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Racism, Xenophobia, and the Election

The Zinn Education Project | Posted 10.28.2016 | Education
The Zinn Education Project

By the Editors of Rethinking Schools As teachers and students return to classrooms this fall, together we have to try to make sense of a tumultuous p...

The Sextant or Siri: American Creativity in the Crossroads

Day Rosenberg | Posted 07.13.2016 | Education
Day Rosenberg

From the Space Race which gave us modern rocketry, Velcro, and Tang; to the magic of TV, from Cronkite to The Brady Bunch; to the Internet, with its s...

Fix-To-Rent is Creating the Perfect Rental Home

Dean Graziosi | Posted 05.05.2016 | Education
Dean Graziosi

Foreclosure inventories are down, and many of those that are available are in pretty rough condition. The good news is that this situation is helping...

Entry Level Rental Property Investing -- Even if You're Renting

Dean Graziosi | Posted 04.29.2016 | Business
Dean Graziosi

You want to be a real estate investor, but you don't even own your own home. How can you make it happen? Especially when you check out your assets and cash and can't find a 20% down payment anywhere in the pile, it looks impossible.

Mortgage Rates Staying Low - That's the Good News

Scott Yancey | Posted 04.28.2016 | HuffPost Home
Scott Yancey

Considering that mortgage interest rates stayed between 6% and 8% between 1995 and 2005 and between 4% and 6% between 2008 and 2012, this chart looks ...

Should You Worry About a Housing Price Bubble?

Dean Graziosi | Posted 04.07.2016 | Business
Dean Graziosi

Today's market is very different. The rising prices today are caused by a fundamental economic supply and demand imbalance. There are simply far more buyers than sellers in the current market, and this is creating competitive buying and higher prices.

Flipping Houses on the Rise Again

Dean Graziosi | Posted 03.25.2016 | Education
Dean Graziosi

RealtyTrac.com has just released their annual house flipping report for 2015. The report showed that 179,778 single family houses and condos were fli...

Location, Location, Location ... Near the Right Store

Dean Graziosi | Posted 03.17.2016 | Education
Dean Graziosi

here a home is located has a lot to do with value and what buyers will pay to live there. Sometimes the location factor can have a greater impact due to the neighbors. I don't mean other residences either.

Shining a Light on Our Nation's Educators: Inspiration that Can Change Our World

Kermit S. Randa | Posted 03.15.2016 | Education
Kermit S. Randa

By sharing educators' inspiring stories, we hope to motivate today's students to choose a career in education for themselves. We want them to know that they, too, can one day make the difference in the life of a young person who may be seeking support, struggling for direction or grasping for confidence.

Timing the Market in Selling Your Home

Dean Graziosi | Posted 02.29.2016 | Education
Dean Graziosi

Don't get me wrong based on the title of this article. I'm not suggesting sitting and watching trying to catch the week you should sell your home to ...

Negotiating with Real Estate Agents - Buyer or Seller

Dean Graziosi | Posted 02.18.2016 | Education
Dean Graziosi

OK, maybe a tug of war image is overdoing it a little, but they say all life is a negotiation. When it comes to selling or buying a home, you can neg...

Helping Tenants and Profiting from the Rental Crisis

Dean Graziosi | Posted 01.29.2016 | Business
Dean Graziosi

There are now more renters in the U.S. than ever before in history, and the situation is still developing. Not only are more people wanting to rent instead of buy homes, there is a shortage of inventory.

How Did Your Rentals Do in 2015?

Ryan Poelman | Posted 01.28.2016 | Education
Ryan Poelman

It's a new year, and there are a great many rental property investors out there doing well and celebrating last year's financial results. But, are yo...

Home Prices Up, Mortgage Rates Up, It's All Good

Scott Yancey | Posted 01.28.2016 | Education
Scott Yancey

The chart is from the Federal Housing Finance Agency monthly home prices report for activity October into November 2015. We can see that there were three Census Divisions with lower house prices, but the drops were minimal.

Marketing a Home for Sale or Rent - Photos are Key

Dean Graziosi | Posted 01.22.2016 | Education
Dean Graziosi

What comes to mind when you see this image? No, not a glass of wine. When I see this image, I notice what isn't there. There isn't a bright white b...

When Buying a Home Most People Don't Have a C.L.U.E.

Ryan Poelman | Posted 01.21.2016 | HuffPost Home
Ryan Poelman

I know, a lot of people reading this are about to move on because they have bought and sold several homes, maybe many, and they don't need my criticis...

Think OTB for Home Investment Opportunities

Scott Yancey | Posted 01.21.2016 | Business
Scott Yancey

No, I'm not talking about OTB, Off Track Betting. I'm not even talking about gambling on a real estate deal. OTB here is thinking Outside The Box wh...

Every Student Succeeds Act an Opportunity to Step Up Together

Martin J. Blank | Posted 01.19.2016 | Education
Martin J. Blank

It's up to educators, families and community partners to step up to this challenge and partner with our state and district leaders to realize the community schools vision for our public schools - a vision that unites school, family, and community for young people's success.

2016 Predictions - Mortgage Rates & Home Sales Rising with Refinancing Dropping

Dean Graziosi | Posted 01.05.2016 | Education
Dean Graziosi

Over at CoreLogic.com there is a lot of analysis of the housing and mortgage markets, including foreclosure information. Recently CoreLogic released ...

Renters Experiencing a Really Tough Marketplace

Ryan Poelman | Posted 01.04.2016 | HuffPost Home
Ryan Poelman

It's the glass half empty/full thing with rents these days. Investors are enjoying some of the best market conditions in many years. Finding a rental property that will return a positive cash flow is more difficult than a few years ago, but still very possible. Rental demand is still rising, and rents are going up with it.

Overlooked Rental Home Cash Flow

Scott Yancey | Posted 01.04.2016 | Money
Scott Yancey

The best way to show how depreciation can make a major difference in ROI, Return On Investment, is to use an example situation. Here are the components.

Apartments and Creating Community

Dean Graziosi | Posted 12.11.2015 | Education
Dean Graziosi

Are you an apartment investor, or do you want to be? Bank of America has released their 2015 Trends in Consumer Mobility Report. There is lots of fu...

Look Less at Millennials and More at Boomers

Ryan Poelman | Posted 12.10.2015 | Money
Ryan Poelman

It's true that first time home buyers have always been a group with major housing market influence. However, recent reports from Freddie Mac's economists tell us that we should be paying more attention to the over 55 age group, primarily the Baby Boomer generation.

Freddie Mac Says Judicial Foreclosure Not Helping

Scott Yancey | Posted 12.10.2015 | Money
Scott Yancey

Let's run though a quick refresher of judicial versus non-judicial foreclosure. Each state sets their own foreclosure laws and procedures. They generally, with a few variations, are either based on non-judicial or judicial practices.

Foreclosure 101 for the New Investor

Dean Graziosi | Posted 12.09.2015 | Business
Dean Graziosi

If I were writing this back in 2008 it would be a different article. Back then the foreclosures were coming down the pike so fast you could almost do no wrong in grabbing one. Wholesalers, fix & flip and rental investors were rolling in opportunities. The biggest problem was in not being able to do deals fast enough to take advantage of the flood of foreclosure homes.