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NEW YORK (BankingMyWay) — Just as it looks like the housing market is gaining strength, a new boogeyman may be emerging: the "lock-in effect." Read more»
NEW YORK (BankingMyWay) — With 30-year mortgage rates at a 2014 low of 4.25%, late summer buyers may want to step in now and buy a home while the deal makes more sense for their household budget. Read more»
NEW YORK (BankingMyWay) — Mortgage lenders have the greatest racket: Pay virtually nothing to borrow from savings and checking depositors, then lend at 4% or 5%. If only there were some way ordinary investors could do the same. In fact, there is, through a type of mortgage-owning Real Estate Investment Trust suitable for investors willing to take more risk than they would with bank savings. Read more»
NEW YORK (BankingMyWay) — Mortgage lenders have the greatest racket: Pay virtually nothing to borrow from savings and checking depositors, then lend at 4% or 5%. If only there were some way ordinary investors could do the same. In fact, there is, through a type of mortgage-owning Real Estate Investment Trust suitable for investors willing to take more risk than they would with bank savings. Read more»
NEW YORK (BankingMyWay) — In another sign the housing market is returning to normal, "distressed" sales have dropped to the lowest level since December 2007. Read more»
NEW YORK (BankingMyWay) — Home prices are in the news again, as the National Association of Realtors reports that home-price growth slowed in the second quarter of 2014. Read more»
NEW YORK (BankingMyWay) — Though its best days are still behind it, the condo market is returning to normal. And since condos are a kind of canary in the coal mine, that's good news for real estate in general. Read more»
NEW YORK (BankingMyWay) — Millennials, the generation born from the early '80s to early '00s, have been starting families and buying homes later than their predecessors, thanks to the Great Recession and its ripple effects. Many experts have assumed this is temporary. But what if it isn't? Are these young folks cheating themselves? Read more»
NEW YORK (BankingMyWay) — Anyone up for earning "incredible yields with no risk"? That sounds like a come-on for an investment that in truth is loaded with risk, or maybe for an out-and-out scam. But it's not. Big yields — 7%, 8%, maybe more — are available, guaranteed, if you can live with tying your money up for years, perhaps decades. Read more»
NEW YORK (BankingMyWay) — In their eternal hunt for something new and exciting, investors find a few winners and a lot of dogs. A study shows that many would like to dabble in the single-family home rental market — but it's not easy to do, and the risks are scary. Read more»
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