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10 Tips for Successful Real Estate Property Investment

by The Jamison Team on 07/14/16


Just because real estate prices seem to have hit a temporary ceiling in many countries around the world, that doesn’t mean that profits from property investments are hard to come by.

 Even during a real estate market slowdown, stagnation or depression profits can be made locally and overseas.  This article shows you the top ten tips that real estate investors apply to their property portfolio building strategy to ensure success from their investments.   READ STEPS 1 - 10 HERE....

5 Great Reasons To Refinance

by The Jamison Team on 07/11/16


There are many great reasons to refinance. With lower cost, adjustable rate, and 0-down options, traditional loan programs like 30-year or 15-year fixed rate mortgages don't always allow us to meet our financial goals. Today, even reducing your mortgage interest rate a little can save you big over the life of your home loan. Take a look below at 5 great reasons to refinance.

Learn more HERE....

A problem called ‘Credit Card Debt‘

by The Jamison Team on 07/06/16



Credit cards are no longer a luxury, they are almost a necessity. So, you would imagine a lot of people going for credit cards. In fact, a lot of people posses more than one credit cards. So, the credit card industry is growing by leaps and bounds. However, the credit card industry and credit card holders are posed with a big problem called ‘Credit Card Debt’. In order to understand what ‘credit card debt’ actually means, we need to understand the workflow associated with the use of credit cards as such.  Read more HERE....

Attention: Sir/Madam... I'd Like to Scam You

by The Jamison Team on 06/27/16



Many people have heard of the "419" scams. The term "419" comes from the Nigerian penal code section of that designation that deals with fraud. Despite a widespread belief that the people who get taken by these scams are greedy and stupid, many are not so. Many believe they are donating to distressed individuals and/or charities. These scams have spread into real estate as well, targeting house sellers and real estate agents. Read more HERE....

Cash is King

by The Jamison Team on 06/15/16


If you understand and follow the basic principle of “Cash is King” you can change your life forever. Your life will be less stressful financially and you will be taking your first major step toward “financial peace of mind”.

“Cash is King” is an easy principle to understand; however it may be difficult to follow. This principle is the key to less stress within your financial life. Many things tell us how to manage our finances and it seems that none of them address the “root cause” of our financial problems. 

The biggest problem is that we live in a world of plastic and for all practical purposes we do not respect or understand the value of cash.

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Before You Buy Your Apartment Complex…

by The Jamison Team on 06/07/16


Purchasing an apartment complex as an investment is a fantastic way to watch an asset single handedly generate thousands, even hundreds of thousands of dollars in a very short amount of time!

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How Do I Choose A Lender?

by The Jamison Team on 06/04/16



The growing demand for various types loan has led to the increase in the population of lenders in the country. Other than Banks and forms of financial institutions there are private lenders and mortgage brokers. What are the guidelines that a borrower should follow while choosing a lender? The choice of a lender must be such that the borrower gets the best deal while not being cheated. Other than the various acts and rules that the Government has imposed along with the respective state laws, there are certain methods by which a borrower chooses his lender.

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Finding a Qualified Home Inspector

by The Jamison Team on 05/19/16


As you should already know, a home inspection is a key part of the real estate process. Of course, your home inspection is only as good as your home inspector.

Finding a Qualified Home Inspector

If you are considering buying a property, you absolutely must get a home inspection. What most people don’t realize, however, is it can also be valuable to retain one before you sell a property to identify any problems before your accept an offer. Fixing such problems before hand makes a lot more sense than panicking in the middle of escrow.   Read more here....

Marriage and Taxes

by The Jamison Team on 05/06/16


Getting married is the greatest day for 50 percent of couples. The other 50 percent get divorced. Perhaps the marriage tax penalty has something to do with it.

?Family Values – Hardly

?For all the talk from politicians about family values, it is ironic that the tax code actually penalizes people for getting married. At its heart, the tax code is designed to modify behavior. Deductions and credits are given in areas the politicians wish to promote and taken away in areas considered less positive. Home ownership is viewed as a good thing, so mortgage interest is deductible. Cigarettes are bad, so they are taxed like no tomorrow. If you buy this argument, one must wonder why married couples suffer under the tax code. Read more here....

Commercial Real Estate and Hard Money Loans

by The Jamison Team on 05/03/16

Financing for commercial real estate is a completely different game when compared to residential mortgage loans. It moves much faster and is much more flexible.

When purchasing commercial real estate, financing is the most significant factor in determining whether the project is worth pursuing. Although there are a variety of commercial real estate loans on the market, we are going to look at hard money loans in this article

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