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    Tips for Preparing to Buy in 2013

    Here are a few tips to get you started on the road to homeownership.

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    Can a Landlord Force Tenants to Have Renters Insurance?

    There are a lot of benefits to both the landlord and the renter as a result of the tenant having a policy.

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    Offer Accepted: What Happens During Escrow?

    Once you go into escrow, many items still need to be reviewed, discussed and inspected as you move forward. Here are several that you’ll encounter for the next 40-50 days until you finally close escrow.

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    Real Estate Investing: Single Family Home vs. Condo

    Many people say to stay away from condominiums because of all the issues with HOAs, but single family homes have many issues, too, so don’t make up your mind so quickly.

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    What Is Real Estate Due Diligence?

    There isn’t an Easy Button for doing your due diligence. It’s really a time-consuming process, and few people have any idea what to do.

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    5 Smart Moves a First-Time Buyer Should Consider

    As a first-time buyer, you probably have no idea how the overall purchasing process works or how to make sure you’re making a smart decision. Here are a few tips that you should consider.

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    Is a Personal Residence an Investment?

    Without doubt, for the vast majority of buyers, a home is an investment. But just because it IS an investment doesn’t mean the house you’re interested in purchasing is a good investment.

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    Is Land a Good Investment?

    Most knowledgeable real estate investors will agree that buying land is not a good idea. There’s just way too much risk.

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    Why Prize Investment Properties Are No Prize

    Here’s a little real estate investing secret that few rental property investors know: The fancier and more prize location of a property, the worse the cash flow.

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    First Steps for First-Time Landlords

    While being a landlord can be a financially and personally rewarding investment, there are lots of things to do in preparation for your new career.

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    Investing? 6 Types of Properties to Pursue

    One of the better ways to improve your wealth is to reduce your risk on the properties you purchase.

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    Is a Second Home a Good Investment?

    You may believe that a second home can be a great place to vacation and retire, but it’s unlikely that buying a second home will be a very good financial move.

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    Should You Add Real Estate to Your Investment Portfolio?

    Real estate is not like other investments: Ownership takes time, energy and effort to manage, and it can be a real hassle.

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    Income Tax Tips for ‘Accidental Landlords’

    Here’s what newbie landlords need to know to get their taxes heading in the right direction.