Real Estate Investing Links for April 7, 2010

“Are Mortgage Rates About to Spike in the United States?” The Rentables responds to fears that the government’s imminent withdraw of aid from the lending industry will rapidly raise interest rates. This is because although the Fed has been lending money to banks at very low rates (often anonymously so as to maintain credibility), banks … read more

Real Estate Investing Links for March 3, 2010

“Obama Looks to Stop All Foreclosures Without Government Review” The Real Estate Bloggers report on the Obama Home Affordable Modification Program’s efforts to examine all potential foreclosures. The bloggers maintain that government intervention is “not the answer” and that the markets must self correct before consumer confidence can be restored. The proposal, which has not … read more

Real Estate Investing Links for February 10, 2010

“Building Your Real Estate Investment Team” Lifestyles Unlimited strongly advocates building a team of experts, a concept that is expanded upon in this article from Rentables. They list seven essential members of your team and provide criteria for their selection- including that they be successful themselves and “care about your goals.” This article is one … read more

Real Estate Investing Links for February 3, 2010

“Foreclosure Plague: 2009’s Worst Hit Cities” “Sand states” Nevada, Florida, California, and Arizona, were rated the hot spots for 2009’s foreclosure explosion. At five times the national average, 12% of Las Vegas homes filed for foreclosure at least once last year. Despite a 21% increase in yearly foreclosures, “20 cities recorded declines in foreclosure filings … read more

Real Estate Investing Links for January 27, 2010

“Falling Home Values, The Worst May Be Over” The Real Estate Economy Watch reports on the continued decline of home prices, but retains hope for the future in that prices are expected to level off later this year. The article documents this trend’s impact on the housing industry, such as the development of discouraged home … read more

Real Estate Investing Links for January 20, 2010

Bubbles we’re familiar with such as the California Gold Rush and the dot com bubble are contrasted with lesser known mistakes like the speculation that led to the collapse of the Dutch Tulip Market. Entertaining and informative, this article offers an insightful look at history’s greatest investing blunders. “Housing Industry May be Headed for a … read more

Real Estate Investing Links for January 13, 2010

Pending Home Sales Down from Surge but Higher than a Year Ago According to Realtor.org, pending home sales have declined following their temporary spike as a result of the home buyer tax credit. Despite this dip, economists referencing the Pending Home Sales Index claim that the numbers remain significantly higher than last year. The Midwest … read more

Real Estate Investing Links for January 6th, 2009

Stress the Importance of On Time Rent from Tenants Ryan Moeller of MSN shares the basics of how to conduct short sales. Bankrate.com discusses the pros and cons of such deals, including less damaged credit for the seller and discounted property for the buyer. They advise to avoid short sales where there is no default … read more

Real Estate Investing Links for December 16, 2009

Is Your Big But Keeping You from Investing in Real Estate? Julie of Life as Real Estate Investors expresses many of the same concerns as Lifestyles about people who let their fears and “buts” stop them from investing in real estate. This inspirational article addresses some common concerns new investors have and suggests ways for … read more

Real Estate Investing Links for December 9, 2009

6 Financial Moves that Sound Good but Aren’t This article from Robert Kiyosaki’s Wisdom of Rich Dad blog assesses the advantages and disadvantages of common financial decisions. He advises against a line of credit’s tendency to limit borrowing power and the avoidance of “good debt,” like mortgages, that can serve as valuable investments for the … read more