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can 3% down boost lending?

Can 3% Down Boost Lending?

Where have all the homebuyers gone? In spite of gains since the housing crash of 2008, fewer mortgage applications are being approved – and the percentage of Americans who own homes has shrunk to its lowest levels in over two decades. That’s why federal entities including mortgage giants Fannie...

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rel estate scam warning signs

Real Estate Scams: 4 Warning Signs

A recent real estate scam bilked hundreds of American and Canadian investors of over $1 million dollars. Some of the perpetrators are in custody, others are still on the run – and the story demonstrates key warning signs of a fly by night fraud. According the a recent post in The Bryan Ellis Investing...

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will your money live as long as you do?

Length of Years Can Mean Loss of Money

Will your money live as long as you do? King Solomon tells us that a life spent living according to God’s will will be a long and prosperous one: “Hear, O my son, and receive my words, that years of life may be multiplied to thee.” (Proverbs 4:10) But according to a recent Newser article, many...

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 Successful Investors Maintain Control

Successful Investors Maintain Control

It’s an old but true saying: if you want something done well, do it yourself. Those are words worth remembering in the world of income property investing, where putting your investments in the hands of others leaves you vulnerable to fraud, bad decisions and an empty wallet. For Christian investors...

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 Homeownership Drops: Who’s Not Buying Houses?

Homeownership Drops: Who’s Not Buying Houses?

King Solomon advises wisdom at any age – and for an increasing number of Americans, the wise choice seems to be to skip buying a home. Owning a home was once a cherished part of the largely mythical American Dream – a sign that a person had “made it” as a secure, stable adult. But recent surveys...

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New App Pays Your Rent – But Convenience Costs

New App Pays Your Rent – But Convenience Costs

It’s a digital age – and more and more transactions are going completely cashless. But while businesses, services and online retailers happily accept e-transfers, cards and automatic payments, small-scale real estate investors may still be stuck with collecting paper rent checks – or cash – from...

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Smart Financial Advice – For All of Us

Smart Financial Advice – For All of Us

As King Solomon tells us, wisdom leads to good decisions about everything in life, including finances. And wise financial decisions create a firm foundation for the kind of prosperous life blessed by God that the great King describes in Proverbs 3:2: “length of days, and years of life, and peace.” And...

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Wise Landlords Think Like King Solomon

Wise Landlords Think Like King Solomon

King Solomon’s reputation for wisdom has endured for thousands of years – and thinking like Solomon can help investors manage the headaches and hassles that come with being a hands on landlord for investment properties. Remember the story in which the great King was presented with two women claiming...

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False Proohets Mean False Profits

False Prophets = False Profits: Keys to God Centered Investing

The real estate investing world is full of self proclaimed gurus and advisers – people claiming to have the secret to getting rich quick. There’s no shortage of schemes and scams and deals that sound too good to be true – and are. How can you cut through the noise and create a successful – and...

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Stewardship Guides Christian Investing

Stewardship Guides Christian Investing

What makes Christian investing different from investing in general? Like many other investors of different faiths – or none at all – Christian investors buy stocks, bonds, precious metals and real estate. But even though these investing ventures all work the same way, they’re driven by very different...

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