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HARP Mortgage Relief Helps the Housing Market

HARP Mortgage Relief Helps the Housing Market

Among the proverbs attributed to King Solomon are many expressing the importance of dealing fairly with people and helping the less fortunate. That way, says Solomon, leads to rewards: “A merciful man doesth good to his own soul . . . to him that soweth justice, her is a faithful reward.” (Proverbs...

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Looking Ahead: Foreclosures Predict Housing Trouble?

Looking Ahead: Foreclosures Predict Housing Trouble?

The biblical King Solomon didn’t put much faith in predictions. But according to the words of his Proverbs, the prudent monarch did believe in wise planning for the future – looking ahead based on the knowledge of present conditions. In real estate, too, experts consider past trends and present conditions...

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Understanding the Micro Housing Market

Understanding the Micro Housing Market

To profit big from income property investing, it’s critical to think small. Former Speaker of the House, Tip O’Neill, political adversary to President Reagan in the 1980s, is often credited with the uttering the phrase, “All politics is local.” While not a fan of the man’s political point of...

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Land Versus Property: Where Real Wealth Lies

Land Versus Property: Where Real Wealth Lies

In the days of King Solomon’s great kingdom, land represented wealth. Certainly the King himself ruled over a relatively large area of land. But it isn’t the amount of land Solomon owned that brought him fame. Rather, we remember the wise monarch because of the temple he ordered to be built on that...

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Real Estate Fraud: Avoiding the Deceiving Tongues

Real Estate Fraud: Avoiding the Deceiving Tongues

Among the virtues most praised by the wise King Solomon in his book of Proverbs is honesty and plain dealing, The Lord hateth a deceiving tongue, writes the monarch in Proverbs 6: 18. In the aftermath of the housing collapse of 2008- 2011, the combination of desperate homeowners and scam artists has...

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Hurricane Sandy: Creating Hardship for Homeowners

Hurricane Sandy: Creating Hardship for Homeowners

During the more than forty years of King Solomon’s reign, the monarch and his kingdom faced crises ranging from wars with other kingdoms to devastating natural disasters, prompting him to write in Proverbs 30:16: “Hell and the mouth of the womb, and the mouth of the earth which is not satisfied with...

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Tax Lien Sales: A Prudent Avenue for Investing?

Tax Lien Sales: A Prudent Avenue for Investing?

King Solomon’s Proverbs speak again and again of the need to act with both wisdom and prudence. “”If thou shalt call for wisdom, and incline thy heart to prudence… though shalt understand the fear of the Lord.” (Proverbs 2:2-2.5) In investing, as in other areas of life, wisdom and prudence...

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The Robosigning Settlement: Did the Just Prevail?

The Robosigning Settlement: Did the Just Prevail?

Among the virtues praised by King Solomon in his Proverbs is justice, and many of his pronouncements refer to the downfall of the wicked; “That which the wicked feareth shall come upon him; to the just their desire shall be given.” (Proverbs 10:24). For victims of the “robosigning” scandal of...

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Do the Hard Stuff First

Do the Hard Stuff First

After more than two decades using real estate sales and income property investing as his sole source of income, it’s safe to say Jason Hartman has seen a lot happen in the industry and learned a lot more. And if there’s one thing he’d like to suggest to all the up-and-comers or even the old-and-still-kicking-gluteus...

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Looking Ahead: Cautious Optimism for Housing

Looking Ahead: Cautious Optimism for Housing

In the ruling of his kingdom, King Solomon advocated wisdom and prudence in all things—and he advised against empty and deceitful predictions about the future: “Boast not for tomorrow, for thou knowest not what the day to come may bring forth.” (Proverbs 27:1) And the economic experts eyeing post-election...

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