Plan your estate and retain your wealth (Interview)

Real estate Planning
You’re planning to leave your hard-earned wealth to your children, but they’ll likely only see a piece of the money since the government is looking to cash in on the transfer. We wanted to learn a little bit about what it takes to keep more money in the family and less in the government’s pockets, so we sat down with Joe Garza from Garza & Harris, Ltd. and talked about the right way to plan...

How to Prepare Your Home to Sell

Home to sell
Is it time to sell your home? If it is, you need to make sure it is in the best condition it can be. People are not going to invest their money in your property if you are not going to invest a little time to make sure it looks great before people inspect it. Preparing your home doesn’t have to be time consuming and expensive, we have four top tips for you which are inexpensive and very easy...

Selling a Property – Matters to Consider

Selling a Property
These are a few factors worth considering when it comes to sell a property in Dubai or any other place for that matter. The process of selling a property is far more hectic than buying one, especially when there’s no agent involved. You have to renovate the property, do marketing, negotiate the terms with buyers, preparing documents, finalizing the deal and much more. In order to have a successful...

What You Should Know About Foreclosure

Foreclosure
Many of us are facing tough times right now, as the economy continues to struggle. With higher unemployment rates, people are finding it harder and harder to pay their mortgages, sending them into foreclosure. Foreclosure is one of the scariest words a homeowner can hear, but many people aren’t properly informed about it. When you are unable to continue paying the debt on your house, or your loan,...

The Long Road to Investing in Real Estate with Your Self Directed IRA

Investing in Real Estate
One of the investment options available to anyone with a self directed IRA, or self directed 401k for that matter, is an investment in the real estate market. If you want to start from nothing and build/renovate your own properties, you need to tread carefully. There are a range of restrictions put in place by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). It’s remarkably easy to fall foul of these restrictions....

Do You Want to Buy a Home That You Can Resell Later On?

buying a home
There are two sides to any real estate story. The first is buying a home so that you can sit back and enjoy the comfort of it. There isn’t anything that can come close to the benefits of home ownership and the freedom that goes along with it. The other side of the story involves the equity that you are building up in a home. You can either decide to stay in the home virtually forever and use it as...

What the Mortgage Loan Market in Store in 2014?

Mortgage Loan Market
It goes without saying that buying a home is one of the major decisions of our lives. For us home is more than just a piece of shelter; it is all about home in where the heart is – a place where we create treasured memories. Not only so, it is also about the reflection of our personalities. And dealing with home loans is definitely not an easy task. In 2014 with mortgage rates going up considerably,...

The Top 10 Property Investment Mistakes

Property Investment Mistakes
A property investment can seem like your path to riches and there’s absolutely no doubt that many successful property investors have been able to make large sums of money via such activity. For those starting out, however, there may be a number of issues that can restrict returns. This guest post looks at 10 of the most common mistakes that investors tend to make. If you’re able to learn from problems...

Canadian housing market trends

Canadian housing market
By tradition, the New Year is a time to sum up the results of the past and build the future projections. In this article we will try to give the view of what happened on Canadian real estate market in 2013, and share conclusions about the direction of its development in 2013. If we talk about 2013, it was a difficult year for housing market in Canada, and Toronto in particular. Although the real estate...

Can You Still Qualify For Mortgages If You Are Self-Employed?

Mortgages
Whether you are a small-business owner, a freelancer, or an independent contractor, you are probably no stranger to all the benefits of being self-employed. It can be one of the most empowering feelings in the world being able to make money without having to report to a boss or commit to the daily 9 to 5 grind, and you will also get to enjoy tax breaks and other financial loopholes that aren’t...
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