Is Main Street Watching Wall Street?



When real estate is bought with all cash, buyers have a lot more flexibility and are able to take many more shortcuts. When Wall Street funnels billions into securitized bonds this becomes real power.

Invest Europe: Should we follow Robert Shiller?



The turbulent markets around the world today have stifled much investment potential, further exacerbating recovery stimulus. With interest rates at an all time low, enticing high net worth investors is now a game only the astute can afford to excel at.

Boring Makes the Best Investment



There are many ways to invest in real estate. Some are inherently higher risk or more time consuming than others. For instance, a seaside vacation rental requires a thorough cleaning between every rental. Flipping houses requires a large cash investment and carries a high risk that you won’t make the big profit you planned on. […]

Equity Residential Redeems Series N Preferred Shares



Equity Residential (EQR) announced on Friday a call for redemption on all outstanding Series N Depositary Shares. The Series N Depositary Shares will render a redemption price of $25.00 per share, plus $0.1575 per share accrued and unpaid dividends, according to the announcement.

How Interest Rates are Determined for Mortgage Loans



Understanding interest rates, loan types, and the housing market in general can be a bit too much for the average person. Most people just want the American Dream and to know how much and when to pay. But this is one reason the country is in such a pickle where housing is concerned. RealtyBizNews presents another brief tutorial about the different types of loans, and who actually owns the paper on your house. Learn a bit more about who Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae are, for your own good.

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