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HUD's Proposals For Reform
October 19, 2002 On July 29, 2002, HUD released a set of proposals to substantially change the ways in which home loans are originated in the US.  As usual, the proposals were open for comment, and many thousands of them were received.  Mine was among them, and is shown ... more...

Settlement Costs Included in Annual Percentage Rate
July 11, 2002, Revised December 4, 2004 In principle, the APR should include all settlement costs that would not arise in an all-cash transaction.  Unfortunately, the current definition violates this rule in a number of instances, with no rhyme or reason.  The columns below ... 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...

Tax Sale
Tax Sale Property on which current county taxes have not been paid is "sold to the state." At this stage no actual sale takes place - the title is transferred to the state and the owner may redeem it by paying taxes, penalties and costs. If it has not been redeemed ... more...

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Top Ten Tips when Buying Real Estate!
In today's financial climate, real estate continues to be a strong investment in many areas. Educated buyers will always make the most out of the real estate market. These top ten tips to buying real estate will help you enter into your next real estate transaction with confidence.TIP #1: Hire ... more...

Real Estate Tax Incentives
Lower Your TaxesTax incentives for real estate investors can often make the difference in your tax rates. Deductions for rental property can often be used to offset wage income. Tax breaks can often enable investors to turn a loss into a profit.For which items can investors get tax breaks? You ... 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...

What is Tax-Deferred Exchange?
Under Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code, owners of real estate held for investment or use in a trade or business can swap their property tax-free for "like-kind" real estate. Exchanges are made for people wanting to stay invested in real estate, increase their leverage and to avoid paying ... more...

10 Important Tips to Successful Real Estate Investing
When it comes to investing, everybody has certain goals and aspirations. However, we have found that there are certain guidelines every aspiring real estate investor needs to know:1. Compare Property Values and RentsFinancial statistics only go so far; the best measure of a property's market value ... more...

Real Estate Mortgage Loan: How to Prepare Yourself to Save Money
Besides your credit score and the other five qualifications you must meet to finance a real estate mortgage loan, you need to gather papers and documents. Speed up your financing and make your life easier. Organize your papers into a three-ring binder or file system. You wont need all of the ... more...

How To Buy Real Estate - Yes, YOU CAN!
If you want to buy a house but dont think you can for any of the following reasons, this article is intended to give you correct information so that you can make smarter choices and open yourself up to a world of wealth, possibilities and realistic expectations.The truth is you are being ... more...

The Person With The Most Money Wins!
More money can mean better:- Health Care - Relaxing Vacations and Adventures - Education for your children or yourself - Better home than you have nowBest of all it can reduce stress from not having to worry about money!Many of us have problems in life that additional cash will help solve the ... more...

Real Estate for Beginners: Residential Property Taxes
Whenever you own a piece of land, you will be taxed for it. Whether it is commercial property or residential property, there is still a tax to pay, whether it is for a village, town, city, county, or state. Most residential private property taxes are handled on the local level, going no higher than ... more...

Business Loans - 7 Reasons Not to Use a Bank
So you're a small business owner and you need a business loan to further the objectives of your company. Where do you turn?When it comes to a business loan or commercial real estate loan, there are many good reasons NOT to turn to a traditional bank. Here are some of the most important. Many small ... more...

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