Should You Rent Your Property to Section 8 Tenants

Finding a suitable place to live is often difficult for families with financial challenges. Many low-income families pay half their monthly income in rent and still find themselves living in sub-par, and even unsafe, conditions. Ever since the Great Depression, there have been housing assistance programs in the United States. One of the most popular […]

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Startup Hometap wants to invest in your home equity

Wish you could tap your home equity but don’t want to take on more debt? You may soon have another option. Home equity investment startup Hometap has created a product that invests in properties alongside homeowners, announcing today its launch in Massachusetts with plans for near-term growth. Seizing on the idea that a growing number […]

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Passive Real Estate Investments vs REITs

Why screen private real estate investments and deal with sponsors and the paperwork (subscription agreement, operating agreements, etc.) required to invest passively in real estate when you simply buy the shares of a publicly traded real estate investment trust? Here are a few reasons to invest in direct real estate instead (or in addition to) […]

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Home confidence levels reach four-year high

Americans still believe homeownership is the best investment a person can make, according to the first Chase U.S. Housing Confidence Survey. Chase Home Lending partnered with Pulsenomics to launch the Chase Housing Confidence Index, designed to gauge how Americans feel about the housing market. The newly expanded HCI uses survey data from more than 15,500 […]

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