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What Are REITs? A Quick Introduction

In short, REITs are investment vehicles that fall under the “make/model” of real estate. Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) involve direct investment in real estate, without the labor-intensive management attached to traditional commercial real estate investments. Instead of...
Posted On 20 Mar 2015

5 Tips For First-Time Homebuyers

By Sheyna Steiner for Bankrate.com You’ve decided to go for it. Buying a home can be thrilling and nerve-wracking at the same time, especially for a first-time homebuyer. It’s difficult to know exactly what to expect. The learning curve can be steep, but most of the...
Posted On 20 Mar 2015

What Happens After You File a Claim?

You’ve heard the nightmare scenarios: Customers file their first home or auto insurance claim and accordingly have to pay much higher rates or they see their insurance cancelled. While that situation is highly unlikely – especially after just one claim – your claims history...
Posted On 20 Mar 2015

Home Insurance Shopping Tips for First-Time Homebuyers

Buying a home can be overwhelming for anyone, and it can be especially hard to navigate as a newbie to the process. From selecting the picture-perfect home to choosing the right mortgage, you’ll be making decisions you’ve never had to make before – decisions that have long-term...
Posted On 20 Mar 2015

Home Builders May Be Unlikely Winners in 2015

By Jeff Reeves, Editor of InvestorPlace.com After significantly underperforming in 2013, housing stocks didn’t exactly impress investors in 2014, either. Major home builders including Lennar Corporation ( LEN ), D.R. Horton, Inc. ( DHI ), PulteGroup, Inc. ( PHM ) and Toll...
Posted On 20 Mar 2015

2 ETFs to Buy to Profit from Lower Rates and Cheap Gasoline

By David Becker, InvestorPlace Contributor Declining interest rates, falling gasoline prices, solid job growth and the recent announcement by the FHA that it would lower mortgage insurance premiums have been the catalysts behind the breakout in housing-related stocks. After...
Posted On 20 Mar 2015