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How Much House Should You Buy?
16 August 2004 "My wife and I are arguing about whether to buy the $150,000 house we set out to buy, or the upgraded version for $185,000 that she fell in love with. She argues that we can afford the more expensive house with an ... more...

Is This Shared Appreciation Mortgage a Good Deal?
Column Delivered October 22, 2001 ?The city of Burbank has a Mortgage Assistance Program that offers home buyers a 30-year second mortgage loan, with zero interest and no payments for the first 5 years.  After 5 years, the second must ... more...

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Shared Appreciation Mortgage, SAMt
Shared Appreciation Mortgage, SAM A mortgage in which a borrower receives a below-market interest rate in return for which the lender (or another investor such as a family member or other partner) receives a portion of the future appreciation in the value of the property. May also ... more...

Depreciation Decline in the value of a house due to wear and tear, obsolescence, adverse changes in the neighborhood, or any other reason. Depreciation is treated as an expense and is a line item on an income statement. Depreciation can only be applied to the building and not ... more...

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A Simple Step by Step Aproach to Fail Your Way to a Million Dollars
If You want to be Financially Successful you need to Learn to FailAt a Robert Allen Seminar he said the difference between successful people and unsuccessful people (Financially Successful) is that Successful know how to fail. He went own to say that in order to be successful you need to learn to ... more...

Real Estate Value: Knowing yours is Key to Mortgage Success
The value of the real estate you own, whether it is your personal residence or an investment property, is critical to your mortgage and financial success. If the balance on your mortgage is close to or higher than the value of your property, your real estate is not the financial machine it should ... more...

5 Love Languages and Those Who Contribute at Home
The work around a house or apartment has got to be some of the least thanked work ever created. Whether it is the yard work on the weekend, plumbing as it arises, daily dishes & errand running, we tend to overlook the assistance that our spouse and children offer us regularly.Part of why being at ... more...

Finding, Fixing, Financing, and Flipping - The Short Course
Most people get involved in Real Estate investing to make money.Pretty self-evident - or, is it?What would you say if I told you that everything you have been taught about Real Estate investing and making money "rehabbing" your real estate investments is wrong?Well, at least, much of it!Let's take ... more...

Real Estate Remains A Strong Investment
Opportunities to make big, quick profits in residential real estate tend to come and go in cycles. When a local market is hot, families may find it possible to buy a house at an attractive price, fix it up, and watch its value rise in just a few years.When the same local market is at the low end ... more...

Real Estate Investor Question: Rehab and Sell, or Rehab and Keep?
Here's another awesome question I received from my discussion board. The question; Why bother keeping property after it's rehabbed? Why not sell it after the rehab and GET PAID!Of course, the first questions that you must answer is how emergent is your need for quick cash? You can likely ... more...

Buying a Home when Rates go Up
Many people fret the rising tide of interest rates. Youll hear things like, Did I miss the boat? Is it too expensive now to buy a home? How can I afford the house of my dreams? Maybe I should wait! Maybe I should just rent for a while! Maybe the rates will go down in a few weeks. Stop! ... more...

Wealth Creation and Mortgage Planning - Two Great Tastes that Taste Great Together
What if I were to tell you that almost everything you have been told about what to do with your home has been absolutely wrong and that one of the worst ways to build wealth is through your home? And what if I further went on to show you that anyone who perpetuates this myth probably is not your ... more...

Five Reasons for Tenants to Buy Instead of Renting - An Economic Perspective
If you are presently a Tenant anywhere in North America, before you plan to remain a Tenant you should read this Article. There are several good reasons for ownership to prevail over tenancy and the real estate profession is littered with extremely clever pointers as to why Tenants should buy - and ... more...

Home Inspection - Going On Top
Everyone who buys or sells a house, apartment or condo is going to use a home inspector at one time or another and even though you pretty much know what they do, many of you might have more appreciation for them once you learn more details of there chosen profession. Home inspectors have been ... more...

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