DEAR BENNY: We are getting ready to file our 2015 tax return. Can we still deduct the mortgage insurance premiums we paid last year? – Sara DEAR SARA: The answer is a qualified “yes.” Congress works in mysterious ways. Late ...Read More »
As a real estate attorney and investor, I frequent many transactions, successful and unsuccessful. The failures I observe commonly result from the same factors – the “Big 3 Deal Killers!” The partnership Investing with another party? You may unknowingly form ...Read More »
It seems just about every real estate investor uses debt – except Dave Ramsey. Although lately I’ve enjoyed paying off more properties and owning them free and clear, I still see value in using safe, conservative debt with my real ...Read More »
DEAR BENNY: What are the options when three people own property and only two want to sell? – Mike DEAR MIKE: Great question, and brings up one of my pet peeves: two or more people who buy property and make ...Read More »
DEAR MR. BERKO: Why did American Express lose the Costco account? We have 300 shares of American Express that we bought at $64 in 2013 and it hasn’t done well since. Our broker of 16 years wants us to sell ...Read More »
The housing market, like any other business or social entity, is constantly evolving. Its changes reflect the needs and lifestyle preferences of consumers and their families. Zillow recently undertook a study of current trends. They subsequently released a report on ...
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