Real estate

DINKS November Net Worth Update

November 25, 2012

Hi All, There are tons of personal finance blogs on the web.  Not all of them are the same, but one way you can evaluate the quality of the information you get is by understanding the writer’s financial situation.  This is because people’s financial considerations differ depending on how much money they have.  For example, someone with […]

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Friday Roundup: It’s Time To Buy a House

May 20, 2011

Happy Friday DINKS!  It’s May and that means that house hunting season has begun.  The spring is a popular time to buy a home because the cold winter weather is long behind us, and the hot sweaty summer has not yet begun. Are you planning to buy your first house or another house this Spring? […]

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DINKS Reality: Flip This House

May 17, 2011

The television channel A & E has a show called Flip This House which chronicles the experience of flipping houses for a profit. There are four main families/couples on the television show Flip This House.  Armando is the cheap businessman from Texas, Brian and Peter are best friends from Atlanta, Than and Paul are best […]

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Fixed Income Investments for Low Risk Investors

March 24, 2011

A great alternative to traditional low risk fixed income investments such as Treasury Bills, Bankers Acceptances, Bonds, and Term Deposits are Mortgage Backed Securities and Real Estate Income Trusts.  They offer a greater potential rate of return while taking only a little bit more risk. What is a Mortgage Backed Security? Mortgage Backed Securities (MBS) […]

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Owning is Good. But Renting is OK Too.

December 6, 2010

Real Estate is a good investment because over the long term the investment value should increase. However, it’s ok to rent. Renting is better for the budget but Owning is better for the bottom line.  Do you choose to rent or do you choose to own your home? Some people think that tenants who rent […]

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Working With a Real Estate Pro When Buying a Home

October 19, 2010

So, you’ve decided to buy a home—or at least to start looking for the deal of the century. With bargain home prices and mortgage rates at all-time lows, it’s certainly a great time to snap up something affordable. Unless you buy a FSBO, you’ll probably end up working with a real estate salesperson. FSBO means […]

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Weekly Recap: Are You Relocating for a Job?

July 16, 2010
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I have recently been searching the web for a new job that is more flexible than my current 9-5 in the office.  I have been working in finance for 10 years and I love it.  But, now that I have started my own online based business I need some more flexibility in my day job.  […]

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Realtors Should Rent

April 19, 2010

Did that get some attention? I hope so. The conclusion that realtors should rent comes directly out of urban economics, an understudied and ignored branch of modern economics. But while it is a cute fact you’d expect to see in Freakonomics- it wasn’t there. I wanted to take some time to explain this counterintuitive fact, […]

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Interest Rates Soar

April 15, 2010

As our country seeks financial progression, higher interest rates are inevitable. In case you weren’t aware, we’re already experiencing some drastic increases. According to mortgage company, Freddie Mac, the fixed average mortgage rate is now 5.21 percent… after being 5.08 percent last week! So if you’re looking into buying a place, it might make sense […]

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