Category: Financing

Real Estate Investment Outlook for 2013

March 18th, 2013
For a good number of real estate professionals, 2012 wasn't a great year. We were still on a downward spiral towards the bottom of the real estate market. This wasn't exciting news for real estate investors looking to make profitable …Read more  »

Reduce Your Taxes by $10,000 with a Solo 401(k)

January 21st, 2013
If you're self-employed or have a small business, the idea of a 401(k) may make you jump to two conclusions: "My company is too small" or "I can’t afford it."  Well, you’re not too small and you can afford it! …Read more  »

10 Questions on the New Mortgage Rules

January 14th, 2013
Regulators issued new mortgage rules last week designed to prevent a return to lending practices that helped crater the housing market and brought the financial system to its knees during the past decade. Here’s a look at some frequently asked …Read more  »

Mortgage Interest Deduction on the Chopping Block?

December 11th, 2012
A tax break that has long been untouchable could soon be in for some serious scrutiny. Many home buyers deduct their mortgage interest when assessing their tax bill, a perk that has helped bolster the income of millions of families …Read more  »

The Real Estate Indicator Screaming "Buy"

November 27th, 2012
I just locked down a 2.875% interest rate, fixed for the 15-year term of the mortgage. No points. With rates like these, I find myself rethinking the idea that I want to pay off my mortgage. I can do a …Read more  »

Housing Under a Second Obama Administration

November 13th, 2012
A big part of my job is helping our clients project the most likely scenarios for the housing market.  Now that we know who will be President, my job just got easier because we have four years of experience with …Read more  »

A Crash Course on Rental Property Tax

October 27th, 2012
One way or another, Uncle Sam is going to get his cut. Count on it. And so will your state and local governments. That said, as you file taxes there are certain things you can do as a real estate …Read more  »

Is the Fed’s QE3 Good for the Housing Market?

September 25th, 2012
Last week, the Federal Reserve announced a new round of “quantitative easing,” or QE3, meaning the Federal Reserve will  fire up the printing presses to buy $40 billion worth of  mortgage-backed securities (MBS) every month on an open-ended basis in …Read more  »

Investing in Real Estate Using a Self Directed IRA

April 10th, 2012
A growing number of real estate investors are using a self-directed IRA to finance their property purchases nowadays. That’s because a self-directed IRA can provide them with the opportunity to buy real estate and earn rental income without paying early …Read more  »
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