing markets. Although the national economy will just...
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Sometimes Investing In Real Estate Works Out

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Sometimes Investing In Real Estate Works Out

Roth IRA Investments in Real Estate. Hot in 2008 Believe it or Not You’ve got a Roth IRA and you’re thinking a lot lately about returns on your IRA when times get tough, like now. One of the best investments for any IRA, including a Roth IRA, is in real estate. Believe it or...
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How to Use Leverage with a Real Estate IRA

How to Use Leverage with a Real Estate IRA

Using self-directed IRA funds to purchase income-generating real estate is a profitable strategy an ever-growing number of investors are employing. These accounts (a.k.a. real estate IRAs) can buy rental property as an investment, just as they would buy stock market securities.  This means real estate IRA holders can use their retirement funds to purchase...
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What does it take to get into real estate investing?

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Question by kscavarda: What does it take to get into real estate investing? I am 19 years old and i am trying to figure out my career. I have a big interest in getting into Real Estate investing. But I don’t know how to get into it. Everybody tells me to find a mentor,...
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Could be a bigger pig than you think…

Could be a bigger pig than you think…

From this week’s Standard & Poor’s Structured Finance Intelligence update – “U.S. Residential Mortgage Default Index: Defaults Are Waning But Cumulative Default Rates Remain Extremely High For Recent Vintages” - U.S. Residential Mortgage Default Index slowed in the first quarter of 2010 (OK, good…) Additionally, the rate of increase, measured as a percent of...
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Breaking news?

Breaking news?

Think this is breaking news about US housing prices? Data through March 2010, released today by Standard & Poor’s for its S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indice show that the U.S. National Home Price Index fell 3.2% in the first quarter of 2010, but remains above its year-earlier level. We don’t. Active prices have been moving...
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3 Reasons a Series LLC Should be a Real Estate Investor’s Best Friend

3 Reasons a Series LLC Should be a Real Estate Investor’s Best Friend

For those of you wondering, a Series LLC is a regular LLC with a twist – it can have an unlimited number of subsidiaries (called Cells), and each subsidiary is treated as a separate structure where liability is concerned – if you set the structure up and run it properly. So far eight states...
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3 Things To Do Before Walking Away From Investment Property

3 Things To Do Before Walking Away From Investment Property

If you or someone you know dumped some "bad" real estate, then there might be a ticking tax bomb coming your way. It’s a Form 1099-C and it means you have a "cancellation of debt", and cancellation of debt is taxable. So if the lender forecloses and takes your property from you, or you...
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‘Fast Money’ Portfolios of the Week

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‘Fast Money’ Portfolios of the Week The ‘Fast Money’ crew has recently highlighted trading ideas that play off the technology sector, retail stocks and more. Read more on TheStreet.com Hard money lending is when the bank giving the loan requires a piece of real estate property as collateral for a loan. Prepare to pay...
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