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Top 6 Reasons Mortgage Applications are Rejected

Top 6 Reasons Mortgage Applications are Rejected

Half of refinance applications are abandoned or rejected, as are 30 percent of purchase mortgage applications, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. All told, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) says that well over 2 million mortgage applications were rejected last year. Want to avoid falling into that number? It’s tough — especially...
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What Can Foreign Investors Teach Us About Our Own Country?

What Can Foreign Investors Teach Us About Our Own Country?

You’ve seen the headlines. The combination of lower prices, increased rents and a weak dollar are drawing investor capital from all around the globe and funneling it into American housing.  According to NAR, foreign investment is US real estate has increased by 20% in the 12 months ending march 2011, totaling $82 billion in...
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Year-End Checklist for Rental Real Estate

Year-End Checklist for Rental Real Estate

Real estate is one of my absolute favorite areas in the tax law because there is so much flexibility in how to do things to legally maximize the tax benefits available. Real estate is also one of the most complex areas of the tax law. This makes it easy to overlook important steps, which...
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2012 Housing Market Forecast

2012 Housing Market Forecast

The question most real estate investors often ask is, “Where do I invest now?” As always, there are local housing markets around the country where homes are affordable, the underlying economy is strong, and appreciation is imminent.  These are markets you should consider for your next long-term real estate investment. Norada Real Estate Investments...
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Top 3 US Housing Markets

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Top 3 US Housing Markets

Disclaimer: Our lawyers like to make sure we don’t have any fun (shocking, we know). We are not investment advisors, tax professionals, or legal professionals and nothing contained in this post should be considered professional investment advice. We’re just the data whisperers. We’ve been watching the US housing market on a weekly basis for...
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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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