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 v..
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..
Importance of Hiring Contractors in Real Estate Investing
November 3, 2015
Let’s face it: Real estate investing isn’t easy. In the beginning, we try to do everything ourselves. Finding deals, administrative work, building teams—real estate investors do it all. ..
Investment Trend Forecast for Real Estate in 2016
October 30, 2015
The Emerging Trends in Real Estate report makes projections in both commercial and residential real estate for the next year. A highly respected report, it surveys more than 1,400 people in the real e..
Different Approach to Mortgage Loans Outside the US
September 16, 2015
Housing is at the center of the forces which enable people to attain wealth. This is true everywhere in the world, and you see powerful influences coming from all corners: policy and legislation, a lo..
To Buy or To Build: A First-Time Homeowner’s Guide
August 28, 2015
There are a lot of people buying homes out there, many of whom are trying to become homeowners for the first time. With the 2008 financial crisis still close in the rearview (and perhaps a new one bre..
Buying Property Overseas: Avoiding the Common Investor Pitfalls
June 23, 2015
When you think about investing in property, you might only think about what’s in your neck of the woods. But, if you only look in your own country, you might be missing out on fantastic deals in oth..
California Housing Financing Agency Helps First Time Homebuyers
June 10, 2015
California has one of the most challenging real estate markets for first-time homebuyers. Several cities in California have average home prices which far exceed the average person’s ability to pay. ..
Finding Your Dream Home: 5 Ways to Save Time, Money, and Energy
May 8, 2015
To say the least, finding a dream home is an accomplishment that tops most people’s bucket lists. Whatever the desired location or living requirements of the parties involved, there is no shorta..
Why I Would Pay Off My Mortgage Over Investing in the Market
April 28, 2015
This post has been written by Derek Sall, the owner and head writer of Life And My Finances. I am completely debt free. I have no credit card payments, no car payments, no student loa..