Real Estate

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  1. 5 Cities the Ultra-Rich Are Moving to

    Learn the top five cities worldwide that are attracting the most high-net-worth individuals, and discover factors that make ...
  2. Why Real Estate is a Good Fit for Older Investors

    Real estate investing can be a good fit for older investors. Here are three reasons why.
  3. How Much Money Do You Need to Live in London?

    Find out what it takes to live in London, including the average costs of living for students, professionals and unemployed ...
  4. Downsizing A Home: Knowing Whether It's Worth It

    A little math can help you determine whether downsizing your home is worth it. It involves subtracting the costs of such ...
  5. 4 Things Landlords Are Not Allowed To Do

    Whether you're a landlord or a tenant, you need to know the rules.
  6. What criteria does a property need to meet to be considered an 'investment grade' property?

    Learn what it takes for institutional investors to consider a property "investment grade," such as real estate investment ...
  7. Can unearned rent be considered deferred revenue?

    Learn whether unearned rent can be considered deferred revenue. Understand what accounting practices are used to account ...
  8. Do landlords set up escrow accounts for their tenants' security deposits?

    Learn when and why landlords place rental property security deposits in separate escrow accounts to make sure the money is ...
  9. Is a waiver of subrogation clause better for a tenant or a landlord?

    Find out why a waiver of subrogation clause is important to include in a lease agreement, and understand how it affects landlords ...
  10. Is the high cost of installing solar panels justified by the money saved by going off the grid?

    Find out whether solar panels pay off in the long run and about how long homeowners who purchase them have to wait to break ...
  11. What are the most popular assets for investors?

    Learn about the most popular asset classes in the United States for different types of investors. Explore the risks and benefits ...
  12. Finding And Investing In FHA Condos

    Interested in a buying an FHA-approved condo? Read this first.
  13. Protecting Your Financial Documents From Disaster

    Organizing and updating your records regularly can save you a lot of grief in a time of crisis.
  14. 5 Best Beach Towns To Buy Property In

    These locales offer vacation homeowners scenic views and plenty of amenities. The home prices can't be beat either.
  15. How Not To Get Scammed By Contractors

    Home improvement is a $200 billion a year industry. This means a lot of people get into the field that are likely less than ...
  16. Leveraging Leverage For Bigger Profits

    Leverage is like fire. Find out how to use it to heat up your investing without burning your portfolio.
  17. What $1 Million Buys You in America's Best Retirement Destinations

    Shopping for your dream retirement home in Bellingham, Brevard, Charleston and Tucson
  18. What's the difference between housing starts and building permits?

    Both housing starts and building permits are economic indicators used to assess the health of the housing market, but their ...
  19. Where Landlords Can Get Over 20% Returns

    Despite rising home prices, some markets still offer solid investment returns for residential landlords, if you know what ...
  20. Which Billionaire Could Be Your New Neighbor?

    Just how much real estate can the fortunes of the founders of Tesla, Google, Amazon and Microsoft buy? You'll be surprised.
  21. How to Properly Research for the Best Mortgage Rate

    You’ve probably been told to shop around for the best rate, but what exactly does that entail? Find out how to ensure you're ...
  22. 5 Household Items You Should Insure

    Your homeowner's insurance doesn't cover everything you own and the items it does cover are only partially insured if theyre ...
  23. 6 Wealthy People Who Owned Private Islands

    Larry Ellison and Richard Branson are just two of the people who bought their own private islands.
  24. Protect Your Personal Assets

    A family limited partnership (FLP) can go a long way toward securing your family's property.
  25. Tips For Transferring A House Title

    Transferring a house title can be complicated at times. Here are some guidelines to help you get through the process.
  26. 5 Common Landscaping Mistakes That Can Cost You Big

    Many people take pride in their yards and lawns. However, the costs can quickly add up. Here are some mistakes people make ...
  27. 5 Best Markets For Real Estate Investments

    The crash in the housing market has made purchasing property in these communities affordable and desirable.
  28. Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT)

    REITs are one way you can invest in real estate while enjoying a level of liquidity synonymous with the stock market. Learn ...
  29. Tips For Getting A Permanent Visa

    Many countries can help you establish a path towards residency. Before you move, read this article first.
  30. How To Buy Your Own Private Island

    We look at some people who own private islands, and give you tips for making a massive purchase like this.
  31. How To Deduct Property Taxes

    Find out how you can deduct property taxes.
  32. The Pros And Cons Of Buying Distressed Property

    Real estate bargains abound, but is buying a distressed property more trouble than it's worth?
  33. How To Negotiate A Real Estate Agent's Commission

    If you're looking to save some money when selling your home, negotiating your agent's commission is a good way to do it. ...
  34. Top 5 Ways to Protect Yourself Against Problem Renters

    Renting seems like the perfect way to mitigate the costs of an extra home that won’t sell; the intended course of action ...
  35. Choosing Between The Suburbs And The City

    The location in which you decide to live can deeply influence your well-being, so choose wisely!
  36. The $100 Million House: What It Really Costs

    Billionaire Yuri Milner just broke the record for the highest priced sale of a single family home in America - but it's even ...
  37. Form 4952: Investment Interest Expense Deduction

    A tax form distributed by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) used to determine the amount of investment interest expense ...
  38. IRS Publication 527 - Residential Rental Property (Including Rental of Vacation Homes)

    A document published by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that provides tax information for individuals who own residential ...
  39. Investing In Foreclosures Not A Get-Rich-Quick Venture

    Investing in this kind of real estate takes capital, time and careful planning.
  40. Should You Invest In A Green Home?

    Energy neutral homes are becoming real possibilities, but the financial point of view might not be so optimistic.
  41. Wachovia Hybrid and Preferred Securities (WHPPSM) Indicies

    Market capitalization weighted indicies designed by Wachovia to measure the performance of the U.S. preferred shares in addition ...
  42. 3 Things To Get In Order Before You Die

    In the aftermath of the Jackson death, it has become evident that you need to make your wishes known.
  43. Tips For Renting A Vacation House

    Follow these nine steps to get a picture-perfect summer shack at a great price.
  44. McMansion: A Closer Look At The Big House Trend

    The average home size is now 2,500 square feet - how big should you go?
  45. 10 Reasons Why Moving Might Not Make You Richer

    Find out why moving to a less expensive city may not reduce your expenses.
  46. Return On Capital Gains

    The return that one gets from an increase in the value of a capital asset (investment or real estate). The return on capital ...
  47. Principal Residence

    The primary location that a person inhabits. It doesn't matter whether it is a house, apartment, trailer or boat, as long ...
  48. Appraiser

    A practitioner who has the knowledge and expertise necessary to estimate the value of an asset, or the likelihood of an event ...
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