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Are Mortgage Refinance and Prepayment Alternatives?
April 9, 2001, revised October 9, 2002 " I have a mortgage balance of $80,000 on a 30 year 8% loan that I took out 5 years ago.  I have been adding $1,000 to my monthly payment, which will pay off the loan in another 6 years.  I have enough investments to pay off ... more...

Questions About Mortgage Brokers and Lenders
June 24, 2002 I get tons of mail from borrowers who are confused about the differences between lenders and mortgage brokers, and how these differences matter. "What is a mortgage broker?" A mortgage broker is a loan provider who offers the loan products of different ... more...

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Real Estate Investment Trust
Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) A trust that uses investors money to purchase and manage real estate. A Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) is a company that invests its assets in real estate holdings. REIT investments may be excellent inflation hedge. REIT's ... more...

Non Conforming Loan
Non Conforming Loan A loan that does not meet the Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac underwriting guidelines. This is also known as a portfolio mortgage. The loan can't be sold on the secondary market so it must keep it and service it in its own portfolio. Non-conforming loans have ... more...

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Get Free Investment Real Estate Quotes and Estimates

Get instant on-line mortgage rate quote and closing cost estimate. Only put your loan numbers. No contact info required. Compare offers from top mortgage lenders... more...

Finance Your Real Estate Investment Properties
Unlike traditional residential real estate mortgages, real estate investment financing is way more creative and offers more options than you think. The golden rule in real estate investment is OPM (Other Peoples Money).I have enough money; shouldnt I buy my real estate investment for cash? No, I ... more...

Should You Use a Property Management Company or Manage Your Real Estate Investment in Florida?
When considering investment properties, first of all, it must be determined that it is profitable and a good idea to purchase rental properties. Lets talk about this aspect. Owning rental property produces rental income which, if after expenses are deducted produces a profit, would be viewed as ... more...

Are You Really A Twenty First Century Investor
Todays residential real estate market for investors has become very competitive in most major markets. The vast majority of real estate investing seminars and clubs are encouraging you to search out desperate home owners or distressed properties to be rehabbed.Not to mention the fact that todays ... more...

The Real Estate Bubble-When Will it Burst?
More and more individuals are realizing that real estate is much safer, and a better return on investment than many traditional investment vehicles. Unlike stocks or bonds, real estate investments can usually be liquidated in order for the investor to access funds in far less time. Additionally, ... more...

Investing In Real Estate Investors
With the never-ending changes in our Real Estate Markets real estate professionals are starting to pay attention to the sound of new commission streams of income. Some realtors have either shied away or ran-away from such terms as Cap Rate, & Cash-on-Cash Returns. Terms that only the smart and ... more...

Free Real Estate Investing Course
So you know you have what it takes to make a healthy living in the investment real estate market but you dont know where to get started? This FREE real estate investing course will show you the process used by some of the biggest names in the industry and how they got started in the industry ( you ... more...

Real Estate Investing Financing Truths - Part 2
No Money Down and other 'Creative' Real Estate Investment MethodsFor many years, investors have seen the traditional real estate investment methods described in Part 1 of this article as a lot less than desirable!They began looking at the prices of houses and finding methods of bringing the ... more...

Investing in Real Estate Like a Stock
A REAL ESTATE STOCK PLANGetting out of the bleachers and into the game!This report is going to explain or attempt to give the stock market investors a basic one-on-one interview with a real estate portfolio manager who has consistently made a profit on 100% of the investment products that were ... more...

Florida Investment Real Estate and What Are Considerations Before Buying
Investment Real Estate, First Things FirstConsidering investing in property? What are some pertinent things to consider before taking this leap? Of all the investment possibilities, investment in land generally produces the most positive results. It is vital, however, to carefully investigate ... 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...

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