Top 5 Rental Property Investing Tips

Right now, the real estate market is at a healthy middle point between profitability and the slump that it was in only a few years ago. This means that now is the perfect time to start investing in rental properties. When it comes down to it, investing in property with the purpose to rent out apartments and houses to tenants is one of the smartest investment moves you can make. Not only are mortgage rates at an all time low, but also there are a lot of available properties out there that can offer a significant return on your investment....

5 Benefits of Buying a Home During the Holiday Season

Most people would probably rather not find themselves in search of a new place to live during the busy holiday season, but if the timing is right, you’ve just sold a home, or you’ve finally saved up enough to get out of your tiny apartment and into a house, then perhaps the best present you could give yourself and your family is a home for the holidays. Although it is already a stressful time of year and you’re likely not keen on the prospect of heaping on the additional pressures of house hunting, filling out loan paperwork, and moving, you...

Re: I need beginner advice beyond the basics + MORE

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The Cheapest Dividend Aristocrats + MORE

The Cheapest Dividend Aristocrats – dividends4life.com Everybody talks about Dividend Aristocrats when discussing the best dividend growth stocks. Those companies have raised their dividend payments over a period of more than 25 years in a row and are selected by the credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s. The index has only 54 constituents. Normally, Dividend Aristocrats are highly valuated because of their high-quality and low-risk business models… Continue Reading On dividends4life.com » Weekend Reading Links – July 21, 2013 – thediv-net.com For your weekend reading pleasure, the articles listed below contain some of the best dividend and value investing insights...

Re: What's your budget look like? + MORE

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