Investor Mortgage

  • Is Diversification A Smart Strategy For Real Estate Investing? by

    Raise your hand or nod your head or I guess tap the space bar a few times if you get inundated with email on a daily basis with “investing advice” that is confusing and often the complete opposite of an email you received the day before. I was working on a project this past week and had to cull through old emails to complete it and realized that I get sometimes more than 400 emails a day! What made that realization worse...many were “advice” emails from someone who definitely thought they were smarter than me, but usually full of advice I would never follow. That feeling of being overwhelmed is how I feel sometimes when I hear advice on real estate diversification.

  • Lower Rates Benefit Richer Homeowners by

    The Federal Reserve’s policy of buying mortgage-backed securities to keep mortgage rates low may be bolstering upper tier home values rather than helping to make homeownership more affordable for entry-level buyers.

  • Michigan, Florida Markets Top List of Most Dangerous for Investors by

    Thirty-eight real estate markets have been tagged as “dangerous” for investors looking to make money on buying homes as rental properties in new quarterly data compiled by HomeVestors of America (known as the “We Buy Ugly Houses®” company) and Local Market Monitor.

  • HARP Refinances Surpass 2012 Estimates by

    The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today released its December 2012 Refinance Report, which shows that with the number of mortgages refinanced through the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) in the fourth quarter, nearly 1.1 million HARP refinances were completed in 2012 and nearly 2.2 million were completed since HARP was implemented in April 2009.

  • How to Buy a Family Member Out of a Real Estate Investment by

    A real estate investor that I know has a saying, “Your most expensive money is your own money, and your second most expensive money is your family’s money.” For those of you who have made a real estate investment with a family member, you can probably understand very well the meaning of that saying.

  • Why Home Depot Loves Real Estate Investors by

    One of my clients, who has flipped over 400 homes, never has to think about what carpet or paint to put into his rehab houses. His contractor has the SKU numbers conveniently filed at Home Depot for easy ordering, pickup, and payment. Using one home improvement supplier like Home Depot has helped this real estate investor to quickly and efficiently flip many rehab houses over the years.


Is TILA-RESPA a good or bad thing long term?