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Is There More of a Role for Investors in a Real Estate Recovery?

Dean Graziosi | Posted 07.30.2014 | Small Business
Dean Graziosi

It's weak, even if we can call it a recovery at all. There is still a large hole which the first time buyers used to fill. Just tracking prices isn't working like it has in past markets. This is a new situation, and old statistical models may be misleading.

Rent-To-Own Industry, Long Criticized For Preying On Military, Tries A Different Tactic

The Huffington Post | Alice Hines | Posted 04.20.2012 | Business

Rent-to-own furniture stores, once branded as "predatory lenders" by the Department of Defense, are now pledging to hire veterans returning from duty....

Private Equity Firm Buys 5 Homes Per Day In Race For 'Awesome' Profits

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 04.03.2012 | Business

It’s a landlord's market and financial firms are taking advantage. One private equity firm, Waypoint Real Estate, is buying about five foreclose...

Alice Hines

Rent-A-Center CEO: New Consumer Bureau Won’t Have Authority Over Us | Alice Hines | Posted 02.03.2012 | Business

Ahead of Sunday's Super Bowl, many cash-strapped football fans will head to Rent-A-Center, America's largest "rent-to-own" retailer, to look for TVs. ...

Catherine New

A Scarlett Letter On Economic Life | Catherine New | Posted 12.08.2011 | Business

Thanks to a new kind of credit score, more borrowed money may end up in the hands of the increasing number of Americans who are sliding down the econo...

NYC Real Estate Survival: Does Rent-to-Own Make Sense in New York?

Teri Karush Rogers | Posted 01.18.2012 | New York
Teri Karush Rogers

Test driving isn't just for cars. Occasionally, condos and even co-ops come with a rent-to-own option. Whether these arrangements make sense for buyers is a matter of debate, and circumstance.