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Shakespeare and the Real Estate Investor

I have spent most of my life studying stories, with the exception of that brief unfortunate period as a child where math was required. (OK, by brief I actually mean the eleven years that it was required, but you...
January 25, 2016

Successful Women Think Outside the Investing Box

What would you do if you never had to work again? What if you had all the time in the world to spend exactly as you wanted? How would your life be different if money were not a worry?...
January 15, 2015

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...
May 20, 2011

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

Book Excerpt: What Renters Want

The new book “House Investors’ Manual” (2009), released this month, by real estate broker Lambert Munz offers a look at the buying rules ignored, unknown or untold regarding house rental investments. Munz bases his book on years of experience—27...
June 13, 2009

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...