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How to Lower Your Property Taxes

How to Lower Your Property Taxes

Half of all homeowners may be paying too much.  Here’s what you can do about it. Home prices are still going down in many markets. But your property-tax bill might well be going up. The good news: There are ways to fight back. Property taxes across the U.S. have increased by nearly 20% from...
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The New Real Estate Boom

The New Real Estate Boom

Home prices and sales may be flat, but the rental industry is booming. The percentage of renters is on the rise, the number of households is increasing, and more Americans are downsizing, all of which point in a single direction: rents are on the rise. At the peak of the housing boom, home ownership...
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USA Investment Property – A Great Choice For Investors

USA Investment Property – A Great Choice For Investors

USA investment property is becoming very popular these days, and many foreign investors, especially from the UK, Australia and Europe, would prefer purchasing properties in this country. There are several economic reasons that are responsible for the US property market to work well, where investors can make large profits from relatively small investments. It...
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Understanding Property Taxes

Understanding Property Taxes

Property taxes can be a major expense for investors, but understanding how this tax works could save you thousands of dollars in the long run. The first thing to learn about property tax is that property is divided into two categories: real and personal. Real property includes land, buildings and permanent property attached to...
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Build Your Real Estate Dream Team

Build Your Real Estate Dream Team

Many entrepreneurs believe that, if you want something done right, do it yourself.  Personally, I believe that is the rationalization of control freaks unwilling to delegate. In reality, your dream team will help you reach your financial goals faster than you ever can alone. Sure, you can find motivated sellers and build a great...
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U.S. Housing Market Intelligence Report (August 2011)

U.S. Housing Market Intelligence Report (August 2011)

Categories are graded from A thru F: Economic Growth: C- (June 2011: D+) The U.S. economic recovery remains sluggish. Real GDP grew at a 1.3% pace in 2Q11, following downwardly revised growth of 0.4% in 1Q11; far below the 1.9% rate of expansion previously estimated for last quarter. We now have positive Y/Y employment...
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Next 2 Years is Prime Time for Real Estate Investors

Next 2 Years is Prime Time for Real Estate Investors

Real estate investors are likely to be three times more active than other types of home-buyers in their local markets within the next two years, according to a national survey by Realtor.com operator Move Inc. Market research firm GfK Custom Research North America conducted the survey on behalf of Move from April 11-15, 2011....
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Bad Debt vs. Good Debt

Bad Debt vs. Good Debt

This is an investing concept that’s not often thought about within the context of real estate, but it’s vital for you to understand the differences between these two types of debt. Bad debt is typically referred to as consumer debt. What makes bad debt “bad” is the fact that it’s not being used on...
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Investing vs. Speculating

Investing vs. Speculating

It’s vital to know the difference between speculation and investing! If you don’t, you could make some very bad decisions and lose a lot of money. Speculation is generally a high risk form of investing. It’s done over a very short period of time, ranging anywhere from 1 day on the low end to...
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The Investing Pyramid

The Investing Pyramid

There are three major areas when it comes to real estate investing.  Each of these can be seen as the corner of a triangle as shown here. It’s important to understand these three major areas and the relationship among them. The first corner of real estate investing is called creating cash. This is where...
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