Category: Real Estate

Should You Use Your Retirement Account Money To Buy A Home?

August 15, 2016 | By | Reply More
Should You Use Your Retirement Account Money To Buy A Home?

Retirement aside, owning a home is the most significant financial milestone of our lives. Yet many Millennials, who are struggling to reach the same financial milestones as their parents, have found home ownership particularly elusive. According to a report from the National Association of Realtors, the number of Millennials living with their parents increased almost […]

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U.S. Home Prices Are Hitting Peak Bubble Territory

U.S. Home Prices Are Hitting Peak Bubble Territory

Two weeks ago, I wrote about an upcoming New York City condominium listing for $250 million. I mention this because, as I’ve explained before, it’s always the tallest buildings and priciest condos to get hit during major downturns. Just look at the early 1930s and mid-1970s marking peak bubbles if you don’t believe me! You’ll […]

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Should You Use 401K Money To Buy A Home?

July 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
Should You Use 401K Money To Buy A Home?

Retirement aside, owning a home is the most significant financial milestone of our lives. Yet many Millennials, who are struggling to reach the same financial milestones as their parents, have found home ownership particularly elusive. According to a report from the National Association of Realtors, the number of Millennials living with their parents increased almost […]

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Home Buying: Top 4 Reasons To Get A Brand New House

June 3, 2016 | By | Reply More
Home Buying: Top 4 Reasons To Get A Brand New House

The idea of buying a new home is a nice one, but most people don’t actually buy a brand new home. In fact, when you actually go buy a new property the only reason it is new is because you haven’t lived there before. What you need to consider is instead of buying someone else’s […]

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A Timely Strategy For Boosting Your Portfolio’s Yield

November 19, 2012 | By | Reply More
A Timely Strategy For Boosting Your Portfolio’s Yield

Short-term interest rates are stuck near zero for the foreseeable future.  Ben Bernanke said as much when he announced a third round of quantitative easing in September. In his September speech, the Fed Chairman said the fed funds rate would stay between 0% and 0.25% at least through 2015.  This is bad news for income […]

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Buying Opportunity In Residential REITs

December 13, 2011 | By | Reply More
Buying Opportunity In Residential REITs

Real estate industry experts don’t agree on much these days.  For every expert that’s bullish on housing, there’s another that’s bearish. The bears point out that these are unprecedented times. Three consecutive years of falling home prices with more than two million foreclosures per year isn’t good.  There’s also another wave of fore-closures on the […]

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REITs Are Bucking The Trend This Earnings Season

October 11, 2011 | By | Reply More
REITs Are Bucking The Trend This Earnings Season

Earnings season gets underway today.  As usual, Alcoa (AA) will kick things off when they release their third quarter results after the markets close. Here’s the thing… Earnings forecasts are as clear as mud right now.  There’s just no way to know what to expect when companies report. Consider this… Analysts at S&P Equity Research […]

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REIT Investing: Dividend Growth Is Key With REITs…

August 25, 2011 | By | Reply More
REIT Investing:  Dividend Growth Is Key With REITs…

Just the other day I was looking at my trading account.  I noticed something interesting… a lot of my returns in the last few months have come from dividends. Now this isn’t a mistake. Over the last few years, I’ve made it a habit to stock up on great dividend paying stocks especially during market […]

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Interest Rates Are Preparing To Impact REITs

July 13, 2011 | By | Reply More
Interest Rates Are Preparing To Impact REITs

REITs have enjoyed a long and extended run of low interest rate borrowing.  But it’s all coming to an end… The Fed is tightening monetary policy and will look at raising interest rates sooner rather than later.  Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke has told us there’s no QE3 coming.  And their plan is to sell off […]

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