your real estate investments -- You'd like to pull your money
out of the market and put it in real estate, but how do you go about
getting financing for investments? Read on.
Are you ready to be a real estate mogul? -- The idea sounds
great. Invest in rental property and then relax and do nothing but
collect rent. If that's what you think, you're definitely not ready.
rules can hurt investors -- Stricter lending rules on homes
that are bought and quickly resold are having a negative effect
in foreclosures: for novices, it's a crapshoot -- Getting rich
from buying foreclosures is the fantasy of many Americans, but it's
much like most other things that seem too good to be true.
rentals: profitable but perilous -- Some 23 percent of all home
sales in 2004 went to investors. Why? Because there are sizable
profits to be gained, but the perils are also substantial.
for fun and profit -- The single most cost-effective investment you can make
to increase the value of your home is to buy a roll or two of plastic trash bags.
Stuff them with junk outside the house -- from beer cans to raked leaves.
screening process identifies good tenants -- They all put on
a pretty face when they want you to let them rent your property,
but is there a wolf in that sheep's clothing?
10 mistakes by novice investors -- Real estate has become the
investment everyone sees as their ticket to easy wealth. It's not
Posted: May 16, 2005