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10 July 2017
A home equity loan can be a convenient source of funding, but using it for something as risky as starting a business should be done with care.
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1 May 2017
VA loans aren't just an affordable way for veterans to buy homes - a little-known provision allows them to be used to purchase rental property as well.
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7 March 2016
For those looking to get into investment property, a good starting place can be a multi-unit dwelling where you live in one unit and rent out the others.
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8 December 2015
You can get a better mortgage rate and terms on a second home for your own use than you can for an investment property, but don't try to pass off the one as the other.
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23 April 2014
It's been a bumpy few years for the housing market, but Americans still regard real estate as the best long-term investment, according to a new Gallup survey.
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13 March 2014
Dreams of buying an investment property or two and becoming a landlord with a steady income stream can be enticing until you get to the nitty-gritty of qualifying for a mortgage loan.
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25 March 2011
In this economy, where many homeowners are desperate to sell their homes, short sales can be a great bargain for the well-informed homebuyer.
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11 March 2011
The cost of home ownership is more than just your mortgage payment.Take note of these seven hidden costs and be prepared for the actual payments.
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12 August 2009
For those looking to pick up a bargain in the current housing market, a short sale may be appealing.But while a short sale can offer significant savings to a savvy and patient homebuyer, it can also be a frustrating and potentially hazardous experience for the unwary.
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10 January 2009
When nobody trusts the stock market, good sense flies out the window.Even a small financial crisis can throw the market into fits of unreasonable up and down swings.
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24 November 2008
Following Friday's 60 percent plunge of Citigroup stock, the Federal government again works through the weekend to avert disaster.The stock market took Citigroup on a plunge to $4 per share, leaving Citigroup with a $160 billion lose in value from a year ago.
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20 November 2008
Have you had it with stocks and bonds, and are you ready to try something new? Gold is an option, but make sure you know what it will and won't do for you before you buy.
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11 November 2008
The Oracle of Omaha is buying American stocks.Should you do the same?.
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29 October 2008
Warren Buffett, the richest man in America, was financially exposed to the housing industry, but managed to avoid severe subprime mortgage losses.Banks and mortgage companies should pay attention to the stock market wizard, and take a lesson from his investment philosophy.
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24 October 2008
No pain, no gain.That evergreen is as true in financial planning as it is in the gym.
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30 August 2008
Too busy or too nervous to invest in stocks? Lifecycle mutual funds could be your ticket to a happy retirement.
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23 July 2008
When the stock market is under the horns of the bull, you can quickly pave your way to riches.But when it's under the paws of the bear, you can quickly lose a bundle.
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29 June 2008
Going against the herd can turn bad times good again.
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14 June 2008
A tax law passed in 2006 adds a lot of appeal to non-deductible IRA contributions-just don't wait too long to take advantage of it.
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2 June 2008
When is the right time to invest? The answer is steadily and frequently.
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