BEWARE. Fed Rate Hike Could Burst Bubbles

A Message From the Fed on the Economy? The Federal Reserve followed through on its latest promise to hike interest rates. Fed Chief Janet Yellen announced a quarter point hike in the federal funds rate Wednesday. But the increase has...

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Secure Your Future: Investing in Real Estate Through a Self-Directed IRA

Do you have a 401(k) with a previous employer or an IRA? Are these accounts invested in stock market assets?  Most retirement accounts are invested in stocks, bonds and mutual funds however the Self-Directed IRA lets you invest outside the...

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Structuring Equity Partnerships in Land Deals

By Guest Contributor Dmitriy Chebotarev Different types of equity financing structure and the potential challenges one might face when structuring an investment with joint equity partners First and foremost it is important to structure your costs when you are going to...

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RED FLAG WARNING for Commercial Property Owners

This may be the year that billions of dollars in commercial mortgages go belly up. These loans were financed in 2007 and are maturing this year. That means some commercial property owners will be faced with huge balloon payments...

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New Report from the GAO on Self-Directed IRA Accounts

Recently the General Accounting Office issued its report on retirement security. It's called GAO-17-102 and it says “Improved Guidance Could Help Account Owners Understand the Risks of Investing in Unconventional Assets”.  This report outlines many key points about Self-Directed IRAs. In...

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Don’t forget to do this before you invest – INVESTIGATE

By Guest Contributor Peggy Beauregard There are so many opportunities  when considering investing your money...INVESTIGATE ... precious metals, stocks and bonds, mutual funds, real estate, and private investments to name a few. Because you are reading this article, you might even...

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2016 Home Sales Highest in a Decade!

By Guest Contributor Kathy Fettke The numbers are in. Sales of existing homes in 2016 were the highest in a decade... ...but inventory levels were the lowest in recorded history! What does this mean for real estate investors? Every month the...

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Arizona is blazing a new trail for the future of short-term rentals

As cities across the nation restrict or even ban the renting of properties on a short-term basis, a new Arizona law allows them anywhere in the state, without limits. The bill was passed by Arizona state lawmakers in May of...

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Why should you self-direct your IRA? Ask Joe.

By Guest Contributor Joe Mendez Thanks, Joe!  We feel really good about it, too! "Having a self-directed IRA really is a blessing. I retired from my previous employer at 50 years of age. It was a forced retirement because the...

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Fed Rate Hike to Crash the Stock Market Again?

by Guest Contributor Kathy Fettke:  Co-CEO, Real Wealth Network, Host of the Real Wealth Show and author of Retire Rich with Rentals The Federal Reserve finally raised rates for the first time this year at their December meeting, and suggested...

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