The Motley Fool has compiled 5 mortgage rules with which to be familiar. As the largest investment most of us are likely to make, there is little room for error. Check out the article when you have a moment, here.
The Observer has an extensive article today lambasting real estate investment titled The Lies, Cover-Ups, and Half-Truths About Investing in Real Estate. If you’re interested in an opinion piece about the myriad ways that real estate can be a poor investment—and it’s worth a read—then you can read it here.
Realtor.com has an article polling homeowners on—what they feel—were mistakes made during the mortgage process. Among the regrets are, not moving quickly enough when making a decision, not making extra payments, and not paying closer attention to rate fluctuation. You can read the entire piece, here.
With as much as a 7 percent annual appreciation rate, house hacking—a live-in real estate investment strategy—is gaining in popularity across the country. Living in a multi-unit building, while renting out the unused spaces, allows for owner-occupied loans not available to most investment properties. Once some capital has been created, one can simply acquire and develop other properties in the same manner. CNBC has an article, here.
National Mortgage News has a piece today on Seniors having a hard time finding affordable housing. The Bipartisan Policy Center has assembled a task force to initiate a dialogue with the federal government, and inspire positive change to tackle the problem, going forward. The lower-income aging population is rising rapidly, and the task force has some intriguing propositions, here.