Posts Tagged "real estate"

Owning a Home Becoming Cheaper Than Renting

Mar 21 2011

Or, perhaps better said, being a landlord is becoming more profitable.  A Deutsche Bank study recently released shows that renting a home…

Lanning on 2011 Mortgage Rates: Higher But Still Good

Feb 07 2011

Okay, I’ll throw my hat into the contest ring of “Where will mortgage interest rates be this year?”  My answer is “higher…

Makes Plans Rather Than Resolutions

Dec 27 2010

Okay, a little clarification on my ban of New Year’s Resolutions.  In blogs past, I’ve said “Don’t make New Year’s resolutions.”  People…

How To Enjoy the Gene Pool (or, How To Survive Family Vacations)

Aug 23 2010

I just got back from a trip to my dad and stepmom’s house.  My husband and two kids joined me.  My sister…

Regulation and Feeling Safer

Apr 27 2010

To some extent this post is a personal rant, so if you want to just ignore it, no hard feelings.  You might…

Don’t Share Real Estate Ownership

Mar 15 2010

I have very few must-do’s and should’s in my life and for the lives of my clients.  This one, though, I’m clear…

Mortgage Brokers Rise from the Ashes

Mar 02 2010

Over the last several years the press and pundits had written off mortgage brokers as a business model that was dying.  Kern…

Looking at Alternative Investments

Feb 15 2010

     The stock market had one of its best years ever last year.  Clients (myself included) are not so afraid to open…

The Downside of Owning Too Much Real Estate Equity

Jan 25 2010

For whatever reason, I’ve been working with several clients lately that have an inordinate percentage of their net worth tied up in…

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