By Michael Kelley
This week the Vatican’s papal conclave began the process of choosing the next spiritual leader of 1.18 billion Catholics worldwide. Black smoke poured from the Sistine Chapel chimney on Tuesday, signaling that cardinals had failed on their first vote of the papal conclave to choose a new pope…
Last month the New Republic published a provocative article by former TV producer David Dayen on hedge funds and real estate investing (Your New Landlord Works on Wall Street). He said out loud what many people have been whispering.
Dayen argued that Wall Street hedge funds, backed by billions from wealthy investors, are turning the once sleepy business of renting and managing houses into a festering real estate bubble that’s bound to burst and blow up everyone standing nearby, from tenants to hedge fund investors to homeowners to the entire national real estate economy…
There are a lot of people that are considering getting started flipping houses that visit the site. One of the questions that comes up often is whether or not they should get their real estate license. I’ve always just said that it wasn’t necessary but didn’t go into much detail as to why it wasn’t necessary…
How did you fare this winter? If you’re a homeowner in a cold climate, the level of insulation in your home might have made a huge difference in your comfort and also in your pocketbook these past few months. If you found your house felt too cold and you broke into a sweat each time you had to face another energy bill, consider making an improvement by adding insulation…
You can find the original Reddit post here. Don’t hesitate to tell us what crazy-awesome things you’d put in your dream home.
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The new Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices logo has been announced. This will replace the Berkshire Hathaway owned Prudential franchisees and Real Living logos.