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What Are Mortgage Documentation Requirements?
5 October 2005 What Does Mortgage Documentation Consist Of? A lender?s "documentation requirements" stipulate a) the information about income, assets and employment that must be provided; b) whether and how this information will be used by the lender; and c) ... more...

Mortgage Prepayment as Investment: Another Look
November 3, 2003 "Should not your analysis of when mortgage repayment is a good investment distinguish between two different sets of circumstances? One is where you pay off the mortgage in one fell swoop by liquidating assets. The other is where you allocate surplus ... 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...

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Medicaid Overview
Medicaid, also known as medical assistance is a joint federal-state program that provides health insurance coverage to low-income children, seniors and people with disabilities. In addition, it covers care in a nursing home for those who qualify. Medicaid is a state administered program and ... more...

Is My Money Safe? On The Soundness Of Our Banks
Banks are institutions wherein miracles happen regularly. We rarely entrust our money to anyone but ourselves and our banks. Despite a very chequered history of mismanagement, corruption, false promises and representations, delusions and behavioural inconsistency banks still succeed to motivate ... more...

An Estate Planning Primer
An estate plan can be designed by clients and their professional advisors to achieve the clients personal and financial objectives. Or, it can be an arrangement imposed upon survivors by state intestate succession laws if someone dies without a valid, up-to-date will. Even though a will is the most ... more...

Asset Searching for Recovery Actions - The Decision Maker's Tool Part 2
In Part One of this article we took a look at some minimum recommendations for asset searches as a recovery medium. This discussion is based on the assumption that an asset search has already been determined to be sanctionable by, for example, a loan in default, a judgment that has been rendered, a ... more...

How Corporations Can Use Real Estate To Access Untapped Capital
Most corporations of any size and scale have large investments in the land and facilities necessary for the successful operation of their business. While making corporate investments into real estate assets may seem to be a reasonable strategy at first glance, they are rarely investment or capital ... more...

How To Create A Business Note That Is More Attractive To A Note Investor
You are selling your small business (business value under $1 million for this article). You would like the buyer of your business to come in with an all-cash offer, or be able to qualify for an SBA guaranteed loan. However, in many cases the owner of the business ends up taking back the ... more...

Asset Searching for Recovery Actions - The Decision Maker's Critical Tool Part 1
As certified fraud examiners (CFE), we all know the nuts and bolts of our respective areas of specialty, and hopefully, we are all growing professionally at an astounding pace. Crime does, unfortunately, pay just not for the criminal.After conducting asset research for over 14 years for such ... more...

Estate Planning Overview, Part I
Why Plan Your Estate?The knowledge that we will eventually die is one of the things that seem to distinguish humans from other living beings. At the same time, no one likes to dwell on the prospect of his or her own death. But if you postpone planning for your passing until it is too late, you run ... more...

Intestancy: Passing Without Estate Planning - What Happens?
If a person passes on without estate planning of any kind, whether that planning is some kind of will or trust, they are said to have died intestate. Intestate law is the law that decides how assets are transferred and creditors satisfied if a person passes on without saying who gets the house, ... more...

Going Bankrupt in the World
It all starts by defaulting on an obligation: Money owed to creditors or to suppliers is not paid on time, interest payments due on bank loans or on corporate bonds issued to the public are withheld. It may be a temporary problem - or a permanent one.As time goes by, the creditors gear up and ... more...

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