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10 Best Cities for Homebuyers With a Household Income of $75,000

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Housing affordability is a growing issue, with homeowners spending a higher proportion of their earnings toward homeownership compared to previous years. The average homeowner paid 26.5% …

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10 Ways to Start Flipping Houses With No Money Down

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Cash is the most significant barrier to entry for most new real estate investors. Even when you borrow 80% of a home’s purchase price, that still …

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Nestled in The Heart of Italy: Best 5 Places to Live in Umbria for English-Speakers

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Nestled in the heart of Italy, Umbria is one of the best regions to live in Italy and it has become especially popular with English-speaking expats. …

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The American Dream Revamped: Younger Generations Prioritize Homeownership Over Marriage, Kids, New Study Finds

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Move over, wedding bells and baby showers — the American dream prioritizes keys to a front door over the rest of the white picket fence life. …

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New Year, New Home? Tips for First-Time Buyers in 2024

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We’ve all been guilty of setting ambitious New Year’s resolutions and not seeing them through. But if 2024 is the year you want to tick “become …

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The home mortgage interest deduction: What it is & how it works

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The home mortgage interest deduction, which allows you to deduct the interest you pay on your mortgage from your taxable income, can add up to significant …

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Dreaming of Italy? Here are the 5 best places to live in Abruzzo for English-speakers

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In the eastern part of central Italy, Abruzzo sits sheltered by the Apennine Mountains, separating it from much of Italian society. The region is truly unique, …

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FHA loan limits for 2024: How much can you borrow?

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The FHA loan limits for 2024 allow homebuyers to borrow up to $498,257 for a single-family home in most parts of the country. Those purchasing a …

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2024 housing & economic news: Interest rates will fall

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The broader U.S. economy is doing remarkably well in many ways. Unemployment is low, inflation growth is cooling and gross domestic product (GDP) is growing. But …

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A trendy real estate report for Catalonia, Spain

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In 2024, the average home price in the region of Catalonia, Spain, is $478,000, at a price per square foot of $239. By comparison, the national …

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What is a jumbo loan and when do you need one?

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If you live in an area with a high cost of living, or if you’re in the market for a more expensive home, you may need …

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A 3%-down rental property loan? How to use Fannie & Freddie loans for investing

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A few years back, Fannie Mae and its brother lender Freddie Mac launched loan programs called HomeReady and Home Possible, respectively. Their purpose? To compete with …

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Molise, Italy real estate report

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In 2024, the average home price in the region of Molise, Italy, is $184,000, at a price per square foot of $92. By comparison, the national …

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VA home loan requirements for 2024: Are you eligible?

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The VA loan program, offered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), provides mortgages to veterans, service members and surviving spouses. VA home loan requirements …

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Concreit review 2024: Short-term real estate fund & fractional shares

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Ever wish you could invest in real estate without committing money for years at a time? Concreit offers a rare short-term real estate investment. Unlike most …

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How to protect yourself from the risks of real estate

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Spoiler alert: all investments come with risks. Real estate investments are no different. So what are the risks of real estate syndications (passive group real estate …

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How to invest in real estate with a self-directed IRA: Case study

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Ever wish you could invest in real estate tax-free through your retirement accounts? You can. And it’s not hard, either. Look no further than Martha’s story …

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The leading short-term real estate investments & how to start financing them

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You don’t always know when a killer real estate deal will come along. Sometimes you wait months or longer for the right deal. Plus, it takes …

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Mobile home prices are rising faster than single-family home prices. Here’s where they’re the most, least expensive

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Though home prices have come down in some areas, they remain steep across the U.S. In the face of such expensive real estate, many would-be buyers …

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Should you ever invest in properties with negative cash flow?

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Conventional wisdom should be questioned. At one time, conventional wisdom held that the sun revolved around the earth. And that the earth was flat, and that …

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44% of Americans think housing market at risk of crashing in next year — and 35% hope it does

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It’s impossible to predict the housing market’s future — but most Americans have a pretty grim outlook. According to the latest LendingTree survey of over 2,000 …

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Home sweet shared home? Non-homeowners fear they’ll never be able to buy a home on their own, leaving a baffling percent of Americans open to co-buying

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Homeownership may seem increasingly out of reach for many Americans, but a solution may be gaining traction: co-buying. In fact, 29% of Americans say they’d be …

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How to get a self-employed mortgage in 6 steps

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If you’re an entrepreneur looking to buy a home, you may need to file extra paperwork or meet special requirements to qualify for a self-employed mortgage. …

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A real estate syndication deal gone wrong and the risk that comes with deals

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We send out a monthly update about all the past deals we’ve invested in through our Co-Investing Club. Most of the real estate syndication projects are …

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Probate real estate investing: How to score great deals through probate

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Looking for the next great addition to your investment property portfolio? Start seeing dead people. Well, not literally. That would be real creepy. But your local …

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You’ll never believe the most popular metro for military veteran homebuyers

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Originally introduced in 1944, mortgages guaranteed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) have long been part of the homebuying experience. And while today’s VA …

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How the home insurance crisis added fuel to the housing crisis fire

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While low housing inventory and higher borrowing costs caused the current housing crisis, rising home insurance prices appear to be making it even worse. The S&P …

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Louisiana Fortify Homes Program reaches third round

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Louisiana homeowners who missed out on the first two rounds of the Louisiana Fortify Homes Program (LFHP) still have a chance to get up to $10,000 …

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Average down payments on homes across 50 largest U.S. metros hits bewildering numbers

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Despite high mortgage rates and low buyer demand, home prices are still at record highs in many parts of the country. And they don’t seem like …

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10 profitable real estate investing niches you haven’t tried

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Everybody understands the business model behind flipping houses, long-term rental properties, and short-term vacation rentals. For that matter, most of us have rented a home or …