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Little known facts about FHA mortgages

Little known facts about FHA mortgages


FHA loans are available for one to four family unit properties with one unit being owner-occupied. ...CONTINUE READING
My Tenant Actually Paid for the Home for Me

My Tenant Actually Paid for the Home for Me


In a recent rental investment class, one of the students said that he had a property where the tenant had been there for over 25 years.  The class was amazed but not as much as his next statement "My tenant actually paid for the home for me." ...CONTINUE READING
Want to be a Landlord?

Want to be a Landlord?


Real estate has consistently been one of the highest rated investments available to individuals. TV shows certainly make rentals look easy and you may even know someone who has made a lot of money with them. Possibly, the thought has crossed your mind that if they can do it, you can too. ...CONTINUE READING
Rethinking Recycling

Rethinking Recycling


Recycling is essential to keeping our neighborhoods clean, but it's easy to get mixed up on what goes in which bin. As regulations have changed, it's time to rethink recycling! Here's a quick and easy guide to what you should recycle and what you should dispose of in a specialized manner. ...CONTINUE READING
Tips for a New Homeowner

Tips for a New Homeowner


Change your Locks ... As a new homeowner, you have no idea who may have a key to your new home. Re-keying the existing locks or installing new locksets will add an increased level of security and peace of mind ...CONTINUE READING
Downsizing is an Alternative

Downsizing is an Alternative


It is estimated that over 15% of the population in the U.S. are over 65 years of age. With one of the most common fears of seniors being their money will run out early, it is understandable that downsizing may be strategy to meet their goals ...CONTINUE READING
Bi-Weekly is a Weak Choice

Bi-Weekly is a Weak Choice


Making additional principal contributions to your mortgage will save interest, build equity and shorten the term on a fixed-rate mortgage. The concept is sound but bi-weekly may not be the best way to do it ...CONTINUE READING
Determining Property Type

Determining Property Type


The Internal Revenue Service considers four different types of real estate. Specific types of properties have benefits based on their classification. The determination does not depend on the property itself as much as it depends on how the property is used and what the owner's intentions are ...CONTINUE READING
America Still Considers Real Estate the Best

America Still Considers Real Estate the Best


35% of respondents, in a recent annual Gallup poll that dates back to 2002, identified real estate as the best long-term investment option compared to 27% who identified stocks ...CONTINUE READING