Interest Deductions When Refinancing a Reverse Mortgage
June 30, 2016
For many homeowners, a long-held advantage of buying a home has been the ability to write off mortgage interest from their taxable income. It’s also possible for reverse mortgage borrowers to take a..
Local vs Long-Distance: Where to Invest in Real Estate
June 24, 2016
Investing in real estate is often done in areas that people know best. They take the plunge when they see a property around the corner listed for sale or the word travels through the grapevine of a ho..
Than Merrill Explains How to Get Started in Real Estate (Part Two)
June 22, 2016
The basic component to becoming a real estate investor is the ability to turn an idea into fruition – but it doesn’t happen overnight. Instead, it commands a well-devised game plan furnished w..
Than Merrill Explains How To Get Started in Real Estate (Part One)
June 1, 2016
It’s no secret that buying and selling real estate is one of the most popular investment vehicles among entrepreneurs. Coupled with flexibility and passive income, real estate investment offers an u..
Benefits of Buying Land for Real Estate vs an Existing Building
May 25, 2016
If you need to buy a new home or business space, you’ve likely been checking Zillow for months, contacting agents, and looking for deals. Buying existing real estate is a great move for many buyers...
Owning Real Estate Without the Headache of Property Management
May 13, 2016
An evil genius once said, “You can print money, manufacture diamonds, and people are a dime a dozen, but they’ll always need land. It’s the one thing they’re not making any more of..
Breaking down Cost of Real Estate Investments: Advanced Investments
May 11, 2016
Presented with opportunity and concealed with risk, real estate investments are among the most favorable ways to grow one’s financial wealth. This lucrative endeavor also comes with its share of unc..
Selling Your Own Home Privately, Without a Real Estate Agent
May 4, 2016
More and more homeowners are turning to selling their own properties rather than using real estate agents. This trend has mostly been driven by people’s displeasure with agent fees that can be g..
What to Make of the Real Estate You Can’t Feel
April 29, 2016
We’ve all heard the old saying: all real estate is local. Since before the internet, before the Securities Act of 1933, and even before the rise of modern cities, real estate investors have understo..
Breaking Down The Cost Of Real Estate Investments (Part 1)
April 25, 2016
The road to success in real estate isn’t paved in gold and silver but rather hinges on one simple aspect: the numbers. The numbers–otherwise known as the costs–are the underlier to your ..
Commercial Real Estate Debt: Alternative to Fixed-Rate Investments
April 7, 2016
It’s one of the most universally accepted principles in investing: your portfolio should combine higher-risk, higher-ceiling investment vehicles, and lower-risk vehicles offering more modest returns..
Should You Invest in Stocks or Real Estate?
January 22, 2016
Investments are a great way to make some extra money, especially if you’re planning to have an early retirement or simply need funds to finance something important. Two of the most common invest..
How Many Mortgage Payments Can Be Missed Before Foreclosure
January 19, 2016
The good news is that if you’re in danger of missing a mortgage payment, you don’t have to worry about foreclosure just yet. Legally, it takes at least 120 days before the foreclosure proc..
Why You Should Add Real Estate to Your Portfolio
January 13, 2016
Although across history, real estate was primarily used as a tactical investment, it has more recently become popular as a long term core strategy as a result of increasing concerns about the future..
What Lies Ahead for Real Estate Crowdfunding in 2016
November 19, 2015
In the three years since the passage of the 2012 Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, crowdfunding has become a force to be reckoned with in the investing arena. Though relatively new, the real estate..