Monthly Archives: June 2012

Many proposed rentals could become condo conversions

If history is any indicator, South Florida’s next generation of residential condo conversion units are currently being proposed, financed, and built in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties under the auspices of rising rental rates. In a trend reminiscent of … Continue reading

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Foreclosure Alternative: The Short Sale

A short sale is far from hassle-free, but it’s a better alternative than foreclosure. And now you’ve got a little help from your friends in D.C. Here are the facts about short sales and how to get started. Facing foreclosure … Continue reading

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The Best IRA You Didn’t Know About

Real estate makes a great retirement plan: Put a rental property into an IRA, play by IRS rules, and you’ll grow your investment tax-free until retirement. When you put a rental property (a house, condo, land, or even commercial property) … Continue reading

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Should You Go Forward With a Reverse Mortgage?

Big lenders in the reverse mortgage business — Wells Fargo this month and Bank of America earlier this year — have pulled out of the market and won’t issue any new reverse mortgages. But MetLife and several smaller companies plan … Continue reading

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Welcome to! This is your very first post. Click the Edit link to modify or delete it, or start a new post. If you like, use this post to tell readers why you started this blog and what you … Continue reading

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