If you are thinking of buying a property for investment purposes, what is a good gross yield? I've been told you should take 3 zero's off the price of the property, so if a property is worth 400,000, ...
I'm considering buying a rental property. Would it make sense forming an LLC and purchasing it in the name of my company, rather than owning it directly? Considerations: pros: I don't want my name ...
I've been in a pretty crappy financial situation. I've described my situation in detail in the past and I am greatful for all the great advice I have received here. Since asking that question 8 ...
Let's say I want to buy a home, with intent to sell it down the road ( < 10 years). If I want to minimize my exposure to market fluctuation, what would be the best way to accomplish that? I ...
When I want info about stocks/funds/bonds, I can turn to many sources of information. But, for real estate investments, what is the most reliable source of information? e.g. Prices, whether to rent ...
How do I create the illusion I don't have anything valuable, so thieves wouldn't want to steal from my home?
There's a question on DIY SE asking how to secure the house from intruders. One of the answers is to not have anything valuable or at least to not appear to. Can the illusion that a person doesn't ...
As the title says, but with these details: I have a rental unit; this situation has come up with a potential tenant. This tenant has an adult daughter, who, the tenant volunteered, has an unstable ...
How to calculate the total return on buying a home, considering things such as : home value down payment constant mortgage payment (going from mostly interests at the beginning to mostly principal ...
Stock prices are claimed by some/most to be "memory-less" - there is no evident correlation between past performance of a stock, to its future performance. Do real estate prices exhibit similar ...
I'm interested in tracking my net worth as a way of measuring progress and I'd like to include home equity in my net worth. How are you tracking home equity? Are you using purchase price? Average ...
In a nutshell, I'm about to graduate from college at 21 with a great degree and have a job lined up that pays just short of six figures. Things are looking good. But I don't want to be a software ...
Is it a good investment for a foreigner to purchase a flat/apartment in China? Why, or why not?