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Pros and Cons of getting a FHA Mortgage

By?Paula Pant January 17, 2014 Don't let it get away! Keep track of the stocks that matter to you. Thinking about buying a home? The mortgage you select will make a tremendous impact on your long-term finances. The difference of just 0.25% on your mortgage interest rate can... more

Real Estate Investment

How to Hold Real Estate In a Self-Directed IRA or Qualified Plan - Part 2

Part II: Using Your IRA For many years now, people have been using non-directly owned real estate in their IRAs and other retirement plans. These intangibles are investments like REITs and real estate mutual funds. But most people did not know that they could use their retirement plans... more

Buying or Selling a Home

The Power of a Full House: Investors, Beware of Vacant Home Insurance Prices

By Justin Stoltzfus March 2, 2014 There are a number of wild cards in traditional real estate investment, and one of them is an issue that will hit anyone who has to deal with a property that's on the market for any length of time. Lots of property owners who vacate a home, or purchase... more

Legal Issues in Real Estate Investments

The Institutional 1031 TIC Exchange

Since the 1920's savvy real estate investors have taken advantage of the evolving 1031 exchange rules promulgated by the IRS. Many of you are probably familiar with this concept, if not veterans of the procedure. The ability to defer capital gains and depreciation recapture taxes, as well as the... more

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