Dividend Stocks vs. Real Estate: Which One Will Make You the Most Money?

For those who have the ability to invest wisely and semi-confidently, the questions about investment opportunities can vary from how to get started to which options will make the most money. Although there are lots of options when it comes to investments, most people consider dividend stocks and real estate superior to other choices. But when it comes to choosing between the two, there are lots of questions. This is perhaps even truer now, during these times of economic uncertainties than ev...
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Easy Tricks For Making Money As A Real Estate Agent

Even though the economy of various nations continuously struggle, there is no denying that we are also given millions of opportunities to earn a living and to attain success. Many people become disheartened because of the lack of education and skills, but this should not be the case since we are now given a lot of chances to grow and to prosper economically. One of the best ways to reach our own pot of gold is entering the real estate domain. Now, being a real estate agent is not an easy tas...
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Property Investment Good, Property Speculation Bad

Property speculation is the purchase of property for profit and is short-term in nature, while property investment seeks to obtain income in the form of rent and is long-term. Property speculation is frowned upon as it raises the price of houses, which is an emotive subject when first-time home buyers experience difficulties. The issue of property speculation in Taiwan came to prominence after property hot-spots appeared in Taipei, where prices repeatedly reached new highs due to competition ...
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Renting Versus Buying – How to Plan Your Future

For years there has been an ongoing debate regarding whether it is better to buy or rent a home. It seems that both sides have valid points – and both have benefitted at different times – depending on which way the market is moving. Today, however, our economy is in an odd position. While many are still reeling from the massive “loss” of equity in their homes as compared to the values in the mid-2000s, there could still be something to be said about the benefits of home ownership. Learnin...
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Profiting From Property

When it comes to investing, bricks and mortar has been a popular choice for decades. However, with the world still reeling from the effects of the global recession and the horror of property price plunges still fresh in everybody’s mind, property investment has fallen in popularity. With daily news reports of the bailout in Europe and the slowdown in recovery in the USA, many would-be property investors are getting the jitters. However, this is exactly the time to be brave and invest. The next p...
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Real Estate is Still Ripe for Investment

Most people don’t consider real estate to be an investment which generates return and income, they think of it as a home. However, for most people the single largest investment they make in their lives is a piece of real estate, and it will likely comprise a third of their net worth. This is part of what makes real estate a unique investment market, that there are two kinds of buyers. An ideal real estate market for home owners and an ideal real estate market for investors would probably look qu...
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How to Reduce Your Property Taxes

Even though the real estate market is soft these days, which means property values are probably less than they could be, the decrease in what your property is worth might not to be reflected in how much you pay in property taxes. Property assessments for tax purposes are done on a regular basis, but generally not every year. Instead local governments do their assessments every few years, which means you may be paying more property tax than you really should because your home is worth less than i...
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Property Investment

Investment in property or real estate if made in the right place at the right time can prove to be a boon. It is an excellent investment avenue where one does not need to ponder over the outcome at the end of every financial year. The word “Property Investment” may sound intimidating to rookies in this field, but one need not spend months on understanding the pros and cons. Efficient research and consideration of the key points may facilitate the process of investing in real estate. Before g...
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Who’s Investing in Real Estate?

In the world of investing we often hear talk about being a contrarian, not following the crowd, buying low and selling high. There is currently a subprime mortgage debacle and a housing downturn. So, with real estate as out of favor as it is right now, I'd like to know who's investing in it. Recently REITs, on average, have been selling for about 20 percent less than their net asset values. In her article, It's REIT Time, And You Can Buy Low, Kathy Kristof suggests that at these discounte...
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