DEAR MR. BERKO: Several years ago, I bought $25,000 of the Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority bonds maturing in 2036. These bonds financed University of Phoenix Stadium, where the Arizona Cardinals play their home football games. Now the Arizona court ...Read More »
The after repair value (ARV) of an investment property is one of the most important numbers to calculate before a purchase. The ARV is the potential value of a flip or rental property after certain repairs have been done. Discovering ...Read More »
For 25 years, the maximum penalty amounts for violations of the Occupational Safety and Health Act have remained frozen. A thaw is about to set in — and quick. The budget act President Barack Obama signed on Nov. 2 contained ...Read More »
DEAR BENNY: I am experiencing the exact situation you wrote about recently. I purchased my house in November 2011 and paid the back payments for one association. Almost four years later, in May 2015, I received a bill from a ...Read More »
DEAR MR. BERKO: When our father died last July, he left us six stocks. Five of them are electric utility stocks that are good, and the other is Regal Entertainment Group. I remember when Dad bought 300 shares of Regal ...Read More »
DEAR MR. BERKO: I’m a 46-year-old engineer, and my wife is a 55-year-old parole officer. We have good jobs and earn an adequate living. We inherited $160,000 from an uncle and want to invest in a portfolio of mutual funds ...Read More »
Real estate investing is a business. Unlike investing in stocks, even a passive real estate portfolio requires a small degree of entrepreneurship and business systems. But the business style I recommend, especially for part-time real estate investors, is one that’s ...
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