DEAR BENNY: I keep hearing that it is beneficial to have your home in a trust versus owning it in your own name. Would you suggest people do this, and if so, what are the benefits or nonbenefits? – Carole ...
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Individual investors are using a variety of methods to obtain needed funds for investing in real estate. Those methods range from loans against the equity in their residences to tapping into their retirement accounts. Driving the trend is a strong ...Read More »
DEAR BENNY: I learned why the former owner of my condo unit was eager to sell and took my first (low) offer. The neighbor with whom I share a wall smokes marijuana. Every time he lights up, he fills my ...Read More »
DEAR MR. BERKO: This may sound undoable, but I would like to be an aggressive investor with five or six speculative stocks that have good long-term potential (not more than three years) and get a dividend income of 5 to ...Read More »
DEAR BENNY: I have a situation I hope you will be able to help me with or guide me to someone who is experienced in these types of matters. My older brother is the trustee of my parent’s estate (they ...Read More »
DEAR BENNY: I enjoy your column. I live in a condo complex with about 180 units. Last year two board members resigned shortly after the election, and two owners who volunteered were appointed to the board, which consists of five ...Read More »
DEAR MR. BERKO: Do you think interest rates are going to rise? Because I believe they will soon, I would like to sell U.S. Treasury bonds short. What’s the best way to do this? – PT, Cincinnati DEAR PT: ...Read More »