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How Much of Your House Does an Investor Deserve?
1 August 2005 "I have a friend who wants to put up the 20% down payment I need to purchase my house. It would be an investment by him, which he would recover when I sell the house or in 7 years, whichever comes first. Our problem is in determining the percent of the house ... more...

Can Rental Income Help You Qualify For a Mortgage?
February 28, 2000 "I am looking to buy a property that I will occupy part of the year. The rest of the time it will be rented out for a guaranteed amount. Will the lender include the rental income in qualifying me for a loan?" Yes, the lender will include some of ... more...

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Section 8 Housing
Section 8 Housing The Section 8 program began during the Great Depression to increase the housing choices available to very low-income households by making privately-owned rental housing affordable to them. It provides rent subsidies, either rental certificates or vouchers, on ... more...

Owner Occupied Property
Owner Occupied Property A borrower uses the property as a primary residence. An Owner Occupied loan is secured by property, typically with the borrower renting and occupying the space. If more than one unit, the lease payments may directly support principal and interest ... more...

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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...

Investing in Real Estate Profitably: Financing Options for Purchase of Rental Houses, Part 1.
This is not an article about tricks for 100% (no money down) financing. Even if you do take advantage of various no money down strategies from time to time, these strategies are not generally applicable when you begin investing systematically in multiple rental homes with the goal of making ... more...

Buying Outer Banks (OBX) Investment Property
So, youre thinking of purchasing a rental property at the beach. Historically, real estate investments have proven to be a wise investment strategy. The name of the game has always been maximizing cash flow. Years ago, one could realize a healthy rate of return based on cash flow generated from ... more...

Financing Multifamily Rental Housing
Given the rising costs of homeownership, multifamily dwellingsincluding rental apartmentsincreasingly represent an accepted alternative to the detached single-family house. Lending on apartment security combines the skills of the residential lender with those of the income-property lender. ... more...

Who's That Knocking At My Door? Investing To Rent!
Investing to rent can create the financial and real estate success you have been searching for, but it takes hard work, thoughtful preparation and practical knowledge. As a landlord you must be creative, fearless and intuitive. In the Tidewater area approximately one out of every five homebuyers ... more...

5 Steps to Successful Property Investment
When looking to invest in property its always important to take a structured approach to ensure you get only what you are looking for. Over the years Ive developed the following structure and Ill always stick to it so that I know I have done all the homework necessary to make a sound investment ... more...

Things To Consider Before Buying a Condo Hotel or Resort Residence
Resort home ownership, such as condo hotels and fractional shares is different from typical home ownership. So it is important to ask certain questions before signing the purchase agreement on a resort property. The following list of questions typically applies to most types of resort property ... 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...

Investment Property - Leveraging Rental Property Equity
Owning investment property is a tremendous wealth building strategy. Thousands upon thousands of individuals have amassed great wealth by investing in rental properties.Unfortunately, few investment property owners learn how to leverage equity in a way that maximizes tax deductions while creating ... 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...

Investing in Real Estate for Your Retirement (and Now!)
You've probably heard a lot of opposing information about Investing in Real Estate, which is completely annoying! The straight-forward fact about Real Estate is that it is probably the best and safest investment you'll ever make, especially if you live in it, and that you are far more likely to ... more...

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