Archive for June, 2011

Pros and Cons of Lowering Loan Limits

Financial analysts say that lowering loan limits on mortgages will help purge the government from the lending business as well as set the stage for more responsible borrowing by consumers. The National Association of Home Builders and others in the housing market, however, argue that lowing limits..

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Is Turkey Becoming a Mainstream Overseas Property Destination?

We all love Mugla, although not all of us that love it actually know it.

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Dublin Delivering on Property Market Recovery

Ireland’s real estate market has been taking a beating along with the rest of the world, but new numbers in Dublin are hinting at a turnaround. Residential property prices for May rose for the first time in three years in the nation’s capital despite a drop of 12.2% for countrywide values…

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Analysts Advise Holding Commodities

Commodities prices have been falling, causing some investors to question whether it is finally time to pull out of what was once the one area of relative stability in a turbulent market. Analysts warn, however, that it is too early to make the call and holding onto commodities will pay off in the long..

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Analysts Advise Holding Commodities

Commodities prices have been falling, causing some investors to question whether it is finally time to pull out of what was once the one area of relative stability in a turbulent market. Analysts warn, however, that it is too early to make the call and holding onto commodities will pay off in the long…

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Investors Do Math on Student Housing

Investors who are considering adding student housing to their portfolios should do their homework first, researchers say.

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Investors Do Math on Student Housing

Investors who are considering adding student housing to their portfolios should do their homework first, researchers say. A good place to start is looking at trends among the three publicly-traded real estate investment trusts (REITs).

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Countrywide Credit Default Will Mirror Banking Collapse

Despite obvious fallout from the persistence of the use of credit default swap (CDS) investment products, Wall Street and world investors still use these tools to make large gains betting on credit failure. Experts believe this will cause another global financial crisis as investors look to profit on…

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Federal Asset Fire Sale Contemplated

Rather than raise taxes, Republicans are arguing for the liquidation of government assets to help reduce national debt. Items up for sale include the U.S. gold supply, student loan and securities debt, federal buildings, utilities and even national parks.

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Abu Dhabi, Dubai Rental Prices Fall

Growth in new rental property combined with an exodus of renters is causing rental property prices and values to fall in the United Arab Emirates and the trend is set to continue, according to analysts.

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