The new millennium has not been good to stocks, bonds, mutual funds and other financial investments. Most investors have found that the best performing asset in their portfolio is their home. Real estate has been a safe haven for investors with appreciation far outpacing other investments. With the security and growing … Read The Full Post
How you take title in your new home is key decision. Unfortunately, in the euphoria of the moment, many new homeowners don’t put much thought into it.
When purchasing a new home, you become the title owner of record. Essentially, this means you are listed in public records as the … Read The Full Post
Few can say that the U.S. income tax code is easy to navigate. To complicate matters further, taxpayers need to plan ahead to take advantage of recently enacted tax breaks that are scheduled to sunset at some point between now and December 31, 2010.
Below are some of the current tax … Read The Full Post
Changes in the threshold for stamp duty failed to stop the inroads made by the tax, a new study by a leading mortgage lender reveals.
Portman Building Society shows that in the following months after the rise in the exemption threshold from April 2005, British homeowners paid almost £60 million more … Read The Full Post
An example of creative real estate investment?. When I was young, I had a job that paid $3.40 an hour, and I somehow saved enough to buy my first piece of real estate – 2 acres near where I lived. It cost $3,500.
I spent a few hours removing brush, outlined … Read The Full Post
A section 1031 tax deferral allows an investor to sell a property, then reinvest the proceeds in a new property and defer all capital gain taxes. Specific conditions for the exchange state that it must be of “like-kind” and must take place within 45 days of the close of the sale. … Read The Full Post
The popularity and success of the real estate market in Dubai is well documented; but in sharp contrast Bahrain – which is one of the Middle Eastern property markets with the greatest potential – is little known and often overlooked.
Bahrain has a small but well establish luxury real estate market; … Read The Full Post
Paying rent is an aspect of life worth taking into consideration. Rental prices can rise any time and the landlord is free to kick out the tenant whenever he wants. The needed security and the solution to all of the above mentioned problems can be obtained by owning a house. If … Read The Full Post
The popularity of real estate auctions are growing in the USA. Commercial and residential property are available to upper and middle class people. No longer is being wealthy a prerequisite of having the ability to bid on property.
Why are real estate auctions so popular?. This is something you should investigate … Read The Full Post
When Hungary and the Czech Republic joined the European Union back in 2004 they set the standards for economic achievement that the rest of the new entrants could only dream of achieving.
Both Hungary and the Czech Republic not only embraced their new membership status, they went out of their way … Read The Full Post