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Are Government Backed Mortgages A Good Investment?

REITs (real estate investment trusts) tend to buy only high quality government backed mortgage bonds. They have a reputation as a safe investment. Yet they have been hammered over the past. Some REITs have lost 20$ of their value. Uncertainty … Continue reading

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Mortgage REITs Rebound

Concern about Greece’s pending default is “roiling” financial markets. How many times have you heard that word “roiling” in connection with Greek debt and the financial markets? Mortgage REITs have gone on a rollercoaster ride the past two days. Bloomberg … Continue reading

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Look To REITs For High Yields

Want a high yield for your investment dollars? Look into mortgage REITs. What is a REIT? It is a real estate investment trust. Mortgage REITs own mortgages, not real estate. How do such REITs make money? Report: “Most mortgage REITs … Continue reading

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Are Mortgage REITs A Good Investment?

The overall American economy is weakening. The housing market remains mired in a deep slump. Is there money to be made with a mortgage REIT? A REIT is a real estate investment trust. Report: We remain positive on mortgage REITs … Continue reading

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Leverage In Real Estate Investment

Jack Cummings writes the book Real Estate Finance & Investment Manual: Positive leverage occurs when you borrow money at a lower interest rate than the return you get on the amount of cash… Most real estate investments are inherently risky … Continue reading

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Financing Real Estate Investment

From the book Foreclosure Myths: Don’t assume that lenders will jump at the chance to finance the purchase of their REO properties, especially if you don’t have a solid track record of profitable foreclosures investments. When you are first starting … Continue reading

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Investing In Real Estate Without Taking On Debt

From the Real Estate Investing Answer Book: Consumer lending is based on your personal income and the size of your other debts. A real estate investment stands on its own feet. If the anticipated income from the specific property will … Continue reading

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30 Year Mortgage Rates Way Up

From the AP: Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, reported Thursday that 30-year fixed-rate mortgages averaged 6.08 percent this week. It was the highest level for 30-year mortgages in 11 weeks, since they averaged 6.13 percent the week of March 16. … Continue reading

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What’s A REIT?

It’s a Real Estate Investment Trust. From wikipedia: A Real Estate Investment Trust or REIT (pronounced /?ri?t/) is a tax designation for a corporation investing in real estate that reduces or eliminates corporate income taxes. The REIT structure was designed … Continue reading

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Impac Mortgage Takes Massive Loss

From the AP: NEW YORK (Associated Press) – Impac Mortgage Holdings Inc., a real estate investment trust, said late Tuesday it lost $2.05 billion in 2007 because of rising loan-loss provisions. Impac Mortgage lost $2.05 billion, or $27.10 per share … Continue reading

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