Investments Archive

Actor, Author Wayne Rogers Says, ‘Do Your Homework!’

By Meg White, REALTOR® Magazine It’s hard to imagine someone with business interests ranging from Hollywood to wine-making to wedding dress sales being worried about becoming the proverbial cog in the machine, but Wayne Rogers avoids this fate at...
October 5, 2011

Stealing Away to ‘Griftopia’

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Of all the books I’ve read that attempt to get at the central causes of the economic downturn, Matt Taibbi’s Griftopia (Spiegel & Grau, 2010) is the definitely the most vitriolic. It’s...

Tax Saving Secrets Revealed

By Erica Christoffer, Multimedia Web Producer, REALTOR® Magazine Tax code is complex and often difficult to understand, including when it comes to the sale of a home. Help your sellers understand the rules and ways in which they can...

The Big Short: Wall Street’s Role in the Housing Boom and Bust

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine QUICK SKIM Following the subprime mortgage meltdown in 2007 and subsequent housing crisis, the line from most commentators was that no one saw it coming. The near-collapse of finance and credit in...
August 10, 2010

Not Your Ordinary Little Black Book

By Erica Christoffer, Multimedia Web Producer, REALTOR® Magazine Valerie Faltas has drawn from her law school experience and time working for the Los Angeles County Assessor’s Office to write a book unveiling ways home owners can save money on...
June 17, 2010

The Option of Urbanism: How Cities Can Become More Walkable

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey QUICK SKIM It’s time for cities to get walking, not sprawling, writes Christopher B. Leinberger in his new book The Option of Urbanism: Investing in a New American Dream (Island Press, 2008). Not only are...
October 6, 2008

Making Hard Cash in a Soft Real Estate Market: 5 Investor Tips in a Slower Market (Reader’s Choice)

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey QUICK SKIM The slowdown in the real estate has sent some investors fleeing from the market. But those bailing out may be missing opportunities, say the authors of Making Hard Cash in a Soft Real...
December 19, 2007

Finding Foreclosures: 5 Ways to Get Good Foreclosure Deals

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey QUICK SKIM Bargain shoppers are on the hunt for foreclosures, so get ready to help them find a hidden gem. But first, you might benefit from some pointers. After all, buying foreclosures can get tricky...
October 26, 2007

PODCAST: Author Chat With Kirsten Kemp

In this exclusive podcast with TV host Kirsten Kemp of TLC’s “Property Ladder,” Kemp responds to your house flipping questions. Kemp is the author of the new book Flipping Confidential: The Secrets of Renovating Property for Profit in Any...
June 4, 2007

Flipping Confidential: 5 Musts to Flipping Properties

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey QUICK SKIM Think you have what it takes to flip a house or guide clients through the process? In Flipping Confidential: The Secrets of Renovating Property for Profit in Any Market (Wiley, 2007), Kirsten Kemp...
May 25, 2007