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Investing and Real Estate

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Affordable housing policy

What Ails Affordable Housing?

What Ails Affordable Housing? Affordable housing is the buzzword of our times. Affordable housing extends to a growing number of people who lack the means to live in decent houses and apartments. Anybody making less than $100,000 a year has this issue. The issue therefore is a big deal for  California and for the United…
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Property taxes, parcel taxes

Parcel Taxes

Parcel Tax in California Parcel taxes differ from traditional ad valorem property taxes (taxes levied as a percentage of value), because local government imposes it on a per-parcel basis.  Local governments that may impose parcel taxes include cities, counties and special districts, such as schools, hospitals and public safety districts. State law allows local governments…
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Manufactured homes

Mobile Home Parks

In fact, mobile home parks can be great investments. Demographic, economic and societal changes in the United States over the past 20+ years make mobile home parks great alternatives for many renters in the United States. Mobile home parks provide affordable housing.

real estate education

Mastering Real Estate Investing

The traits, skills, and knowledge mastery in real estate investing requires.

Risk and reward rental properties

Is a Job Required?

Investment property requires money. That money may come from a job, savings, an inheritance and so on. The job itself is not a requirement. I will add that having money does not equate to the ability to manage it. Therefore, follow good investment practices and let your money work for you through an investment you…
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Portfolio Growth

REITs or Rental Property?

REITs (Real Estate Investment Trusts) offer advantages and disadvantages over owning rental properties. To know whether investing in a REIT is as good as owning an investment property first decide whether being a landlord appeals to you. Rental properties require upkeep, management, and dealing with tenants or paying a property management company to do so.…
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Essential Real Estate Investor Traits

Real estate investing is both an art and a science and requires certain skills for those who want to succeed. First, successful Real estate Investors focus, take consistent action, are organized, and have knowledge in sales. They learn about finance, construction and other subjects.  Successful real estate investors also cultivate patience. Investors are on a…
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Real Estate Investment Options

Best Real Estate Investment Options

Beginning real estate investors often ask what the best real estate investment options are. They also want to know where it is best to invest in real estate and rental properties. The answers to these questions are quite personal and require self-evaluation. It is a great idea for real estate investors to determine your mindset…
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Money

Are Realtors (TM) Greedy?

Quora sometimes offers strange questions and one of them arrived recently. In a nutshell, the question was whether realtors (TM) want housing to be unaffordable so they can make more money. My answer to it appears below: Realtors are middlemen and -women who do not earn salaries and earn commissions instead. Their compensation remains the…
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Market Statistics

Real Estate Market Statistics

If you want to find out whether real estate prices are decreasing or increasing in any particular market or you are wondering whether there are published price indices for property markets, know that all the data exists. However, the data is usually in raw form and somewhat difficult to find. Yet, you can definitely piece…
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