• The New Breed of First-Time Home Buyers by

    They are young, tech-savvy, debt-burdened, and cash-strapped. The entire American housing market economy depends on their participation, but the credit markets see them with apprehension.

  • U.S. Mortgage Industry to Climb Up Mountain of Student Debt by

    The mortgage market will likely have a difficult time making its business model work around the giant student debt bubble growing in the United States, mortgage and real estate experts say.

  • 5 Time Management Tips For Real Estate Investors by

    We are all busy with life. Family, school, kids, work, church and on top of that some of you are trying to get your real estate investing off the ground. A few years ago, I ran across some great time management tips just perfect for real estate investors.

  • Are the Best Real Estate Investments Overseas? by

    With the housing market having paced a remarkable recovery in the past two quarters, domestic property investments have seemed like increasingly appealing portfolio entries. As I’d noted in a prior post, certain segments of America’s urban property have displayed such positive value growth potential that they’ve attracted aggressive investment from foreign wealth managers. Commercial property in economically stalwart metros such as Washington, DC and Houston has garnered investment from both Canadian and Swedish financial powerhouses.

  • Pet Wars: Apartments Strike Back by

    Apartment owners and managers are fighting tooth and claw to dispel the myth that multifamily living is unfriendly to pets, a longstanding motivation that has driven pet-lovers to become homeowners.

  • Mortgage Interest Tax Deduction Debate Heats Up in Congress by

    It was a battle between economists and legislators. The mortgage interest tax deduction was deconstructed and dismantled during a meeting of the Joint Committee on Taxation of the U.S. Congress. This $100 billion annual deduction has come under heavy scrutiny due to the budget deficit and the ongoing sequestration.


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