Five Ways to Finance
Key to Investment Success. Learn why you need a budget for your investment properties and how to
Investment Property. Check this overview for the ways you can get into an investment property
and what it will cost you.
Addresses Housing Affordability With Legislative Package. The poison and the antidote are made in the same kitchen. Read about
the California Association of Realtor’s 2001 package of proposed
legislation to cure the results of earlier legislation, including a
hilarious proposal to have a government funded security deposit system.
Criminals Increasingly Turn To Mortgage Fraud.
How high-tech crooks are using increasingly automated mortgage processing
to rip off lenders big time. Some of this may even impact you
Owe You Money? You may be entitled to a refund of part of your FHA insurance premium, or
a distributive share of “excess earnings” from the Mutual Mortgage
Insurance fund if you meet certain criteria.
Do You Need
an Annual Real Estate Check-Up?
There is a new breed of professional out there: the Real Estate
Consultant. Although he may be a licensed broker, his emphasis is
not to sell but to provide his clients with unbiased information they can
use to make important decisions about their property. This article
discusses how they operate and gives examples of when their services may
to Create a Real Estate Cash Cow. One way to use financing to
generate cash flow.
To Cut Closing Costs.
Some suggestions on how to reduce closing costs on purchases or
Quickie Loan Approval a Mortgage Commitment? Do not mistake an
instant on line “approval” for a commitment. This article will
explain the difference.
What Are They And How To Deduct Them. Even if you already know what points are, read this article anyway to find
out what the rules are for deducting them on your income tax return.
Profit and Loss
Statement, The: What Does It Mean? How to read and understand the components of the P&L, and prepare one
for your own business.
Up a Record Keeping System.
Describes the two major types of accounting systems and how to set them
You Offer Seller Financing? David Reed discusses the advantages and risks of being your own mortgage
You Use an On Line Lender?
This article gives the pros and cons of securing your next mortgage on
Exchanges: Deals Without Dollars.
Starker exchanges, also known as 1031 exchanges, can permit the investor
to transfer his property while deferring capital gains taxes by taking
like-kind property in return. Read this item for an insight into
some of the intricacies of the rules and to decide if this is something
you need to look into.
Loans Really Cost? With the proliferation of mortgage companies on the Internet it is
possible to contact and get quotes from literally dozens of companies, not
just the few that may be in town. How do you know you are not
comparing apples to oranges when they quote you a rate?
Is “Fair Market Value?” This is a practical explanation of the meaning of that often used term and
why it is important to you.
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