What to Do if Served Foreclosure Papers

Whether it was through sickness, loss of your job or some other catastrophe, somehow, you’ve found yourself behind on your mortgage payments and now the bank has served you with a foreclosure notice. What happens next? Is there anything you can do? Here are some things you should know regarding foreclosure law and suggestions on […]

Six Tax Break Tricks for New Homeowners

Every year there are changes to the U.S. Tax Code, sometimes big, sometimes small, and homeowners especially should be aware of everything that applies to them in order to pay the least or receive the largest refund. Some tax rules are relevant only to new homeowners, so people who have purchased a home during the […]

5 Ways to Take Real Estate Investment to the Next Level

Real estate has the reputation as the prototypical overlooked investment opportunity, because it is “non-homogeneous”. That means that unlike the stock market where a share of IBM stock is a share of IBM stock and there is a wide pool of investors constantly setting the price through the bidding process. However, this isn’t eh case […]

Getting the Best Return on a Rental Property Investment

The idea of investing in real estate can be very appealing. Property values typically increase over time, as do rental rates allowing the astute investor to use his rents to pay off the mortgage often with a nice monthly income to boot. Which is why many people want to purchase one or more rental homes […]

Will 2013-14 see the Return of Boom and Bust?

The phenomenon of boom and bust is a two-stage cycle. The first stage is where real estate prices sky-rocket while mortgage repayment interest rates remain low.  The second stage is where the collapse of the market results in a plummet in economic activity which has the potential to cause massive, wide-spread economic stagnation. The world’s […]

5 Good Reasons To Get Title Insurance

Buying a home is one of the biggest financial investments you will ever make, and taking the right steps to protect your ownership of the property is more important than most people realize. When you purchase a home, your lender will require you to buy a Loan Title Insurance Policy as a safeguard for them, […]