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What Is a 1031 Tax Deferred Exchange?
real estate investing

What Is a 1031 Tax Deferred Exchange?

If you have real estate investments, you’ve probably heard of the term, but you may not have a full understanding of what this valuable tax-deferral m…
May 4, 2021
‘Zombie’ Mortgages Come Back to Haunt Property Owners after Great Recession
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‘Zombie’ Mortgages Come Back to Haunt Property Owners after Great Recession

A letter from a law firm arrives out of the blue, warning that you could lose your house over a mortgage you thought was long dead. It’s happening all…
April 30, 2021
Confessions of a Timeshare Scammer
mortgages

Confessions of a Timeshare Scammer

A man who used to scam timeshare owners with fictional offers to buy them out comes clean with some inside information. And a lawyer specializing in h…
April 26, 2021
Home Upgrades that Pay Off
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Home Upgrades that Pay Off

Some affordable renovations recoup most of their cost when you sell.
April 24, 2021
11 Places That Will Pay You to Live There
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11 Places That Will Pay You to Live There

Working remotely? You may want to check out these places that'll pay you to move there.
April 23, 2021

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This Hot Housing Market with Daniel Bortz
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This Hot Housing Market with Daniel Bortz

Home sales and prices have been on a tear and are forecast to continue to rise in 2021. Whether you're hoping to sell, buy or refi, contributing write…
March 31, 2021
Reverse Mortgages: 10 Things You Must Know
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Reverse Mortgages: 10 Things You Must Know

Reverse mortgages can be complicated so it’s imperative that you understand how the loan is repaid, the monthly costs and potential scams to look out …
March 26, 2021
Tap Home Equity for Extra Income
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Tap Home Equity for Extra Income

Home is where the heart is, but it’s also a source of regular income for many retirees.
March 25, 2021
A Risk-Averse Approach to Real Estate Investing
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A Risk-Averse Approach to Real Estate Investing

You can invest in income property in a decidedly defensive way. Here are four conservative strategies to minimize risk while you pursue income and app…
March 22, 2021
Top 10 Reasons Real Estate Investors Are Jumping into DSTs
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Top 10 Reasons Real Estate Investors Are Jumping into DSTs

Delaware Statutory Trusts solve a lot of the headaches of owning and managing rental properties, but real estate investors are looking at them for mor…
March 21, 2021
Smart Ways to Cut Your Utility Bills
Tax Breaks

Smart Ways to Cut Your Utility Bills

Tax breaks and potentially lower home energy costs make these green projects worth a look.
February 24, 2021
Update: Biden Administration Extends Eviction and Foreclosure Moratorium, Again
Coronavirus and Your Money

Update: Biden Administration Extends Eviction and Foreclosure Moratorium, Again

Getting to work right after the inauguration ceremony was over, President Joe Biden included assistance for renters and homeowners among a slew of exe…
February 16, 2021
Things to Consider Before You Refinance Your Mortgage
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Things to Consider Before You Refinance Your Mortgage

With mortgage rates hovering near all-time lows, refinancing is on many homeowners’ minds right now. Are you a good candidate?
February 16, 2021
10 Places That Will Pay You to Live There
real estate

10 Places That Will Pay You to Live There

Working remotely? You may want to check out these places that'll pay you to move there.
February 9, 2021
Passive Real Estate Investing with a Delaware Statutory Trust (DST)
real estate investing

Passive Real Estate Investing with a Delaware Statutory Trust (DST)

Something to consider when it’s time to step away from being a landlord but you still want to defer capital gains.
January 29, 2021
Home Buyers Loving the Suburbs Again
Becoming a Homeowner

Home Buyers Loving the Suburbs Again

Urban condos found little love as telecommuting home buyers bid up prices far from city centers.
January 27, 2021
The 10 Most Tax-Friendly States for Middle-Class Families
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The 10 Most Tax-Friendly States for Middle-Class Families

If a move from one state to another is in your future, you could save big bucks by relocating to one of these states where the tax bite is light for m…
January 25, 2021
Home Prices in the 100 Largest Metro Areas
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Home Prices in the 100 Largest Metro Areas

What’s happening in the market where you live?
January 23, 2021
12 Ways the Biden Stimulus Package Could Put (or Keep) Money in Your Pocket
Coronavirus and Your Money

12 Ways the Biden Stimulus Package Could Put (or Keep) Money in Your Pocket

President Biden's "American Rescue Plan" includes several proposals to assist people financially harmed by the pandemic.
January 20, 2021
Stocks Had a Big Year. Should You Sell Some to Buy a Second Home?
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Stocks Had a Big Year. Should You Sell Some to Buy a Second Home?

Last year was a hot one for the stock market. If you’re sitting on some big gains, that vacation home you’ve been dreaming about may be calling your n…
January 18, 2021
12 Ways the Biden Stimulus Package Could Put (or Keep) Money in Your Pocket
Coronavirus and Your Money

12 Ways the Biden Stimulus Package Could Put (or Keep) Money in Your Pocket

President-elect Biden's "American Rescue Plan" includes several proposals to assist people financially harmed by the pandemic.
January 15, 2021
15 Best Foreclosure Sites for Finding Properties
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15 Best Foreclosure Sites for Finding Properties

If you’re searching for foreclosures for sale for your next home or to flip for a profit, these websites will guide you to foreclosures to buy.
January 6, 2021
4 Ways to Invest in Real Estate to Generate Income
real estate investing

4 Ways to Invest in Real Estate to Generate Income

Owning your own home can be a good investment, but it’s not the same as owning income properties, which have the potential to produce cash income. Let…
January 4, 2021
A Retirement Home Is a Tiny House in the Kids’ Backyard
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A Retirement Home Is a Tiny House in the Kids’ Backyard

A tiny home in retirement could be a more-affordable way to downsize and still be close to family.
December 31, 2020
A Golf Course Community’s Big Variable for Retirees
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A Golf Course Community’s Big Variable for Retirees

Golf club memberships can often be a separate, and hefty, annual fee at golf communities. Here's some guidance before you tee up your retirement move …
December 14, 2020