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Promising places to buy rental properties

Where are some promising places to invest in rental homes?

Bankrate surveyed online real estate listings for three-bedroom houses in 15 of the country's largest metro areas. In the following five metros, rents are relatively high compared with asking prices for home sales. That makes these metro areas potentially profitable places to buy homes to rent out. Each investment decision depends on prevailing home prices and rents in the neighborhood, the dwelling's condition, taxes, insurance, interest rates and other costs.

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Holden Lewis

What’s unexpectedly useful in a 1st home?

A redditor (that's a member of the freewheeling website Reddit) asks: "Homeowners of Reddit: when you purchased your first home, what item did you not think about that ended being very useful to you?" RATE SEARCH: Shop today for a mortgage. What a great question, and the answers are delightful. Some are profane and hilarious.  ... Read more

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