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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»
NEW YORK (BankingMyWay) — You can't blame a first-time homebuyer for being giddy about landing that mortgage turning them from a renter to an owner. Read more»
NEW YORK (BankingMyWay) — Yes, home prices have rebounded nicely from the depths of the recession, but in many major markets it could take three or more years to get back to the peak prices of 2007. That presents the owner who wants to move with some tough choices. But selling now, at a loss, is not necessarily the bad move it looks like at first glance. Read more»
NEW YORK (BankingMyWay) — There's reason to be on edge as more news pours in about volatility in the the U.S. real estate market, with some especially sour news on the housing starts front. But a little analysis paints a more reassuring picture. Read more»
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- New figures on the U.S. residential real estate market show a slowdown nationwide, right in the heart of the summer selling season. June and July are usually the busiest months of the year for real estate agents, as parents like to cement a home deal before the school year opens in September. Read more»
NEW YORK (BankingMyWay) — No one's satisfied with the pace of the housing recovery, but there's no doubt things are getting better. Still, a quick snap back to normal is unlikely. Read more»
NEW YORK (BankingMyWay) — Sales of second homes are up — way up — as vacation homebuyers look to profit from what they see as an improving U.S. economy. Last year, vacation home sales rose by 29.7%, mostly from affluent buyers looking either for a second home to live in or rent out. Read more»
NEW YORK (BankingMyWay) — Here's a sobering fact for anyone who clings to the idea a home is a great investment: With the big gains of the past couple of years, the average U.S. home is now worth what it was in 2004. In other words, as investments, homes have returned zero in 10 years. Read more»
NEW YORK (BankingMyWay) — Cash sales in housing would seem to signify a healthy economy. After all, excessive borrowing can be a red flag, with defaults and other troubles to follow. And who wouldn't like to be flush enough to lay down cash for a home? But it's not necessarily so. In the past few years the high percentage of cash sales has indicated a nagging problem — one that now seems to be easing. Read more»
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